Trade and Market Access
The Trade and Market Access Division provides policy and strategic leadership for the Department’s international activities. We seek to enhance Australia’s trade opportunities and agreements by meeting the challenges confronting Australian industry and the community through changes to the world trading environment; multilateral, bilateral and regional agricultural relationships; and technological advances. Trade and Market Access Division contributes to enhancing the international competitiveness of portfolio industries and improving market access opportunities through: •maintaining and improving market access opportunities •reducing distortions to international trade •facilitating technical assistance and agricultural cooperation in support of portfolio interests •mitigating external risks to our plant and animal health status •assisting in the development of international standards for trade in portfolio products. We do this through the provision of policy and technical advice, briefings, participation in market access and trade agreement negotiations, representation of Australia’s position in international fora, and through coordination of the department’s technical agriculture cooperation work programme.
GPO Box 858, Canberra ACT 2601