Monday, Jul. 06, 2015

Trade Promotion Authority Bill Signed, Paving the Way for TPP

By Export Council of Australia

On June 29 President Barack Obama signed the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill giving him "fast-track"...


Doing business in the United States - A guide to key tax issues

By PwC

For the first time in five years, more global business leaders rate the United States as their most important market for overseas investment and growth ahead of all others, including China’s, in PwC’s 18th...


What has the ECA been doing to represent your business?

By Export Council of Australia

One of the core functions of the Export Council of Australia (ECA) is trade policy advocacy. The team at the ECA continues to work hard to represent the challenges and opportunities...


ECA launches China Export Forum App

By Export Council of Australia

As part of the China Export Forum, the ACBC and ECA have also developed a practical educational app that is available for attendees to download for free NOW from both the I-Tunes and Android store.

Search for China Export Forum...


Proof of Origin Declarations tutorial

By Export Council of Australia

Do you export to New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, Chile and the other countries that are part of Australia’s growing network of Free Trade Agreements?
How does an exporter provide proof of...


Government Updates

10 years of Australian Businesses making use of AUSFTA

Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb has welcomed the opening of the Building our Future Prosperity conference in Sydney today, marking the 10th anniversary of the Australia-United...

Significant and premium investor visas commence
Reducing mapping requirements for aviation industry participants

ECA News

FTA Tool

All you need to know about Incoterms

Language is one of the most complex and important tools of International Trade. As in any complex and sophisticated business, small changes in wording can have a major impact on all aspects of a...

Advanced Diploma of International Business Management
The Customs Amendment Bill 2015 received the Royal Assent


Export & Import Courses for Western Australian Companies 2015

The Export Council of Australia is pleased to announce dates for our 2015 Import, Export & International Payments Workshop courses for WA corporates, SME’s and individuals.  These...

Brisbane -Getting Export Ready 6th August 2015
You may be eligible for funding or financial assistance under the Industry Skills Fund for export training


Maximising Export Opportunities With FTAs

Delegates to the inaugural Agriworld Australia later this month will gain valuable information and tools to help them capitalise on the export opportunities created by Australia’s Free Trade...

Mining Indonesia and Oil & Gas Indonesia 2015
Free Webinar: Tips for applying in the ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards

Hear from the Experts

Efic World Risk Developments June 2015

Efic's June edition of World Risk Developments has now been published on the Efic website.

In this edition Efic review a range of political forces shaping the economic outlook of countries across...

Details of the China FTA release: start preparing now!
ANZ launches $3 billion Trade Lending Pledge for Australian businesses targeting new markets

Export Success

Apply now for the Western Australian Industry Export Awards 2015

The Western Australian Industry and Export Awards are the State’s most prestigious business awards, with the State Government sponsoring them since their inception in 1988.

Now in their 27th...

Applications now being accepted for Governor of Victoria's Export Awards
Announcing the NSW Women in International Business Award

Market Updates

Greek tragedy hits Aussie

The Greek debt crisis might have spiralled out of control over the weekend and markets have started the new week sharply lower.

The Greek PM shocked markets after Friday's close by walking away from negotiations and calling a snap referendum for this weekend.

The move effectively calls a halt to debt talks until well after the 30 June deadline...

Is India’s economic revival thanks to the Modi government?
Launch of TradeLiner : Coface revamps its credit insurance offer for mid-market companies

Industry/ Reg Update

Container Freight Rates Continue to Fall

A massive increase in global container shipping capacity this year is leading to decreased freight rates on many major shipping routes.

Reports suggest a total 602,000 TEU capacity has been added...

NICTA launches new transport, logistics Knowledge Hub
Rohit Garg appointed Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance for HSBC in Australia

Have your say

Tariff Concessions: When You Can And Cannot Claim A Tariff Concession Order

At a time when there is a lot of talk about liberalising trade through new free trade agreements and adopting trade facilitation measures, it may come as a surprise to learn that the use of tariff...

Machine Translation - Road to Hell or Heaven Sent?
Tapping Iran’s Dynamic Education Sector: An Introduction for Australian Institutions and Business


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...