|Policy Status||In force|
|Agency||•Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)|
|Funding||AUD 14.9 million over 3 years (2009/10 - 2011/12)|
|Stated Objective||•Advancing Industrial Competitiveness|
•Multiple Renewable Energy Sources
|Policy Sector||•Multi-sectoral Policy|
|Description||The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) is the Australian Government's trade and investment development agency. Austrade assists Australian businesses contribute to national prosperity by succeeding in trade and investment, internationally, and promoting and supporting productive foreign investment into Australia.
Austrade also: administers the Export Market Development Grants scheme; undertakes initiatives designed to improve community awareness of, and commitment to, international trade and investment; provides advice to the Australian Government on its trade and investment development activities; and delivers consular, passport and other government services in designated overseas locations.
Austrade operates through a global network of offices, with representatives overseas in over 112 locations in more than 59 countries. In partnership with public and private sector ally organisations, Austrade's global clean energy and environment industry network of over 100 officers, advise of trade and investment opportunities in renewable energy sectors, including wind, biomass and next generation biofuels, solar, geothermal, wave and tidal.
Austrade services enable companies around the world to source goods, services and investment from Australia as well as offering international businesses a single, integrated point-of-contact for all trade and investment inquiries.