Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016
While Australian agriculture is renowned for its high quality product, traceability and food safety, Brazil is fast catching up.

The Timing is Right for Rio, is Australia Ready for the Competition?

By Ben Waters & Aline Teixeira, FTI Consulting

While Australian agriculture is renowned for its high-quality product, traceability and...


Can small businesses get more from their accountants?

By Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University (CSU) research aims to better understand the relationship between small businesses and their accountants, to add value to the services provided.

Doctor of Business Administration student with the...


The Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) delivers many benefits for Australia’s economic future, Australian jobs and for Australian business.

By Export Council of Australia



How to connect with your business clients during Chinese New Year

By World First

Perhaps the biggest and most significant of all the Chinese cultural holidays, Chinese New Year is one of the best times to show professional acquaintances your...


Singapore offers an easy, low-risk ASEAN entry point for Australian companies

By Export Council of Australia

Singapore is an ideal ASEAN entry point for Australian businesses, especially those who are more risk averse or cautious about establishing...


Government Updates

The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement

The Turnbull Government has delivered a comprehensive update of Australia’s second oldest free trade agreement, creating significant opportunities for Australian service providers.


Inside Fintech 2016 Korea (8-9 December 2016)
Managing the risk of asbestos at the border

ECA News

Export Essentials App: The benefits of exporting

Many SMEs struggle with the idea of exporting or doing business overseas, especially when their local business is going well. 

However, there are many benefits to taking your products or...

Import Procedures and Documentation Course: last course for the year
International Business Today: Spring 2016


ECA launch the 21st edition of the Australian Export Handbook

It seems like only yesterday that we launched the new 20th Edition of the Australian Export Handbook. Since then the world of international business has changed significantly:

• The...

ECA launch new accredited international trade program
Marketing for International Growth


2015 Health and Biotechnology Winners Blackmores

Meet, mingle and celebrate the best exporters in NSW!

Join us for NSW’s most prestigious export recognition program, the 54th Premier’s NSW Export Awards. The gala dinner and evening will be held on Wednesday the 26th of October at the...

MENA Connections Seminar 2016: MENA – New Reality, New Markets, New Sectors
Online Fashion Success- The digital retail event for Australia's fashion and technology exporters

Hear from the Experts

ITC said that burdensome regulations add costs, stifle small firms’ ability to export

The ITC 2016 SME Competitiveness Outlook finds that a 10% increase in regulatory burden decreases the value of small-firm exports by 3.2%.

Small firms are hit twice as hard as larger enterprises by...

Exporter confidence plateaus amid competing head and tailwinds
Interested in doing business in Brazil? Free market analysis offered by students from the University of Sydney

Export Success

Monash opens new food export pathway to China

Australian food and beverage exporters are set to benefit from an historic agreement announced today between Monash University and the Nutrition and Health Research Institute (NHRI) of...

MEGT Institute - creating opportunities for international students
How this Gold Coast millennial uses Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to sell coconut oil to the world

Market Updates

Fit to Win plan to transform Coface

Fit to Win plan to transform Coface into the most agile global trade credit partner in the industry

Coface has lauched their Fit to Win plan and is set to transform the world leading credit insurer into the most agile global trade credit partner in the industry, while evolving to a more...

Exporting to China? Sectors with growth potential
United Arab Emirates: A new era of slower growth

Industry/ Reg Update

Best Trade Credit Insurer in Asia Pacific

Best trade credit insurer in Asia Pacific

Coface is awarded ‘Best trade credit insurer in Asia Pacific’ in 2016 by GTR, marking the second time the firm has won this award. GTR is the world’s leading news source,...

Digital Innovation Festival - Victoria
Notice from Patricks - Mandatory Verification of Gross Mass of a packed container from 1 July 2016

Have your say

CargoHound - Your Online Freight Hunter 2016

Why use CargoHound?

1. FREE Membership

No joining or user fees for exporters & importers.

2. Increased buying power
Quickly compare freight costs in a competitive marketplace.

3. Reliable...

China is the most popular growing export destination in 2015; have your say in 2016 research
Did you know: 80% of exporters also import? Are you one of them?


The Export Council of Australia (ECA) is the peak Industry body for the Australian export community.  The ECA is the next exciting step in the evolution of the Australian Institute of Export (AIEx) which, for over 50 years, has had the interests of Australian exporters at heart.

Owned by its members and steered by a Board and a Council of Industry specialists, the ECA is a not-for-profit organisation that has the development of Australia’s resources via the promotion of Australian more...