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RCEP: Nineteen Rounds And Counting…

RCEP: Nineteen Rounds And Counting…

27.07.2017 Deborah Elms

The 19th round of negotiations in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is wrapping up this week in India. These are the megaregional trade talks that will eventually unite 16 countries across Asia (Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam).

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Increasing Indonesia-Australia Business Opportunities

Increasing Indonesia-Australia Business Opportunities

25.07.2017 Standards Australia

Indonesia and Australia have a strong economic relationship with bilateral trade valued at $15.4 billion in 2015-16. The two countries are currently negotiating the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) designed to enhance bilateral trade.

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Re-assessing India: opportunities for Australian Business

Re-assessing India: opportunities for Australian Business

25.07.2017 NSW Trade and Investment

Asialink Business and NSW Trade and Investment are delighted to invite you to a keynote address by The Hon. Niall Blair, Minister for Primary Industries, Regional Water and Trade and Industry, Parliament of New South Wales on Re-assessing India: opportunities for Australian Business.

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Australian energy expertise in demand in Vietnam

Australian energy expertise in demand in Vietnam

20.07.2017 Austrade

Vietnam is keen to explore collaborative partnerships with Australian businesses as it focuses on ensuring energy supply and security to support its economic expansion. Recent policy reforms implemented by the Vietnamese Government to liberalise the sector and attract investment has led to opportunities in the power generation sector, and Australia is well placed to assist.

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Thailand is enamoured with Aussie mandarins

Thailand is enamoured with Aussie mandarins

19.07.2017 Austrade

Demand for Australian fruit, especially mandarins, continues to increase in Thailand, on the back of targeted trade promotional campaigns like the annual ‘Australia Now! In Season’ initiative. ‘Australia Now! In Season’ is a multi-industry, multi-country integrated promotional program focused on South East Asia. It is designed to raise awareness of the advantages of quality, safe and healthy Australian horticulture products.

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New International Trade Facilitation Arrangements

New International Trade Facilitation Arrangements

18.07.2017 The Hon Peter Dutton MP

Australia has entered into several new international arrangements which will improve the nation’s competitiveness and ability to trade globally. Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) have been signed with Korea’s Customs Service, Canada’s Border Services Agency and the Customs and Excise Department of Hong Kong.

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ECA congratulates Australian Customs and Border Protection Service on Mutual Recognition Agreement signings with Hong Kong, South Korea and Canada

ECA congratulates Australian Customs and Border Protection Service on Mutual Recognition Agreement signings with Hong Kong, South Korea and Canada

18.07.2017 Lisa McAuley

The Agreements mean Australian exporters will benefit from new trade facilitation measures, such as reduced examination requirements and prioritised clearance, in Hong Kong, South Korea and Canada.“These Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) are important commitments by Australia and Hong Kong, South Korea and Canada to co-operate on important economic and trade issues,” says Export Council of Australia (ECA) CEO Lisa McAuley. 

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ABCSA - Guided business trip to Botswana from Africa House

ABCSA - Guided business trip to Botswana from Africa House

18.07.2017 Shane Hunter

Africa House, a business consultancy based in Johannesburg have extended an invitation to our members to participate in an organised business trip to Botswana to be held over 15-18 August 2017. The trip is centred around the Kazungula Bridge and Border Project, which is about 80 kms from Victoria Falls.

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Would you like perfect presentations every time?

Would you like perfect presentations every time?

13.07.2017 List Premier Education

ZenoBot is a quick and effective way to create and present content. Perfect for today’s increasingly busy individuals! ZenoBot serves as a digital assistant, trainers’/teachers’ assistant, or simply a helper. 

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Food and Beverage From South East Queensland to London

Food and Beverage From South East Queensland to London

13.07.2017 Trade and Investment Queensland

The UK is a major international trader, ranked as one of the four most important markets by Australian businesses in 2016 with export trade worth $12.1bn. This week long trade mission enables Queensland export first timers from the food and drink sectors to gain an in-depth understanding of the UK retail landscape, develop routes to market and meet key industry contacts to support their export strategies.

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Free Exporter Webinar: An Export Blueprint to Identify Opportunities and Risks Upfront

Free Exporter Webinar: An Export Blueprint to Identify Opportunities and Risks Upfront

13.07.2017 60ZONE Business Cultures International & Global Trade Finance Group

Exporting or Looking to Expand in Foreign Markets? There’s a lot at stake when exporting or looking to export. A lack of understanding of market culture and the financial risks you must take can negatively impact on your domestic operation. What if you had a blueprint to identify opportunities and potential risks upfront, eliminate loss, improve engagement success and your profits?

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IP Mediation Referral Service

IP Mediation Referral Service

11.07.2017 IP Australia

IP Australia has established an intellectual property (IP) Mediation Referral Service for IP right holders to access mediation providers as a low cost and effective alternative to resolve IP related disputes.

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Indonesia on the hunt for agtech innovations

Indonesia on the hunt for agtech innovations

11.07.2017 Austrade

Indonesia’s agricultural sector is undergoing a transformation, as the next generation of farmers look to new technologies to increase efficiency and productivity. Australian agtech companies will find plenty of prospects, as well as the opportunity to work with Indonesia’s ‘agripreneurs’ and growing agtech startup sector.

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The Pacific Alliance At Year 6

The Pacific Alliance At Year 6

07.07.2017 Sebastian Cortes-Sanchez

The Pacific Alliance, a regional integration initiative which brought together the economics of Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile, has garnered a surprising amount of attention from around the world after only six years since its creation; more than 50 countries have flocked to become observers. To understand the sudden interest one has to look at the member’s ability to establish themselves as a credible and ambitious body with incredible potential to increase investment and trade opportunities in the region.

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Think you know ASEAN? Think again!

Think you know ASEAN? Think again!

07.07.2017 Nielsen

While ASEAN has been enjoying economic recognition in recent years, many businesses approach the region as a single entity and surprisingly, little is known about the many cities and regions that make up the archipelago.

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New Financial Year: New Membership Benefits

New Financial Year: New Membership Benefits

05.07.2017 Lisa McAuley

As we enter a new financial year, I am very pleased to announce the ECA has gone back to the drawing board to review our membership benefits and how we can create value for our network. As Australia’s only organisation focused entirely on the needs of Australia’s international businesses, when you join the ECA, we become partners, working with you to support the international success of your business.

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Know Thy (Global) Business Partner!

Know Thy (Global) Business Partner!

05.07.2017 ​Murray Lawson

When entering into a business deal, how well do you know your potential partner? That question has always been at the core of doing due diligence, but is absolutely critical when considering business overseas — and especially so in emerging markets.

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AustCham Shanghai 2017 E-commerce business delegation

AustCham Shanghai 2017 E-commerce business delegation

05.07.2017 Helen Cai

It is no secret that China is a complex and diverse market. An understanding of this market, including its varying demographic, economic and cultural characteristics, is crucial to any businesses success. The AustCham Shanghai E-Commerce Business Delegation provides decision makers with on-the-ground China experience and exclusive access to knowledge and insights about China’s e-commerce industry.

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