Published Sunday, 12 November, 2023 at 09:00 AM
Premier and Minister for the Olympic and Paralympic Games
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
- $45 million in trade partnerships have been locked in this week, as part of the Premier’s trade mission to China
- The Premier joined businesses for the signing of eight Memorandums Of Understanding (MOU) with Chinese trading partners at the China International Import Expo.
- A $6 million beef deal has also been secured, meaning more jobs for Queensland manufacturers
Queensland businesses are already benefitting from the state’s largest trade mission to China, as $45 million in trade partnerships were secured this week.
The Premier witnessed the signing of eight MOU’s at the 6th China International Import Expo.
The deals lock in agreements between Australian and Chinese counterparts to secure ongoing trade between regions – meaning more good jobs in Queensland.
Companies signing MOUs ranged from water, wine and wellness to skills and training, including the National Institute of Education and Technology Group and TAFE Queensland.
A deal valued at $6 million has also been established which will see Australian beef on the shelves of over 500 Chinese supermarkets.
This signals a confidence in Queensland goods, services and education as the relationship between Queensland and China stabilises.
Quotes attributable to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk:
“Trade equals jobs, it’s as simple as that.
“The export of our world-class products supports one in five Queensland jobs.
“It was my pleasure to join Queensland businesses at the CIIE this week to celebrate their new partnerships with Chinese trading partners.
“These agreements are a clear sign that Queensland has what the world wants, whether that’s food, agriculture, tourism, trade and education.
“Thousands of traders, importers, exporters and consumers from around the world have had a taste of Queensland this week in what has been the largest exhibit of Queensland goods in CIIE history.
“This is only the beginning of what Queensland has to offer.”
Full Media Statement: https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/99138