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September 12 2018

Discussing the challenges and opportunities in business engagement with China in a recent interview with Sara Cheng, Head of China Practice, Australian Business Solutions Group, a division of Australian Business Chamber.


August 24 2018


China Investment Roadshow

July 30 2018

Explore the opportunities offered by the Chinese investor market.

Wine Export to China Program 2019

July 30 2018

Another Fantastic Year!

China’s Shopping List

May 21 2018

The Export Growth China team is regularly approached by a number of our 8000 Chinese importers, distributors, major wholesalers in our sales network in China looking for quality Australian products. Current shopping list of our China sales network:

2018 Wine Export to China Program

May 10 2018

2018 Wine Export to China Program

China shopping list update - baby product demand soars:

May 10 2018

Products required on an ongoing basis by our sales network in China:

Aussie tourism businesses not “China ready”

May 10 2018

Recently the CEO of Destination NSW warned Australia’s regional tourism operators that they aren’t ready to cater to Chinese tourists, and are suffering from “China blindness”.

Rising Stars: another EGC client success story

May 10 2018

We are delighted to be able to share another client success story with you.

Australian Product Showcase at the Shanghai’s Natural Health and Nutrition Fair

May 10 2018

Earlier in April, the Export Growth China team took part in the 7th Natural Health & Nutrition Expo (NHNE) at the National Exhibition and Convention Center Shanghai, China.

Aussie cherry growers - start planning for CNY 2019 now!

May 10 2018

According to the largest cherry producer in Chile, the preferred type of cherry for Chinese consumers has the following features:

A fresh flavour for Chinese New Year

May 10 2018

This year a new major trend we identified during the New Year celebrations was the increase in popularity of imported fresh food.

Monthly Market Intel – March 2018: New round of import duty reductions announced by China

May 10 2018

China has announced the fourth round of import duty reductions, which came into effect on December 1st, 2017.

NSW Business Chamber takes lunch with the Premier

May 10 2018

On Friday 23 March, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian MP, and her opposite number Luke Foley MP addressed a packed room full of Chamber members and media representatives to mark the 12 month countdown until the 2019 NSW state elections.

Exclusive invitation to Zhejiang Trade and Investment Forum

May 10 2018

ACBC NSW invites you to attend an exclusive Trade and Investment Business Forum, led by Mr. Chen Xiaoping, Vice Chairman, CPPCC, Zhejiang Provincial Committee.

Australian Business Alert: protect your business from bad-faith trademark registration

May 10 2018

Last month, we came across quite a few cases of Australian trademarks being registered in China in bad-faith by Chinese companies or individuals.

China Shopping List| An Export Growth China Graduate is to be listed on ASX| Bad-faith trademark registration alert for Aussie businesses

May 10 2018

I am delighted to welcome you to the latest edition of our newsletter by sharing another client success story with you.

Survey : Challenges Australian SMEs face doing business in China?

September 09 2017

You are invited to participate the survey. The findings will provide insights into how Australian internationalising SMEs can take maximum advantage of opportunities with China.

China News - March edition

March 13 2017

March 2017 news round up from around the web.

China News - February edition

February 09 2017

We have witnessed the changing trends in Chinese consumer behaviour over the last 18 months, a result of evolving lifestyle choices, consumer mentality and a rapidly growing population.

Business Implication for Chinese New Year Period

February 08 2017

Chinese New Year (CNY), also known as the Spring Festival, is the most important and celebrated festival in the calendar for Mainland China.

Sunny Kwon (Business Development Manager) - Meet The Team!

December 21 2016

I got into this field by working for an international trading corporation in their Sydney branch. I studied commerce and wanted to jump into a field that fit my interests and personality well and international trading was perfect for me at the time.

Alex Wang (Trade Adviser) - Meet The Team!

December 21 2016

Graduated from the best Maritime University in China major in international shipping management. With over 10years of professional experience in international logistics and trade industry.

Danielle Sun ( Trade Adviser) - Meet The Team!

