Investors from around the world will gather in Cairns today to explore opportunities in Northern Australia. The Northern Australia Investment Forum will present high-level investors with projects, opportunities and information about investing in Northern Australia.
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Free Trade Agreements, or FTAs, are international treaties between two or more countries that reduce barriers to trade in goods and services, and investment. FTAs open up opportunities for Australian exporters and investors by improving market access. In addition to removing or reducing tariff barriers, FTAs can also address other trade issues.
The Export Council of Australia (ECA), in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Australia Awards, are hosting a delegation of female small business owners from across the Pacific in Australia from 12-24 November.
Women currently working in the international trade sector have a final opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $8,000 to support participation in an accredited leadership development program.
The Australia India Business Council NSW Women in Business Chapter is pleased to invite members and friends to a business networking event and End of Year celebrations.
Australia has recorded its best ever performance at Alibaba Group’s (NYSE: BABA) 2017 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, which closed at 11.59pm on Saturday
11 November 2017, ranking as the third highest selling country overall.
Discover how the humble shipping container has revolutionised the way we live in new outdoor exhibition at the Maritime Museum
In today’s global world you may have drunk coffee from Brazil or a smoothie containing frozen fruit from China. You could be wearing clothes made in India, watching a TV made in Japan while sitting on a sofa containing wood from Argentina on a laminate floor manufactured in Sweden. All of this has been made possible by a rectangular steel box – the shipping container.
Read Ministerial Statement on TPP11 here. Our matching Talking Trade post for today highlights the importance of the agreement for businesses. We have also published a new booklet for firms to help figure out how to plan for TPP11 implementation.
The Investment Award honours an international company or joint venture making a long-term contribution to our economy, and will again feature at this year’s Australian Export Awards.
TPP-11 moves forward under a new agreement to be known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) is pleased to see the revitalised eleven-country Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
has progressed further with the recent announcement in Da Nang, Vietnam.
‘We welcome the news that Australia has concluded its FTA negotiations with Peru,’ said Lisa McAuley, CEO of the Export Council of Australia (ECA). ‘The ECA supports the principle of expanding Australia’s FTA network by entering into high quality agreements,’ Ms McAuley said. ‘While multilateral agreements are best, and multi-country agreements such as the TPP are second-best, there can also be value in bilateral deals with countries like Peru.’
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.
Australia has a long history of undertaking economic reforms aimed at realising a more flexible and resilient economy. The floating of the dollar, the deregulation of financial markets, the broadening of the tax base and corporatisation of government businesses, to name just a few reforms, have produced an economy that is better placed to take advantage of emerging opportunities and to weather global economic storms.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, under its Aid for Trade and Australia Awards Programs, and in partnership with the Export Council of Australia, are delighted to invite you to join us as our guest at an exclusive networking event hosted in Sydney on Thursday 23rd November from 4.30-6.30pm.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, under its Aid for Trade and Australia Awards Programs, and in partnership with the Export Council of Australia, are delighted to invite you to join us as our guest at an exclusive networking event hosted in Brisbane on Thursday 16 November from 5.00 - 7.00pm.
Leading industry associations the Export Council of Australia (ECA) and the Australian Digital Commerce Association (ADCA), alongside KPMG, have today released a paper calling for the Australian Government and industry to come together to plan for a digitally-enabled trading future.
Australia’s only IoT event dedicated to the future of manufacturing Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are some of the phrases being used today to describe a series of game-changing innovations that are changing the way products are manufactured for ever.
On the eve of US President Donald Trump’s visit to China, the trade waters have been stirred up further by a pair of rulings issued by the US Department of Commerce late on Friday, October 27.
In March 2018, Sydney will host the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. This is a major business and political event, including SMEs, leading CEOs, the Heads of State from the ASEAN Member States, plus Australia’s Prime Minister, Australian Ministers and senior government officials.
I am pleased to announce the 77 finalists in the 55th Australian Export Awards, celebrating success in taking Australian innovation and expertise to the world. This year’s awards, co-presented by Austrade and Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, honour business endeavours across a wide spectrum and I look forward to announcing the national Australian Export Award winners at a ceremony in Canberra on December 5.
The Australian Government has placed a restriction on the carriage of air cargo from Turkey. The restriction will prohibit airlines from bringing into
Australian Territory any electromechanical device that weighs over one kilogram that has originated in, or transited through, Turkey.
Leading industry and export businesses have been announced at the Western Australian Industry & Export Awards, which were held at the Hyatt Regency, Perth last night (Thursday 26 October 2017).
Leading export businesses have been announced at the 2017 Premier’s NSW Export Awards, which were held at the Star last night (Wednesday 25 October 2017).
Soprano Design has taken out the top prize of the evening – the Premier’s NSW Exporter of the Year Award – as well as the Digital Technologies award. Founded in 1994, Soprano Design is an award-winning global software design firm headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
The nation’s long boom is the result of both luck and having a flexible and well-managed economy. But without reform, its 'unique talent' for avoiding recessions may wear thin, according to Paul Bloxham, HSBC’s Chief Economist for Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities.
I will represent Australia at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Saudi Arabia this week. Hosted by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz
Al-Saud, the FII is an international forum that will bring together high-profile government and business leaders to discuss global investment trends
and explore investment opportunities.
Australian businesses are embracing the free national seminars explaining the benefits and opportunities that have been created for Australian businesses as a result of the North Asia free trade agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Japan and China. Organised by Austrade – in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), AusIndustry and Efic – the FTA seminar series was launched in March 2015 with the objective of providing clear and practical information on how Australian business can benefit from the FTAs.