TPP Revival Good News For Australian Exports And Jobs
Moves to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership are good news for Australia, which stands to gain significant economic benefits from the regional trade agreement.The TPP will deliver benefits for Australia by reducing barriers to trade in a wide range of goods and services and improving access to export markets in the Asia-Pacific.
Prestigious Awards Launched Today The 2017 WA Industry & Export Awards
ECA welcomes launch of Peru-Australia FTA negotiations—while keeping our eye on the TPP prize
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ECA welcomes launch of Australia-Hong Kong FTA negotiations
ECA praises budget’s long term commitment to infrastructure investment and regional commitments
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) praises the trade-facilitating measures announced in the 2017-18 Budget, such as a long-term commitment to improve
domestic infrastructure in Australia, and “business as usual” funding for the Australian Trade and Investment Commission. Measures such as these support
efforts by Australian industry to engage in the global economy.
Historic Weekend in Shanghai Gets A Business Focus
David Koch and Tim Harcourt will together be hosting a full-day conference in Shanghai during the lead up to the historic Port Adelaide match, focusing
on how Australian business can do business in China.
Trade has made Australia more prosperous
The ECA is also pleased, along with a number of peak Australian business organisations have joined together to launch a fact sheet demonstrating the ways
trade has made Australia more prosperous. The 10 Facts About Australian Trade fact sheet outlines benefits such as the average Australian family being
up to $3900 better off each year as a result of trade and 2.7 million Australian jobs relying on trade.
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ONLINE TRADE EDUCATION IS A WINNER FOR AUSTRALIAN MSME BUSINESS EXPANSION
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) believes that with the right encouragement and tools, more Australian businesses, particularly Micro Small Medium
Enterprises (MSMEs), can take on and succeed in the world of international trade.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there were more than 2.17 million actively trading businesses in Australia in June 2016, an increase of 2.4 per cent from June 2015, primarily driven by growth in small businesses (those with fewer than 20 employees).
PACER Plus Negotiations Provide Win/Win for Pacific Islands Countries
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) warmly welcomes the conclusion of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus negotiations.
For developing countries in the region, prosperity can only come through the development of a strong private sector. With imports leading to a more competitive economy, and exports leading to stronger businesses that employ more people and pay higher wages, trade is crucial to developing a strong private sector.
New Staff Appointed to Help Sustain Growth
As the voice for Australian exporters and as strong advocates for international business the Export Council of Australia (ECA) is pleased to introduce
two new Senior Events and Communications managers joining our team. With an ongoing focus on trade policy research, developing international trade
skills and recognising trade success our dynamic team welcomes the growth and support of our new appointees.
Agreements with Key Australian Trading Partners is Vital for Economic Growth
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) applauds the successful conclusion of a joint scoping exercise between Australia and the European Union (EU) on a
future free trade agreement (FTA).
ECA CEO Lisa McAuley says “Australia’s trade and investment relationship with the EU as a whole is one of our most important around the world. A future Australia-EU FTA will further build and enhance ties that are already worth nearly AUD 100 billion in bilateral trade, and more than $1.5 trillion in bilateral investment.”
New Trade Policy Recommendations Urges Government to Keep Eyes on the Prize
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.”
Australia’s Most Comprehensive International Business Activity Survey Released
New Online Tool to Assist Exporters
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) was instrumental in driving the development by ANZ of “Be Trade Ready”. The online tool gives Australian businesses access to comparative information on Free Trade Agreements in 10 key markets and across 16 industry sectors, and a wealth of market information.
Trade Facilitation Agreement: A Well Needed Win for Global Trade
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.
Trade Policy Election Event Puts Important Trade Issues Back into the Spotlight
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 successfully put trade and investment policy issues
squarely back in the spotlight with the election event which took place earlier today.
QUEENSLAND EXPORTERS ASKED TO COME OUT WITH THEIR HANDS UP!
North Queensland companies involved in international business are the target for a regional road show taking place on Thursday 2 June at North TAFE. The
event is focused on Queensland’s most prestigious export recognition program the Premier of Queensland ‘s Export Awards and is on the hunt for regional
businesses to take part says the Export Council of Australia (ECA).
OFFSHORE TRADING REQUIRES SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TO SUCCEED
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 authoritative reference on international trade.
Leandra Coffey, Director, Fruity Sacks
Member of the ECA
“Our business is about making it easy for people to make environmentally friendly choices. We are looking to expand into new overseas markets and the ECA have been a huge help in this endeavour. The ECA have given us introductions to key businesses that can help us in the markets we are looking at, and their workshops and seminars on topics relevant to exporting were extremely useful. All up, our association with the ECA has been a great asset to Fruity Sacks.”Become a Member
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