The South Australian Government is organizing a business mission led by Premier Weatherill to Shandong from 5-9 April 2016.Â The missionâ€™s itinerary includes a visit to Linyi City which the City of Salisbury signed a friendship City Agreement in late 2015.Â This present businesses a unprecedented opportunity to have access to a ranges of resources to help local businesses open doors to trade matching opportunities in China.
Video showcasing early inbound mission- September 2015
The State Government is currently seeking expressions of interests from firms who are:
- currently exporting to the China market
- currently exporting, however not yet engaged with China
- export capable and requiring international market experience in order to commence trade and export activities
- seeking partners for prospective investment.
The City of Salisbury will be participating in the business mission and is keen to build on their recent signing of the Friendship Agreement.Â As part of the visit to Linyi City we will be meeting with representatives of the Linyi Municipal Government to explore commercial opportunities that may exist between firms in our two cities.Â We would welcome your participation in these discussions so they have a strong commercial focus.Â To help us plan this part of the visit Council is seeking (non-binding) indications from firms that might be interested in participating.Â If you would like to register your interest in being involved (whether or not you are joining the State Governmentâ€™s mission), please contact Ben Kirchner on 8343 8456Â or email@example.com by 12 February 2016.
Business areas which are seen Chinaâ€™s economic growth over the past two decades has been significant, and Australia-China economic and trade relationship continues to expand steadily.Â China is now Australiaâ€™s largest two-way trading partner in goods and services, valued at more than A$150billion in 2013; Australiaâ€™s largest goods export destination, valued at A$95billion in 2013; and Australiaâ€™s largest source of imports, valued at A$47billion in 2013.
China is South Australiaâ€™s largest and most significant trade two way trading partner, making nearly a third of the stateâ€™s total exports ($3.35billion in the 12 months to July 2014).
City of Salisbury has a diverse capacity to meet China industrial growth and urbanisation be it agricultural produce, cleantech, advanced manufacturing or service sector skills.
How to get involved
Expressions of interest, which close 26 February 2016, can be made at http://www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/investment/business-missions#register.Â The City of Salisbury would encourage you to consider joining the mission.