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Узнать об Австралии

Успех в международной торговле зависит не только от вас и ваших клиентов. Изучите деловую информацию о странах, с которыми работаете, ознакомьтесь с различными бизнес-практиками, культурами, обычаями и экономикой.

At a Glance

The world's smallest continent, but its sixth largest country, Australia sprawls across 7.6 million square kilometers. It is home to an affluent and diverse population of more than 22 million, the majority of whom live in or near urban centers. The standard of living in Australia is among the highest in the G7.

Financial Facts:
  • Estimated GDP (2010) of US$1.22 trillion or US$41,300 per capita
  • This represents a Real Growth Rate over 2009 of 3.3%
  • Although the services sector generates 72% of Australia’s GDP, the agricultural and mining sectors (8% of GDP combined) are responsible for 52% of Australia's exports

Reforms implemented since the 1980s have transformed Australia from an inward-looking, highly protected and regulated marketplace to an open, internationally competitive, export-oriented economy. Key economic reforms included unilaterally reducing high tariffs and other protective barriers to free trade, floating the Australian dollar, deregulating the financial services sector, including liberalizing access for foreign banks, increasing flexibility in the labor market, reducing duplication and increasing efficiency between the federal and state branches of government, privatizing many government-owned monopolies and reforming the taxation system.

Whether you are interested in exporting your goods to Australia or forming a joint venture with an Australian company, the following resources can help guide you to the key resources you’ll need to make your endeavor a success.

Importers and exporters working in the Australian marketplace need to familiarize themselves with the country’s laws and regulations regarding international trade. Goods valued in excess of AUD$1,000 must be cleared through customs and may be subject to quarantine. Requirements are not unreasonable, however, and the country offers rich business opportunities for those who play by the rules.