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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) celebrates the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), a significant event that is poised to change the future of global trade for Australia and the world.

The ECA echoes the World Trade...

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March Madness

By Export Council of Australia · February 15, 2017

Book and pay for the March 'Getting the Documentation Right" and the "Pricing for International Success" workshops, and qualify for a 15% discount on both workshops, find out more by visiting our website and selecting course calendar or call...

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The Philippines is our smallest trading partner among ASEAN’s six biggest economies. Australia’s total trade with the Philippines is less than one-third of our trade with Vietnam, for example. Download ASEAN Connected report for...

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The world of International Trade is ever changing. You constantly need to be on top of compliance and regulatory changes not only in Australia but overseas. You can click here to download the ebook today! To help ensure you keep on top of...

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Many SMEs struggle with the idea of exporting or doing business overseas, especially when their local business is going well.  However, there are many benefits to taking your products or services to the world, such as: Increased sales...

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On behalf of all of us at the ECA may I wish you a Happy New Year and a very Happy Chinese New Year. May the Year of the Rooster bring you Health, Wealth, Happiness and Success! In the next month, the ECA will be launching our 2017 Trade Policy...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA), Australia’s peak body for exporters, welcomes the appointment of the Hon Niall Blair MP as the NSW Minister for Trade and Industry.

This appointment comes at a crucial time for the NSW economy, with...

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H.E. Mr Didier Reynders (centre) & the Roundtable delegates

In late December, the ECA's Head of Product and Skills Development, Collins Rex, participated in a roundtable with the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Didier Reynders, the AMbassador of Belgium to...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA)

The ECA is the peak export body in Australia, with a focus on the SME sector. For more than 50 years, the ECA has provided practical education and training, recognition, advice and advocacy to the Australian...

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The Export Council of Australia, in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate Sydney, is delighted to present an event for prospective and new exporters who are looking to expand business operations to the United States. The event aims to foster...

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As the CEO of the Export Council of Australia, I truly believe that Australian jobs are best created and protected over the long term through an open and competitive economic system. 

In the wake of Brexit, as well as the recent election...

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The ECA has gone back to the drawing board to redevelop a new series series of half day workshops for companies looking to understand the importing process. The new half day interactive courses will cover the following topics: 

  • Pricing for...

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Are you looking at an export opportunity, but finding it difficult to secure financing as your bank is not able to help? Now there is another option to consider.

A new unsecured export loan from Efic

The Small Business Export Loan...

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Malaysia is one of ASEAN’s most mature and connected economies, both regionally and globally. It is a big beneficiary of regional connectivity, considering the degree to which the country has extended its value and supply chains across the...

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Security of international trade came into sharp focus following the terrorist attacks on the United States in September 2001. This course provides an overview of the international and regional responses to security threats in the...

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Australian Trusted Trader

The ECA is pleased to announce an alliance with Trusted Trader International (TTI) and as such, our members will have access to professional and straight forward advice/feedback on the recently introduced Trusted Trader Program in Australia (i.e....

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NSW EXPORTER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Blackmores
Blackmores exports products to 16 countries and run an ASX 100 company worth $2.3 billion from Sydney’s northern beaches. Blackmores develops and sells a range of vitamins, minerals, herbal and...

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NSW Premier Mike Baird has congratulated NSW export award winners for their entrepreneurship and the role they play in supporting Australia’s strongest state economy.

The 2016 Premier’s NSW Export Awards were hosted tonight by the...

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Fifteen Queensland businesses have been recognised and celebrated for their outstanding success and contribution to the state’s trade output at the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards which were held at the Brisbane Convention and...

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The below organisations believe that the Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) delivers many benefits for Australia’s economic future, Australian jobs and for Australian business. 

We would like to make clear that there are a variety...

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Singapore is an ideal ASEAN entry point for Australian businesses, especially those who are more risk averse or cautious about establishing operations in less developed regional markets. It is sophisticated and stable, and one of the most free and...

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There are many opportunities for companies and individuals to profit through importing. No matter what you are importing, you need to make sure you fully understand the import process, the rules and regulations of customs & duty, import...

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2015 Health and Biotechnology Winners Blackmores

Join us for NSW’s most prestigious export recognition program, the 54th Premier’s NSW Export Awards. The gala dinner and evening will be held on Wednesday the 26th of October at the Star and will celebrate the great work of exporters...

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The MENA region is undergoing a period of dramatic change driven by two powerful forces: a prolonged period of low oil prices and a major shift towards greater geopolitical and economic stability in its largest countries. This means the region...

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Our official publication International Business Today has re-launched –bigger and brighter than ever. 

The new-look International Business Today will be distributed in a contemporary format, four times a year, in both print and digital...

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The digital retail event for exporters of Australia fashion and technology service providers to the fashion industry is on Monday 7th November in Sydney.

Online Fashion Success this year is all about facing digital transformation with an...

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Building your brand internationally requires planning in order to avoid potential pitfalls and to maximise your global opportunities. If you are considering selling your product or services overseas, you need to consider protecting your brand and...

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The Australia China Business Council is pleased to invite you to our ChAFTA Training Program workshops in Cairns and Townsville.

Cairns

Date: Thursday 27 October
Time: 10:30am for 10:45am start
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Some of the State's most innovative and proactive companies have been announced as finalists in the Western Australian Industry and Export Awards 2016 which are set to showcase the best of WA's businesses.

Commerce Minister Michael Mischin...

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The Australia China Business Council is pleased to invite you to our ChAFTA Training Program workshops in Bunbury and Geraldton.

Bunbury

Date:      Tuesday 8 November
Time:     8:45am for 9am start
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Trade and investment are key drivers of innovation and long-term prosperity for Australia.

At the Export Council of Australia (ECA), we believe that Australian jobs are best created and protected over the long term through an open and competitive...

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The Turnbull Government is helping Aussie businesses become exporters through a new app launched today.

Export Essentials, now available for Apple and Android devices from their app stores, is the first of its kind specifically targeting the...

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The Gala Presentation Dinner will recognise the achievements of WA’s leading companies as we announce the winners of the Industry & Export Awards as well as the coveted WA Exporter of the Year Award. Winners of the 12 Export Awards...

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Due to popular demand, we have created another round of Getting the Documentation Right courses in Melbourne and a new course in Perth. 

Don’t miss out this time – register by clicking the links below.

The ECA is pleased to invite...

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Join us for NSW’s most prestigious export recognition program the annual 2016 Premier’s NSW Export Awards Presentation dinner. This gala event will acknowledge NSW’s leading exporters as we announce category winners plus the...

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Join us in acknowledging the 2016 Export Award winners at Queensland’s most prestigious export networking event!

Ticket price includes a three course meal, fine Queensland wines, and local entertainment including a piece from Expressions...

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Australian companies need to change their mindset if they are to capitalise on the significant opportunities offered by the fast-growing ASEAN market, according to a new report from HSBC Australia and the Export Council of Australia. Click here to...

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The India Australia Business & Community awards are a welcome sign of how far relations between Australia and India have advanced. This national initiative now in its third year continues to engage, connect and recognise the role played by...

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Yesterday, ECA Director, Mr Andrew Hudson represented the ECA at the parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Treaties. The following extract is from an article written by the Australian:

The landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement...

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Students from the International Business department of the University of Sydney are looking for Australian companies that are interested in exploring business opportunities in Brazil. As part of their Masters in International Business, they offer...

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The annual IATTO Forum is the premier meeting place for global trade training professionals.

Learn about global trends where government representatives, trade organization and company personnel, professors and trade training experts...

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For those not caught by this ‘event’, Hanjin Shipping is probably the no 3 carrier of container traffic in our part of the world. They have 140 plus ships and according to their last report carry over 100 million tons per annum.

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It is with great sadness that we are to farewell a very valuable member of the ECA team.

Stacey Mills-Smith has been with the ECA for over four years. She first joined the organisation to undertake Business Development but very quickly found her...

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The Export Council of Australia would like to congratulate the finalists announced for the 2016 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards. As exporters from across the state compete for 12 industry categories the program celebrates business...

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The Export Council of Australia would like to congratulate the finalists announced for the 2016 Premier of NSW’s Export Awards. As exporters from across the state compete for 12 industry categories the program celebrates business excellence...

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The ‘Food from the heart of Australia’ stand will build on the success of our recent participation at Gulfood 2016 and Food Hotel Asia Singapore 2016 where collectively 600 international buyers had requested 1,300...

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Mexico is the second largest and most interconnected economy on the continent, as well as Australia’s largest trading partner in Latin America. Reforms by the current Mexican administration are opening new sectors and new opportunities to...

