Australia China Business Week Sydney – September 4-5, 2014, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Key topics include the impact of economic reform in Shanghai and the Shanghai Free Trade Zone on Australian businesses, trends in agribusiness in Australia and China, Australia’s national food mage and branding, and how Australian SMEs can access Chinese consumers through technology and digital channels.
BEIJING – China’s Ministry of Commerce has announced a second batch of rare earth export quotas for 2014 but shows no signs of expanding availability despite increasing global demand for the minerals. The export quota includes 13,691 metric tonnes for light rare earths, down 130 tonnes from last year, and 1,809 tonnes of medium and heavy rare earths, up 130 tonnes from last year. Overall, the total export quota is 30, 610 tonnes, down 389 tonnes from last year.