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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In August the ECA presented a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) regarding certain aspects of the treaty-making process in Australia.
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).
China has launched an anti-dumping investigation into imported bottled wines from Australia, the country’s Ministry of Commerce announced on Tuesday (18th Aug).
The WA Government announced last week it will invest more than $40 million to grow WA’s food industries, develop the aquaculture industry, and support the expansion of premium food and beverage manufacturing.
Australia Awards Women Trading Globally participant continues commitment to sustainability and fair trade principles
In 2016, Taslima Miji of Bangladesh founded Leatherina, a company that adheres to principles of social inclusion, fair trade, ethical business and reducing environmental harm in its production of leather bags and other small leather goods, combining jute and fabric to make the products environmentally friendly.
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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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.
Tonnes of South Australian produce will be on its way to export markets across the Middle-East and Europe with Qatar Airways which have just commenced flights out of Adelaide to the key freight hub of Doha.
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.
Recently China Ministry of Justice has released the Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR) along with some Subsidiary Regulations for public consultation. We note the following insights:
Australia Awards Women Trading Globally participant recognised as Vogue Warrior for COVID-19 response
Rubina Nafees Fatima of SAFA, an organisation in Hyderabad, India formed with the vision to socioeconomically empower women from marginalised communities, provides livelihoods for women through manufacturing eco-friendly lifestyle products.
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Australia and Singapore have today signed a landmark Digital Economy Agreement (DEA) to further enhance digital trade opportunities for businesses and consumers in both our nations.
Australia recorded its largest financial year trade surplus in 2019-20, off the back of booming goods exports, according to new data released today from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
- 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.
- Australian traders experienced a blow as a result of authorities’ efforts to control the spread of Covid-19
- Suppliers shutting down operations, at least temporarily
Deliveries constrained due to transport and border restrictions
- Buyers withholding purchases.
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.
South Australia’s space credentials have attracted Japanese robotics software company, SE4 to Lot Fourteen as the latest company to move into the Defence and Space Landing Pad. The company also received funding under the South Australian Landing Pad program.
Australia Awards Women Trading Globally participant exports traditional Filipino hot chocolate to Australia
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.
In line with the Government’s recent announcement of an additional $241.9 million, The International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) will continue
to support airfreight capacity in and out of Australia.
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.