Foreign Minister Spindelegger attests "Austria Export as representing an important guide by offering a well thought-out overview on the product ranges of Austrian companies from a wide range of economic areas.
Export is and remains an important engine – also the most recent economic upturn was due in no small part to export. 60 percent of Austria's wealth is generated beyond its borders. The Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Economy are clearly united on this front.
Our country is one of the 20 largest exporters in the world. We want to defend this position even when times are tough. We have many successful, innovative companies, which have been active at an international level for many years.
„Austria Export“ provides important guidance by offering a well thought-out overview on the product ranges of Austrian companies from a wide range of economic areas. Entrepreneurial spirit is important for the future of Austria and requires the necessary support. In the government program we have a range of measures to strengthen the economic position of Austria as a whole and thereby to declare its competitiveness on the global markets.
The Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs is known throughout the world as the natural ally of the Austrian economy. What's important to the economy is important to us. As before, the Foreign Ministry will support - wherever possible - the interests of the economy, especially with political discussions, where there can be successful promotion for Austria as a business location.
I wish you every success in your plans and all the best for the Austrian economy!
Vice-Chancelor of Austria,
Federal Minister for European and International Affairs
at the occasion of the releaes of Austria Export 2011