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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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Would you like perfect presentations every time?

Would you like perfect presentations every time?

13.07.2017 List Premier Education

ZenoBot is a quick and effective way to create and present content. Perfect for today’s increasingly busy individuals! ZenoBot serves as a digital assistant, trainers’/teachers’ assistant, or simply a helper. 

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Food and Beverage From South East Queensland to London

Food and Beverage From South East Queensland to London

13.07.2017 Trade and Investment Queensland

The UK is a major international trader, ranked as one of the four most important markets by Australian businesses in 2016 with export trade worth $12.1bn. This week long trade mission enables Queensland export first timers from the food and drink sectors to gain an in-depth understanding of the UK retail landscape, develop routes to market and meet key industry contacts to support their export strategies.

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Free Exporter Webinar: An Export Blueprint to Identify Opportunities and Risks Upfront

Free Exporter Webinar: An Export Blueprint to Identify Opportunities and Risks Upfront

13.07.2017 60ZONE Business Cultures International & Global Trade Finance Group

Exporting or Looking to Expand in Foreign Markets? There’s a lot at stake when exporting or looking to export. A lack of understanding of market culture and the financial risks you must take can negatively impact on your domestic operation. What if you had a blueprint to identify opportunities and potential risks upfront, eliminate loss, improve engagement success and your profits?

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IP Mediation Referral Service

IP Mediation Referral Service

11.07.2017 IP Australia

IP Australia has established an intellectual property (IP) Mediation Referral Service for IP right holders to access mediation providers as a low cost and effective alternative to resolve IP related disputes.

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Indonesia on the hunt for agtech innovations

Indonesia on the hunt for agtech innovations

11.07.2017 Austrade

Indonesia’s agricultural sector is undergoing a transformation, as the next generation of farmers look to new technologies to increase efficiency and productivity. Australian agtech companies will find plenty of prospects, as well as the opportunity to work with Indonesia’s ‘agripreneurs’ and growing agtech startup sector.

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The Pacific Alliance At Year 6

The Pacific Alliance At Year 6

07.07.2017 Sebastian Cortes-Sanchez

The Pacific Alliance, a regional integration initiative which brought together the economics of Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile, has garnered a surprising amount of attention from around the world after only six years since its creation; more than 50 countries have flocked to become observers. To understand the sudden interest one has to look at the member’s ability to establish themselves as a credible and ambitious body with incredible potential to increase investment and trade opportunities in the region.

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Think you know ASEAN? Think again!

Think you know ASEAN? Think again!

07.07.2017 Nielsen

While ASEAN has been enjoying economic recognition in recent years, many businesses approach the region as a single entity and surprisingly, little is known about the many cities and regions that make up the archipelago.

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New Financial Year: New Membership Benefits

New Financial Year: New Membership Benefits

05.07.2017 Lisa McAuley

As we enter a new financial year, I am very pleased to announce the ECA has gone back to the drawing board to review our membership benefits and how we can create value for our network. As Australia’s only organisation focused entirely on the needs of Australia’s international businesses, when you join the ECA, we become partners, working with you to support the international success of your business.

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Know Thy (Global) Business Partner!

Know Thy (Global) Business Partner!

05.07.2017 ​Murray Lawson

When entering into a business deal, how well do you know your potential partner? That question has always been at the core of doing due diligence, but is absolutely critical when considering business overseas — and especially so in emerging markets.

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AustCham Shanghai 2017 E-commerce business delegation

AustCham Shanghai 2017 E-commerce business delegation

05.07.2017 Helen Cai

It is no secret that China is a complex and diverse market. An understanding of this market, including its varying demographic, economic and cultural characteristics, is crucial to any businesses success. The AustCham Shanghai E-Commerce Business Delegation provides decision makers with on-the-ground China experience and exclusive access to knowledge and insights about China’s e-commerce industry.

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Doing Business in Myanmar

Doing Business in Myanmar

05.07.2017 Export Council of Australia

Isolated for decades, its vast wealth and potential out of reach for international investors, Myanmar is now undergoing generational reform aimed at modernising its economy and catching up on decades of lost opportunity. Strategically located at the crossroads between China, India and Southeast Asia, with vast reserves of onshore and offshore natural resources and favourable demographics, Myanmar is poised to be one of the brightest stars among frontier markets for the foreseeable future.

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Building staff capacity for international growth

Building staff capacity for international growth

05.07.2017 Collins Rex

"Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." --Mattie Stepanek. Building a global business requires team work and a global mindset from the very beginning, across your entire organisation. Building your internal capacity and identifying key strategies to support your international business are vital to international success.The ECA is offering a new contemporary online, interactive program for companies looking to start their journey of expanding into overseas markets.

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International Business Coaching Can Give Australian SMEs the Edge

International Business Coaching Can Give Australian SMEs the Edge

05.07.2017 Collins Rex

The ECA – over its 60 year history – has developed an extensive program of workshops and courses that equip businesses with the skills they need to manage and grow their international operations. The ECA has also worked with countless individual companies, state and federal government departments, and local councils to develop in-house training programs. Building on its extensive education experience, the ECA is proud to now offer an International Business Coaching program: a bespoke offering for Australian businesses that need specialised, hands-on-assistance to achieve their international business goals.

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ECA recommends 457 visa amendments

ECA recommends 457 visa amendments

04.07.2017 Heath Baker

The ECA has highlighted to the government that changes to the temporary skilled work visas (457 visas) that adversely affect businesses, have the potential to disproportionately affect exporters.

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US air cargo screening requirements apply to Australian exports from 1 July

US air cargo screening requirements apply to Australian exports from 1 July

04.07.2017 Sachi Wimmer, OTS

US air cargo screening requirements now apply to all exports to the US from Australia. These requirements have been imposed by the US on all airlines carrying Australian air cargo to the US. The Australian Government has been working with Australian businesses over the last two years to help them comply and be ready for the change, while reducing red tape and enabling a smooth transition.

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ECA welcomes Australia joining New Zealand with announcement of Pacific Alliance FTA negotiations

ECA welcomes Australia joining New Zealand with announcement of Pacific Alliance FTA negotiations

03.07.2017 Lisa McAuley

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) welcomes the announcement of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with the Pacific Alliance, announced on Saturday by Minster for Trade, Tourism and Investment the Hon Steven Ciobo MP. “We are pleased that the government is seeking new opportunities for Australian companies in Latin America by enhancing and reinforcing Australia’s market access in Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Chile,” says ECA CEO Lisa McAuley.

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Pacific Alliance Free Trade Agreement Negotiations

Pacific Alliance Free Trade Agreement Negotiations

03.07.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Today I announce the launch of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between Australia and the Pacific Alliance - the Latin American trading bloc made up of Mexico, Chile, Peru and Colombia. Australia is one of the first countries to launch FTA negotiations with the Pacific Alliance.

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Volumes Drive 2016 Export Growth

Volumes Drive 2016 Export Growth

30.06.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Trade continues to underpin our nation’s prosperity as Australia’s total trade in goods and services reached a record $673 billion last year. Trade contributed 1.5 percentage points to overall growth of 2.4 per cent, while export growth was driven by an 8 per cent increase in volumes in 2016, according to the Composition of Trade, Australia 2016 report released today.

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