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Australia's trade reaches new high

Australia's trade reaches new high

09.07.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Australia’s total trade in goods and services reached a record $763.2 billion in 2017, up 11 per cent from 2016, driving economic growth and creating new jobs.

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NSW startups take their products global

NSW startups take their products global

09.07.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Seven NSW startups will learn from global innovation experts in Tel Aviv, as part of a joint program hosted in one of the world’s most advanced innovation hubs.

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Australian businesses to reach new heights with the Global Talent Scheme pilot

Australian businesses to reach new heights with the Global Talent Scheme pilot

05.07.2018 Australian Border Force

The Global Talent Scheme pilot has been launched to help Australian businesses attract the world's best and brightest workers to support business growth, skills transfer and job creation. From 1 July 2018, the 12 month pilot will provide businesses with clearly defined and accessible pathways to access global talent for specialized positions where there are no suitable Australians to fill the vacancies. 

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Exporter Forum - Sunshine Coast

Exporter Forum - Sunshine Coast

05.07.2018 Najib Lawand

Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Export Connect invite you to an inspiring Exporters Forum on Thursday 2nd August. This Q&A and networking session will be moderated by our Director Najib Lawand. It will include insights from Euromonitor International and will feature Queensland Export Award Winners and Finalists from a diverse range of industry sectors.

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Australia-EU FTA talks kick off

Australia-EU FTA talks kick off

28.06.2018 Heath Baker

For a long time, the EU was the biggest market with which Australia didn’t have—or wasn’t negotiating—a FTA. That changed last week with Australia formally starting FTA negotiations with the EU.

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Brisbane industry roundtable on imported food

Brisbane industry roundtable on imported food

27.06.2018 ​Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources invites food import businesses to attend an industry roundtable session. This session will provide you with an opportunity to talk directly with senior people in the department about issues with importing food in compliance with Australian food standards. The roundtable will be held August 2018 from 10:00 – 3:00 pm (9:30am arrival) at EPICURE, Brisbane City Hall (lunch provided). 

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Celebrating Women In International Business - WA Sundowner Event

Celebrating Women In International Business - WA Sundowner Event

25.06.2018 Honor Iosif

As proud sponsors of the Women In International Business category at this year's 30th WA Industry & Export Awards , the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (WA) is hosting a free sundowner on Tuesday 17 July to celebrate women in the state who are making their mark in global business. In keeping with the awards' 30th Anniversary, we will reflect on the last three decades; how far we have come and what still needs to be done for the success of the next generation of business women.  

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Registering trade marks in China: Madrid filing challenges

Registering trade marks in China: Madrid filing challenges

14.06.2018 IP Australia

If you’re even thinking about doing business in China, the first thing you should do is protect your brand by applying for a trade mark in China. China’s first-to-file trade marks system means that registering as early as possible is the only reliable way to ensure the most efficient protection of your intellectual property in China and avoid bad faith trade mark registrations, a common problem in China.

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Tapping global growth in online sales

Tapping global growth in online sales

12.06.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

I am pleased to launch a new guide to help Australian export businesses harness the power of e-commerce to expand into global markets. Developed by Austrade, Online Exporting: A Guide for Australian Business is a practical resource for exporters looking to access markets like China, Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia.

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Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards: Register Today!

Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards: Register Today!

08.06.2018 Richelle Ward

Applications are now open for the 29th annual Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards. Whether your company is large or small, by winning an export award, you gain the opportunity to significantly raise your company’s profile, be exposed to valuable business and networking opportunities, and be honoured for your hard work and success before the who’s who of the Queensland international trade community.

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Nominations open for Australian Export Awards

Nominations open for Australian Export Awards

08.06.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Australia’s exporters will be awarded for their work creating jobs and driving economic growth at the 56th Australian Export Awards. Nominations are now open for the 2018 awards program and I encourage all Australian exporters, large and small, to enter.

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Local industry experts to boost Aussie defence exports

Local industry experts to boost Aussie defence exports

05.06.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

The Australian Defence Export Office and Austrade have taken the first steps towards delivering enhanced export support for Australian defence businesses, signing a Memorandum of Understanding to engage dedicated local industry experts in key export markets.

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How to get your export business on the path to positive cashflow

How to get your export business on the path to positive cashflow

05.06.2018 Efic

Cashflow is one of the biggest challenges businesses face when exporting. Payment cycles can be very long, and you need to plan carefully to ensure your business has sufficient cash to cover multiple costs. Securing a source of cash to help support your export business growth can be difficult.

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Update from the CEO

Update from the CEO

31.05.2018 Alina Bain

It’s been a great couple of months at the ECA since I started in March. I have been focused on listening to our valued partners and members, and I have already met many of you.

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Get on top of your export documentation in June!

Get on top of your export documentation in June!

31.05.2018 Angela Wright

The preparation of export documentation can be confusing, time consuming, costly and prone to human error, and yet correct export documentation is vital for any exporter to transact business in an efficient and cost-effective way. This one-day workshop is aimed at companies looking to not only understand export documentation requirements, but also to train their staff in processing documentation correctly and efficiently.

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Have a crack at exporting: aussieBum

Have a crack at exporting: aussieBum

30.05.2018 NSW Government

With just two per cent of small businesses currently exporting, Leichhardt underwear and swimwear company aussieBum says its time more had a crack. Company founder Sean Ashby says if it wasn’t for exporting his company wouldn’t be around – aussieBum is now selling worldwide, producing one million garments a year.

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The 2018 Premier’s NSW Export Awards Applications Now Open

The 2018 Premier’s NSW Export Awards Applications Now Open

29.05.2018 Kristina Koprivica

The Export Council of Australia (ECA), along with our principal partner the NSW Government, and our 2018 award partners, are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2018 Premier’s NSW Export Awards. The 56th annual awards were officially launched on Monday 21 May at the Sydney Start Up Hub.

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Latest Dynamic Export e-magazine is available now

Latest Dynamic Export e-magazine is available now

28.05.2018 Tim Michael

The digital revolution is here. It’s changing the way we live – and the way we do business. So why isn’t world trade moving with the times? Governments and regulators across the globe seem to be stuck in a time warp.

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Policy corner: Europe in focus and Chinese customs’ go-slow

Policy corner: Europe in focus and Chinese customs’ go-slow

28.05.2018 Heath Baker

At the ECA we’re continuously working to help you succeed in international business. The policy team here aims to help lower the cost and complexity of you doing business internationally. We do this by pushing the Australian Government to reduce regulations, improve its services, and expand access to international markets. We’re also here to help you with any queries about government policy.

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Five steps to protecting your IP when exporting

Five steps to protecting your IP when exporting

28.05.2018 Efic

A key part of exporting successfully is protecting your intellectual property (IP). While it would be easy to file IP registrations in every market, it’s an approach that is neither practical nor cost-effective for most Australian exporters.

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