Tradelinked Cairns-PNG-Pacific is undertaking a survey to ask about the Cairns and Far North Queensland’s export capability to service the Papua New Guinea and Pacific market. Tradelinked is being assisted in this work by the Exchange Innovation and Information Centre (EiiC).
Please be assured that individual responses will be treated as strictly confidential and only aggregate responses reported in such a way that confidentiality is maintained.
Information is key to understanding the development potential of our region and helping to grow jobs and opportunities for Cairns and the Far North region. The data collected from the survey will be used to quantify, highlight and emphasise the value of the Papua New Guinea and Pacific Region trade to Cairns – not only in terms of economic value but also to capture the social and cultural value of trade to the region.
To do this, we need your help and assistance by completing the survey.
The results will give accurate and up-to-date quantitative and qualitative data, which will be used to shape and strengthen requests to Local, State and Federal governments for resourcing and assistance for Cairns and the Far North region to continue to maintain and grow business opportunities in the sales of trade goods, services and labour in the PNG and Pacific markets.
We would also like to hear from companies or individuals who wish to sell goods and services overseas in the future.
We encourage you to complete the questionnaire as your input is valued and valuable and should only take approx. 10 to 15min.
- Please complete the data with pre-COVID figures – as we recognise that this has been a significant disruptor.
- There are specific questions relating to trading in the current environment where the COVID-19 effects can be described and quantified.
For this survey we have a broad definition of the term “export” and “exporter”.
- Anyone or any entity that sells or sends goods, services or expertise to a buyer who is not in Australia;
- investment into Cairns or the Far North for purchase of businesses, real estate and other assets is also “export” - because the money comes from overseas and into our economy;
- someone who sells to third parties who may then sell to an overseas buyer;
- those in the travel and tourism industries who might sell tours, accommodation and other services;
- some respondents who may be “accidental exporters” – those who may respond to requests from friends and family to buy goods and services and then send them overseas; and
- those who may sell goods and services via e-commerce to buyers in the PNG and Pacific Region.
If you have any questions or queries about this survey or would like to talk directly to us about export capability in the Cairns and Far North region, please feel free to contact us. Feedback is very welcome too.
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