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U.S. FDA Food Labeling Rules – Compliance Date Extension, Next Steps for Industry

U.S. FDA Food Labeling Rules – Compliance Date Extension, Next Steps for Industry

11.10.2017

On September 29, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed an extension of the compliance dates for the final rules mandating changes to food, beverage, and supplement labeling. The extension would provide large food businesses (defined for these rules as grossing ten million dollars or more in annual sales) until January 1, 2020 to comply, while small businesses would have an additional year.

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New Tourism Campaign to Attract Youth to Australia

New Tourism Campaign to Attract Youth to Australia

09.10.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Tourism Australia has launched a new youth campaign, ‘Aussie News Today,’ to attract more young people to Australia. Aussie News Today was launched atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge by former Wallabies rugby union star Nick Cummins, aka the ‘The Honey Badger’. Aussie News Today will capture humorous and interesting stories about Australia and share them with young people through Tourism Australia’s digital channels.

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Business Opportunities in Malaysia

Business Opportunities in Malaysia

09.10.2017 Jacqueline Mees-Buss

As part of the final unit for their Masters’ degree in International Business, students of the University of Sydney offer free consulting reports for Australian companies interested in learning more about their business opportunities in Malaysia.

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Showcase your company in our Innovations Book

Showcase your company in our Innovations Book

09.10.2017 Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL)

FIAL is launching the 3rd Edition of our Innovations Book! Expressions of Interest are now open for companies of all sizes, across the value chain, to be showcased in the book and share their innovation journey.

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Commonwealth Games To Reap Gold For QLD Trade

Commonwealth Games To Reap Gold For QLD Trade

09.10.2017 Kate Jones

Queenslanders will welcome more than 6,600 leading athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Our Games will attract 1.5 million spectators and a global television audience of 1.5 billion. It will be the biggest sporting spectacle in Australia for more than a decade.

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Best Practice: What businesses can learn from the APAC Payment Survey

Best Practice: What businesses can learn from the APAC Payment Survey

06.10.2017 Chris Little

It's all about taking the right risk for your business. Join us as we present new insights from the latest APAC Payment Survey Results, show how financial controllers and business owners can better manage their risk exposures and share the strategic approach which other organisations are taking.

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Export Marketing and Preparing to Visit the Market

Export Marketing and Preparing to Visit the Market

04.10.2017 Collins Rex

There are key constraints that you will need to consider as part of your international marketing communication strategy. Regardless of the type of communication (verbal, visual, written) your communications strategy will be affected by a mix of culture, language, education levels, economic development, media and government regulation.

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ASEAN-Australia Entrepreneurs Business Forum

ASEAN-Australia Entrepreneurs Business Forum

29.09.2017 Australia-ASEAN Business Council

The Australia-ASEAN Business Council (AABC) is delighted to present the ASEAN-Australia Entrepreneurs Business Forum 2017, in conjunction with a delegation of influential entrepreneurs and representatives from the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council (AYEC). The AYEC is a dynamic organisation endorsed by their respective governments to be the voice of thousands of young entrepreneurs across ASEAN.

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Indispensable Economic Partners: The US-Australia investment relationship

Indispensable Economic Partners: The US-Australia investment relationship

29.09.2017 Lisa McAuley

Australia enjoys a remarkable benefit from its multi-faceted, two-way investment relationship with the United States. And while Australia’s trade relationships, particularly in the region, are vital to continued growth and prosperity, the United States remains Australia’s indispensable economic partner.

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Do you export Goods? Then you need e-Ping!

Do you export Goods? Then you need e-Ping!