December 21 2016

I am passionate about building the bridge between Australia and China given my multicultural background and work experience.

Fiona Li (Trade Coordinator) - Meet The Team!

December 20 2016

China is now Australia's largest two-way trading partner in goods and services, and largest goods export destination as well. The ChAFTA further enhanced the growing trade and investment relationship.

Mike Liu (Trade Adviser) - Meet The Team!

December 20 2016

I started my career in the financial services industry as a Portfolio Analyst. In the early days, I was purely focusing on analysing the return and performance of stocks, bonds and portfolios.

Edith Bowskill (International Trade Adviser) - Meet The Team!

December 20 2016

I’ve always been fascinated by other countries and cultures so working in International Trade sounded like a dream come true for me.

Sara Cheng (Senior Manager) - Meet The Team!

December 20 2016

I had 8 years experience in international trade and business consulting in China before I migrated to Australia 15 years ago. So naturally I continued my career path in this field when I came to Australia.

Meet The Team! - Export Growth China

December 20 2016

Sara Cheng Mike Sunny Alex Danielle Edith

November 2016 News Roundup

November 28 2016

We have witnessed the changing trends in Chinese consumer behaviour over the last 18 months. Here are some great articles we have found that provides considerable insight into these trends.

November Featured Participant: Tasmanian Bakeries

November 28 2016

Tasmanian born, Hobart butcher Alfred Gough – always an adventurer – branched out from butchery and started making pies in 1942.

NAB - China's Economy at a Glance

November 24 2016

​China’s economic stability continued into October

Chinese Singles Day

November 22 2016

​Chinese Singles Day is an entertaining festival widespread among young Chinese people, to celebrate the fact they are proud of being single. The date, November 11th (11/11), is chosen because the number “1” represents an individual that is alone.

Significant Milestone For China Program

November 22 2016

​The NSW Business Chamber’s ground breaking Export Growth China program, where Australian small businesses have the opportunity to showcase their products directly into China, has celebrated another milestone.

Newest Export Growth China Participants

November 22 2016

Meet the newest companies joining the Export Growth China program.

FHC China 2016 Report

November 10 2016

FHC China is an exhibition of food and beverages for exporters and importers – we were one of the 2,350 enterprises from 73 countries exhibiting.

The 95th China Food & Drinks Fair (CFDF) Report

November 07 2016

The 95th CFDF was held in Fuzhou, during Oct. 20 and 22, 2016. Fuzhou is the capital of Fujian province and it is a major port of China. Fuzhou locates in the southeast of China and is close to Taiwan.

ChAFTA and Trade Opportunities Workshop in Shanghai

November 04 2016

Organized by Australian Business Chamber and CCPIT Shanghai Sub-Council, Supported by Austrade and Shanghai Pudong Commission of Commerce, the ChAFTA and Trade Opportunities workshop was successfully held in Pudong New Area in Shanghai.

The 95th China Food & Drinks Fair (CFDF) Report

October 22 2016

The 95th China Food and Drinks Fair was held in Fuzhou, from the 20th - 22nd October, 2016. Fuzhou is the capital of Fujian province and it is a major port of China. Fuzhou is located in the southeast of China and is close to Taiwan.

We're exhibiting at the 95th China Food and Drinks Fair!

September 22 2016

We will be participating in the 95th China Food and Drink Fair in Fuzhou from October 28th – 30th.

NSW Farmers Association Delegation Visit in China

September 22 2016

This past August, the Australian Business Chamber organised a visit to China for NSW Farmers Association delegations.

China's growing middle class and their desire for Aussie products

August 25 2016

China's growing middle class and their desire for Aussie products

Why Chinese people want Aussie Goods

August 16 2016

China has been hit by a wave of embarrassing scandals in recent years over dangerous products including food, drugs and toys.

Nova Spring Water

August 08 2016

NOVA Springwater Pty Ltd is a 100% Australian owned and operated company manufacturing and marketing bottled premium natural spring water in a wide range of sizes from 350ml -13 litre sizes.

