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It’s time to launch to export and take your ideas global! If you’re a start-up or small business looking to expand overseas, you won’t want to miss IP Australia’s first ever IP Summit. Through a series of workshops, panel sessions and a keynote address, you’ll learn about the initiatives available to help you take on the world.
It’s been a long time in the making. Negotiations for the long-awaited Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement began more than seven years ago. And earlier this month, Australia joined 10 other nations to finally sign off on the deal.
A range of skincare products has topped a list of the most trusted Australian brands among mainland Chinese consumers.
NYC Immersion Program is a three month program designed for Australian businesses that are ready to expand into the US, with New York as their market entry point. The fully curated program offers a maximum of 15 carefully selected companies the opportunity to prepare for and be connected with providers across Australia and USA to facilitate a successful USA launch.
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) interviewed a major Korean importer of fresh fruit about its mango imports from Australia. Australia’s key fresh fruit competitors in Korea include Peru (which has an FTA with Korea that came into force prior to KAFTA) and Brazil (which does not have an FTA with Korea).
Coface Regional Risk Assessments of the Metal sector: High in North America, Emerging Asia, Western Europe & Latin America
The regulations to implement the much anticipated new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa have now been released and will take effect from Sunday, 18 March 2018. Reforms to the permanent employer sponsored visa programs will also be implemented at the same time to complement these changes.
Efic’s Small Business Export Loan helped Victorian-based beauty product business, Babe Australia (Babe), deliver on three purchase orders in the US and Mexico and continue to build brand presence overseas.
SYDNEY, Australia; January 30, 2018 – Thomas Global Systems today hosted the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, on an in-depth
tour of the company’s Sydney manufacturing and research and development facilities.
Rising confidence among Australia’s exporters is expected to grow trade and create new jobs this year. A survey of Australia’s small to medium exporters reveals confidence is 10 percentage points higher compared to this time last year. The Exporter Sentiment Index, released today, shows strong confidence among Australian SME exporters with five of the six measures higher than the last survey in 2017.
The ECA stands with other industry bodies to support Australia joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. More jobs, higher incomes, lower prices and more choice for consumers – just some of the reasons Australia should back the revived TPP.
Today’s signing of the TPP-11 delivers extra outcomes for Australian exporters that will help create new Australian jobs. Australian beef will benefit from further tariff cuts in a new bilateral agreement the Turnbull Coalition Government secured with Canada through a side letter.
The biggest losers from the US’s steel and aluminium tariffs aren’t other countries that export to the US, the biggest losers are Americans. People mistakenly think tariffs are a burden that foreign exporters have to absorb. They are not; they are a tax on domestic businesses and consumers. Yes, tariffs hurt foreign exporters, but they are collateral damage. It is America’s economy that will bear the full cost of these tariffs. They will make products more expensive for American consumers and make American exporters less competitive.
The NSW Government invites you to learn about the technology and innovation opportunities in ASEAN markets. This seminar will provide expert tips on boosting your export capabilities. This seminar is designed for businesses starting out on the export journey and those looking to consolidate their export knowledge.
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.
The Regional NSW Investment Prospectus was launched by the Deputy Premier, John Barilaro on Tuesday, 20 February 2018. This is the first time that Regional NSW has had a standalone online resource to provide potential investors (domestic and international) with the “how”, “who” and “what” to be able to invest with confidence.
Australia is having the wrong debate about trade. Trade agreements, like the TPP-11, are only as good as the companies using them. If we’re serious about boosting economic growth through trade, then trade agreements are only part of the answer. The priority must be to address the lack of SMEs in export.
As a business, chances are you’re creating intellectual property that you’ll want to protect. The process of patenting can often be an uncertain and daunting journey. For first time applicants engaging an attorney can greatly increase the chances of success.