26.09.2017 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Have you signed up for the WTO’s electronic export alert tool – ePing? ePing sends you notification every time a country notify changes to its export requirements for the products you are trading. The WTO is updating ePing and wants your feedback on how it functions and ideas on new features. If you have feedback for ePing send it to tbt.enquiry@dfat.gov.au

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Strong Regional Showing Among Export Awards Finalists

Strong Regional Showing Among Export Awards Finalists

25.09.2017 NSW Government

The State’s best export companies including a strong contingent from regional NSW have been named as finalists in the 2017 Premier’s NSW Export Awards. Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair said there are 82 company finalists named across 20 export categories, including 16 regional-based businesses shortlisted across 11 categories.

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2017 Western Australian Industry and Export Awards Finalists Announced

2017 Western Australian Industry and Export Awards Finalists Announced

25.09.2017 Lisa McAuley

The Export Council of Australia would like to congratulate those businesses nominated as finalists for the 2017 Western Australian Industry & Export Awards. The Premier of Western Australia, the Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, announced the finalists vying to be recognised for their excellence and contribution to the state, across 15 Export and 4 Industry award categories.

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Tickets are on sale for the biggest networking events of the year

Tickets are on sale for the biggest networking events of the year

25.09.2017 Lisa McAuley

To acknowledge and celebrate the success of NSW, WA and QLD companies is an important part of encouraging more companies to think global and this year at the awards ceremonies we will be celebrating and recognising the great opportunities emerging for NSW companies in Latin America.

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Take a Closer Look At Central Europe

Take a Closer Look At Central Europe

25.09.2017 Anthony Weymouth

Australian companies seeking to expand into new international markets should closely consider Central Europe, given a myriad of opportunities in sectors like resources and energy, consumer products, health and advanced manufacturing. Comprising 19 countries, Central Europe has a population of around 178 million stretching from the Baltic Sea to the Balkans, and an aggregate GDP of US$1.9 trillion. Two-way trade with Australia is worth approximately A$3.8 billion.

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Premier of QLD Export Award Finalists Announced

Premier of QLD Export Award Finalists Announced

22.09.2017 Lisa McAuley

The Export Council of Australia would like to congratulate the finalists announced for the 2017 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards. As exporters from across the state compete for 12 industry categories the program celebrates business excellence in international trade.

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2017 Premier's NSW Export Awards Finalists Announced

2017 Premier's NSW Export Awards Finalists Announced

22.09.2017 Export Council of Australia

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) would like to congratulate the finalists announced for the 2017 NSW Premier’s Export Awards. As exporters from across the state compete for 12 industry categories & 7 state categories, the program celebrates business excellence in international trade.

 

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Seven strategies to help your business succeed in exporting

Seven strategies to help your business succeed in exporting

18.09.2017 Export Finance Australia

As a business owner it’s natural to review your business plan and consider opportunities for future growth and expansion. An important channel for growth for many small and medium businesses (SMEs) is exporting. The opportunity to showcase quality Australian products and services overseas and compete internationally can be both exciting and rewarding.

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Bottle manufacturer typifies buoyant export industry

Bottle manufacturer typifies buoyant export industry

18.09.2017 Export Finance Australia

Australian small and medium businesses (SMEs) are more optimistic about conditions for export than they were six months ago – according to Efic’s latest Exporter Sentiment Index, research which tracks how small businesses are feeling about the Australian export environment.

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Money Makes The World Go Round: Just Ask OFX Boss Skander Malcolm

Money Makes The World Go Round: Just Ask OFX Boss Skander Malcolm

18.09.2017 Tim Michael

Skander Malcolm is CEO of OFX, a leading Foreign Exchange service provider. In this interview with International Business Today Mr Malcolm explains how Australian exporters can protect themselves against currency exchange rate volatility and where to find the most competitive rates …

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Letting Off Steam: Ignore Government At Your Peril

Letting Off Steam: Ignore Government At Your Peril

15.09.2017 Barath Harithas

On 8 September 2017, the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission ordered Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block web traffic to the entirety of ‘Steam’ for including in its catalog ‘Fight of Gods,’ a fighting game where players can choose from a stable of combatants drawn from various religions, such as Jesus and Buddha, to be pitted against one another in one-on-one brawls.

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