Victoria and Japan share a long and mutually beneficial economic partnership with Japan being our third largest trading partner and our fourth largest export market as of December 2017.

Since the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) came into force in 2015, Victorian businesses have been given preferential access to export their premium goods and services to Japan.

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Opportunities for Victorians looking to do business with Japan

Discover how your business can export to Japan

  • Asialink Business' Japan Country Starter Pack provides a comprehensive guide to doing business in Japan.
  • The Commissioner for Victoria to Japan and Korea is based at the Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) office in Tokyo. Our VGTI offices provide tailored market intelligence, insights and guidance for your export business, and can connect you with overseas buyers and industry partners in Japan.
  • The Victorian Government provides support through a range of grants, vouchers and assistance programs.
  • Austrade's Japan Market Profile provides further detail and facts about the Japanese market.
  • The International Chamber House (ICH) in Melbourne's city centre is a business networking hub for international bilateral chambers and business associations.    It provides members access to meeting rooms with video-conferencing, flexible workspaces, and a function space for international business development events.
  • Visit our regional insights page to read seasonal updates from our Regional Specialists.