The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulates the winners of the Australian Export Awards, announced last night at a gala dinner at Parliament House, Canberra.
The awards, in their 55th year, are co-presented by Austrade and the Australian Chamber, recognising Australian export success in the global arena.
Winners were announced in 13 categories, including agribusiness, creative industries, e-commerce, small business, regional exporter, health and biotechnology, manufacturing, and education and training, drawing on businesses from all states and territories.
“The Australian Chamber is proud to sponsor and co-present these awards. As global barriers come down, Australian businesses are taking their products and services to the world, growing their enterprise, creating new jobs and promoting Australia to the world,” James Pearson, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Chamber, said.
“Australian businesses, small, medium and large, are achieving outstanding results in the international market.
“The Australian Chamber supports the creation of an environment and conditions in Australia and globally that enables Australian businesses to compete internationally, such as lowering business taxes and costs, reducing red tape and improving flexibility in the workplace.”
Ego Pharmaceuticals, a Victorian-based, family-owned business specialising in dermatology, was named 2017 Australian Exporter of the Year. It exports 120 products to 27 countries.
The 77 finalists generated $3.9 billion in export sales in 2016-17 and employ more than 30,000 people.
A full list of winners and finalists can be found at www.trademinister.gov.au