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Past Missions

East Asia Trade and Investment Mission

The Deputy Premier, the Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP, led a Tasmanian government and business delegation to South Korea and Japan from 22 February to 1 March 2017. The trade and investment mission made substantial progress in advancing Tasmania’s economic diplomacy and profile in the Korean and Japanese markets.

The visit was the first Tasmanian government-led mission to those markets since Australia’s free trade agreements with Korea and Japan entered into force. It took place against year-on-year growth in the nominal value of the State’s merchandise exports to Japan (up 19.7 per cent) and Korea (up 9.2 per cent) in the year to December 2016.

The key event in Japan was Taslnvest: a business matching and investment attraction event which capitalised on the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (AEPA). TasInvest created new opportunities for Tasmanian businesses to access Japan's business networks and leveraged existing Japanese investments in Tasmania

Participating delegates from Tasmania’s food and beverages sector, education and training, freight and logistics, tourism and agricultural industries reported positive outcomes resulting from the mission.

The mission was organised by the Department of State Growth and the Office of the Coordinator-General.

Tasmanian South Asia Mission

Trade mission table shot