Thursday, May. 28, 2015

The end of milk quotas: New rules

By Rachel Filipov

April 1st2015 marked the end of milk quotas in Europe, a regulatory tool imposed in 1984 in response to overproduction, leading to the so-called “butter...

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Business insolvencies in France at the end of April 2015: The numbers continue to slowly improve, at -2.7% on a year

By Rachel Filipov

The favourable swing first seen in 2014 continues. The immediate rise in business insolvencies in the first four...

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2015-NSW-Creative-Achievement-Award-Winners

2015 NSW Creative Achievement Awards Winners Announced

By NSW Trade & Investment

The NSW Creative Achievement Awards are a NSW Government initiative to celebrate and reward outstanding achievements that help raise the global profile of NSW Creative Industries.

On 25 May...

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Africa holds promise for Australian businesses

By Stacey Mills-Smith

The reports we read and hear about Africa in Australia would have one believe the continent is caught in an inescapable spiral of corruption, poverty and violence. Even for some who can see past the...

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AUD lower as USD stages comeback

By Western Union Business Solutions

The Aussie dollar was sharply lower against US dollar last week

The USD saw a strong comeback following a series of economic results from the US that kept the idea of US rate rises firmly on the table.

In particular, the US dollar...

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Government Updates

Andrew Robb

Infrastructure and APEC Focus of Robb's Philippines Visit

Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb has returned to the Philippines this week with a business delegation focussed on infrastructure before joining counterparts in Boracay for APEC...

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Exporting Services and Export Networking Event (Sunshine Coast)
Robb to Promote Trade and Investment in PNG

ECA News

Introducing our new staff

The ECA welcomes marketing, research and export specialists to its growing team

ECA recently welcomed three new team members, who are already making strong contributions to the council’s...

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International Business Today: winter edition
TRADE & INVESTMENT TOP PRIORITY IN THIS YEARS BUDGET

AIEx NEWS

You may be eligible for funding or financial assistance under the Industry Skills Fund for export training

The Industry Skills Fund – Growth Stream (the fund) assists industry to invest in training and support services and to develop innovative training solutions.

The fund is intended to help...
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Pitching Principals
What should a new exporter look out for in a new market?

Events

Start-up to Stock Market - Driving an IP strategy to drive success

IP Australia’s next IP Forum will explore the variables which contribute to a successful start-up.

From getting the right advice at the right time and establishing an IP position, to funding...

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FLEx: Identifying International Sales Channels
Networking and Information evening: 2015 Western Australian Industry and Export Awards

Hear from the Experts

How will Australian exporters and service providers manage mandatory weight verification?

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at its 93rd session (May 2014) approved changes to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention regarding a mandatory...

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Morocco: the challenge of becoming an emerging economy
Global trade anyone?

Export Success

Announcing the NSW Women in International Business Award

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) is excited to announce that the 2015 Premier’s NSW Export Awards program will be launching its first ever award recognizing the success of women led NSW...

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Graeme Tuder: From a small rural village to the whole world
Client showcase: United Wool Company

Market Updates

Germany: Europe's export star

IT IS A NATION RENOWNED FOR ITS EXTENSIVE LOGISTICS NETWORK AND ENCOURAGES FOREIGN INVESTMENT, MAKING IT AN ATTRACTIVE DESTINATION FOR AUSTRALIAN EXPORTERS.

- Thomas Bozoyan, Germany Trade and...

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Aussie lower ahead of RBA chatter
Aussie on roller-coaster ride as RBA on hold

Industry/ Reg Update

Tourism marketing investment welcome but impediments could hinder growth

The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) welcomes the $36.7 million budget top up announced for Tourism Australia which will help the industry continue on its strong growth path.

“Our...

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Survey On Non Tariff Barriers Affecting Australian Agri Food Exports
Food Facility Registration Requirements Would See Significant Changes Under FDA Proposal

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...

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

ABOUT US

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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