Premier to visit Japan and South Korea

Published 4th May, 2015

Trade and investment opportunities for NSW as part of new Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) will be the focus of NSW Premier Mike Baird’s upcoming overseas mission to Japan and South Korea.

Mr Baird will travel to Tokyo and Seoul this month to meet with senior government representatives and business leaders.

The Japan Australia Economic Partnership Agreement came into effect on 15 January 2015 and is considered to be the most liberalising agreement cemented by the Japanese Government.

The Korea-Australia Free Trade agreement came into effect on 12 December 2014 and presents significant opportunities for NSW agriculture, services industries and investment.

“Japan is NSW’s largest export market and South Korea is NSW’s third-largest export market.

“Both free trade agreements offer opportunities for NSW industries – particularly in agriculture, export services such as education, and financial services,” Mr Baird said.

“I look forward to travelling to Tokyo and Seoul to further develop our relationships with the Japanese and South Korean Governments and promote the strengths of the NSW economy and opportunities for business investment.”

Mr Baird will leave Sydney on Saturday 16 May and will return on Friday 22 May.

Published 4th May, 2015