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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Given the recent announcement of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiation with the Pacific Alliance which includes Mexico, recognising this opportunity, the ECA has developed a Speed Networking for International Business event with a focus on Mexico, in Sydney and Melbourne.
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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.
ECA congratulates Australian Customs and Border Protection Service on Mutual Recognition Agreement signings with Hong Kong, South Korea and Canada
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.
The NSW Export Awards are heading to Albury on the 24th of July for an information packed afternoon tea for exporters. Come meet us to learn more about the ASEAN opportunity, speed network and receive the ECA’s new ASEAN toolkits! Register here today!
The NSW Export Awards are heading to Newcastle on the 31st of July for an information packed afternoon tea for exporters. Come meet us to learn more about the ASEAN opportunity, speed network and receive the ECA’s new ASEAN toolkits! Register here today!
The NSW Export Awards are heading to Port Macquarie for an information packed afternoon tea for exporters. Come meet us to learn more about the ASEAN opportunity, speed network and receive the ECA’s new ASEAN toolkits! Register here today!
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.
Exporters in and around Orange are being encouraged to apply to have their international success celebrated at the 2017 NSW Premier’s Export Awards. The NSW Export Awards Regional Roadshow will roll into Orange on Wednesday 19 July, the first of four networking events being held across regional NSW to promote the awards to local businesses.
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With only four weeks to go until applications close, now is the time to register for your chance to win a 2017 Premier of Queensland's Export Award and get recognised for your success in international business.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Important Recruitment and Skills Survey of Australian International Transport and Logistics Industries
Are you involved in Australia’s international freight forwarding, border control, export/import, air express and shipping industries? Check out this online survey relating to recruitment issues and skills that has been funded by the Industry Trade and Transport Development Fund (ITDF).
$47.5 million Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund guidelines NOW on business.gov.au and open for applications on 7 July
Yesterday, the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO released the $47.5 million Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund guidelines on business.gov.au and announced the program will accept applications from 7 July to 14 August 2017.
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.
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.
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.