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The China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (SFTZ) is one of the most ambitious reform initiatives China has undertaken in a long time. It opens new opportunity for Australian goods and service exporters, as well as expands existing engagement...

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The Australian wine industry is being hit by the aftershocks of Brexit, with the Australian dollar rising against the increasingly volatile and weaker Pound and Euro.

The UK is one of Australia’s top wine export destinations by volume, with...

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Understanding and managing freight and logistics costs are critical to enhancing competitiveness in global markets and increasing your profitability. 

This one day interactive workshop will cover VITAL areas that companies need to understand...

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So you’ve secured that all-important meeting with a potential overseas buyer, or perhaps you’re participating in a trade mission that will put you in front of senior decision makers. Well done! 

But have you considered how...

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Doing business in international markets requires know-how and companies need to understand how to easily navigate the “how to finance for global growth”. 

This 1/2 day workshop provides an overview of what you need to know when it...

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On behalf of the Export Council of Australia (ECA), Austrade and Efic I would like to sincerely thank all the companies that participated in the Australia’s International Business Survey (AIBS) survey late last year.

Your ongoing support of...

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Does 45 minutes with an expert to talk about YOUR business, YOUR challenges or YOUR opportunities sound appealing? 

If you’re a business member with the ECA, you’re in luck! The opportunity to sit down with an expert,...

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Doing business in international markets requires know-how and companies need to understand how to easily navigate the “how to finance for global growth”. 

This one day workshop provides an overview of what you need to know when it...

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Understanding and managing freight and logistics costs are critical to enhancing competitiveness in global markets and increasing your profitability. This one day interactive workshop will cover VITAL areas that companies need to understand...

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Mentoring program

Does 45 minutes with an expert to talk about YOUR business, YOUR challenges or YOUR opportunities sound appealing?

If you’re a business member with the ECA, you’re in luck! The opportunity to sit down with an expert, from Friday August...

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The ECA has launched the ‘Trade Compliance’ page as a tool for businesses to access the latest updates from the World Trade Organisation, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Department of Agriculture and Water...

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Our corporate partners MSM Sales Specialists have a wealth of experience in taking clients into new markets and growing their businesses which we have been keen to bring to you, our members, for a while.

So please join us in:

  • Brisbane: Monday...

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The ECA is also running a series of workshops for our members so that they can better understand how policy changes to regulation and compliance impact your business.

 We have launched this new workshop so that our members interested in...

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Is your business exporting? Do you have big plans on how you will grow your international business?

Join us for a FREE Speed Networking event as part of our regional launch series for the state’s most prestigious business awards:...

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Be recognised as a export champion and join is in celebrating excellence in international trade.

The Export Awards program is the platform through which we recognise excellence, celebrate success and bring export champions and the future leaders...

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Have you ever wished it were simpler to get all the necessary approvals to sell your goods overseas?  

Wouldn't it be nice if there were a single entry point online to fulfill all export, import and transit-related regulatory requirements and...

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Your first forays into international markets have been successful. You may have entered into a short-term distribution arrangement or perhaps sold either goods or services via online channels, but now you realise that to grow you need to...

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Determining which markets, and to what extent a market can support export growth can be a real challenge. Getting it right the first time makes all the difference when time and resources are limited. It can often be one of the hardest things you...

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The Export Council of Australia are pleased to invite you to attend this one day workshop for companies looking to understand pricing their product/ service for international markets.

One of the challenges any company faces when looking to sell...

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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...

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Navigate towards success on your international journey by being prepared for the fundamentals of international business. 

This half day workshop will cover the basic fundamentals required to access and prepare your business for entering global...

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  • Are you an entrepreneur looking to start importing into Australia- but you just don’t know where to start?
  • Are you an importer looking to streamline your process and eliminate areas of risk?
  • Do you know how to move your product through...

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So you’ve secured that all-important meeting with a potential overseas buyer, or perhaps you’re participating in a trade mission that will put you in front of senior decision makers. Well done!

But have you considered how you’re...

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has added new ‘Implementationpages for each of the North Asian trade agreements in the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) section of its website.

The Implementation pages supplement DFATs...

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Speed Networking for International Business

Join us to find out how you can get involved in international trade and to learn more about the benefits it can bring to your business.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet a range of experts who can help you along your export path including...

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Doing business in international markets requires know-how and companies need to understand how to easily navigate the “how to finance for global growth”. 

This one day workshop provides an overview of what you need to know when...

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Understanding and managing freight and logistics costs are critical to enhancing competitiveness in global markets and increasing your profitability. This one day interactive workshop will cover VITAL areas that companies need to understand...

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So you’ve secured that all-important meeting with a potential overseas buyer, or perhaps you’re participating in a trade mission that will put you in front of senior decision makers. Well done!

But have you considered how...

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The Export Council of Australia are pleased to invite you to attend this one day workshop for companies looking to understand pricing their product/ service for international markets.

One of the challenges any company faces when looking to sell...

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Due to popular demand, we have created another round of Getting the Documentation Right courses in Sydney and Melbourne. Don’t miss out this time – register by clicking the links below.

The common objective for any international...

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Watch the 2016 Export Awards application support webinar to find out what the judges are looking for!

Don’t know where to start? Stuck for ideas?

The Export Council of Australia offers a free consultation service for companies who would like...

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So you’ve secured that all-important meeting with a potential overseas buyer, or perhaps you’re participating in a trade mission that will put you in front of senior decision makers. Well done! 

But have you considered how...

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The Federal election campaign has been in motion for some time with its main focus on domestic policy issues. However, the Export Council of Australia (ECA), the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (The Chamber) and the ANZ Bank (ANZ) have...

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Some exciting news from the Export Council of Australia …

Our official publication, International Business Today, is re-launching soon – bigger and brighter than ever.

The new-look International Business Today will be distributed in a...

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Determining which markets, and to what extent a market can support export growth can be a real challenge. Getting it right the first time makes all the difference when time and resources are limited. It can often be one of the hardest things you...

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The NSW Government and the Export Council of Australia invite you to attend a FREE Speed Networking for International Business to cover important topics that matter to all international traders. Join us as our industry experts discuss: 

  • ...

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The approach of the end of the financial year is a great time to reflect. Over the last financial year the ECA did some great things, but we won’t mind if you skip ahead to the reward we have for you at the end!

A brand new look and a new...

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ATT is open to all Australian international businesses from 1 July with expressions of interest to be submitted via our website. No more EOIs will be accepted prior to 1 July.

ATT is a free and voluntary programme. We encourage interested...

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WA’s most prestigious Export Awards program is now open!

Winning an Export Award is the highest recognition of your international success and is highly regarded among industry peers in WA.

The WA Department of Commerce and the Export Council...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) has introduced an exciting new feature on its website that allows companies to report technical barriers they are facing in export markets.

Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) are measures applied by countries, other...

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The NSW Government and the Export Council of Australia invite you to the 2016 Premier’s NSW Export Awards Launch in Sydney incorporating an International Trade Talk Briefing 

ASEAN Connected
ASEAN presents enormous potential for...

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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...

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So you’ve secured that all-important meeting with a potential overseas buyer, or perhaps you’re participating in a trade mission that will put you in front of senior decision makers. Well done! 

But have you considered how...

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It seems like only yesterday that we launched the new 20th Edition of the Australian Export Handbook. Since then the world of international business has changed significantly:

• The implementation of three new Free Trade Agreements (Japan,...

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Australian businesses are set to benefit as the Export Council of Australia (ECA) launches an unprecedented international trade skills development program and the latest Australian Export Handbook (21st Edition), Australia’s only...

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Ahead of the upcoming federal election, The Export Council of Australia and The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry are inviting their members to attend a morning tea event with Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP,...

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Whether you are competing with the world’s best to win international contracts or facing increasing global competition at home, it is critical for business leaders to understand the skills and competencies needed to go global.

 In our...

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Whether you are competing with the world’s best to win international contracts or facing increasing global competition at home, it is critical for business leaders to understand the skills and competencies needed to go global.

In our 50 plus...

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In a landmark deal announced recently by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Trade Minister Steven Ciobo, Australia and Singapore will benefit from closer cooperation across a range of areas including defence, innovation and visa access....

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“90% of our business is export based and we are expanding rapidly throughout Asia. As we move into new countries and regions it is important to understand the country, culture and business norms and ECA has helped us do this through their...

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Whether you are competing with the world’s best to win international contracts or facing increasing global competition at home, it is critical for business leaders to understand the skills and competencies needed to go global.

Getting the...

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If you are new to international business, taking on new challenges globally and need assistancecontact the ECA or join one of our upcoming courses! Are You Ready to Go Global?

