Country Information Export Development Canada Asia and Pacific

Australia

With the opening of our new representation in Sydney, we are now more prepared than ever to assist Canadian companies in exploring partnerships in Asia-Pacific markets.

Evaluating the market in Australia

We can help you get a better understanding of market activity, relationships and support to grow your business.

EDC Position

EDC Country Position - Open

Open

What this means:

  • Actively pursuing business
  • All EDC solutions are available in this market, subject to regular approval criteria
How does EDC determine the position?

Risk Rating

EDC Country Position – Low Risk

Low Risk

What this means:

The Commercial Country Ceiling (CCC) Risk Rating is measured from low to high, and is meant to represent the best possible rating that can be assigned to a commercial business (obligor) in a country.

How does EDC determine the risk rating?

Business environment in Australia

Australia has experienced more than two decades of continuous economic expansion, during which it has progressed into a highly-developed country offering tremendous opportunity for Canadian companies in a variety of sectors. Openness to global trade and investment is firmly entrenched and is supported by a transparent business environment and well-established legal and regulatory regimes. Australia has strong economic ties with emerging and developed economies throughout the region, having recently concluded several trade agreements with key Asian partners. The country has been actively engaged in regional forums such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). As such, Canadian companies should look to leverage these connections or explore partnerships with Australian firms in order to capitalize on the abundant opportunities available in neighboring markets. EDC serves Canadian companies in Australia through our local representation in Sydney.
  • Agriculture
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Environmental Infrastructure & Waste Water
  • Forestry (Lumber, Pulp & Paper)
  • Mining & Metals
  • Oil & Gas

Here’s a helpful tip for doing business in Australia

Given the significant time difference between Canada and Australia, it is important to provide on-the-ground support to customers, especially in case of an emergency. Consider using a partner in the market to help.

Unlock key contacts in Australia when you download our Market Entry Advisor Guide.

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Alicia McCarthy

Senior Trade Advisor, EDC

Alicia McCarthy  Senior Trade Advisor, EDC