We live in a connected, interdependent, globalised world. Our economies and markets are increasingly integrated, opening up international business on all fronts.
The challenging differences between countries – market maturities, languages, cultures, business practices and regulations – can be daunting, especially for SMEs. But these challenges are also a huge opportunity for business innovation and growth through international trade and investment.
Whether you are expanding locally or growing globally, we dedicate our international business development skills, experience and networks across ASEAN and Australia in helping where you need us most to identify and achieve your growth in these changing markets.
Follow the diversity and growth.
ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, consists of 10 member countries – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
ASEAN is the 7th largest economy in the world – and one of the world’s fastest growing regions!
- Over 600 million people
- Fast expanding middle class
- GDP more than US$ 2 trillion
- Economic growth around 5%
- Needs and demands across all sectors
- Accelerating growth in middle class consumption
- Single market integration (ASEAN Economic Community)
- Regional value chains – linked into global value chains
- Cost competitive labour force and manufacturing industries
- Gateway to other Asian markets including China and India
- Free trade agreements across the region and globally, including with Australia and New Zealand
ASEAN‘s significant growth potential is attracting international organisations from all parts of the world to establish and strengthen their presence in ASEAN.
Follow the innovation and resilience.
Australia is the 12th largest economy in the world – with over 23 years of uninterrupted annual economic growth!
- 23 million people
- AAA sovereign risk profile
- GDP more than US$ 1.5 trillion
- Economic growth over 2%
- Located in the booming Asia-Pacific
- Diverse and globally competitive industries
- Stable, friendly and secure business environment
- World class, cutting-edge research and innovation
- Highly skilled, multicultural and multilingual labour force
- First choice higher education destination across Asia
- Free trade agreements with ASEAN and other global markets
Australia is well known globally for political stability, an open trading economy, ease in doing business, strong governance and a sophisticated financial sector, which makes it an attractive trade and investment destination.