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​China to completely ban all imports of solid waste

​China to completely ban all imports of solid waste

03.09.2020 Dianne Tipping

China will ban the import of all solid waste from 2021 for environmental reasons, but ferrous scrap will not be affected by the move. Import restrictions imposed since July 2019 have significantly slowed the inflow of ferrous scrap into China. 

 
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FAS – Free alongside ship (Named Place) Incoterms® 2020

FAS – Free alongside ship (Named Place) Incoterms® 2020

25.08.2020 Dianne Tipping

Article 5 in our series of Incoterms® 2020 – In each article we will identify the responsibilities of the seller in the transaction at different points in the shipping journey. Our fourth Incoterms® Rule is FAS – Free alongside ship (Named Place).

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PUMP COVID-19 story: Think positive and adapt fast

PUMP COVID-19 story: Think positive and adapt fast

24.08.2020 Export Council of Australia

PUMP is a haircare company with over 40 Australian made, plant and botanical based, organic hair care products. The products have been sold to customers in over 100 countries around the world and are stocked in over 200 salons. 

 
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NSW Government backs exporters to go global

NSW Government backs exporters to go global

20.08.2020 NSW Government

Small and medium-sized businesses and regional communities across the State are set to benefit from a coordinated NSW Government push to showcase local products and develop global export sales.

 
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Questions over exports as air cargo volumes nosedive

Questions over exports as air cargo volumes nosedive

18.08.2020 Patrick Hatch

Australia's peak export body says government air freight subsidies will need to be extended to ensure local agricultural products can get to overseas buyers, with an existing $350 million support package set to dry up at the end of the year.

 
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De Bortoli Wines: We’re With You Every Step Of The Way

De Bortoli Wines: We’re With You Every Step Of The Way

11.08.2020 Export Council of Australia

The ECA member De Bortoli Wines, winemakers with 90-year long history, have faced many challenges due to COVID-19. They were expecting a 50 percent increase in some export markets leading into 2020, but unfortunately that was not the case as lockdowns took effect in February. In certain export markets the budget shortfall for the last 5 months of the year is as high as 65 percent.

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Webinar - Get cash flow confident with OFX & CPA Australia

Webinar - Get cash flow confident with OFX & CPA Australia

07.08.2020 OFX

Does your business operate globally or have a global supply chain?

As we enter a new era of ‘business as unusual’ where volatile markets seem to be the new normal, it has never mattered more for business owners to have confidence managing their cash flow.
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Policy Brief: The Importance of Investment Treaty Protection in a Post COVID-19 World

Policy Brief: The Importance of Investment Treaty Protection in a Post COVID-19 World

04.08.2020 Bill Smith

Key issues

  • As green shoots emerge of a cautious return to normal (or what will become the new normal) post Covid-19, it is likely that governments will begin to embark upon a process of self-reflection.
    • Firstly, in an effort to quantify the damage caused by the pandemic and devise an appropriate response
    • Secondly, to identify the weaknesses in their response and find solutions to offer resilience in the face of future events.
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Policy Brief: Managing Global Supply Chain Risks Post COVID-19

Policy Brief: Managing Global Supply Chain Risks Post COVID-19

04.08.2020 Arnold Jorge

Key issues

  • Australian traders experienced a blow as a result of authorities’ efforts to control the spread of Covid-19
- They experienced disruption in their supply chain, such as: 
    • Suppliers shutting down operations, at least temporarily
    • Deliveries constrained due to transport and border restrictions
    • Buyers withholding purchases.
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COVID-19 recovery requires changes to global supply chains

COVID-19 recovery requires changes to global supply chains

28.07.2020 Arnold Jorge

The global trading landscape is shifting dramatically. Previously disregarded potential crises are now all too real. To succeed beyond Covid-19 and future catastrophes, Australian traders will need to take account of the risks seriously and make operational changes that allow them to adapt to short-term disruptions and stay competitive in the longer-term.

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Accelerating Trade Grant Program

Accelerating Trade Grant Program

28.07.2020 Tasmanian Government, Department of State Growth

Initiative 4.1 under the Tasmanian Trade Strategy 2019-2025 (‘the Strategy’), the Accelerating Trade Grant Program helps Tasmanian businesses to collaborate, expand their presence and introduce Tasmanian products and services to the world.

 
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Australia Awards Women Trading Globally participant exports traditional Filipino hot chocolate to Australia

Australia Awards Women Trading Globally participant exports traditional Filipino hot chocolate to Australia

28.07.2020 Angela Wright

Mary Grace Belviz of Rosarios Delicacies, a chocolatier and durian grower based in Davao City, Philippines, was selected to participate during May to June 2019 in the Australia Awards Women Trading Globally program, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This cohort included 15 female entrepreneurs from South East Asia and Mongolia who visited Brisbane and Sydney to undertake training to develop their export readiness skills.

 
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More Australian wine set for Canadian shelves

More Australian wine set for Canadian shelves

27.07.2020 Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

In a win for our wine exporters, Australia has today reached an agreement with Canada to remove unfair restrictions on Australian wine sales imposed by the Canadian federal government and in the provinces of Ontario and Nova Scotia.

 
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