Empowering Pearce businesses to grow

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, welcomes a new FTA Portal that will help local businesses take full advantage of Australia’s free trade agreements with the three north Asian powerhouse economies of China, Japan and South Korea.

The FTA Portal will greatly benefit Pearce businesses looking to export by providing them with quick and easy access to trade information.

“The opportunities for small and medium sized businesses in Pearce has never been better,” Mr Porter said.

“Many businesses are looking to export but are uncertain about how to go about it and whether they are price competitive.

“The new FTA Portal seeks to answer those questions and it provides free and accurate information on tariffs under the free trade agreements so businesses can easily work out how price competitive they will be.

“The new FTA Portal is just one of the ways the Coalition Government is helping small and medium sized enterprises take full advantage of the significant competitive benefits offered by the free trade agreements in order to create jobs and economic growth for Pearce.”

The FTA Portal contains Australian and international trade data and has an innovative step-by-step system to help businesses assess whether their product is likely to meet the requirements of the agreements.

The new FTA Portal also aims to harness the innovation of the private sector, by making the information freely available to app developers so clever, tailored apps can be developed that provide even more helpful information to the SME sector.

You can access the FTA Portal at https://ftaportal.dfat.gov.au