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FREE WEBINAR: Minimise risk in an unstable world

FREE WEBINAR: Minimise risk in an unstable world

20.06.2017 Chris Little

From Brexit to Trump, political risk continues to be a growing concern in the global market. How resilient is the economy to the series of shocks? Which industries will be most impacted by these uncertainties? Where does this leave Australian exporters and more importantly how can you protect your exporting business and remain profitable while trading in this uncertainty?

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Limiting US Steel Imports Under Section 232

Limiting US Steel Imports Under Section 232

20.06.2017 Jia Hui Quek

US President Donald Trump has ordered an investigation under Section 232(B) of the 1962 Trade Expansion Act, to look into the national security implications of imported steel. While this may appear to be a purely domestic legal issue within the United States, it may have significant implications for Asian producers of steel and, indeed, for manufacturers of all types.

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Viewing Steel As An Example Of "America First"

Viewing Steel As An Example Of "America First"

20.06.2017 Barath Harithas

The word "fair" has increasingly re-entered the U.S. trade lexicon alongside its old mantra of "free" as US President Donald Trump seeks to do more to enforce or renegotiate trade agreements in the name of protecting traditional American jobs - particularly in manufacturing.

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United Kingdom: a costly gamble

United Kingdom: a costly gamble

20.06.2017 Chris Little

Following the Brexit referendum, this snap general election is the Tories’ second failed gamble in less than a year. On June 8th, PM Theresa May lost the best she has made by triggering an early election. Now left with a hung Parliament, a confidence and supply agreement has been concluded with the Democratic Unionist Party (10 seats), although the terms of the deal remain unclear. This unstable political situation only adds more uncertainty to the Brexit negotiations.

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Pacific Trade and Development Agreement

Pacific Trade and Development Agreement

16.06.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

The Turnbull Government has delivered another trade agreement that will help drive economic growth and raise living standards in our region. On June 14th the Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Keith Pitt, signed the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus) at the ceremony in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

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AACCI NSW Tourism and Aviation Seminar 2017

AACCI NSW Tourism and Aviation Seminar 2017

16.06.2017 AACCI NSW

The Gulf is home to three goliath airlines, Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways, that share a keen relationship with Australia. After years of uninterrupted growth, the environment they operate in is shifting with persisting low oil prices, political instability and the rise of the low-cost airlines. AACCI, in conjunction with Clyde & Co and the NSW Government, invite you for a seminar with special guest, Mr Moin Anwar, Commissioner MENA, NSW Government.

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The Transforming Picture Of “America First”

The Transforming Picture Of “America First”

09.06.2017 Deborah Elms

Washington, DC—It’s been nearly six months since the Trump administration came into office. Viewed from the outside, it appears that American trade policy has undergone a shift over this period. What hasn’t been so clear is whether this change is one of emphasis or a deep transformation.

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Further Strong Trade Outcome for Australia

Further Strong Trade Outcome for Australia

08.06.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

The value of Australian exports surged to a new record level in the March quarter, reinforcing the value of the Turnbull Government’s continued commitment to open trade and investment.

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First Women in Export Scholarship Winner

First Women in Export Scholarship Winner

07.06.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

I am pleased to announce Dr Noelle Sunstrom as the winner of the inaugural Women in Export Scholarship. Dr Sunstrom is the founder and CEO of NeuClone Pty Ltd, which develops and commercialises high quality biosimilar medical products.

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2017 QLD Export Awards and ASEAN Market Briefing Ipswich

2017 QLD Export Awards and ASEAN Market Briefing Ipswich

05.06.2017 Export Council of Australia

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) in collaboration with Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ) are delighted to present an event for prospective and established exporters in Ipswich who are looking to expand their business operations and connect into ASEAN. This event will be held in Ipswich on the 13th of June, from 10.30am-12pm, and you can register here.

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Living With American Uncertainty

Living With American Uncertainty

05.06.2017 Deborah Elms

Vancouver, Canada—As the United States continues to defy expectations, choosing to stand with Nicaragua and Syria in issues like climate change, and refusing to sign off on boilerplate diplomatic language in various international forums like the G20 and APEC, other nations have struggled to figure out their own path forward.

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2017 QLD Export Awards and ASEAN Market Briefing Cairns

2017 QLD Export Awards and ASEAN Market Briefing Cairns

02.06.2017 Export Council of Australia

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) in collaboration with Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ) are delighted to present an event for prospective and established exporters who are looking to expand their business operations and connect into ASEAN.

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China’s bold Belt and Road Initiative worth joining

China’s bold Belt and Road Initiative worth joining

01.06.2017 Tony Cripps

Australia's far north is a natural fulcrum from which it can leverage its relationships with key trading markets in Asia to capitalise on China's rise as a dominant global economy. China's little-known proposal to include Australia's northern development plan in its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative will facilitate this process by better connecting Australia with China and more than 60 other countries, via both essential infrastructure and a financial framework for cross-border trade. 

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New Business Events Portal

New Business Events Portal

30.05.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

To show the world why there’s nothing like Australia for business events the Australian Government has launched a new business events portal to give visitors an enhanced user experience and more opportunities to connect with Australian business events suppliers.

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Doing business down under

Doing business down under

29.05.2017 Steve Hughes, HSBC

With over 22,000 foreign companies registered in Australia, it’s no secret that Australia is an attractive destination for corporates looking to invest in a new market. Having experienced close to 26 consecutive years without a recession – nearly the longest period of expansion of any economy across the developed world – Australian GDP has increased by 23 per cent since 2008, compared to growth of three per cent across Europe.

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Survey on using Free Trade Agreements

Survey on using Free Trade Agreements

29.05.2017 PricewaterhouseCoopers

PwC is undertaking an independent study of FTA utilisation for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).The study will analyse FTA utilisation and the broader impact of FTAs on Australian business activity and will make recommendations to support FTA policy, implementation and advocacy. The research covers all of Australia’s FTAs, with an emphasis on the most recent agreements with China, Japan and the Republic of Korea. 

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