This trade mission is designed to provide a key opportunity for U.S. suppliers of water and wastewater treatment equipment and services to expand their presence in the Australian market. To help firms leverage opportunities a top level Department of Commerce executive will be leading this matchmaking mission.
Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, Australia
September 12-15, 2011
Solid Economy with Strong Interest in U.S. Products and Services
- Australia is the 14th-largest export market for U.S. goods
- The U.S.–Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) allows U.S. products to enter Australia duty free. U.S. exports to Australia have jumped 56 percent since the FTA was signed in 2005.
- Australia possesses a sound legal system, which is hospitable to foreign investors and exporters,
Major Push for Increases in Water and Wastewater Technologies
- Despite the recent flooding that for the moment eased the drought situation, Australia still faces critical water issues.
- The Australian government, at federal and state levels, is working on strategies and projects aimed at securing future water supply.
- Australia spends an estimated USD4.2 billion each year on water and wastewater treatment. Direct purchases of capital equipment account for 20 to 30 percent of total spending.
- As the value of water increases, industries that are major users of water will find it more feasible to treat their wastewater internally for re-use.
The goals of the Australian Water and Wastewater Industry Trade Mission are to increase U.S. water treatment equipment and services sales to Australia.
During the mission, participants will receive:
- briefings on water and wastewater industry market;
- introductions to potential agents/ distributors, facility administrators, and purchasing managers through group events;
- site visits if applicable;
- one-on-one business meetings tailored to each firm's interests; and
- meetings with local business representatives and government officials, as appropriate.
Cost: $2,000 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $2,500 for large firms. The fee for each additional firm representative (SME or large) is $450. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant.
For more information e-mail AustraliaWaterMission@trade.gov