A Northern Territory exporter could be crowned Australia’s top exporter in the 55th Australian Export Awards programme that celebrates the success of Australian products and services on the world stage.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, encouraged local exporters to enter.
“It would be great to see a Territory business crowned exporter of the year, whether it be in the major export industries of cattle and buffalo, mining and resources or some of the developing export industries such as animal hide production,” Senator Scullion said.
Applicants are first judged in the Territory export awards programme, with the winners progressing to become national finalists in the Australian Export Awards. The Territory export awards open tomorrow (6 June).
Applications are accepted in 12 national export award categories that demonstrate the diversity of Australia’s export sectors, including digital technologies, e-commerce, health and biotechnology, regional exporter and small business.
Last year’s national winners included a naval architectural firm and producers of medical simulation technology, soil moisture control systems and modular mineral-processing plants. Envato, an online marketplace for digital content, was named the 2016 Australian Exporter of the Year.
Australia’s exporters generate far-reaching benefits for the Australian economy. The 81 national finalists in the 2016 Australian Export Awards generated more than $12.3 billion in export sales in 2015–16 and employed more than 34,500 people.
The 55th Australian Export Awards programme is co-presented by Austrade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). Further details are available here.