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Sydney: Changes to 457 Visa and Impact on Businesses

Sydney: Changes to 457 Visa and Impact on Businesses

16.08.2017 Australia China Business Council

On 1 July 2017, there were a number of further changes to temporary and permanent skilled migration programs, including the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) program. These changes are of concern for many Australian corporates, SME’s and individuals. ACBC NSW is pleased to invite you to our 457 Visa seminar moderated by Stacey Martin, Expat Advisors Community.

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Review of Australia's Space Industry Capability: call for Industry Input and the Melbourne-based Consultation Session

Review of Australia's Space Industry Capability: call for Industry Input and the Melbourne-based Consultation Session

15.08.2017 John Macdonald

On 4 August 2017, the Australian Government launched the consultation process for the ’Review of Australia’s Space Industry Capability’.  The review is consulting widely to examine the Australian space sector’s current capability and areas of comparative advantage, as well as our regional and international engagement within the global sector. Importantly, this input will be used to inform the review’s finding and the development of the right strategic framework to support the growth of Australia’s space industry.

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Securing our prosperity through greater trade and investment

Securing our prosperity through greater trade and investment

15.08.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Australia has entered its 26th consecutive year of economic growth, in no small part due to the contribution of trade and investment. Last year Australia’s goods and services exports rose 7.6% in real terms, and net exports contributed 1.4 percentage points to our 2.4% annual growth in real GDP. Australia’s relatively small population means that we will continue to rely on imported capital and bigger overseas markets to keep our standards of living high.

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China deadline for dairy exporters of infant formula

China deadline for dairy exporters of infant formula

14.08.2017 Rowan Callick

Dairy companies must meet China’s regulatory requirements by January 1 to sell infant formulas. The clock is ticking for Australian infant formula producers to complete a suite of new regulatory hurdles, in order to be able to keep selling their powder in China after January 1.

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You Can Indeed Lose What You Never Had

You Can Indeed Lose What You Never Had

11.08.2017 Deborah Elms

The start of a piece in yesterday’s TheStreet summarized a common viewpoint on the US withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, when it said: “You can’t lose what you never had…” In fact, you can.

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International Business Today Winter 2017 is out now!

International Business Today Winter 2017 is out now!

09.08.2017 Tim Michael

How important is trade to the Australian economy? The short answer is: “it’s vital.” In this edition of International Business Today ECA CEO Lisa McAuley explains why trade and investment is a key driver of jobs, innovation and long-term prosperity for Australia. Ms McAuley says more Australia businesses should consider showcasing their products and services to the world – because when your business succeeds on the world stage – so does Australia.

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Australia Awards: Women Trading Globally

Australia Awards: Women Trading Globally

08.08.2017 Collins Rex

The ECA – in partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Aid for Trade and Australia Awards programs – has formulated a training program specifically for women in the Pacific region. This course is titled: “Australia Awards: Women Trading Globally”.

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VIVA MÉXICO!

VIVA MÉXICO!

08.08.2017 Collins Rex

Mexico is the fourteenth largest economy in the world and home to 120 million people. As such, Mexico is a significant market in its own right, as well as a potential gateway to opportunities across the Americas for Australian companies.

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Are you ready to go global?

Are you ready to go global?

04.08.2017 Collins Rex

The decision to extend sales overseas is a logical and natural progression for many businesses. The motivation to grow your business internationally can be triggered by an unsolicited request from an overseas company for a product/service, or the motivation could be the result of a considered decision to develop additional sales growth opportunities and profits through entering an international market.

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Don’t let Buy Queensland sell Australia short

Don’t let Buy Queensland sell Australia short

04.08.2017 Lisa McAuley

“Any ‘Buy Queensland’ policies must be consistent with Australia’s international trade commitments,” said Lisa McAuley, CEO of the Export Council of Australia (ECA). “Otherwise they will undermine Australia’s international credibility and risk retaliation.”

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Trade Can Also Create Jobs—With Supportive Policies For Workers

Trade Can Also Create Jobs—With Supportive Policies For Workers

04.08.2017 Isabel Udal Perucho

In May, Robert Azevedo, Director General of the World Trade Organization, defended trade liberalization in Japan against an increasingly common argument that trade destroys jobs. The Nikkei Asian Review reported his statement that “many jobs have been lost, and people sometimes tend to believe trade is the cause of that.”“In fact,” he said, “it isn’t.” 