China Is On The Spending Spree For Australian Food, Beverage And Fresh Produce

August 05 2016

China is not only the largest consumer goods market but also world’s largest importer of food, beverage and fresh produce

Interview: Leogate Estate Wines’ China Market Entry

July 18 2016

Leogate Estate Wines’ China Market Entry - Interview with Bill Widin, Director of Leogate Estate Wines.

What's happening in the China Office - July 2016

July 14 2016

This past June, our China Team organised several visits between Australian exporters and Chinese companies...

2016 Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair

May 27 2016

Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair was held between May 13 and 16, hosted by China Chamber of International Commerce, China General Chamber of Commerce, and China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing, supported by the People's Government of Zhejiang Province.

2016 China Imported Food Integrated Chain Summit

May 27 2016

On May 6, Australian Business Chamber was invited to 2016 China Imported Food Integrated Chain Summit.

2016 SIAL China (5th-7th May)

May 26 2016

As the largest food and beverage exhibition in Asia, the 17th edition of SIAL CHINA 2016 welcomed 66,000 visitors and over 2,900 exhibitors from 65 countries.

Gong xi fa cai

February 08 2016

Chinese New Year is a celebration of Spring and due to the Lunar direction of the festival it’s not fixed and tends to fall in February.

Congratulations Nova Springwater!

December 18 2015

Today our Export Growth China member Nova Springwater sent their first container to a Chinese buyer.

RBK Nutraceuticals Win Exporter of the Year 2016

November 30 2015

Congratulations RBK Nutraceuticals on winning both Export of the Year and Business of the Year. The Export Growth China team are proud to be working with you!

Welcome to NAB Participants

November 30 2015

National Australia Bank (NAB) is delighted to announce the introduction of three business customers to the NSW Business Chamber’s Export Growth China program.

Delivering exports to China

November 26 2015

DHL - Proudly sponsoring Export Growth China

Strategy- the Supreme Art to Win in China

November 24 2015

Sun Tzu’s Art of War works in the business world of China - “Victorious warriors gain a winning position first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win”. A China Insights article by Sara Cheng

China to stop counterfeits from being exported

November 24 2015

China will take decisive measures to stop counterfeits and poor-quality products from being exported globally.

2015 FHC China Event

November 13 2015

"Through this exhibition, we collected a lot of customer information and resources. In addition, we can communicate with participants directly, harvest a lot of first-hand information, and can more clearly understand their real demand."

NSW Premier Mike Baird opens Export Growth China in Shanghai

November 06 2015

Today the NSW Premier Mike Baird, along with NSWBC Chief Executive Officer Stephen Cartwright and NSWBC President Tony Dormer officially opened the Export Growth China showroom in ShanghaiMart, Shanghai.

118th Canton Fair's Australia-China Business Matching Event

November 05 2015

Over 200 buyers especially some cross border E commerce companies visited Export Growth China's booth at the 118th Canton Fair and showed great interest!

​The 10th China International Leisure Industry Exposition (CILIE)

November 02 2015

wonderful exposure for Australian products to both the business people and also to consumer level from 2nd and 3rd tiered cities.

NSW Premier to open Export Growth China in Shanghai

October 20 2015

The Hon. Mike Baird MP, Premier of New South Wales will officially unveil the plaque to inaugurate the opening of the Australian Business Chamber at our Export Growth China showroom in ShanghaiMart, Shanghai.

Top 6 questions to ask: Due diligence on Chinese manufacturers

October 13 2015

A key success factor in leveraging China’s manufacturing capability is to work with a 'safe' manufacturing partner – a genuine manufacturer that is capable and committed to working for you in China.

Promoting Australian Food and Beverage Excellence

October 01 2015

Export Growth China team have been busy with partner Austrade promoting Australian Excellence in Food and Beverage to the Chinese buyers in Australia for Fine Food Expo.

September Promotions in Guangzhou and Chongqing

September 29 2015

The China team have been busy promoting our Showcase of Australian Excellence in Guangzhou and Chongqing.

