ECA

The Peak Membership Body for companies involved in International Business

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) has a long, proud history of supporting Australian international business. For the past 60 years we have encouraged, educated and assisted Australian companies to take on the world.

The ECA has the development of Australia’s resources via the promotion of Australian industry in international markets as our primary goal.

We achieve this goal by:

  • Developing international business skills
  • Building Australian business capacity
  • Conducting international market research
  • Helping to break down barriers to trade
  • Building global networks
  • Informing Australian trade policy

Think globally. Think ECA!


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Dee-Ann Prather, Down Under Enterprises International
NSW Women in Global Business Award winner
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The Export Council of Australia

Building Australian business capacity
Building Australian business capacity

A range of business reports and apps to help you navigate doing business in new markets

Building global networks
Building global networks

Keeping you  up to date with international trade news and connecting you with international networks

 

 


 

Conducting international market research
Conducting international market research

Access to a range of business reports to help you navigate doing business in new markets

Developing international business skills
Developing international business skills

Educational programs for companies engaged in international business


 

Helping to break down barriers to trade
Helping to break down barriers to trade

Engaging with our members on trade policy related issues

 

 

Informing Australian trade policy
Informing Australian trade policy

Playing an active role in advocating on behalf of Australian companies.

Rewards
Rewards

Rewarding excellence in international business

Research

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Skills Development

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Award Winning

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Trade Policy

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Our Partners

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Business Tools

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Events

The ECA runs a range of seminars and networking events. To learn more about important trade topics that affect your business please make sure to sign up to the ECA’s newsletter and receive notifications of upcoming events.

Courses & Workshops

Take advantage of our new range of educational programs with topics that target new, established, and advanced companies engaged in international business.

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NSW
NSW
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25 May 2017 Doing Business in China. Sydney, May 30 May 2017 Import Financing for Growth. Sydney, May 6 June 2017 Growing Your Business Offshore. Sydney, June 20 June 2017 Regulation and Compliance for Importing. Sydney, June 26 June 2017 Doing Business in China. Sydney, June 29 June 2017 Supply Chain Security Compliance. Sydney, June 4 July 2017 Pitching for International Success. Sydney, July 11 July 2017 Pricing for Import Success. Sydney, July 17 July 2017 Doing Business in China. Sydney, July 8 August 2017 Applying Management Principles to International Business. Sydney, August 29 August 2017 Getting the Documentation Right. Sydney, August 5 September 2017 Applying Market Research Techniques to International Marketing Risk. Sydney, September 19 September 2017 Managing Your International Freight Risks for Import. Sydney, September 3 October 2017 Evaluating International Business Strategy Concepts. Sydney, October 17 October 2017 Financing for Global Growth. Sydney, October 7 November 2017 Developing an International Marketing Plan. Sydney, November 14 November 2017 Getting the Import Documentation Right. Sydney, November
ACT
ACT
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NT
NT
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QLD
QLD
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9 May 2017 Getting the Documentation Right. Brisbane, May
SA
SA
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TAS
TAS
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VIC
VIC
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26 May 2017 Doing Business in China. Melbourne, May 31 May 2017 Import Financing for Growth. Melbourne, May 7 June 2017 Growing Your Business Offshore. Melbourne, June 21 June 2017 Regulation and Compliance for Importing. Melbourne, June 27 June 2017 Doing Business in China. Melbourne, June 30 June 2017 Supply Chain Security Compliance. Melbourne, June 5 July 2017 Pitching for International Success. Melbourne, July 12 July 2017 Pricing for Import Success. Melbourne, July 18 July 2017 Doing Business in China. Melbourne, July 9 August 2017 Applying Management Principles to International Business. Melbourne, August 30 August 2017 Getting the Documentation Right. Melbourne, August 6 September 2017 Applying Market Research Techniques to International Marketing Risk. Melbourne, September 20 September 2017 Managing Your International Freight Risks for Import. Melbourne, September 4 October 2017 Evaluating International Business Strategy Concepts. Melbourne, October 18 October 2017 Financing for Global Growth. Melbourne, October 8 November 2017 Developing an International Marketing Plan. Melbourne, November 15 November 2017 Getting the Import Documentation Right. Melbourne, November
WA
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Publications

ASEAN Connected
ASEAN Connected

This report discusses the opportunities that Australian companies can leverage today, keeping our focus practical while also highlighting emerging trends which are building the more connected ASEAN of tomorrow.

