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Right Approach to the Massive ASEAN Opportunity

Right Approach to the Massive ASEAN Opportunity

02.09.2017 Peter McKenna

Businesses across all sectors, of all sizes, from all parts of the world are flocking to Southeast Asia to be part of the huge growth story there. The 10 countries – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam - collectively known as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), are a global “hotspot” for growth and diversity, driven by the fast growing consumer class and rapid urbanisation.

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FREE Workshop: Accessing E-Commerce Markets

FREE Workshop: Accessing E-Commerce Markets

01.09.2017 Export Council of Australia

Don’t miss out on the chance to capitalise on the booming international online retail market, including China! FIAL and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science present this workshop developed specifically for Australian food and beverage businesses who are looking to capitalise on the tremendous opportunities that exist in the international e-commerce market!

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The TPP11 Choice In A World Of Increasing FTA Complexity

The TPP11 Choice In A World Of Increasing FTA Complexity

01.09.2017 Deborah Elms

Last week, AmCham Singapore came out with a position statement in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. The 11 members of the TPP just wrapped up meetings in Sydney and AmCham members wanted to note that this business community remains committed to high quality trade agreements.

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Invitation to Workshop on Single Window

Invitation to Workshop on Single Window

31.08.2017 Brent Juratowitch

You are invited to attend a workshop focused on documenting the the needs and aspirations of Australian importers, exporters and international trade and logistics service providers in relation to a proposed Single Window for Trade for Australia. 

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ECA and HSBC launch practical resources for accessing opportunities under the various FTAs between Australia and ASEAN countries

ECA and HSBC launch practical resources for accessing opportunities under the various FTAs between Australia and ASEAN countries

31.08.2017 Lisa McAuley

In partnership with HSBC Australia, the ECA recently launched the ASEAN Connected report to highlight opportunities in the southeast Asian region for Australian businesses. The ECA and HSBC are now pleased to promote the ASEAN Connected Toolkit – a series of practical resources for accessing opportunities under the various free trade agreements between Australia and ASEAN countries:

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Food and Beverage Exporters Forum

Food and Beverage Exporters Forum

31.08.2017 Najib Lawand

The Food & Beverage Exporters Forum is a rare opportunity to engage with experienced export managers covering diverse markets, all in one room. Come ready to ask questions and network with export-minded peers. Places are limited so register now.

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Post-Brexit: What Does The Future Hold For Australian Trade

Post-Brexit: What Does The Future Hold For Australian Trade

31.08.2017 Tim Michael

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union is a major turning point in Europe’s history. Brexit presents many challenges, much uncertainty, and the consequences are complex, says the Minister for Trade, Investment and Tourism, Steven Ciobo. The political turmoil in the UK following the recent cliff- hanger election has thrown another spanner in the works – with Britain’s post-Brexit arrangements with the EU now unclear.

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Applications are invited for the position of Adviser (Trade)

Applications are invited for the position of Adviser (Trade)

28.08.2017 Alistair Mitchell

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.

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The New US Policy Is Disruption: Implications For Asia

The New US Policy Is Disruption: Implications For Asia

28.08.2017 Deborah Elms

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.

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International business coaching

International business coaching

24.08.2017 Lisa McAuley

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.

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APPLICATIONS OPEN! Think YOUR FinTech can stand out in the city that never sleeps?

APPLICATIONS OPEN! Think YOUR FinTech can stand out in the city that never sleeps?

23.08.2017 Trena Blair

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.

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Australian Blockchain Tech On Show In New York

Australian Blockchain Tech On Show In New York

23.08.2017 Sarkis Khoury

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 Waste Import – Proposed Changes

China Waste Import – Proposed Changes

21.08.2017 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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.

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Brisbane Airport achieves largest international passenger growth in a decade in FY17

Brisbane Airport achieves largest international passenger growth in a decade in FY17

21.08.2017 Leonie Vandeven

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.

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ECA Support for Federal Budget

ECA Support for Federal Budget

18.08.2017 Tim Michael

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.

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Back To The Future: The Use Of US Section 301 For China

Back To The Future: The Use Of US Section 301 For China

17.08.2017 Deborah Elms

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.

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Going Global - Getting Paid Course

Going Global - Getting Paid Course

17.08.2017 Collins Rex

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.

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Growing Your Business Offshore Course - Melbourne

Growing Your Business Offshore Course - Melbourne

17.08.2017 Collins Rex

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.

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​Getting the Import Documentation Right Course - Sydney and Melbourne

​Getting the Import Documentation Right Course - Sydney and Melbourne

17.08.2017 Collins Rex

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.

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Sydney: Changes to 457 Visa and Impact on Businesses

Sydney: Changes to 457 Visa and Impact on Businesses

16.08.2017 Australia China Business Council

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.

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