This half day workshop will cover the basic fundamentals required to...

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The recent announcement regarding China’s new cross-border e-commerce regulatory changes, in the public’s view, may have taken some of the shine off the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), which came into effect only four...

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In our 50 plus years of training, the Export Council of Australia (ECA) has worked with a number of companies big and small to help answer the tough questions – Are we export ready? What are incoterms? Where do I find a logistics expert...

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Our Educational Pathway takes businesses from the stage of just getting started on to conquering new markets. The Educational Pathway structure provides an articulated learning pathway that ensures that participants gain practical skills and...

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The Export Council of Australia with Exportia are pleased to deliver the Europe Wants Your Tech Masterclass in Sydney

Looking to grow your high tech business? Now is the time to explore opportunities in the European market, with over 500 million...

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How to get your business ready to take on export opportunities.

This workshop will cover the basic skills and knowledge required to access and prepare your business for entering global markets. The workshop has been created to...

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Join us to find out how you can get involved in international business and to learn more about the benefits it can bring to your company.

We will give you the opportunity to connect with and hear from a range of established and successful WA...

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Whether you are competing with the world’s best to win international contracts or facing increasing global competition at home, it is critical for business leaders to understand the skills and competencies needed to go global. 

In our...

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The ECA has developed a program that can help you build your capacity and capability to become a confident participant in the world of international business. Whether you’re just starting out on your international journey or you’re a...

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Preparation of export documentation can be confusing, time consuming, costly and, unfortunately, prone to human error, but correct export documentation is vital for any exporter to transact business in an efficient and cost effective way. The ECA...

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Doing business in international markets requires know-how and companies need to understand how to easily navigate the “how to finance for global growth”. This half day workshop provides an overview of what you need to know when it...

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This workshop will help all importers or exporters to obtain essential information on how to use letters of credit as a safe payment method for handling overseas transactions.

WA

Date: Friday 18th April

Venue: Perth CBD

Times: 9:00-5:00pm

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Getting your international pricing strategy right is crucial to the success of your business. It is difficult to go back and renegotiate your price once this has been set and also you ultimately cannot risk potentially not getting paid. 

NSW

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Background: The current Marine Order 42 deals with carriage, stowage and securing of cargoes and includes requirements for loading of freight containers and blending of bulk liquid cargoes. The Order gives effect to Regulations 2 (Cargo...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) applauds the Australian Government’s Free Trade

Agreement Training Provider Grants program and as one of Australia’s leading providers of International Trade Skills we are pleased to partner with...

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The ECA has developed a program that can help you build your capacity and capability to become a confident participant in the world of international business. Whether you’re just starting out on your international journey or you’re a...

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Join us to find out how you can get involved in growing your business globally and to learn more about the benefits it can bring to your business.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet a range of experts who can help you along your export path...

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The Export Council of Australia is now seeking nominations for the 2015/2016 Australian Export Heroes awards.

Just over ten years ago the Australian Export Heroes Awards were created by a group who believed in acknowledging the efforts of the...

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The Export Council of Australia with Exportia are pleased to deliver the Europe Wants Your Tech Masterclass in Sydney

Looking to grow your high tech business? Now is the time to explore opportunities in the European market, with over 500 million...

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The Australian Prime Minister together with the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission agreed in a joint statement on 15 November 2015 to start the process towards a comprehensive and high-quality Free Trade...

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To continue to understand your business, we still need your input.

Particularly as the results of last year’s survey have helped the ECA to provide for the first time sound research that has been fundamental in supporting the advancement of...

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You are invited to attend the launch of the Export Council of Australia’s, Mexico: Gateway to the Americas report with Guest of Honour, His Excellency Mr Armando Alvarez Reina, Mexico’s Ambassador to Australia.

The report aims...

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E-commerce is the world’s fastest growing retail channel, globally valued at USD$16.2 trillion.

In 2014, global business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce exceed $15 trillion, with more than three-quarters dominated by exporters from the USA, UK,...

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The Korea Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) levels the playing field with our international competitors in Korea, Australia’s fourth largest trading partner. It provides a foundation for Australian exporters to expand their engagement...

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There is no doubt that Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are good news for Australian business but unless we address domestic barriers to trade and build capability and capacity these opportunities are likely to be lost to international counterparts....

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) has recently undergone a period of re-development, with a core focus on developing practical programmes and creating business tools that focus on building up the capability and capacity of Australian companies...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) is pleased to launch an extensive new range of membership entitlements that include substantial discounts for education, expert industry advice, mentoring plus much more!

By listening to your feedback the ECA...

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NEW YEAR. NEW EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS!

The ECA has redeveloped our educational offerings to create more value for our members, we will be doing this through the development of programs and services that focus on building the capacity and capability...

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Want to take on the world? We can show you how! Courses with the ECA will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of Australia's export and import processes.

Whether you are new to trade, have new staff who require training, or you are...

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Stage 2: Preparing for Global Growth

Navigate towards success on your export journey by being prepared for the fundamentals of international business. This half day workshop will cover the basic fundamentals required to prepare your business for...

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Stage 1: Are You Ready to Go Global?

Navigate towards success on your export journey by being prepared for the fundamentals of international business. 
This half day workshop will cover the basic fundamentals required to access and prepare...

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Stage 2: Export Process - Understanding the Nuts and Bolts

Doing business in international markets requires know-how and companies need to understand how to easily navigate the “how to finance for global growth”. 
This half day...

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Stage 2: Export Process - Understanding the Nuts and Bolts

Understanding and managing freight and logistics costs are critical to enhancing competitiveness in global markets and increasing your profitability.

This one day interactive workshop will...

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Stage 2: Export Process - Understanding the Nuts and Bolts

One of the challenges any company faces when looking to sell global is trying to set prices and the terms of sale for their products and services in foreign markets. 

There are many...

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Stage 2: Export Process - Understanding the Nuts and Bolts

Preparation of export documentation can be confusing, time consuming, costly and, unfortunately, prone to human error, but correct export documentation is vital for any exporter to...

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The fundamental role of the Export Council of Australia (ECA) is to represent the interests of its members and their exports.   Within that group of members are agricultural exporters whose interests have, for many years, been...

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Understand trade policy through discussion with industry leaders

One of the core functions of the Export Council of Australia (ECA) is trade policy advocacy. 

The team at the ECA works hard to represent the challenges and opportunities facing...

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Eliminating tariffs on high-tech goods imported into Australia will encourage greater trade services in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector and therefore lead to higher employment levels, higher incomes, and higher standards of...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) board and management team would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

Thank you for for your support of the ECA throughout 2015. We look forward to working with you in 2016...

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Dianne Tipping

Australia is to help to create prosperity through socioeconomic development by supporting developing countries to better capitalise on global trade says the Export Council of Australia (ECA).

Today’s announcement of Australia contributing $6...

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The Export Council of Australia is delighted to present the first of our new quarterly events aimed at getting prospective and new exporters ready to embark upon their export journey.

At this networking event, you’ll have the opportunity to...

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Torre di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

A few years ago I made the difficult decision to cease working with a client. I had started exploring opportunities for his company in a European country, visiting end-users, generating initial leads and connecting with potential partners. After...

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Stuart Ayres

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres has returned from a four-day mission to Singapore and Malaysia where he met with investor groups focusing on financial technology, urban redevelopment, tourism and hospitality.


“Both...

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Australian companies are positioned well to succeed in international markets due to the low Australian dollar and the multiple liberalising agreements reached with key trade partners although more can be done to ensure businesses are equipped to...

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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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New exporters need access to the right information to give them the best chance of success abroad.

In the last 15 years developing economies have produced a generation of new middle class consumers in countries like China, leading to higher demand...

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 The ECA has a range of new online tools and reports for you and your business. Please see a brief summary below: 

Advancing Trade Development: earlier this year we launched the findings of the research in our Advancing Trade Development...

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Localised web sites are often viewed simply as translated versions of the original site. But translation isn’t everything: a great web site is also about the information it delivers and its relevance to the user.

According to...

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Tea C Dietterich and Susanne Creak

Tea Dietterich, CEO of 2M Language Services won in the category Business person of the year at the Lord Mayor's Multicultural Awards for Business.

This award recognises a multicultural Brisbane business leader who successfully exports...

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Exactly three years ago, we launched the Export Council of Australia, our goal was to create an organisation that was the voice for Australia’s Exporters.

As the peak membership body for Australian exporters, we planned to focus on:

  • ...

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Understanding and managing freight and logistics costs are critical to enhancing competitiveness and increasing the profitability of businesses that import and export. 

Join us for an interactive webinar featuring freight & logistics...

