Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan has told local businesses time is running out to nominate for the 59th Australian Export Awards which recognise the best of the nation’s export goods and services.
Businesses have until 11.59 pm AEST on 8 August to submit their nominations at exportawards.gov.au
“These awards are an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding businesses, both large and small, in our community that are successful exporters,” Mr Tehan said.
“Australia is a trading nation, and exports create jobs, drive innovation and support our standard of living. Our resilient local exporters continue to overcome the challenges COVID-19 has brought, adapting to restrictions on travel, disrupted global supply chains and the increased cost of doing business.”
Mr Tehan said it was important to recognise the contribution made by exporters.
“Businesses in Wannon have implemented innovative strategies and diversified into new markets and that has helped Australia’s record exports of $39.2 billion in May – an increase of 34.5 per cent for the year,” Mr Tehan said.
Applications are judged at the state and territory level, with winners progressing as national finalists in their category. The 2021 Australian Exporter of the Year will be selected from the category winners, while a separate presentation will highlight the contribution that investors make to Australia’s economy.
The 59th Australian Export Awards ceremony will take place on 25 November and is co-presented by Austrade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).