Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

Industry/ Reg Update

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) yesterday engaged with representatives from Treasury, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in relation to the 2016-17 Budget measure to apply...

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While Australian agriculture is renowned for its high quality product, traceability and food safety, Brazil is fast catching up.

While Australian agriculture is renowned for its high-quality product, traceability and food safety, Brazil is fast catching up.

Agriculture is especially important to Brazil’s economy, showing growth in 2015 despite overall economic...

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Best Trade Credit Insurer in Asia Pacific

Coface is awarded ‘Best trade credit insurer in Asia Pacific’ in 2016 by GTR, marking the second time the firm has won this award. GTR is the world’s leading news source, publisher and event organiser for the global trade,...

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Celebrate the ‘Victorian Difference’ that drives entrepreneurs, students and industry to not only be different but make a difference through digital technology.

The Festival brings together and promotes a range of digital innovation...

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From 1 July 2016 the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will implement revisions to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention. The changes to the SOLAS convention will require shippers to provide 'Verified Gross Mass' (VGM) of a...

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The Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) program has gathered significant momentum over the past few weeks, with a Federal Government commitment of circa $70m funding over the next 4 years confirmed in the recent Federal Budget.

The ATT program has...

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Don't miss the chance to showcase your innovation.

You have until 18 April to be part of the perfect platform to showcase your innovation.  
Don't miss the opportunity! The iAwards program allows all nominees to benefit, regardless of...

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MORE THAN FOUR quotes were received on average against each export/import task entered into CargoHound during March – demonstrating a strong growth trajectory in counterparty engagement with the platform. According to CEO Ian Smith, this was...

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Europe’s qualitative wine production model is resisting competition, while Spain is more vulnerable

 

  • Wine consumption is declining in Europe but rising in the rest of the world
  • By 2027, demand will mainly be led by China and the...

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Austrade has advised that if your business with Papua New Guinea involves providing movable property or fixtures (generally equipment or goods on leasing, deferred payment or other credit terms), it is important to know about the introduction of...

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  • Growth has returned to France, but it remains fragile.

Coface economists estimate a growth of 1.1% for 2015 and 1.4% for 2016. Company insolvencies are down, although the level remains high. Companies are benefiting from lower oil prices and...

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  • Following a long period of stagnation, construction in Europe is showing signs of recovery.

In France it is the only sector, out of the fourteen studied by Coface, to be rated as very high risk. However confidence is slowly returning. The pace...

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South Australian exporters have a major new supporter as they chase export markets around the world, following a decision by Australian government agency Efic to open an Adelaide office.

Efic director Andrew Perkins said that since opening at...

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What is the spark that lights the fire of innovation in a city? In Cambridge, Massachusetts, that spark was will: the will to overcome the challenges of the global financial crisis, the will to create an innovation ecosystem second to none, the...

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The Export Council of Australia is delighted to be a supporter of the Africa Australia Infrastructure Conference (AAIC), being held in Melbourne on 16 & 17 November.

The conference offers each delegate a unique platform to discover, engage and...

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THE IMMINENT, and now confirmed withdrawal of NYK Line from the Australian container trade – first raised as a possibility by CargoHound in early October – appears to be the tip of the iceberg in terms of consolidation of Australian...

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Coface is awarded ‘Best trade credit insurer in Asia Pacific’ by GTR. GTR is the world’s leading news source, publisher and event organiser for the global trade, commodity, export and supply chain finance industries, with offices in London, Hong...

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GCC

 

  • Sharp decline in oil prices reveals the importance of economic diversification
  • Countries with fewer financial buffers, such as Bahrain and Oman, are experiencing problems related to low growth performance
  • Saudi Arabia and UAE are less...

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The AAC Grant round opened on Wednesday 16 September and will close 12 noon AEDT Wednesday 14 October.

AAC Priority Sectors

The high priority areas are:

  1. Trade, economic and business linkages
  2. Innovation and technology
  3. Women in leadership

Other...

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A united group representing tourism businesses across Australia have today condemned union campaigning against the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), saying it threatens the future success our promising export industry.


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