Supporting Tasmanian exporters prepare for post-COVID trade

Jeremy Rockliff,Minister for Trade

With the disruption to trade worldwide due to COVID-19, the Tasmanian Government is working to support Tasmanian exporters to maintain access to key international markets and prepare for new opportunities.

We know that trade will be a key aspect of Tasmania’s economic recovery, so to assist local exporters we are running a series of webinars that will provide first-hand market knowledge, global trade insights and information as we adapt to the new normal.

The first webinar to be held on May 13 will provide the latest market update on India and Sri Lanka, and be delivered by TradeStart in Tasmania which is a partnership between Austrade, the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Department of State Growth.

Over the next two months, further webinars will be rolled out for businesses who are already exporting or are interested in market diversification, specifically with snapshots and insights on Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, China and New Zealand.

Other topics to be covered in our webinar series include freight and logistics, marketing and branding and insights into developing an international ecommerce and social media marketing strategy; with a new wave of ecommerce purchasing globally.

We know Tasmania has what the world wants and we are committed, now more than ever, to empowering Tasmanian exporters to take their world-class products to consumers around the globe.

Our Tasmanian Trade Strategy 2019-2025, launched in February 2019, provides the cohesion and momentum to capture opportunities during changing market dynamics and to develop trade activities, both locally and abroad.

To see the upcoming webinars and to register go to

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