Sunday, Aug. 02, 2015

The results are in! Get your copy of the Australian International Business Survey 2015 report!

By Export Council of Australia

The Australian International Business...


Fear of failure holding back Aussie entrepreneurs to start their business

By Servcorp

New Servcorp study shows fear of failure holding back Aussie entrepreneurs.  53% of Aussies take 12 months to take the leap and start their business

Would-be entrepreneurs have never been so...


Join the Australian delegation visiting Futurecom 2015 in Brazil

By Collins Rex

Futurecom is the main ICT event in Latin America and the 2015 event will be its 17th edition. This year the event will be hosted at one of Sao Paulo’s most...


Efic World Risk Developments July 2015

By Efic Australia

Efic's July 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 the globe.

  • Economic...


AABC - Ignition Africa Sector Seminar: Infrastructure in Africa

By Ignition Investment & Australia Africa Business Council

Ignition Investment, an Australian based investment and advisory firm with a sole dedication to the key growth sectors in sub-Saharan Africa, is proud to partner with...


Government Updates

Andrew Robb

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) - A platform for growth and jobs

Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will participate in ministerial talks in Hawaii from 28-31 July with the aim of concluding negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).


13 more Accelerating Commercialisation projects announced
China-Australia FTA (ChAFTA): myths versus realities

ECA News

Landmark Deal Reached to Expand Information Technology Agreement

Fifty-four World Trade Organization members representing major exporters of information technology products agreed on July 24 to expand the Information Technology Agreement to provide duty-free...

A massive week in trade law, air cargo and policy in Washington DC
ANZ has pledged $3 Billion in Trade Lending to help Australian businesses expand overseas!


ECA launches FTA’s 101: How to practically navigate Australia’s FTA's

Following on from the successful launch of the FTA Tool, a website  designed to help Australian exporters navigate the basics of Australia's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) quickly and easily,...

Before you go global- get educated
Export & Import Courses for Western Australian Companies 2015


Training Program: Working with culturally diverse and virtual teams

Businesses that have Asian teams, suppliers and partners need to create a high performing and integrated workplace culture to ensure efficiency and productivity.

Get the skills, knowledge and...

Access to finance for women-led businesses going global
AFGC International Trade SME Forum

Hear from the Experts

Digital Transformation with Chinese Characteristics

There have been regular questions over whether China can make a smooth transition from an infrastructure spend driven economy to consumer led one. However, to be reassured at the role consumption...

Doing business in the United States - A guide to key tax issues
India Market Briefing: A New Business Era is Dawning

Export Success

AFGC Survey: Food Certification Schemes

The AFGC is conducting a survey over the next few days to seek information and opinion for its submission to the Senate Inquiry into Food Certification Schemes. While the focus of comment has been...

Top Tips for applying in the Australian Export Awards
Export Council of Australia launches online Free Trade Agreement Tool

Market Updates

Country risk map - 2nd quarter 2015

Aussie lower as Greece, China and Fed weigh
Sub-Saharan Africa: three East African economies are sheltered from the economic storm

Industry/ Reg Update

Important update: Agreement Established to Strengthen US-Bound Air Cargo Security

Australian exporters and freight forwarders air freighting goods that will arrive in or pass through the US need to be aware of the below developments regarding US-bound air cargo.

Currently, the...

Container Freight Rates Continue to Fall
NICTA launches new transport, logistics Knowledge Hub

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...