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We’re supporting investment in Southeast Asia

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Australia’s Southeast Asia Economic Strategy to 2040 

In September 2023, the Prime Minister launched Invested: Australia’s Southeast Asia Economic Strategy to 2040, a report to the Australian Government from Special Envoy for Southeast Asia Mr Nicholas Moore AO. The report sets out a practical pathway to significantly increase two-way trade and investment between Australia and Southeast Asia.  

As Australia’s export credit agency, we manage the Government’s $2 billion Southeast Asia Investment Financing Facility, which utilises our finance solutions to encourage investment in the region.

Investment opportunities that are aligned with the Southeast Asia Economic Strategy and Australia’s national interest may be able to access finance through this facility. 

Investment Deal Teams 

The Australian Government has established Investment Deal Teams in Southeast Asian centres to work with businesses and governments to help identify and facilitate investment opportunities.

As part of these Teams, we have people based in Southeast Asia who work with Austrade and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade employees to help Australian businesses overcome some of the challenges associated with investment in Southeast Asia. This includes providing support to eligible businesses to access the Southeast Asia Investment Financing Facility.

You can find out more about the Investment Deal Teams here.

Want to know more about the Southeast Asia Economic Strategy? 

You can access the strategy, developed by Mr Nicholas Moore AO, Special Envoy for Southeast Asia, here.

Our criteria

A transaction must meet the following for us to provide our finance solutions for investment in Southeast Asia: 

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Alignment

Aligned with Australian priorities and objectives in Southeast Asia.

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Australian benefit

Has the necessary level of Australian benefit.

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Standards

Meets our social and environmental due diligence standards.

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Commercial

Be commercially viable.