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There’s more to customs and visa policies than security

There’s more to customs and visa policies than security

31.07.2017 Lisa McAuley

‘Facilitating the smooth flow of goods and people is critically important for Australia’s international competitiveness’ said Lisa McAuley, CEO of the Export Council of Australia (ECA). ‘We need to ensure they are seen from an economic perspective, not just through a security prism.’

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Food and Agribusiness Culture Survey

Food and Agribusiness Culture Survey

28.07.2017 Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL)

Industry culture is the set of core beliefs that underpin the patterns of behaviours being played out across the sector. Therefore, to grow the share of Australian food in the global marketplace, we must understand the drivers and beliefs that are shaping the dynamics across the sector.

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RCEP: Nineteen Rounds And Counting…

RCEP: Nineteen Rounds And Counting…

27.07.2017 Deborah Elms

The 19th round of negotiations in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is wrapping up this week in India. These are the megaregional trade talks that will eventually unite 16 countries across Asia (Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam).

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Increasing Indonesia-Australia Business Opportunities

Increasing Indonesia-Australia Business Opportunities

25.07.2017 Standards Australia

Indonesia and Australia have a strong economic relationship with bilateral trade valued at $15.4 billion in 2015-16. The two countries are currently negotiating the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) designed to enhance bilateral trade.

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Re-assessing India: opportunities for Australian Business

Re-assessing India: opportunities for Australian Business

25.07.2017 NSW Trade and Investment

Asialink Business and NSW Trade and Investment are delighted to invite you to a keynote address by The Hon. Niall Blair, Minister for Primary Industries, Regional Water and Trade and Industry, Parliament of New South Wales on Re-assessing India: opportunities for Australian Business.

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Australian energy expertise in demand in Vietnam

Australian energy expertise in demand in Vietnam

20.07.2017 Austrade

Vietnam is keen to explore collaborative partnerships with Australian businesses as it focuses on ensuring energy supply and security to support its economic expansion. Recent policy reforms implemented by the Vietnamese Government to liberalise the sector and attract investment has led to opportunities in the power generation sector, and Australia is well placed to assist.

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Thailand is enamoured with Aussie mandarins

Thailand is enamoured with Aussie mandarins

19.07.2017 Austrade

Demand for Australian fruit, especially mandarins, continues to increase in Thailand, on the back of targeted trade promotional campaigns like the annual ‘Australia Now! In Season’ initiative. ‘Australia Now! In Season’ is a multi-industry, multi-country integrated promotional program focused on South East Asia. It is designed to raise awareness of the advantages of quality, safe and healthy Australian horticulture products.

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ABCSA - Guided business trip to Botswana from Africa House

ABCSA - Guided business trip to Botswana from Africa House

18.07.2017 Shane Hunter

Africa House, a business consultancy based in Johannesburg have extended an invitation to our members to participate in an organised business trip to Botswana to be held over 15-18 August 2017. The trip is centred around the Kazungula Bridge and Border Project, which is about 80 kms from Victoria Falls.

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ECA congratulates Australian Customs and Border Protection Service on Mutual Recognition Agreement signings with Hong Kong, South Korea and Canada

ECA congratulates Australian Customs and Border Protection Service on Mutual Recognition Agreement signings with Hong Kong, South Korea and Canada

18.07.2017 Lisa McAuley

The Agreements mean Australian exporters will benefit from new trade facilitation measures, such as reduced examination requirements and prioritised clearance, in Hong Kong, South Korea and Canada.“These Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) are important commitments by Australia and Hong Kong, South Korea and Canada to co-operate on important economic and trade issues,” says Export Council of Australia (ECA) CEO Lisa McAuley. 

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New International Trade Facilitation Arrangements

New International Trade Facilitation Arrangements

18.07.2017 The Hon Peter Dutton MP

Australia has entered into several new international arrangements which will improve the nation’s competitiveness and ability to trade globally. Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) have been signed with Korea’s Customs Service, Canada’s Border Services Agency and the Customs and Excise Department of Hong Kong.

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