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Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development



Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development

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An nu al R ep or t Supported development of export markets in a range of NT industry sectors though TSS, including tourism, primary industry, construction and manufacturing, information technology and the arts. Opportunities were identified in a range of areas, including shade structures, mangoes, modelling and fibreglass pools. Provided 78 commercial primary production enterprises with a total of $163 908 in subsidies under the Fertiliser Freight Subsidy Scheme to assist with the high cost of importing fertiliser into the NT. International Business Development Facilitates international trade through direct interaction with NT exporters and participation in international trade delegations. Also promotes business and trade opportunities through presentations to senior international government and trade representatives. Key Achievements Coordinated a trade delegation, led by then Minister for Communications, Dr Peter Toyne, to the IX2003 ICT trade exhibition in Singapore, where a record 29 NT companies were represented. Coordinated a trade delegation, led by the Minister for Asian Relations and Trade, Mr Paul Henderson, to Brunei, Sabah, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in September 2003. Arranged a trade delegation to Indonesia and Brunei in January 2004, which included a special trade route and investment seminar presentation by Mr Henderson to senior business and government representatives in Jakarta. Supported a Ministerial delegation to Singapore with Ministers Henderson and Toyne in February 2004, to support the NT Information and Communications Technology industry. Arranged a trade delegation to the Brunei International Trade Exhibition (BITE04) in March 2004, where 12 NT companies successfully exhibited. Coordinated the trade delegation, including the Darwin Port Corporation and Freightlink, which attended the 2nd Brunei-lndonesia-Malaysia-Philipinnes-East-ASEAN-Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Conference and Exhibition in Manila in March 2004. The delegation gave a presentation on the AustralAsian Trade Route and presented an exhibition promoting the NTs trade and transport opportunities. Promoted NT trade opportunities to visiting trade delegations and officials, including delegations from Sabah (Malaysia), Anhui Province (China) and a range of senior diplomatic officials. Investment Facilitation Facilitates new investment in the NT by providing information and advice to investors. Key Achievements Facilitated the Tiwi Islands Forestry project through a grant to upgrade of the Pirlangimpi road on Melville Island. The upgrade was completed in December 2003 and will underpin Indigenous economic development on the Tiwi Islands. Worked with the proponent of a proposed bio-diesel manufacturing proposal to be developed at the East Arm Port. Commenced a project to look at the size and capability of local industry to supply and service to the general aviation industry in Darwin. Worked with Indigenous enterprises to identify opportunities for commercial introduction of wildlife and wildfoods into value adding, food processing manufacturers and gourmet restaurants. Examined proposals for the development of a new service wharf inside the Frances Bay Mooring Basin. 26 Department of Business, Industry & Resource Development

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