July 2020

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Qualipac exports Japanese pumpkins – to Japan!

The first commercial shipment of kabocha Japanese pumpkins exported by Gatton-based Qualipac has landed in Japan. It’s the first step towards Queensland securing a share of Japan’s $108 million kabocha import market.

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Rodds Bay Solar Farm secures UK investment

The promise of more than 300 new construction jobs in the Gladstone region took a significant step forward this week when UK investment group United Green committed to a major investment in the $350 million Rodds Bay Solar Farm.

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Indonesia-Australia agreement comes into force

With the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) now in force as of 5 July, Queensland exporters are being urged to look for new opportunities in the rapidly expanding Indonesian market.

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Vaxxas signs deals with global partners

Needle-free vaccines for the world are a step closer after Queensland biotech startup Vaxxas secured 2 major partnerships with international companies.

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Hong Kong visits Queensland – virtually

Potential business migrants in Hong Kong enjoyed a video, webinar, online booth and interactive chat promoting the benefits of a move to Queensland when TIQ participated in a cutting-edge virtual exhibition recently.

June 2020

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Construction starts on Toowoomba export hub

Earthworks are underway for the new Regional Trade Distribution Centre (RTDC) at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, destined to become an export hub for Toowoomba and the surrounding region.

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Trade roundtables discuss road to COVID recovery

Queensland firms in the construction and architecture, food and beverage, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors gathered recently to plan for post-COVID-19 recovery at a series of trade roundtables convened by TIQ.

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Trade data: COVID impacts but LNG, beef grow

Queensland’s trade data for the 12 months to the end of April reflects the impacts of COVID-19 and falling resources prices but also shows increases in the value of both LNG and beef exports for the year to date.

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Register now to go online in China

As COVID-19 highlights the importance of ecommerce worldwide, now is the time for Queensland SMEs to apply to TIQ’s Digital Commerce Accelerator Program and get a springboard into the lucrative Chinese ecommerce market.

May 2020

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TIQ helps LTR keep medical supplies flowing

TIQ staff in Brisbane and Singapore sprang into action recently to help client LTR Medical keep their supply chain open so they could deliver critical medical devices to hospitals battling COVID-19.