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The one day import procedures course is tailored for anyone involved in International Trade and is relevant to companies and people currently importing or businesses considering or beginning to import.  

It doesn’t matter if you are...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) plays an active role in advocating on behalf of Australian exporters and importers.

A respected and influential voice on trade policy issues, the ECA is a non-partisan organisation with a mission to promote...

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The Korea Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) levels the playing field with our international competitors in Korea, Australia’s fourth largest trading partner.

It provides a foundation for Australian exporters to expand their engagement...

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Australia has recently signed three free trade agreements with Japan, South Korea and China.  These agreements lower tariffs but still leave market entry questions unanswered for many businesses.

The challenge is how to capitalise on these...

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The Korea Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) levels the playing field with our international competitors in Korea, Australia’s fourth largest trading partner. It provides a foundation for Australian exporters to expand their engagement...

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The China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (SFTZ) is one of the most ambitious reform initiatives China has undertaken in a long time. It opens new opportunities for Australian goods and services exporters and expands existing engagement options....

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In the next couple of months, the ECA is re-focusing our educational offerings to create more value for our members, we will be doing this through the development of programs and services that focus on building the capacity and capability of...

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Regional Exporter Of the year

While China is an incredibly important trading partner for Australia, it’s also essential as a nation for us to explore as many opportunities in other markets as we can. This is one of the reasons why we’ve decided to focus...

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Exactly three years ago, we launched the Export Council of Australia, our goal was to create an organisation that was the voice for Australia’s Exporters.

As the peak membership body for Australian exporters, we planned to focus on:

  1. ...

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Join Aussie Commerce and The Nile for a Day of eCommerce Insights in Melbourne!

Alumbra

Venue: Central Pier, 9/161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands, VIC 3008

Date: Tuesday, 10th November 2015

Lisa McAuley, CEO of the Export Council of Australia will...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) is pleased to recognise the Export Award winners announced at one of Sydney’s most prestigious presentation events - the Premier’s NSW Export Awards.

The Awards recognise New South Wales companies...

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The Export Council of Australia with Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL) are pleased to launch 'IP Protection and International Brand Building'

Building your brand internationally requires planning in order to avoid potential pitfalls and to...

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The Export Council of Australia with Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL) and NSW Government are pleased to launch 'IP Protection and International Brand Building'

Building your brand internationally requires planning in order to avoid potential...

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The ECA’s key objectives have been refocused in 2015/16 to concentrate on building the international capability and capacity of Australian companies.

To this end, the ECA is releasing a new suite of DIGITAL business tools on a range of...

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Andrew Robb

The Government is pleased to confirm that support has been secured from the Opposition to ensure the passage through the Parliament of implementing legislation for the landmark China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).

This high quality...

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations were recently concluded in Atlanta delivering a deal allowing for further integration of the Australian economy into the world’s fastest growing region.

The nations who are parties...

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations were recently concluded in Atlanta delivering a deal allowing for further integration of the Australian economy into the world’s fastest growing region.

The nations who are parties...

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations were recently concluded in Atlanta delivering a deal allowing for further integration of the Australian economy into the world’s fastest growing region.

The nations who are parties...

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations were recently concluded in Atlanta delivering a deal allowing for further integration of the Australian economy into the world’s fastest growing region.

The nations who are parties...

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations were recently concluded in Atlanta delivering a deal allowing for further integration of the Australian economy into the world’s fastest growing region.

The nations who are parties...

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The Export Council of Australia and NSW Trade & Investment cordially invite you to join us on Wednesday, 28th October to celebrate the 2015 Premier’s NSW Export Awards.

This awards program aims to publicly recognise the talent and...

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The ECA’s key objectives have been refocused in 2015/16 to concentrate on building the international capability and capacity of Australian companies. 

The Australian Export Handbook and the Australian Import Handbook are already the...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA), with partners Asialink Business, the Australia-China Council and Austrade, today launched the Summary Report of The Shanghai Free Trade Zone and Australia – a project intended to clarify what the...

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Small Business Award winner Evolve Skateboards

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) is please to recognise the Queensland Export Award winners announced at one of Brisbane’s most prestigious presentation events - the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards. The Awards recognise...

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The Export Council of Australia would like to congratulate the finalists announced for the 2015 Premier of NSW’s Export Awards. With a wide range of exporters competing from across the state the 85 finalists announced today by the Export...

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The continent has its challenges, but they are no reason why exporters should avoid this complex, exciting region.

Thanks to its natural resources Africa has become an interesting export market for Australian mining companies and investors....

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Australia’s International Business Survey 2015 (AIBS 2015) is the second in a series of studies of Australia's international business activity. Commissioned by the Export Council of Australia (ECA) with the support of Austrade...

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This summer, students from the International Business department of the University of Sydney are looking for Australian companies that are interested in exploring business opportunities in Brazil. As part of the final unit for their Masters'...

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The Export Council of Australia would like to congratulate the finalists announced for the 2015 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards. With a wide range of exporters competing from across the state in 12 industry categories the program...

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The Export Council of Australia and NSW Trade & Investment and our award partners cordially invite you to join us on Thursday, 1 October from 4.00pm to celebrate the announcement of the 2015 Premier’s NSW Export Awards finalists.  

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By: Tony Nunes, Kelly & Partners Chartered Accountants

What are the top three factors exporters need to consider when trading abroad?

Expanding abroad can contribute to significant growth and success for a business. But it can also trigger...

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The Export Council of Australia is pleased to announce that our Finding Your International Competitiveness in Singapore business event was a great success. We would like to thank NSW Government and all of our speakers from...

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The Export Council of Australia is pleased to announce that our Overcoming barriers and finding opportunities in the UAE business event was a great success. We would like to thank NSW Government and all of our speakers from Dearin &...

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The Sponsors of the 2015 Western Australian Industry and Export awards invite you to attend the Gala Dinner and Presentation evening.

The Western Australian Industry and Export Awards are the State's most prestigious business awards,...

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The Export Council of Australia and NSW Trade & Investment cordially invite you to join us on Wednesday, 28th October to celebrate the 2015 Premier’s NSW Export Awards.

Guests of Honour:

The Hon. Mike Baird MP, Premier of NSW, Minister...

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The Export Council of Australia has launched the “Around the World in 80 Deals” social media campaign to profile the extraordinary work that you do in overseas markets.

Join the conversation on Twitter and post your picture using the...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) strongly supports the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) and research shows that Australian businesses do too. ChAFTA represents a desirable outcome that will advance Australian trade, especially...

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The Export Council of Australia with the NSW Government are pleased to launch ‘Finding Your International Competitiveness in Singapore’ business event. 

Lucky Door Prize: 1 x FREE ATTENDANCE at our upcoming FTAs 101 Workshop on 16...

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Thinking about Exporting or just getting started?
Not sure where to start?
Then this workshop is for you.
It will provide the tools you need to begin your export journey.

Presented by: Peter Mace, Export Council of Australia


The 4 Export...

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In the latest issue of our International Business Today magazine we introduce two staff members who we are delighted will be joining our talented team.

Gemma Kingsford-Smith has joined us as skills development and business manager. Gemma will...

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Some of Western Australia's most accomplished and innovative companies and organisations are among the finalists in the prestigious WA Industry and Export Awards 2015.

Commerce Minister Michael Mischin today revealed the 16 finalists for this...

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Register early as tickets are now on sale to attend the 2015 presentation dinner.

Join us as we announce the 12 Industry categories winners, three state based categories and the prestigious Premier of Queensland’s Exporter of the Year...

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AIBS 2015 data confirms that there is a lack of understanding of Free Trade Agreements by Australian exporters. 

The ECA thinks more can be done to raise awareness and improve the practical understanding of FTAs in the business community and...

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The Parties to the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) have agreed to amend the Agreement with the aim of making it more business friendly. A First Protocol Amending AANZFTA was signed by Ministers in...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) fully supports the recommendations outlined today in the 2015 Review of the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme.

Tabled in Parliament today by Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb AO MP, the ...

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A comprehensive, independent review of the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme has found the grants remain integral to the success of Australia’s international businesses.

Tabled in Parliament today by Trade and Investment...

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Hurry for your chance to be recognised as an international business champion!

Good News! The deadline for submitting an application to the 2015 Premier's NSW Export Awards has been extended to midnight, Friday the 21st of August.

The Export...

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Recent research by the UK government (UKTi) shows that:
• 85% of companies said exporting led to a level of growth not otherwise possible
• 87% of companies said exporting had significantly improved their profile or credibility
• 78%...

