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Export Council of Australia launches Mexico: Gateway to the Americas report


Listed as the most interconnected economy in Latin America and boasting a network of 13 FTAs, covering 45 countries, the Export Council of Australia (ECA) is urging exporters to explore opportunities available in Mexico. The ECA, with partners the International Trade Development Fund and Austrade, is proud to launch the Mexico: Gateway to the Americas report, a comprehensive report focusing on opportunities for Australian companies to enter this dynamic market.

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Domestic barriers to trade jeopardise gains from Free Trade Agreements


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. It’s time for Australia to look beyond FTAs and approach trade policy from a broader, whole-of-government perspective says the Export Council of Australia (ECA).

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Progressed in New Zealand


The Export Council of Australia is pleased to see the twelve-country Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) being signed today in Auckland, New Zealand. The TPP and accompanying National Interest Analysis will now be tabled in Australian Parliament for 20 joint sitting days as part of the domestic treaty making process. The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties will then conduct an inquiry and report back to

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Increasing Trade Development is Vital to Australia’s Economic Prosperity


The Export Council of Australia (ECA) has 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 Singapore in a bid to encourage government to take a long-term, strategic approach to developing Australia’s International Trade.

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