Thursday, Dec. 08, 2016

Australian Trusted Trader helps take Aussie brands to the world

By Australian Border Force

Pacific Brands has come a long way from manufacturing Dunlop bicycle tyres in 1893. Today, the...

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Free Trade Agreement Portal - updated release to include MAFTA and ANZCERTA

By DFAT

The DFAT FTA Portal (ftaportal.dfat.gov.au) was updated on 30 November, the first release of the expansion announced in the 2016 Budget.

In addition to existing content with respect to the FTAs...

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North Asian Tourists Driving Economic Growth

By THE HON STEVEN CIOBO MP

Today I release the latest International Visitor Survey which shows growth across key Asian markets has resulted in a $12.3 billion contribution to the Australian economy in the last year.

Australia's tourism...

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The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Current Account Deficit Improves

By THE HON STEVEN CIOBO MP

6 December 2016

The September quarter’s balance of payments continues to demonstrate the strength of Australia’s services exports and the increased returns for Australian investors holding assets abroad, according the...

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Australia’s largest mining delegation visits India to explore evolving opportunities

By Austrade

With India increasingly focused on growing its mining sector by modernising operations and standards, many more opportunities...

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Government Updates

The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Indonesia Trade Negotiations

This week I am visiting Indonesia to advance negotiations on the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA).

This agreement will create the framework for a new era...

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Environmental Goods Agreement
Joint Statement - Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment - UK Minister of State for Trade Policy

ECA News

ECA recruiting for Events and Communications Officer in WA and QLD

The Export Council of Australia (ECA)

The ECA is the peak export body in Australia, with a focus on the SME sector. For more than 50 years, the ECA has provided practical education and training,...

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Going Global online course: ECA taking pre-enrolments for December 2016 launch!
ECA launch the eBook for the Australian Export Handbook

AIEx NEWS

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...

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ECA launch new accredited international trade program
Marketing for International Growth

Events

Introduction to Export workshop

The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sports, Stuart Ayres invites you to the launch of the Export Capability Program with an Introduction to Exporting Workshop.

The...

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Business Lunch with Lord Price CVO
Malaysia in Sydney: Business Meetings with Malaysian Trade Delegation

Hear from the Experts

What does Trump mean for the AUD?

Only a few forecasters predicted Donald Trump’s win in the US presidential election. Even fewer predicted a massive move higher in global sharemarkets.

Politics and financial markets are often unpredictable. For this reason, many businesses look to manage their FX risk by preparing for the worst – while maintaining the ability to...

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Migration: Intrinsic to Australia’s Future Success?
Doing Business In Japan

Export Success

Cyber security companies - join a Mission to San Francisco!

13 to 17 February 2017

Austrade invites Australian cyber security firms to join a targeted mission, led by Alastair MacGibbon, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security to attend RSA...

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8 Innovative Digital Companies Changing the Face of Australian Export
Monash opens new food export pathway to China

Market Updates

Development of insolvencies, by sector, in the first eight months of 2016 (year-to-date, in percent), as well as in the total year 2015 (change from 2014, in per cent)

German Economy in 2017: Stable, but not staid

The signs for Germany’s further economic development are promising, with a high level of stability. Coface’s expectations for solid growth therefore come as little surprise. This...

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Six Downgrades Reflect Precarious Global Risk Situation
B20 survey on trade barriers

Industry/ Reg Update

Applying GST to low value goods imported by consumers

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) yesterday engaged with representatives from Treasury, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in...

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The Timing is Right for Rio, is Australia Ready for the Competition?
Best trade credit insurer in Asia Pacific

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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?

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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...

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