Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015

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...


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 the Australia Africa Business Council (AABC) to...


Landmark Deal Reached to Expand Information Technology Agreement

By Export Council of Australia

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


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

By Export Council of Australia

Australian exporters and freight forwarders air freighting goods that will arrive in or pass through the US need to be aware of the...

Andrew Robb

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

By Trade and Investment Minister’s Office

Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will participate in ministerial talks in Hawaii from 28-31 July with the aim of concluding negotiations on...


Government Updates

13 more Accelerating Commercialisation projects announced

The Minister for Industry and Science, Ian Macfarlane today announced further funding for 13 innovative Australian businesses under the Accelerating Commercialisation element of the Entrepreneurs'...

China-Australia FTA (ChAFTA): myths versus realities
Robb pursuing freer trade in Asia Pacific

ECA News

A massive week in trade law, air cargo and policy in Washington DC

In the week commencing 20 June 2015 I was fortunate to join the "Washington Doorknock" delegation organised by the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham) and was led by Niels Marquardt,...

ANZ has pledged $3 Billion in Trade Lending to help Australian businesses expand overseas!
Call for exporters to show written support for the China-Australia FTA


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

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...