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July 25, 2016

BANGKOK – The global PIC/S Secretariat (Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention and Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme) has formally informed Thailand's Food and Drug Administration that its membership application has been accepted and will become effective from August 1. This makes Thailand the 49th Participating Authority, following Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia from ASEAN countries.

July 25, 2016

BEIJING – China’s State planning organisation, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has announced plans to expand China’s current high-speed rail system into a network of 16 rail corridors by 2030, under a programme that serves the dual purpose of providing better transport services for China’s 1.3 billion people while also spending hundreds of billions of dollars to support the economy.

July 22, 2016

TOKYO - More monetary and fiscal stimulus is coming Japan’s way, perhaps in a manner that is more radical than the norm, in a bid to sustainably reflate Japan’s economy out of its funk, ANZ Bank says in a new research report, pointing to a policy meeting of Bank of Japan this coming Friday (July 29).

July 22, 2016

BEIJING - A document jointly released by China’s Central Committee and the State Council says China will overhaul its investment and financing system to stimulate market vitality in the economic downturn. The State newsagency Xinhua reported Government plans to cut red tape, improve supervision and encourage enterprises to invest.


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Australian Pavilion at China International Fair for Investment & Trade – Xiamen

September 7, 2016 to September 11, 2016

The Australian Business Forum has limited space available at the ABF Australian Pavilion showing at CIFIT in Xiamen in September.  Further information at www.ABF.Events or call (61 3) 8689-9898.

Australia- China Business Week 2016 will be staged in Melbourne on July 27 and in Adelaide on August 3.

Hong Kong-Australia Business Awards Entries closing August 31

August 1, 2016

Entries for the NSW Chapter HKABA Business Awards are now open in the following categories – Export of Goods/Services; Import of Goods/Services; Business Excellence; and Business Development. A Young Professionals Alliance Award is also offered to encourage and recognise the achievements of young Australian professionals. Further information from Aysha Manho, Executive Assistant, HKABA NSW Chapter, tel (61 2) 9267-3158, email

World Development Forum - Colombo

October 12, 2016 to October 13, 2016

The 16th World Export Development Forum (WEDF) will be hosted for the first time in Sri Lanka. The theme is Trade for Success: Connect, Complete and Change. The forum is expected provide a platform for B2B matchmaking opportunities between Sri Lankan companies and foreign companies in support of trade-led development.