Australian industry looks to penetrate Japanese supply chains

23 January 2020

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission, or Austrade, is looking to expand defence industrial links with Japan to support Australian companies’ access into the Japanese defence market.

In late 2019 Austrade held a series of events in Tokyo to support such engagement in line with an Australian government objective for the country to become one of the world’s top 10 military exporters by the late 2020s.

Austrade said in a notice on 21 January that Australian defence exports to Japan were valued at “roughly AUD40 million” (USD27.4 million) since the early 2000s, although there exists an opportunity to expand this trade profile.

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