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China will remain one of Australia’s most important trading partners for the foreseeable future. But there’s another Asian economic powerhouse emerging that is really starting to capture the attentions of local exporters.

I’m...

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The Export Council of Australia with the NSW Government are pleased to launch ‘Overcoming barriers and finding opportunities in the UAE’ business event.

This event is for businesses who are interested in entering the UAE market, to...

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Australia’s International Business Survey 2015 (AIBS 2015) results were launched late last week. The AIBS 2015 – which reports on the views of more than 1,200 Australian businesses from across 19 industry sectors across 114...

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CommBank would like to invite you to a breakfast to help you navigate the world of exporting.

This event is an opportunity for you to learn from the shared experiences of other successful exporters, and find out where the growth opportunities are...

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The Export Council of Australia cordially invite you to nominate your company for an opportunity to get recognised as an international business champion. The Premier's NSW Export Awards are the penultimate platform to recognise your...

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Australia's International Business Survey (AIBS) is one of Australia’s largest and most in-depth surveys of internationally-active businesses.

AIBS 2015 reports on the views of 1,237 Australian internationally-active businesses drawn from 19...

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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 treatment to over 200 additional tariff provisions...

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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 US requires most airlines transporting air cargo to...

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The results are in, the data has been analysed and now it’s time for YOU to be the first to hear what the state of play is for Australia’s international businesses.

You are invited to the launch of the 2015 Australia’s...

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This successful workshop series returns with increased opportunities to meet with bankers, accountants, venture capitalists and angel investors. Government advisors are also on hand. You can book 10 minute private consultations with any of the...

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ANZ has been a sponsor of the Export Council of Australia (ECA) for a number of years and have supported the ECA in delivering a number of projects, events and awards programs. Today the ECA is pleased to be able to let our members know that ANZ...

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Increasing trade and investment is absolutely crucial to unlocking Australia’s future economic growth, which is why the ECA embarked on a study to highlight the excellent trade promotion programs offered by 10 important exporting nations and...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) and ANZ recently launched a website for Australian exporters, that simplifies the use of the 10 Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) signed between Australia and other nations.

The new “FTA Tool” (...

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Business Envoy is a new bi-monthly publication that connects DFAT with business. It shares market insights and examines the economic and market implications of geopolitical events and trends. The latest edition examines China’s emerging role...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) has today released a compelling report that highlights the trade promotion activities offered by 10 of Australia's key export competitors including the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and...

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You are ready to export but don’t know which market to start with? Hong Kong can be your answer. With its excellent financial and legal systems, Hong Kong provides a platform for technology commercialisation, capital raising and to find...

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The China Export Forum is a full day event highlighting the benefits and opportunities that small, medium and large enterprises can leverage through deeper export engagement with China. 

The forum, hosted by the Australia China Business...

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Understanding and managing freight and logistics costs are critical to enhancing competitiveness in global markets and increasing your profitability.

A joint study by the Manufacturing Excellence Taskforce of Australia (META) and the Export...

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The US Government has indicated a willingness to consider extending recognition of Australia’s National Cargo Security Program (NCSP) over the period to July 2017.

Final agreement to such a timeframe will be contingent on Australia and the...

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One of the core functions of the Export Council of Australia (ECA) is trade policy advocacy. The team at the ECA continues to work hard to represent the challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s international trade community to...

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On June 29 President Barack Obama signed the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill giving him "fast-track" powers to conduct and conclude trade legislation.  The TPA was reinstated after it passed through the Senate with a 60-38 vote in favour...

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Do you export to New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, Chile and the other countries that are part of Australia’s growing network of Free Trade Agreements?
How does an exporter provide proof of origin under these current...

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As part of the China Export Forum, the ACBC and ECA have also developed a practical educational app that is available for attendees to download for free NOW from both the I-Tunes and Android store.

Search for China Export Forum on either store and...

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Language is one of the most complex and important tools of International Trade. As in any complex and sophisticated business, small changes in wording can have a major impact on all aspects of a business agreement.

Word definitions often differ...

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Just over 60 days from now you can be standing in front of 20,000+ trade visitors, industry leaders, buyers and key players in mining services and oil and gas services. These international trade shows attract end-users in the supply chain and they...

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The ECA in conjunction with the Canberra Business Chamber is pleased to provide live webinars as a support tool for the applicants of the ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards. 

The webinars will provide helpful information on how to complete a...

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The ECA is pleased to advise that the Customs Amendment (Australian Trusted Trader Programme) Bill 2015 (the Bill) has been debated in the Senate and has now been passed by both the House of Representatives (on Tuesday 16 June) and the...

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Female entrepreneurs in Australia have a real thirst for international growth however this is not reflected in the Australian Export Awards applicant pool, shows research by Women in Global Business and the University of Melbourne.

The objective...

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The regulation of air cargo exports to the United States is about to become more complicated and, undoubtedly, more expensive.

The USA Transport Security Administration requires all cargo transported to the USA on a passenger aircraft to be...

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The Western Australian Industry and Export Awards are the State’s most prestigious business awards, with the State Government sponsoring them since their inception in 1988.

Now in their 27th year, the Awards promote and acknowledge the...

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The ECA welcomes the signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) this week. This landmark agreement with Australia's largest trade partner secures preferential access to the Chinese market for Australian exporters.

While all trade...

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The China Export Forum is a full day event highlighting the benefits and opportunities that small, medium and large enterprises can leverage through deeper export engagement with China.

The forum, hosted by the Australia China Business Council...

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The ECA wrote to Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb calling for government to address the shortfall in funding for EMDG.

The ECA strongly supports the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) scheme, which since its introduction in 1974, has...

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The China Export Forum is a full day event highlighting the benefits and opportunities that small, medium and large enterprises can leverage through deeper export engagement with China.

The forum, hosted by the Australia China Business Council...

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The Western Australian Industry and Export Awards are the State's most prestigious business awards, acknowledging the hard work and enterprise of some of the State's most innovative companies.

Now in its 27th year, the awards program provides...

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Business and government leaders from more than 100 international cities will head to Brisbane for the 2015 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum (2015APCS). 2015APCS is an unrivalled opportunity for businesses interested in...

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Are you up to date on how Efic, the Australian government’s export credit agency, can help your business?

Recent changes to Efic’s legislation mean that they are now able to provide loans directly to SME companies involved in...

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Business reporter Pat McGrath has been looking at how Australia has been going with our Free Trade Agreement with China, the full details of which remain a mystery, six months on from that fanfare signing.

ECA's Corporate Partner ONCALL...

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NICTA has opened a new Knowledge Hub in Sydney aimed at driving growth through collaborative industry partnerships in key sectors in NSW and the national economy.

The new Transport and Logistics Living Lab (TALLL), at the  Australian...

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Understanding and managing freight and logistics costs are critical to enhancing competitiveness in global markets and increasing your profitability.

A joint study by the Manufacturing Excellence Taskforce of Australia (META) and the Export...

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The regulation of air cargo exports to the United States is about to become more complicated and, undoubtedly, more expensive.

The USA Transport Security Administration requires all cargo transported to the USA on a passenger aircraft to be...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) is conducting a practical examination of the opportunities for greater engagement by Australian businesses in Latin America, specifically in a reforming Mexico. As part of this project, the ECA is conducting a...

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HSBC announced the appointment of Rohit Garg as Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance for HSBC in Australia. Rohit succeeds Andrew Skinner, who took up the role of Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance for HSBC in Canada in February...

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Welcome to the winter issue of International Business Today, which once again is jam-packed with fascinating stories to help you explore export markets. This time we will have a real focus on manufacturing, which is great news for a sector of the...

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Following on from last year's trifecta of Free Trade Agreements the Export Council of Australia (ECA) applauds the announcement today that Australia has officially launched its bid to join the World Trade Organisation Agreement on Government...

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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 businesses in international markets.

CEO of the...

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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 Invest in Berlin and Werner Kemper, Germany Trade and...

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Back in 1986 Graeme Tuder saw an opportunity to develop software by applying offshore oilfield technology ideas to mineral exploration techniques.

This concept helped Micromine grow from a small company with one product and only two staff, to a...

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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 good work.

Latest recruit comes from former...

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The 2015 Western Australian Industry and Export Awards sponsors invite you to attend a Networking and Information evening. You will have the opportunity to hear from a number of speakers between 5:30pm and 6:00pm including Mr Paul Miles MLA,...

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The U.S. tax system is highly complex and in a constant state of change. The United States applies taxes to businesses, trusts and individuals and has two levels of tax jurisdiction – Federal (under the Internal Revenue Service) and State....

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Trade is a key driver of jobs, innovation and long-term prosperity for Australia. Increasing trade and investment is absolutely crucial to unlocking Australia’s future economic growth.

