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.
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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.
The COVID-19 crisis has led the ECA to embrace a multilayer strategy aimed at building capacities for response, resilience and recovery particularly geared to provide support to our members, SME exporters and the broader trade community.
2019 Women Trading Globally participant featured by UN Women Asia and the Pacific for leadership during COVID-19
Sahar Iqbal graduated in English Literature from a renowned College (Kinnaird College for Women) in Pakistan. Previously a journalist, now an agriculturist by heart and soul, she aims to motivate more females to come out of their houses and work in the agriculture sector. In the year 2014, she got married into a culture which had and still has zero tolerance for a woman coming out of her four walls and taking the lead in the field.
In the Australian context, some of the measures adopted by our Federal and State governments and their agencies are summarised below. The general intent has been to “keep the borders open” but we are now at a stage of planning what additional measures may need to be adopted to assist the recovery of the international supply chain and the position of Australian exporters and importers.
Six years after Australia gained market access for table grapes to Japan and South Korea in 2014 (after many years of negotiation by the Australian Government, supported by industry and state government partners) – and amidst possibly the most difficult economic conditions in decades – Australian grapes growers and exporters are enjoying bumper sales to both Japan and South Korea.
It seems COVID-19 restrictions worldwide resulted in a new cycle of eCommerce adoption; it was only a matter of time, really. The recent upheaval of the Australian economy, local and global supply chain disruption, and currency volatility have accelerated a new digital wave.
Export Council of Australia Partner with Gandhi Creations to Create New Opportunities to Position Australian Businesses on a Global Context
Across several national projects and initiatives, the Export Council of Australia (ECA) will be partnering with NSW based multi-award-winning social enterprise, Gandhi Creations, to further enhance bilateral trade relationships between Australia and nations across the globe.
When aerospace technology company HeliMods was commissioned to deliver essential assets while the country is experiencing a pandemic, extreme measures had to be taken. Based in Caloundra in regional Queensland, Helimods’ international market consists mostly of US and European clients with teams deployed globally to service demand.