The Importance of our China Partner CCPIT

September 15 2015

The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and their partnership with Export Growth China

GATEWAY to CHINA - Sydney Launch

September 04 2015

With record attendance of over 140 people, Paula Martin (ABCS GM) led the evening, Tony Dormer (President, NSW Business Chamber) launched Export Growth China in Sydney

Export Growth China program secures first major trade deal

September 01 2015

Export Growth China program has secured its first major trade agreement for Candori Australia to retail its quality range of powdered milk products in China’s largest supermarket chain.

We Asked Our Members - Why Export Growth China?

August 28 2015

Video showing participants explaining why they have chosen to take part in the Export Growth China program.

Showcasing Australian Excellence

August 28 2015

Showcasing Australian products in Shanghai as part of the Export Growth China program.

Tony Abbott supports Export Growth China program

August 27 2015

Tony Abbott provided support for the program via video that can be seen here.


August 21 2015

The NSW Business Chamber’s ground breaking program, showcasing Australia’s best goods and services to Chinese wholesale buyers and distributors, has been officially launched in Shanghai.


August 04 2015

The China Journey officially begins! A celebration and the inaugural Export Growth China Program networking function. You will have the opportunity to meet with our current participants, the team and other exporters.

From the front line

August 04 2015

One of Export Growth China’s strengths is the proactivity of our China team. Over the past seven months they have been hard at work; our purpose built showroom in Shanghai Mart is fully operational and ready for the launch on 20th of August.

Asia Today International Magazine | Free Download

August 03 2015

Access your free copy of Asia Today International magazine here.

Akubra joins the Export Growth China program

July 30 2015

Export Growth China is proud to have Akubra as a part of the Program.

The Dawn of a New Era in China

July 23 2015

Walking down a bustling commercial Shanghai street recently, I noticed a change on the faces of the local passers-by.

Shanghai Launch on 20 August 2015

July 23 2015

Export Growth China is launching in Shanghai on Thursday, 20 August, 2015. Stephen Cartwright, CEO NSW Business Chamber and Tim Cahill, renowned Socceroo and Partner in Export Growth China program participant VITAMAN will feature.

Byron Bay Cookies join Export Growth China

July 20 2015

“Although we have been exporting our products for many years, China remains an untouched market and a key component of our export growth strategy." Keith Byrne, Byron Bay Cookies

Services sector - Key elements for an Australia Service-oriented business to achieve business success in China

July 16 2015

With the official signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, China will be seeking Australian expertise in health care, aged care, financial and insurance sectors

Being prepared for China

July 14 2015

After years of refining its Leaning Cow and Covenant brands of wine, Gundagai’s Coe & Co Wines has joined Export Growth China to establish an export business in China.

What's 'hot' in China right now?

June 10 2015

Is your product or service in high demand in China? Check out the list of "hot in demand" products and services in China.

Rollout of Export Growth China Road Shows throughout NSW

March 09 2015

Want to learn more about Export Growth China? Come along to one of our free breakfast presentations.

Why China?

March 06 2015

Want to know why you should start your export journey to China today?

Date and cities confirmed for China Roadshow!

March 04 2015

The dates and cities have been confirmed for the bonus Roadshow through China in April.

China roadshow destinations confirmed

February 27 2015

We are delighted to announce we have secured the support of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), the peak body and government agency for businesses involved in International trade.

Shanghai Showroom Update

February 26 2015

The Chinese market holds many opportunities for Australian exporters. Take a look at some key statistics from a range of industries...

Don’t Take the Slow Boat to China

January 19 2015

Do you want to grow your business in 2016? China’s ever growing demand for Australian green, clean quality goods and services has received a huge amount of press last year. We all know there is opportunity in exporting to China, but how is it achieved?

Export Growth China Launched

November 17 2014

More small and medium sized businesses from across Australia might soon have their products on the shelves in China...

Interesting facts about China

November 05 2014

The Chinese market holds many opportunities for Australian exporters. Take a look at some key statistics from a range of industries...