Saturday, Jul. 04, 2015

10 years of Australian Businesses making use of AUSFTA

By Trade and Investment Minister’s Office

Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb has welcomed the opening of the Building our Future Prosperity conference...


Maximising Export Opportunities With FTAs

By Agriworld Australia

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 Agreements, at a special interactive workshop led by Export Council...


Significant and premium investor visas commence

By Trade and Investment Minister’s Office

New arrangements for investor visa applicants that will encourage investment into innovative Australian research and development and emerging local companies come into effect today.

Expressions of...


All you need to know about Incoterms

By Export Council of Australia

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 business agreement.



Mining Indonesia and Oil & Gas Indonesia 2015

By Export Council of Australia

Just over 60 days from now you can be standing in front of 20,000+ trade visitors, industry leaders, buyers and key players in mining services and oil and gas services. These international trade shows...


Government Updates

Reducing mapping requirements for aviation industry participants

Good afternoon Cargo Working Group Members,

Consistent with the Australian Government's red tape reduction programme, the Department continues to review current aviation security arrangements to identify possible reforms to reduce the regulatory burden on industry without affecting aviation security outcomes. 

As part of this, we have been...

Robb returns to India for trade talks
ExpoMin Mexico 2015

ECA News

The Customs Amendment Bill 2015 received the Royal Assent

The ECA is pleased to advise that the Customs Amendment (Australian Trusted Trader Programme) Bill 2015 (the Bill) has been debated in the Senate and has now been passed by both the House of Representatives (on Tuesday 16 June) and the Senate. 

The Bill establishes the Australian Trusted Trader Programme (ATT), sets up the framework for the...

Air Cargo Exports to the USA
Australian exporters set to benefit from landmark trade deal signed with China


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


Free Webinar: Tips for applying in the ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards

The ECA in conjunction with the Canberra Business Chamber is pleased to provide live webinars as a support tool for the applicants of the ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards. 

The webinars will...

The Rebalancing of China
Last chance to book! Roundtable discussion: SELLING ONLINE

Hear from the Experts

Event Host

India Market Briefing: A New Business Era is Dawning

India’s market of 1.2 billion people, youthful population, diversified economy and growth trajectory present significant opportunities for Australian businesses, especially in the...

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

Export Success

Export Council of Australia launches online Free Trade Agreement Tool

The Export Council of Australia (ECA), with Partners, ANZ, and content providers, Hunt & Hunt Lawyers, have today launched our FTA Tool, a website for Australian exporters that simplifies the...

Apply now for the Western Australian Industry Export Awards 2015
Applications now being accepted for Governor of Victoria's Export Awards

Market Updates

Is India’s economic revival thanks to the Modi government?

In May 2015, the IMF highlighted India as “one of the bright spots in the global economy”, mainly due to more effective policies and the end of political uncertainty. Coface expects the...

Launch of TradeLiner : Coface revamps its credit insurance offer for mid-market companies
Fear grows as Europe, Fed dominate

Industry/ Reg Update

NICTA launches new transport, logistics Knowledge Hub

NICTA has opened a new Knowledge Hub in Sydney aimed at driving growth through collaborative industry partnerships in key sectors in NSW and the national economy.

The new Transport and Logistics...

Rohit Garg appointed Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance for HSBC in Australia
What's happened to the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?

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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...