Australian firms enjoy more opportunities to expand...

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With the Budget results looming the Export Council of Australia (ECA) has identified a number of key factors that will help increase exports and strengthen the Australian economy.

Chief Executive Officer of the Export Council of Australia says...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) and the NSW Department of Trade and Investment, in conjunction with our awards partners, are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2015 Premier’s NSW Export Awards.

This prestigious...

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What a year 2014 has been in the world of trade with Australia securing the promised trifecta of trade agreements—Korea, Japan, and most recently China.

The three agreements put Australia in an ideal position to see unprecedented trade...

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The Western Australian Industry and Export Awards are the State’s most prestigious business awards – acknowledging the efforts of small and large businesses.

The Awards are open to a wide range of organisations; from small developing...

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Are you up to date on how Efic, the Australian government’s export credit agency, can help your business?

Recent changes to Efic’s legislation mean that they are now able to provide loans directly to SME companies involved in...

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The first annual Northern Rivers Rural Ladies Luncheon will be held in May 2015! This event is focused on educating, inspiring & empowering rural women in agriculture. 

Keynote speaker  is a best-selling author Sam Bailey.

Other...

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Do you want to hear from leading supply chain experts discussing new business opportunities in the Hong Kong, China and Asia Pacific region? Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) cordially invites you to a logistics seminar to explore how...

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The 3rd Annual Akolade Transfer Pricing Tax Forum is on from 13 to 15 May in Sydney.  This high profile event is endorsed by the ECA and features a panel of international and local speakers, including:

GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE:

David...

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Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ), the Queensland Government’s global business agency and Austrade,
the Australian Trade Commission, invite you to attend the Queensland – India Business Forum on
30 April 2015.

This event brings...

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The Australian Water Association, with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Austrade and the NSW Department of Trade and Investment invite you to participate in a delegation to the American Water Works Association Annual...

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NORA in conjunction with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Sydney Office invites you to join this networking seminar “Opportunities in Asia – Sourcing and Selling, Hong Kong”.

Hong Kong is the world’s freest...

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Drawing on the experience and knowledge of some key Canberra businesses currently doing business in the US, discover what are the challenges and opportunities, also how to navigate this complex market. 

Speakers:
Michael Cooke, Head of...

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One of the core functions of the Export Council of Australia (ECA) is trade policy advocacy. The team at the ECA continues to work hard to represent the challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s international trade community to...

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There has been much scaremongering surrounding the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations and significantly less publicity around the potential benefits of the agreement – of which there are many.

Liberalisation of trade should...

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This year Polyglot Group proudly marks 20 years of providing solutions in Recruitment, Human Resources & Payroll Outsourcing, Language Solutions and Business Services since its foundation in 1995.

Polyglot Group has grown from a one-woman...

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Malaysia has one of the most sophisticated economies, advanced infrastructure networks and stable political environments in South-East Asia.

Malaysia’s increasingly discerning and globally-connected population is creating a ready and growing...

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The half-day seminar program will be held in both Melbourne and Sydney and will include the presentation of Polish aerospace market and existing opportunities by the Vice President of the Aviation Valley – the largest aerospace cluster in...

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This small private luncheon will be hosted the Chairman of Australia-Latin America Business Council, Jose Blanco, and will feature as guest of honour – Mr Crispin Conroy from Austrade’s office in Bogotá.

The luncheon will be...

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With the Korea Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) now in force, the Export Council of Australia (ECA) is proudly launching a survey targeting Australian companies providing professional, financial and technical services to gauge their...

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The Deputy Minister for Environment of the Republic of Poland Mr. Stanisław Gawłowski will pay an official visit to Australia between 10th and 20th April, 2015. During this visit Minister S. Gawłowski will be accompanied by a group of CEO’s...

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Join NSW Trade & Investment on a business trade mission to Hong Kong and showcase your products to the Asian Market. We are partnering with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) on a NSW agribusiness and food mission, hosting a NSW...

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In case you missed it live, here is the recording of our latest Doing business in the US webinar which covers everything you need to know about US trade shows and how to get the most out of exhibiting. 

Trade shows are still very much how...

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Students from the International Business department of the University of Sydney are looking for Australian companies that are potentially interested in doing business in India. As part of the final unit for their Masters’ degree, students...

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United States Connect and the Export Council of Australia would like to invite you to join us for the next in our series of interactive webinars which will cover everything you need to know about navigating the U.S. tax system.

The U.S. tax system...

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The Australia Zimbabwe Business Council proudly celebrated its launch on Monday 23rd February 2015 in Wollongong, Sydney Australia.

The AZBC was created with the purpose of strengthening bilateral trade between Australia and Zimbabwe and is...

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Schedule 11 (Japanese Originating Goods) of the Customs Tariff Act 1995 specifies phasing rates of duty for the following goods:

  • certain plastic and rubber goods;
  • certain leather goods;
  • certain textile, clothing and footwear goods;
  • certain stone,...

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On 1 April 2015, the Customs Regulation 2015 and the Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015 (new regulations) will take effect, as stated by Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. These regulations remake the Customs...

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On behalf of the Reviewer of the EMDG scheme, Mr Michael Lee, and as a key component of the Review, a Survey is being implemented by TNS Australia, an independent research agency.

Austrade is looking for responses from those currently involved in...

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London Technology Week is a week of hundreds of technology events in one of the world’s biggest cities, in which you will find an exciting convergence of big brands, start-ups, innovators, financiers and marketers from all over the world....

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The Shanghai Free Trade Zone is one of highest profile and most-hyped economic and financial reform measures undertaken by the Chinese government in recent times.

It also one of the most complex and difficult to understand for foreign business,...

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South Korea offers a wealth of untapped opportunity for Australian service providers, who now enjoy market access on par with the best access granted to any of Korea’s trading partners thanks to KAFTA.
Australian financial service providers...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) is the peak industry body for the Australian export community.  The next exciting step in the evolution of the Australian Institute of Export (AIEx), the ECA represents the interests of Australian...

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As a valuable member of the Export Council of Australia we would like to invite you to a roundtable event with Mr Michael Lee, the Reviewer appointed by the Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Minister for Trade and Investment, to conduct the 2015 Review of...

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The Senate has passed the Government’s amendments to the Efic Act to provide Efic with greater lending flexibility, allowing Efic to better support small and medium-sized Australian exporters.

Cathie Burrows, Director, SME, Alliances...

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Join the Australia China Business Council on Wednesday 25 March 2015 in the Main Committee Room, Parliament House, Canberra, for the annual Canberra Networking Day.  
 
Special Guests include The Hon. Joe Hockey MP,...

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The United States has the largest, richest and most varied consumer base anywhere, being one of the world’s most complex and competitive economies.

Two-way trade between the United States and Australia is worth more than A$55 billion and...

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With negotiations to conclude an Australia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement well underway, now is the time to prepare. Two-way trade between Australia and India grew to $15.2 billion in 2013 and with a population of over 1,243...

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Crowe Horwath is pleased to invite you to their Consumer Products Industry Event.

This informal networking evening is brought to you to help you connect with others in your industry over drinks and canapés. Also enjoy an exclusive champagne...

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Mr Michael Lee, appointed by the Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, to independently review the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme, is holding public meetings in each capital city to hear your opinions about...

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This webinar covers everything you need to know about establishing efficient and effective logistics in the US.

As any company that has looked to export to the United States will tell you, the logistics of getting your product from your...

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Understanding eligibility and effectively registering your project activities

Where: AusIndustry, Level 5, 341 George Street, Sydney

When: Tuesday 12 March 2015, Workshop starts at 10:00am

AusIndustry will be conducting an interactive workshop to...

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The Hon Stuart Robert MP

This mission is designed to open up communication, collaboration and investment opportunities between our two nations. We will visit private, institutional, academic and government organisations to provide business matching, insight and...

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As we usher in the Year of the Goat, the Export Council of Australia (ECA) is proudly launching a survey to the Australian business community on one of the most ambitious liberalisation initiatives China has undertaken in decades, the China...

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Australian exporters have started the year facing a challenging external environment. Commodity prices have slumped, global growth remains fragile, international trade is subdued, and world currencies are in the process of a major re-alignment.

At...

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Few if any countries are executing as ambitious a reform program as Mexico right now. The program will prompt a transformation in international trade and investment for the country.

OECD secretary general Jose Angel Gurria commented in January...

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Have you ever been overseas on business and had to take a client out to dinner, only to find you have no clue where to go, let alone what to order when you get there? Maybe you’ve had a few hours to spare and spent it watching CNN in your...

