Import Business Opportunities from Australia

The Australian government is eager to grow Aussie exports around the world. Australia provides dedicated front-line support in many countries through its Trade Commissioner Services, a team of commercial diplomats attached to Australian embassy overseas.

According to the latest statistics on, Australia is the world’s 14th richest country with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of US$1.011 trillion in 2008. Backed by a stable and well-financed government, Australian Trade Commissioner Services has a well-established business model that offers home-country entrepreneurs market entry help, marketing assistance and import processing support.

Now Hiring Australian Import Representatives

The official website for Australian Trade Commissioner Services lists 70 Australian companies wanting to sell consumer products in Canada. Of these, 47 Aussie firms are actively recruiting for local business people to represent their goods in the local market.

According to International Trade professor Harmeet Singh Kohli, importers enjoy higher profit margins than exporters. This is because import business operating costs are less than exporting expenses, even when one includes import duties and taxes.

The Australian Trade Commissioner is currently advertising for import representatives for the following consumer product sectors:

  • Beauty and natural health (7 opportunities)
  • Children’s products (6 opportunities)
  • Fashion and accessories (4 opportunities)
  • Foods (2 opportunities)
  • Giftware (2 opportunities)
  • Hospitality (1 opportunity)
  • Jewelry (1 opportunity)
  • Sports (5 opportunities)
  • Visual Arts (7 opportunities)
  • Wine (2 opportunities)
  • Unique products (8 opportunities).

Examples of Available Opportunities

Want to set up your own business selling a unique imported product from Australia?

Austcorp Water Technologies is seeking representation for its Rainpure water purifier that eliminates contaminants, heavy metals, minerals, toxins and viruses from water without the use of filters.

Hamelin Bay Wines Party and Fonty’s Pool are two Australian wineries offering representative positions for their imported brands of New World Australian wine.

Austchilli is advertising for help to distribute its high-quality chilli, vegetable, herb and fruit ingredient products in local markets.

Beauty and natural health care products that require representation range from Kosmea Australia’s natural skin care from anti-ageing organic rose hip to MiniOrganic’s natural and organic skincare for mothers and babies.

Available opportunities are not restricted to Aussie products. ATLA Medical Recruitment is an Australian-based service provider looking to hire local representatives to assist international dentists and doctors who want to work in Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

These are just a few samples, with more than 60 other opportunities on the Australian Trade Commissioner Services website for Canada.

For more information on other available opportunities, entrepreneurs looking for income opportunities selling unique products should consult with the nearest Trade Commissioner Services.