Why ASEAN and why now? »
ICC Guide to Incoterms 2010 Buy Now »
The China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone & Australia Purchase Publication »
Trade Policy Recommendations 3.0: 2015/2016 Download Publication »
Demystifying Korea Purchase Publication »
Mexico: Gateway to the Americas Download Publication »

Keep up to date with international trade news, from the ECA, Government, our partners and sponsors.

Looking to start in the world of international business?

Looking to start in the world of international business?

The ECA is pleased to launch a new contemporary online, interactive program for companies looking to start their journey of expanding into overseas markets.

This course is:

  • Contemporary: a highly unique online, award-winning and interactive program 
  • Collaborative: a platform to encourage engagement and
    peer-to-peer learning
  • Connected: leverage a network of international trade experts to deepen engagement 
  • Flexible: the freedom to learn in your own time and at your own pace
The Going Global program aims to help you to demystify developing your international business strategy so that you are armed with the right skills and the right toolkit to embark confidently in the next stage of growing your business. Enrol today >


 

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By participating in the fourth annual AIBS survey, you are voicing your opinion and providing valuable input for future planning

By participating in the fourth annual AIBS survey, you are voicing your opinion and providing valuable input for future planning

Australia’s International Business Survey (AIBS) is the largest study of its kind into Australia’s international business behaviour.

These are dangerous times for international trade, making the insights AIBS provides more important than ever.Please click here to start the survey >

In today’s fragile trade environment, we must fight to support Australia’s exporters and ensure our hard-won market access with key trading partners is protected, while continue to improve on it with new agreements.

By participating in the fourth annual AIBS survey, you are voicing your opinion and providing valuable input for future planning.

Help us to represent the needs of our members and SMEs by completing the survey and have your say today.

Please click here to start the survey >



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Are you ready for 1 July? US-bound air cargo screening requirements are changing

Are you ready for 1 July? US-bound air cargo screening requirements are changing Export Council of Australia

If you are doing business with the US please find below important information that is critical to securing the future of your US export business.

You will be unable to export to the US by air after 1 July unless you comply with new US air cargo screening requirements.

These requirements have been imposed on airlines by the US Government. The Australian Government is working with Australian businesses to help them comply with these US requirements, ensure readiness for the change and reduce red tape while enabling a smooth transition.

You must act now to get ready for the change. This deadline is non-negotiable.

Click here for more information >

 

 

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New Trade Policy Recommendations Urges Government to Keep Eyes on the Prize

New Trade Policy Recommendations Urges Government to Keep Eyes on the Prize Export Council of Australia

As Australia’s voice for exporters, the Export Council of Australia (ECA) today releases its annual Trade Policy Recommendations; A prosperous future for all Australians through international trade.

ECA CEO Lisa McAuley says it is a dangerous time for international trade. In recent decades, we have seen a slow but steady march towards increasingly open global markets. But developments in 2016 show that progress can potentially be undone very quickly.”

“Now more than ever, we must fight to support our exporters. We must protect the access we have in current FTA markets, and improve our access to other markets by entering new agreements.”  Download the 2017 recommendations >


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Doing Business in China

Doing Business in China Export Council of Australia

The ECA has developed a quick reference guide to doing business in China. The app contains the basics of everything you need to demystify business in this important market, from market opportunities to ChAFTA at a glance.


 

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New app to help Australian businesses export

New app to help Australian businesses export Export Council of Australia

Doing Business overseas can be daunting and without the right tools, knowledge and support, it’s easy to make a mistake. The Export Essentials App helps SME’s understand the fundamentals of exporting and the key areas you will need to consider as part of their export ready journey.

The App takes you through technical information and describes it in a clear, digestible and engaging manner, from analysing whether exporting is right for you through to checklists and steps for export success.

It also includes key contacts for more help, key export finance terms to help business understand the jargon, case studies and business tools.

Download Apple >

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The biggest survey of its kind and the results are now in!

The biggest survey of its kind and the results are now in! Export Council of Australia

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 AIBS has greatly assisted the ECA over the years so that we can support our members.

The results are NOW in, the data has been analysed and YOU can now find out what the state of play is for Australia’s international businesses.

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