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Glenn Keys

2014 Australian Export Hero, ACT Australian of the Year, successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, Mr. Glenn Keys, was elected Chair of Canberra Business Chamber at a Board meeting held on 19 February 2015.

The election of Mr. Keys followed the...

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I was staggered when I read the data in the just-released Why Australia: benchmark report. Although Australia accounts for just 0.3 per cent of the world’s total population, ours is the 13th largest economy internationally. This statistic...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA), in conjunction with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), is undertaking a very quick, 5-minute survey on the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) scheme as part of the Government's...

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The Victorian Government Business Office (VGBO) London, in association with  UK Trade & Investment invites you to participate in an interactive session on the opportunities  for Victorian Health Technology providers in the UK Health...

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The next in our series of interactive webinars covers the opportunities for Australian and New Zealand companies looking to sell successfully to the largest online retailer in the world, Amazon.com. This webinar forms part of Doing Business...

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Australian exporters will be putting up a fair fight on the world stage as our competitive edge improves with the RBAs 0.25 percent rate cut and a falling Australian dollar. Its welcome news with many industry sectors set to benefit says the...

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On 10 January 2012 the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) entered into force for Indonesia. In September 2012, Australia and Indonesia entered into negotiations for the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership...

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Following on from the last webinar on working capital the Export Council of Australia and Efic are pleased to invite you to join us for the next webinar in our series of export finance events.

Bonds are a necessity in many overseas contracts. It...

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robb-portrait

A new pilot program for online lodgement of subclass 600 visas for Indian business and tourism visitors will be rolled out through selected travel agents in India.

Launching the pilot, Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb said how India...

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Small and medium businesses in Australia are being encouraged to explore exciting new export opportunities made possible by the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA), which entered into force today.

Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew...

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Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb’s announcement to appoint former CEO of Zip Industries Mr Michael Lee to undertake the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is welcome news, says the Export Council of Australia (ECA).

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) would like to congratulate The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) on the recent appointment of their Trade Advisory Board.  This announcement secures AmCham’s commitment to International Trade...

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We’re delighted to bring you the final issue of the Export Council of Australia’s (ECA’s) member magazine for 2014. You’ll notice we’ve changed our masthead from Australia’s Export Voice to International...

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The Australia's International business survey is now the largest study into international business behaviour in Australia and the results and subsequent insights of which were and will continue to be used to drive the agenda needed to support the...

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As Australia's export finance agency, Efic provides financial solutions to Australian exporters or companies in an export supply chain.

The federal government has recently announced proposed amendments to Efic's lending ability to better support...

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The United States has a wide range of visa options available to employees of foreign companies that are establishing a formal presence. The following webinar presentation covers the following topics:

• The extent of US immigration laws and...

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The Australia's International business survey is now the largest study into international business behaviour in Australia and the results and subsequent insights of which were and will continue to be used to drive the agenda needed to support the...

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We only have limited places for our next webinar THIS THURSDAY and they are filling fast.

United States Connect and the Export Council of Australia would like to invite you to join us for the next in our series of interactive webinars discussing...

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Australia’s International Business Survey (AIBS) clearly showed that theUnited States is the number one market in which Australian businesses would like to operate.  TheUSA is the world’s largest economy, and Australia’s...

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The year is drawing to a close and what a year 2014 has been in the world of trade. Not only has Australia secured the promised trifecta of trade agreements—namely Korea, Japan, and most recently China—the WTO breathes life once again...

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Australian exporters are set to benefit from an historic trade agreement signed today between Australia and its largest trading partner, China. The deal, which took a decade of negotiation, represents a victory for bi-lateral trade and an...

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The Export Council of Australia, NSW Trade and Investment and our partners present: Doing Business in China

Whether you’re already doing business, planning to do business or simply have an interest in the market, you won’t want to...

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This webinar explores the benefits that AUSFTA provides for Australian companies and how your company can access these benefits.

Topics covered:

• Market update on the new face of the United States and the opportunities it presents
• The...

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Indonesia is a significant economic and regional partner for Australia. Two-way trade in goods and services reached $14.9 billion in the 2013 calendar year, making Indonesia our 12th largest trading partner and our 11th largest export market....

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The META Deregulation Hub has been established by META and ECA to connect manufacturing businesses with industry experts to identify and quantify the regulatory burdens and costs imposed on exports and the impact this has on Australian...

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Following on from the successful launch of last year’s international business survey we’re keen to hear from you on the issues that are most important to your business and your international success. We’re interested in feedback...

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What an exciting time to be an Australian exporter. The Prime Minister Tony Abbott has affirmed his commitment to the export community by immediately embarking on a series of overseas visits to some of Australia’s most critical trading...

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The Export Council of Australia – with the support of Austrade’s Asian Business Engagement Plan – has formulated Indonesia Now, a program aimed at demystifying doing business in and with Indonesia. 

Full details of the ...

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Today 16 Queensland businesses are celebrating after being announced as winners at the prestigious Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards at the Brisbane Convention Centre.

 The Honourable Tim Nicholls MP, Treasurer and Minister for...

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The 2014 Australian Export Awards recognise high performing businesses in Australia who are driving International trade in a number of dynamic industries. On Thursday 23rdOctober, Australia’s premier exporters gathered at Doltone House in...

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Austrade and the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) Exporters Club invite you to the second session of the ICT Market Insight Series.

About this seminar

Come along to hear from the experts about the USA ICT landscape. Make the most...

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You are invited to attend a free information session in Melbourne next week on Monday 27 October or Wednesday 29 October 2014.

At the information session you’ll find out about:

  • The benefits of the programme
  • The eligibility criteria, and
  • How...

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How can exporters  access working capital and how can Efic and the banks work together to provide financial support and solutions for global thinking SME's.

If your business requires funding for growth, or to meet upcoming orders, please...

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Hong Kong is one of the world’s most open and dynamic economies. With sound fundamentals and world-class infrastructure, Hong Kong is not only an attractive market for Australian food and wine products, it can also act as an avenue...

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Working capital is the lifeblood for SME businesses.

This webinar will look at how exporters, can access working capital and ways in which Efic and the banks can work together to provide financial support and solutions for global thinking SME's....

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08 October to 06 November

The META Deregulation Hub has been established by META and ECA to connect manufacturing businesses with industry experts to identify and quantify the regulatory burdens and costs imposed on exports and the impact this has...

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Annual Australia’s International Business Survey (AIBS) launched today.

What is the landscape for Australian companies engaged in international business? AIBS 2014/15 will help us uncover it.

The survey aims to provide unique insights into...

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Is Japan running out of husbands? Is China running out of wives? Did Genghis Khan really invent free trade? And why can’t you see the price of a Big Mac at McDonalds in Argentina?

In Trading Places, Tim Harcourt – also known as the...

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  • Is Japan running out of husbands?
  • Is China running out of wives?
  • Did Genghis Khan really invent free trade? And
  • Why can’t you see the price of a Big Mac at McDonalds in Argentina?

In Trading Places, Tim Harcourt – also known as the...

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The META Deregulation Hub has been established by META and ECA to connect manufacturing businesses with industry experts to identify and quantify the regulatory burdens and costs imposed on exports and the impact this has on Australian...

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If you are one of the 5000 Australian food facilities registered with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) you have between 1 October and 31 December 2014 to renew that registration. Failure to renew will result in cancellation of your...

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Australian exporters are in a prime position to benefit from emerging export opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), as the region seeks to reduce its reliance on oil and transform and modernize its economies.

To help Australian...

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NOW is the time for Australian businesses to capitalise on trading with Indonesia.  “Indonesia Now”, a program funded through the Asian Business Engagement Plan and aimed at demystifying exporting to Indonesia, is set to give...

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Advanced Manufacturing Summit 2014

Advanced manufacturing is transforming the Australian economy as it moves away from the focus on the resources sector. Australia is developing more sustainable knowledge-intensive, high-value, globally...

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Indonesia is a significant economic and regional partner for Australia.  Two-way trade in goods and services reached $14.9 billion in the 2013 calendar year, making Indonesia our 12thlargest trading partner and our 11thlargest export market....

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The U.S. Consulate in Sydney is organizing an Australian Delegation to DistribuTECH 2015 scheduled for February 3-5, 2015 in San Diego, California. 

DTECH 2015 is the premier North American trade show for equipment vendors and service...

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Australian exporters will benefit from greater state and federal collaboration on trade promotion activity and a stronger ‘Team Australia’ approach says the Export Council of Australia.

Recent research by the Export Council of...

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It is with great pleasure we announce the finalists for the 2014 NSW Export Awards.  Applicants were nominated from across a range of industry specific categories via a panel of judges and as you’ll see from this year’s line up it...

