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Catalogue to highlight defence manufacturers to overseas buyers

The Australian government has opened the opportunity for defence manufacturers to showcase their work to overseas buyers.

The 2020 Australian Military Sales Catalogue will promote Australian-made goods and services to foreign governments.

Launching the openings for the Catalogue, Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price, noted that competition for defence contracts around the world is fierce.

“I’ve just returned from a major international defence tradeshow where I led a record delegation of Australian businesses, and saw the intense competition that our defence industry deals with,” she said.

Encouraging small businesses to be part of the project, Price noted that the Catalogue was an opportunity to grow businesses.

“The Morrison Government is building a stronger, more sustainable and globally competitive Australian defence industry,” she said.

The criteria for inclusion in the catalogue involve having an industrial capability as outlined in the Defence Industrial Capability Plan, be at least 51 per cent Australian in origin across design and/or build, demonstrating a link to the Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities, and be export ready, meaning exportable in the next 12 months.

Applications are open until Thursday, October 31 at 11.59pm.

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