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Join us for a speed networking event at which you can find out more about doing business in and with the UK.
Join the Honourable Niall Blair MP, Minister for Trade and Industry for NSW’s export networking event of the year. Join us as we announce the much-anticipated Premier’s NSW Export Awards winners at NSW’s most prestigious international business networking event.
Tickets on sale now for 2017 Western Australian Industry and Export Awards Presentation Ceremony and Gala Dinner
Join us as we announce the winners of this year’s Western Australian Industry & Export Awards at one of the most prestigious international business networking events on the Western Australian calendar.
Join the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland, and the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, for Queensland’s export networking event of the year.
The successful applicant will be responsible for providing the Minister with high quality advice and analysis on legislative, policy and political issues that arise in relation to his portfolio responsibility for trade. He or she will also be responsible for liaising with the Minister’s department, stakeholders and parliamentary colleagues.
Do you export agricultural products? Have your say on Australia’s improved agricultural export legislation
The Australian Government is committed to supporting sustainable, productive, internationally competitive and profitable Australian agricultural industries
and improving market access. Agricultural exports account for around $48 billion to the Australian economy.
Three trade events unfolded last week in three different environments that each held clues for Asian watchers of US trade policy. The United States was simultaneously engaged in trade negotiations with Canada and Mexico as part of NAFTA, with South Korea as part of KORUS, and indirectly with China as part of a new trade investigation under Section 301. We have been waiting for evidence of what to expect from the US on trade. The one word answer seems to be disruption.
Credit Risk Managers, Financial Controllers, C-level executives – regardless of your role, there is no shortage of reading material. Rather quite the opposite.
What you need is time to digest and consolidate all the key insights.
Join the Australian British Chamber of Commerce at our breakfast seminar to hear Dr Adam Marshall discuss the current environment in the UK, Brexit and its implications and the role of the British Chamber in UK business and politics.
The ECA’s International Business Coaching service is a one-on-one matching service that aligns the specific needs of an individual company with the services of a subject expert. The ECA has an arsenal of experts in the field of international business, these experts include ECA staff members, ECA Directors, industry professionals and academics.
Apply for VentureOut – an NYC immersion program for Australian FinTechs that are ready to scale-up into the US market. This program connects the best local FinTechs to respected members of the NYC startup and tech communities, with ongoing support from Australia's most senior and respected business leaders – it’s the best way to successfully launch into a challenging international market.
Last May, a 26-member Australian delegation visited Consensus 2017 in New York, which featured more than 100 speakers and 2,000 attendees representing over 800 companies from 35 countries. They presented globally competitive and innovative solutions across the spectrum of industry applications, from digital currencies and payments to agricultural supply chains, smart contracts and identity management.
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China has advised the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that by the end of 2017 it will no longer accept imports of 24 categories of solid waste as part of a Government campaign against “yang langi” or “foreign waste”. The article below is an unofficial translation of the WTO notification lodged by China.
International passengers through Brisbane Airport (BNE) grew by nearly 364,300 to more than 5.6 million in FY17, representing a 7 per cent increase on FY16, the greatest growth for BNE in a decade. Overall passenger numbers, including domestic traffic, saw an increase of nearly 2 per cent year-on-year, to more than 22.8 million travellers for the financial year.
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) praises the trade-facilitating measures announced in this year’s Federal Budget. The long-term commitment to improve domestic infrastructure in Australia, and “business as usual” funding for the Australian Trade and Investment Commission will assist Australian industry to engage in the global economy. The ECA believes the latest budget will help to create new jobs and support manufacturing initiatives.
The United States has now moved one step closer to dusting off a Cold War trade relic and applying it to China. In authorizing US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to investigate whether to self-initiate a Section 301 case against China for alleged unfair trade practices, we have started down a path first traveled in the 1970s and 1980s.
Doing business in international markets requires companies to understand how to easily navigate their finance to enable global growth.This course provides
an overview of what you need to know when it comes to managing and preparing for global growth and also provides you with the information of key experts
in the field.
Your first forays into international markets have been successful. You may have entered into a short-term distribution arrangement or perhaps sold either
goods or services via online channels, but now you realise that to grow you need to establish a more formal international presence. Before you commit
to tying up resources and spending money, you need to determine the right way forward for YOUR business. This half-day course will equip you with the
necessary information to make an informed decision regarding your international expansion.
The preparation of import documentation can be confusing, time consuming, costly and prone to human error, but correct import documentation is vital for
any importer to transact business in an efficient and cost effective way. This one-day course is aimed at companies looking to not only understand
import documentation requirements, but also to train their staff in processing documentation correctly and efficiently.
Given the complex and rapidly changing nature of regulation, it is imperative that industry remain informed of regulatory changes affecting importing into Australia. A failure to comply with regulations may result in sanctions such as infringement notices, fines and other penalties.
On 1 July 2017, there were a number of further changes to temporary and permanent skilled migration programs, including the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) program. These changes are of concern for many Australian corporates, SME’s and individuals. ACBC NSW is pleased to invite you to our 457 Visa seminar moderated by Stacey Martin, Expat Advisors Community.
Days ahead of Singapore Airlines increasing services from 24 to 28 flights per week (four times daily) between Singapore and Brisbane Airport, the airline has announced it will operate the brand new A350-900 aircraft for three of its four daily flights. The introduction of the three new aircraft will occur over a four month period starting from Monday 16 October 2017, when SQ235/256 will change from an A330-300 to the new A350-900.
Who ever thought Australian Rules football could be successfully exported to China? But thanks to some forward thinking from officials at the Port Adelaide Football Club the game is now taking off in a big way.
Review of Australia's Space Industry Capability: call for Industry Input and the Melbourne-based Consultation Session
On 4 August 2017, the Australian Government launched the consultation process for the ’Review of Australia’s Space Industry Capability’. The review is consulting widely to examine the Australian space sector’s current capability and areas of comparative advantage, as well as our regional and international engagement within the global sector. Importantly, this input will be used to inform the review’s finding and the development of the right strategic framework to support the growth of Australia’s space industry.
Australia has entered its 26th consecutive year of economic growth, in no small part due to the contribution of trade and investment. Last year Australia’s goods and services exports rose 7.6% in real terms, and net exports contributed 1.4 percentage points to our 2.4% annual growth in real GDP. Australia’s relatively small population means that we will continue to rely on imported capital and bigger overseas markets to keep our standards of living high.
Dairy companies must meet China’s regulatory requirements by January 1 to sell infant formulas. The clock is ticking for Australian infant formula producers to complete a suite of new regulatory hurdles, in order to be able to keep selling their powder in China after January 1.
It’s a new financial year and it’s time for Australian exporters to seize the day and take advantage of a whole range of opportunities that are sitting right on our doorstep. What a start to the year we have had. Working in international trade makes it impossible to shut off from the daily updates and developments in the Northern hemisphere. At the ECA, it is our job to monitor trade policy messaging and announcements in markets like the United States and the United Kingdom on behalf of our members, and the team here has certainly been kept on their toes.