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META, a nation-wide network of high potential manufacturing businesses and researchers has launched a new and innovative partnership with the Export Council of Australia, to clearly identify and quantify the regulatory costs imposed on exports...

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Discover Vibrant Gujarat - India: Opportunities for Queensland Friday 19 September 2014

Meet the Vibrant Gujarat delegation from India and hear about a range of opportunities from local industry experts :

  • ‘Opportunities in Gujarat...

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The results are in after some of Australia’s best-known beef brands went head-to-head at the 2014 Sydney Royal Fine Food Awards. Over 30 exhibits were entered into the annual Branded Beef Competition - but this year it was Atron Enterprises...

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META, together with Export Council of Australia (ECA), is delighted to invite you to attend the official launch of the META Deregulation Hub. The launch will bring together Australian export businesses to improve opportunities for the...

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The Export Council of Australia and NSW Trade & Investment cordially invite you to join us on Thursday, 23rd October 2014, to celebrate the 52nd Premier of NSW Export Awards.
It is with great pleasure we once again recognise business...

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Welcome to the 25th Anniversary of the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards. It is with great pleasure we once again recognise business excellence in the field of international trade.

The program is a state wide competition that rewards...

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The Manufacturing Excellence Taskforce Australia (META) and The Export Council of Australia (ECA) have established a Deregulation Hub , with the purpose of producing an Agenda for Action to inform Government on the streamlining of regulation that...

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Australia, 12 August 2014 – Australian industry leaders have proposed an Australian Innovation & Manufacturing (AIM) Incentive in submissions to the Senate’s inquiry into Australia’s innovation system.

The proposed AIM...

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The Export Council of Australia is delighted to invite you to attend our educational briefing on how to “Do Business in Indonesia”. Whether you’re already doing business, planning to do business or simply have an interest in this...

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Expand with Exports!

If you are wanting to expand your business through exporting, then the City of Gold Coast’s Export Business Forum is the place to start. Taking a multiple sectors approach the forum aims to provide local...

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META, a collaborative network of engaged manufacturing businesses and researchers, together with the Export Council of Australia (ECA) will launch an important collaboration Hub next month to address the topic of deregulation.

The META...

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For more than 30 years now, Asia Today International magazine has served Australian executives actively involved in trade and investment with Asia.

ATI Magazine offers a different perspective on Asia – assessing issues with potential to...

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Budgets are usually about give and take, and first term budgets are likely to be more about take. From an international trade perspective, this Budget is probably more neutral than anything.

It's encouraging to see the government leave the promised...

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The Premier's NSW Export Awards is an annual program which aims to recognise excellence in the export of goods and services by NSW business. Winning an award is the highest recognition available to the exporting community and a must for any...

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05 JUNE

ASK THE EXPORTER:

Next month we’re delighted to give you a glimpse into the world of manufacturing, withJohann Cramer, joining us to share the Gasco export story.

Gasco designs, manufactures and installs a wide range of Heat Transfer...

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28 May - Sydney & Melbourne- 3pm to 4.30pm

Austrade and the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) Exporters Club, along with ECA,  invite you to a special ICT Trade Information Event.

About this seminar

Make the most of this...

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International trade is a key driver for Australia’s future economic growth and must be supported by Government if we want to take full advantage of the recently negotiated trade agreements. Our competitors are ramping up to take advantage...

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As a precursor to the Victorian State Government Super Trade Mission toSouth-East Asiafrom 16 June, theAIIAExporter Club – in association with the Export Council of Australia – is delighted to bring you a lively panel discussion...

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Having previously explored entering the Premier's NSW Export Awards we know that you are aware of how important recognising your export success can be for your international business.

It is that time of the year, when I personally invite you to...

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Accepting the export based recommendations of the National Commission of Audit would be a recipe for disaster and introducing these changes would put Australia out of step with every other country in the world says the Export Council of Australia....

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One gets the impression that the National Audit Commissions Report was written by the big end of town, for the big end of town. The issues that relate to small business, particularly those either in or planning to get into export, seem to have...

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Australia’s International Business Survey 2014 (AIBS 2014) provides important insights into Australia’s
international business community.

AIBS 2014 is an in-depth study of Australian companies involved in international business.

The...

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Finding out as much as you can about overseas markets is key for successfully operating in them.

I once asked a business colleague why he had gone into export and he said, “simple really, I compared the number of people in Australia against...

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Domestic barriers must be addressed to ensure Australian producers can take full advantage of the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Japan says the Export Council of Australia.

The conclusion of the Japan FTA represents a significant...

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iAwards

Do you know a thought leader in ICT in Australia? They could be at the top of their profession, or just starting out as a promising student. Why not nominate them in the iAwards?

The iAwards publicly honour the achievements of individuals and...

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Please check out the ECA's upcoming events calendar and mark the date in your calendar.

15-Apr-2014: Doing Business in sub-Saharan Africa: the Good, the Bad & the Downright Exciting!

01-May-2014: FLEx Who's who in the export zoo: Not For...

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A few African facts:

  • Sub-Saharan Africa is the second fastest-growing region in the world today, trailing only developing Asia
  • The 15 SADC countries have a combined population of 234 million people, and a combined GDP of US$737 million
  • Six of the...

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Women in Global Business present a workshop developed for women who have successful, established businesses and intend to grow internationally. It is recommended that participants attending should have at least:

  • An established business in...

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The Australian Government must invest more resources in trade support to overcome the barriers faced in international markets across both advanced and developing economies, as well as addressing the barriers that negatively impact on...

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It goes without saying the sound business decisions are based on good reliable research. When running a business that produces twenty two percent of GDP and  accounts for one job in five, good reliable research on export behaviour is...

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This is a reminder that the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation’s (DSDBI) 2014 Victorian ICT Industry Survey is closing soon. The closing date has been extended to Monday 31 March. The survey will take around 10 to 12...

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The results are in, the data has been analysed and now it’s time for YOU to be the first to hear what the state of play is for Australia’s international businesses.

You are invited to the industry launch of Australia’s...

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The effects of the global financial crisis are still being felt in the area of international tax as governments and revenue authorities around the world cooperate to overcome challenges in the system. The Australian Government is at the forefront...

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In light of the Trade Facilitation Agreement at the WTO’s ninth ministerial conference in Bali, the International Trade Centre (ITC) has developed a practical guide which explains how the Agreement will come into force and the potential...

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Have you found it challenging to enter new markets or make the most of your export potential? Now is the time to have your voice heard. 

This is a final reminder to please take part in Australia’s International Business Survey...

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Recognition of the key businesses boosting Australia’s international trade

 

This year’s Australian Export Awards served to recognise and encourage the businesses across Australia that are driving international trade within...

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Insights on hot social media issues from around the world

As exporters and brands engage in online, public conversations with customers, the speed of and reach of technology plays a critical role, for better or for worse.

Technology and social...

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The Export Council of Australia and NSW Trade & Investment cordially invite you to join us on Wednesday, 16th October 2013, to celebrate the 2013 Premier’s NSW Export Awards presentation.

Guest of Honour
Hon Andrew Stoner MP

Deputy Premier,...

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The Export Council of Australia released their Trade Policy Recommendations to Government. These recommendations highlight the importance of trade to the Australian economy and the dire need for Government to address the impediments to trade which...

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Asia is one of the most important opportunities open to Australian businesses. If we play it right, there are numerous ways innovative enterprises can use their intellectual property to help Asia solve some of its most pressing issues, including...

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The Australian Intellectual Property system is ranked in the top five systems globally.

Intellectual property remains an issue of national significance as Australia gears up to take its place in the ‘Asian Century’. Data shows the...

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Snapshot

Population: 27.9 million

Nominal GDP: US$5.8 trillion

Nominal GDP p/c: US$45,920 (2011)

GDP Growth: -0.6% (2011); 2% (2012)

Exchange rate: AU $1 = 90.79 Yen (June 2013)

Major industries: Automobiles, consumer electronics, computers,...

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“So here we sit, comfortable, but are we just a tad too comfortable? My view is more than likely the latter. Things in the “land of Oz” are, I suggest, not quite as sound as we perhaps think they are. From an export perspective,...

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Even in these tough times for exporters there are some outstanding success stories to inspire the industry.
With a persistently high dollar, continuing ramifications of the GFC and increasingly high costs of doing business in Australia, it is...

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The Export Council of Australia would like to invite you to take part in the 2013 DHL Export Barometer.

Complete the survey and DHL will put you in the draw to WIN an Apple iPad 2!

The DHL Barometer surveys exporters around Australia each year...

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