Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

Trade Policy workshop: understand how Australia's trade policy landscape affects your international business

By Export Council of Australia · May 23, 2016

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) has launched a new workshop for business leaders interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Australia’s trade policy agenda and the potential implications for business. The workshop will also help organisations navigate the ever-changing policy landscape.

This workshop also provides a conduit for industry, business and government to get together to discuss key trade policy decisions going forward that could affect business.

The workshop is aimed at coordinating industry’s voice on the key issues affecting trade in order to facilitate positive outcomes for exporters and importers.

Topics covered:

  • Federal budget
  • Trade policy, FTAs and the WTO
  • Advancing trade development & trade promotion
  • Improving trade facilitation
  • Regulation and compliance.

Sessions will cover important regulatory/ compliance areas that will potentially impact your business:

Session 1: ECA’s Trade Policy Recommendations

  • Infrastructure Policy
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • Advancing Trade Development-innovation, EMDG and trade promotion
  • Trade Facilitation
  • Services exports
  • Investment

Session 2: Policy changes and new initiatives

  • Bribery and corruption
  • Anti-dumping
  • Defence Trade Controls Act
  • Biosecurity Act 2015
  • Known Consignor Scheme
  • Amended Efic Act

Session 3: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • Status of FTA negotiations
  • WTO post Nairobi
  • FTA Dashboard
  • Trade policy priorities moving forward

Session 4: Trade Development

  • Landing Pads
  • Export Market Development Grant
  • R&D Tax Incentive
  • Accelerating Commercialisation
  • Industry Growth Centres

Session 5: Department of Immigration and Border Protection

  • Australian Trusted Trader (ATT)

The face to face workshop is hands-on and we encourage attendees to bring in their documents and have these reviewed by an expert at the end of the session.

Upcoming workshops:

Who should attend: The workshop is designed for those at the executive level in established companies who wish to engage more on key trade policy issues that could impact on their business going forward. It is also relevant to anyone working at a high level in international trade-related organisations.                         

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