AIMEX, the peak body for the Australian Superyacht Industry, marine export industry and commercial marine industry has recently been awarded a Free Trade Agreement Training Program Grant by the Australian Government. The funding will be used to deliver training about Free Trade Agreements (FTA’s) to the marine industry across Australia.


Demystifying Free Trade Agreements – “What’s In It For Me?”  series will deliver targeted technical information on how SMEs can access and utilise the China and South Korea FTA’s.


The FTA’s offer benefits to the marine industry with possible tariff reductions on imported componentry and also on the export of products and services to these countries. This will give Australian companies a competitive advantage including cost of production and price reductions.


AIMEX will be delivering training in nine destinations across Australia starting on June 16 at the Ronstan facilities in Braeside. International Law firm Hunt and Hunt are partnering with AIMEX to deliver solid information about what a Free Trade Agreement can deliver to a marine-related business in Australia. Networking drinks will follow the tour of the facilities being held after the seminar. Presentations will also be held in Cairns, Darwin, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Hobart and Sydney.


Superyacht Australia CEO MaryAnne Edwards said “This is tailored training to increase the competitiveness of Australian marine companies with their eye on export.  They have great opportunities in the Chinese and South Korean markets, and the benefits of the FTA’s need to be accessed by as many companies as possible who are trading with these markets to increase their bottom line and their competitiveness.”


Registrations can be made for all events at EVENTS.