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General review of the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA

General review of the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA

15.12.2017 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA (AANZFTA) has been delivering tangible benefits to Australian businesses since entering into force in 2010. AANZFTA is among Australia’s most ambitious free trade agreements to date.

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Tourism records smashed

Tourism records smashed

13.12.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Spending by Chinese tourists has reached a new record in Australia - exceeding $10 billion for the first time. The $10.3 billion record is one of many broken in the International Visitor Survey (IVS) released this week. 

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Financing for export success

Financing for export success

13.12.2017 Collins Rex

There are several differences between exporting and operating in Australia that will have an impact on your finances. Understanding all the costs associated with exporting will help you to make an informed decision on whether your business is ready to start exporting.

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Anniversary of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Anniversary of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement

12.12.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Today marks the third anniversary of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA), which entered into force on 12 December 2014. KAFTA continues to demonstrate its worth for Australian businesses: three years on, tariffs continue to fall as exports continue to grow.

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Statement of the 40th Cairns Group Ministerial Meeting

Statement of the 40th Cairns Group Ministerial Meeting

11.12.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

We, the Ministers of the Cairns Group, met in Buenos Aires on 11 December 2017 to discuss our common interest in continuing with trade reform in the agricultural sector. Cairns Group Members reaffirm their commitment to the rules-based, multilateral trading system, which has contributed significantly to global economic dynamism and resilience over the past 23 years, and for decades before. Cairns Group members are committed to supporting the effectiveness of all aspects of the WTO, its regular business, negotiating and dispute settlement functions, and to promoting the WTO’s objectives for the benefit of all Members.

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Overcoming your export finance challenges to achieve global growth

Overcoming your export finance challenges to achieve global growth

11.12.2017 Export Finance Australia

Tourism in Australia is booming, providing many opportunities for small business exporters. One company that is paving the future of tourist attractions is NSW-based company Laservision, which provides multimedia entertainment attractions for governments and blue chip companies.

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Brexit – the next chapter

Brexit – the next chapter

08.12.2017 Chris Little

In November, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) raised the Bank Rate for the first time in a decade from 0.25% to 0.5%. The Brexit vote has put the BoE in a dilemma: keep the rate at a record low after the emergency cut in August 2016 to support the economy, or raise the interest rate to keep a grip on inflation.

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ASEAN-Australia Business Summit CEO Forum consultation papers

ASEAN-Australia Business Summit CEO Forum consultation papers

05.12.2017 Lisa McAuley

The Export Council of Australia is working with the Australian Government ASEAN-Australia Special Summit Taskforce to develop the ASEAN-Australia Business Summit CEO Forum in March 2018. The Taskforce would like to draw on the experience and expertise of ECA members trading with and working in ASEAN.

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International Business Today Summer 2017

International Business Today Summer 2017

05.12.2017 Tim Michael

Welcome to the summer edition of International Business Today. In this edition, we pay tribute to the export community’s high achievers – our state Export Award winners. These are the businesses with the innovation, expertise and professionalism to take on international markets. ECA CEO Lisa McAuley reveals which companies have been recognised in 2017 for their hard work and determination.

 

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Australia has an important message for the world: Trade works

Australia has an important message for the world: Trade works

05.12.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Australia continues to create new opportunities for our exporters. The Turnbull Coalition Government recently finalised a comprehensive trade agreement with Peru. The Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) will open the door to one of the world’s fastest growing economies for Aussie exporters.

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Gulfood Trade Show 18-22 February 2017

Gulfood Trade Show 18-22 February 2017

05.12.2017 Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL)

FIAL have been successfully showcasing Australian food & beverage suppliers at international tradeshows for the past 4 years, providing companies with a low cost means of accessing new export markets and making connections with buyers. We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at Gulfood again in 2018.

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Facilitating exports to China

Facilitating exports to China

04.12.2017 Australian Border Force

Australian importers and exporters operating within the Australian Trusted Trader programme will have a competitive edge and better access to global markets under a landmark arrangement with China, our largest trading partner.

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Amendments to Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Amendments to Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement

01.12.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

The Agreement to Amend the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) enters into force today. It will create significant new opportunities for Australian businesses that will grow trade and investment, creating and supporting Australian jobs.

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Consolidated Cargo Clearance Benefit

Consolidated Cargo Clearance Benefit

29.11.2017 Lisa McAuley

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has implemented a voluntary trade facilitation initiative: the Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) programme. The programme recognises businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices. Trusted Traders are rewarded with a range of trade facilitation benefits including Consolidated Cargo Clearance.

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2018 Westpac Australia-China Business Sentiment Survey

2018 Westpac Australia-China Business Sentiment Survey

28.11.2017 Lisa McAuley

AustCham Shanghai is proud to be partnering with Westpac to deliver the 2018 Westpac Australia-China Business Sentiment Survey. Over the next four weeks we will be asking all Australian organisations operating in, or with, China to participate by completing an online sentiment survey.

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A Stronger Brand for Australia

A Stronger Brand for Australia

24.11.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

The Turnbull Coalition Government is reinvigorating a national brand for Australia. A unified national brand will help our exporters use the strength of Australia's reputation when they sell their products and services to the world.

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2018 APAC Corporate Payment Trends Survey

2018 APAC Corporate Payment Trends Survey

21.11.2017 Chris Little

Complete this quick survey for your chance to win the Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Trio pack.

A sale isn’t a sale until you get paid! Complete our annual Corporate Payment Survey to help understand the payment experiences and trends of Australian Businesses in 2017.

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