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Australian Border Force industry assurance process during COVID-19

Australian Border Force industry assurance process during COVID-19

07.04.2020 Australian Border Force

The Australian Border Force (ABF) is committed to ensuring our staff and yours work in as safe an environment as possible. This enables the ABF to continue working with industry to maintain our role in protecting the community, through critical functions such as the examination of cargo, both incoming and outgoing.

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NSW Stimulus Package and support for business

NSW Stimulus Package and support for business

03.04.2020 NSW Trade and Investment

In this disruptive and challenging environment, the Global NSW business update will provide you with up-to-date information from our network of overseas offices, market and export advisers on support for business, trade and investment.

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Funding boost to support Australian exporters and tourism businesses

Funding boost to support Australian exporters and tourism businesses

01.04.2020 Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

The Morrison Government will inject an extra $49.8 million into the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program in the 2019-20 financial year, allowing exporters and tourism businesses to get additional reimbursements for costs incurred in marketing their products and services around the world.

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We Must Keep Trade Lanes Open For All Participants

We Must Keep Trade Lanes Open For All Participants

31.03.2020 Dianne Tipping

The Australian Federal Government, State Governments and Territories have taken a united stance and agree that all freight and logistics services (domestically and internationally) be designated as essential services and thereby supported and protected so that they remain open and working during the current lockdown status in Australia.

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Queensland Ports update as of 23 March 2020

Queensland Ports update as of 23 March 2020

23.03.2020 Dianne Tipping

We have received a number of queries from Members over the past day in regards to the Queensland “Two Port” policy re COVID-19. Provided by MSQ (Maritime Safety Queensland), 23 March 2020. Please note this direction could be subject to change at any time. 

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A message from Dianne Tipping, ECA Chair

A message from Dianne Tipping, ECA Chair

20.03.2020 Dianne Tipping

The Export Council of Australia has a long, proud history of supporting Australian international business. Like all organisation’s across Australia, the ECA is closely monitoring developments and advice regarding the COVID-19. We have been supporting companies to grow internationally for over 60 years and now more than ever we stand to assist in these unprecedented times.

 
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Sunshine Coast Good News Story

Sunshine Coast Good News Story

17.03.2020 Richelle Ward

While every day we learn more about the effects of COVID-19 we can’t help but feel concerned about what the next few months will bring for our health and economy. Last week while travelling to regional areas in Queensland my colleague and I came across this good news story that we just had to share with you all.

 
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Coronavirus effects on global trade

Coronavirus effects on global trade

02.03.2020 Dianne Tipping
The global trade environment is in the media glare more than ever before. In terms of the practicalities of trade in general, the coronavirus has meant a reduction in buyers, sales, planned face-time, due to meetings being cancelled, conferences and events being rescheduled, lack of logistic services to move goods and production and manufacturing plants lying idle as no workers to work them.

 
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Dealing with online infringement

Dealing with online infringement

27.02.2020 IP Australia

You’ve worked hard to build your business. Made sacrifices to get it to where it is. Then you discover someone online might be infringing on your IP. In the heat of the moment, it can be easy to think of going straight to court.
This article isn’t intended to talk you out of protecting your business. You just need to consider your options first.

 
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Green finance is essential to Australia and the world

Green finance is essential to Australia and the world

27.02.2020 ​HSBC Bank Australia

A new year and a new decade should be a time for optimism, but it’s hard to shake the sense of frustration around action on climate change. COP 25, 25th Conference of Parties, the United Nations’ annual climate change conference, reaffirmed the importance of reducing global carbon emissions but failed to set out an ambitious new agenda for doing so.

 
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Australian brands get more exposure in India

Australian brands get more exposure in India

26.02.2020 Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

Australian brands will now have exposure to hundreds of millions of extra potential customers with the launch of the Australian online store on Amazon India. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham who launched the new online store in Mumbai today said the Australian store on Amazon India would be a game-changer for Australian brands in India.

 
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IP Protection in India

IP Protection in India

03.02.2020 IP Australia

Many Australian businesses are looking to expand into the Indian economy, and it is important that these businesses do everything they can to protect their intellectual property.

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Third China International Import Expo Enterprise & Business Exhibition

Third China International Import Expo Enterprise & Business Exhibition

31.01.2020 Dianne Tipping

Third China International Import Expo Enterprise and Business Exhibition (CIIE) will take place in Shanghai from the 5th of November to the 10th of November 2020.

CIIE, hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, is the first-ever national exhibition in the world with the theme on import.

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Five ways to manage your export cashflow

Five ways to manage your export cashflow

21.01.2020 Export Finance Australia

If you’re in the business of exporting, you’ll know that having access to finance is critical – but managing cashflow can sometimes be a challenge. You might be scaling up your business or growing your international footprint. This means you’ll need to balance working capital expenses with ongoing costs. 

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How to Hire a Trainee - the easy way!

How to Hire a Trainee - the easy way!

09.12.2019 Dianne Tipping

There has been a recent surge in interest in the international trade, transport and logistics industry thanks to the Make Your Move campaign funded by the International Trade Development Fund (ITDFund).

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