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. We have been supporting companies to grow internationally for over 60 years. 

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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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.

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Rewards

Rewarding excellence in international business

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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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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? »
The China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone & Australia Purchase Publication »
Trade Policy Recommendations 3: 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.

More tariff cuts under Australia’s free trade deals

More tariff cuts under Australia’s free trade deals Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

Federal Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said the latest round of tariff cuts under our trade agreements with China and South Korea as well as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) would build on the huge benefits these major agreements have already delivered for our economy.

“From today, Australian exporters will get more tariff reductions and better access into China and Korea, as well Japan, Mexico and Canada under the TPP-11,” Minister Birmingham said.

“These latest tariff cuts will deliver an additional competitive edge for our exporters into these key markets, creating more export opportunities and more local jobs around our country.
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Australia ratifies trade deals with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru

Australia ratifies trade deals with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

Australia has ratified its free trade agreements with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru, a move that will give our farmers access to more markets, greater opportunities for our businesses, create more jobs and increased investment.

Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said these agreements would enhance export opportunities and deliver significant benefits for Australian exporters.

“This trade trifecta will deliver more opportunities and greater access to more markets for Australian farmers and businesses,” Minister Birmingham said.  “These high-quality and comprehensive agreements will open new doors and deliver wide-ranging benefits in industries including agriculture, manufacturing, mining, education, and tourism.

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How to Hire a Trainee - the easy way!

How to Hire a Trainee - the easy way! Dianne Tipping

There has been a recent surge in interest in the international trade, transport and logistics industry thanks to the Make Your Move campaign funded by the International Trade Development Fund (ITDFund).
The campaign has reached over 1.2 million young people across a range of online and offline channels including social media, online advertising, the Make Your Move website, face-to-face presentations to schools and careers advisers, career expos and work experience engagements.

Your company can make the most of this interest and increased awareness by hiring a Trainee now.

Traineeships are a proven, and very cost-effective way to grow the capabilities of your business and create a life-changing opportunity for a young person.
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