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Service Exports

Commissioned study

This study has concluded. Commissioned study into barriers to growth in Australian services exports, focusing on the education, financial services, health services, information technology, professional services and tourism sectors.

  • Issues paper 2 Apr 2015
  • Draft report 12 Aug 2015
  • Final report 7 Dec 2015

The issues paper was intended to assist you in preparing a submission. It covers a range of issues on which the Commission sought information and feedback.

Initial submissions were due 15 May 2015.

Read the issues paper

You were invited to examine the draft report and to make written submissions by 18 September 2015.

Please note: The draft report is for research purposes only. For final outcomes of this study refer to the final research report.

View the draft report

The final report was released on 7 December 2015 and examines the domestic and international barriers to Australian service exports, with a focus on tourism, education, financial, professional, information technology and health services.

Read the research report

In undertaking this study, the Commission was asked to:

  • consider recent trends in services exports by Australian suppliers
  • examine the barriers to growth in Australian services exports, including domestic barriers and barriers in key trading partners with which Australia does not have a free trade agreement, and assess the economic benefits of reducing or removing these barriers
  • examine the experience of other economies in developing policy approaches in this area.