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ECA featured Member: Aglive

ECA featured Member: Aglive

27.10.2020 Export Council of Australia

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on global supply chains that will be felt for years to come. Where price and speed were once defining factors in global trade, the focus has shifted to the safety, traceability, and provenance of products as they move around the world.

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Relaxation of conditions for the import of Onions into India

Relaxation of conditions for the import of Onions into India

26.10.2020 Dianne Tipping

High Commission of India, Canberra, announces the relaxation of conditions for the import of Onions into India. India has been decided to allow relaxation from the condition of fumigation and additional declaration on Phytosanitary Certificate as per the Plant Quarantine Order 2003, for imports up to 15 December 2020 on the following conditions:

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NSW Export Awards to celebrate resilience

NSW Export Awards to celebrate resilience

21.10.2020 NSW Government

Businesses across the state will have a chance to boost their company profile and demonstrate their resilience in the face of adversity with submissions now open for the 2020 Premier’s NSW Export Awards.

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Are You Ready for 2021?

Are You Ready for 2021?

19.10.2020 Western Union Business Solutions

Whether negotiating payment terms with international suppliers, budgeting for projects or hedging future payments, planning for 2021 in a volatile FX market is an intimidating prospect.

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NSW Strengthening business and community ties with India

NSW Strengthening business and community ties with India

13.10.2020 Gandhi Creations

Trade, investment and collaboration with one of the world’s most dynamic economies will be the focus of a COVIDSafe Australia-India bilateral awards initiative coming to Sydney in 2021 under a three-year partnership with the NSW Government.

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DAP-Delivered At Place Incoterms® 2020

DAP-Delivered At Place Incoterms® 2020

13.10.2020 Dianne Tipping

Article 8 in our series of Incoterms® 2020 – In each article we will identify the responsibilities of the seller and buyer in the transaction at different points in the shipping journey.

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Resilient Supply Chains May Depend on Trade Single Window

Resilient Supply Chains May Depend on Trade Single Window

08.10.2020 Dianne Tipping

Ongoing restrictions to contain Covid-19 and adverse competition between major trading economies are pushing Australian businesses to reconsider their global supply chain strategies.

As they contemplate alternative operational locations and new sources of supply, they are looking to Government for supportive policies and programs. The Export Council of Australia therefore welcomes the 2020-21 Budget allocation of $28.6 million to implement a simplified trade system.

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Celebrating Australia’s remarkable exporters

Celebrating Australia’s remarkable exporters

05.10.2020 Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

Innovative exporters and investors from across Australia will be celebrated in a recognition program that will highlight the incredible resilience shown by Australian businesses this year. Small and medium sized exporters that have adapted to the challenges of 2020 in creative and inspiring ways will have their stories highlighted as part of an online campaign.

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Useful Tools for Your Wellbeing

Useful Tools for Your Wellbeing

25.09.2020 Export Council of Australia

Take stock of your emotions: it’s completely normal to feel concerned or upset about what is happening. If you feel anxious, talk to a trusted friend or family member or seek professional help: Phone Lifeline: 13 11 14, BeyondBlue: 1300 224 636 or Headspace: 1800 650 890. We have collated a list of some useful tools that may be helpfu. 

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Webinar: Business Finance in a Post Pandemic World

Webinar: Business Finance in a Post Pandemic World

25.09.2020 ABC Dubai

There is no doubt that the business of doing business has changed irrevocably.

As the world paused and pivoted, organisations faced challenges around managing cash flow, credit and the digitalisation of operations. 2020 forecasts have been abandoned, 2021 forecasts revised and processes overhauled. But what does this mean for the future?

 

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Orientique: a new season is the opportunity for a fresh COVID-19 start for all

Orientique: a new season is the opportunity for a fresh COVID-19 start for all

22.09.2020 Export Council of Australia

Orientique is an Australian business providing Ladies Fashion exclusively to small boutiques across the world and the ECA's featured member. The impacts of COVID-19 were initially felt by Orientique with closures of retail stores across Europe in early March. Their Summer stocks were about to be delivered to our Northern Hemisphere customers and Winter stocks to Australia NZ.

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Leadership in trade, a key to economic recovery

Leadership in trade, a key to economic recovery

22.09.2020 Dianne Tipping

We are now threequarters of the way through 2020 and many things have changed due to COVID – 19. The Australian economy declined by 7% in the April-June quarter - the largest fall since the Australian Bureau of Statistics began compiling records in 1959. Domestic consumer spending fell by 12.7 per cent. And it is unlikely to make any significant rebounds in the near future.

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Facilitating and regulating e–commerce

Facilitating and regulating e–commerce

18.09.2020 Andrew Hudson

One of the stories from the COVID–19 pandemic has been the surging numbers of goods being moved through e-commerce. The forced levels of isolation have caused consumers and corporates to resort to purchasing even more goods than ever online seeking urgent delivery.

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Sydney Port Congestion Surcharge/Disruptions

Sydney Port Congestion Surcharge/Disruptions

16.09.2020 Export Council of Australia

For Brisbane Importers who require a day-definite or consistent transit time we suggest using the fast direct loops from Shanghai / Xiamen / Ningbo / Shenzhen / Guangzhou ( JKN/CNJ ) Avoid using vessels via Sydney and Melbourne in the short term, announced One Global Logistics

 
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Market updates and opportunities for Malaysia

Market updates and opportunities for Malaysia

15.09.2020 NSW Government

The NSW Government with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) invite you to participate in a webinar briefing on market updates and business and investment opportunities in Malaysia on Wednesday, 23 September 2020 from 4.00pm to 5.00pm (AEST).

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