ECA

Global Trade Updates

Subscribe to the ECA’s free newsletter and keep informed of new business tools, courses, events, as well as trade policy news.

More tariff cuts under Japan-Australia FTA

More tariff cuts under Japan-Australia FTA

03.04.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

The fifth round of tariff cuts under the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) have come into effect, delivering wide-ranging benefits for Australian businesses that will help drive exports and create new jobs.

Read More..
Announcing IP Australia’s first ever IP Summit

Announcing IP Australia’s first ever IP Summit

29.03.2018 IP Australia

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.

Read More..
Can the TPP still work without the US?

Can the TPP still work without the US?

29.03.2018 Tim Michael

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.

Read More..
Applications close 29th March for the NYC Immersion Program

Applications close 29th March for the NYC Immersion Program

23.03.2018 Trena Blair

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.

Read More..
How the benefits of KAFTA are shared – Case study: Australian mangoes

How the benefits of KAFTA are shared – Case study: Australian mangoes

22.03.2018 Heath Baker

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).

Read More..
Visit to Hong Kong

Visit to Hong Kong

19.03.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

This week I will visit Hong Kong to advance Australia’s trade, tourism and investment interests. Growing Australia’s trade and attracting more investment and tourists will drive economic growth and help create new jobs.

Read More..
Confidence rises for Aussie exporters

Confidence rises for Aussie exporters

12.03.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

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.

Read More..
Why Australia should support a revived TPP

Why Australia should support a revived TPP

12.03.2018 Heath Baker

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.

Read More..
TPP-11 delivers extra wins for Aussie exporters

TPP-11 delivers extra wins for Aussie exporters

09.03.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

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.

Read More..
A new Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

A new Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

08.03.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

New export opportunities, that will drive Australian jobs, will be created with the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) tomorrow.

Read More..
In a trade war, retaliating with tariffs is just shooting yourself in the foot

In a trade war, retaliating with tariffs is just shooting yourself in the foot

06.03.2018 Heath Baker

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.  

Read More..
NSW Export Capability Program 2018

NSW Export Capability Program 2018

06.03.2018 NSW Government

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.

Read More..
Showcasing Regional NSW to the world

Showcasing Regional NSW to the world

05.03.2018 NSW Government

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.

Read More..
Growing trade and investment with Brazil

Growing trade and investment with Brazil

05.03.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

This week I will visit São Paulo, the financial centre of Brazil, to promote Australia as an investment destination and identify opportunities for Australian companies operating in this world-recognised business hub.

Read More..
Evolve Skateboards takes on Europe

Evolve Skateboards takes on Europe

01.03.2018 Richelle Ward

Queensland Exporter of the Year and powerhouse Gold Coast business Evolve Skateboards has started its European campaign, with a high-profile presence at the recent ISPO Munich trade fair.

Read More..
Appointment of new CEO

Appointment of new CEO

27.02.2018 Dianne Tipping

Export Council of Australia (ECA), the peak body representing the promotion of Australian industry in international markets as our primary goal has today announced the appointment of Ms. Alina Bain as the new Chief Executive Officer of the organisation.

Read More..
Get Regular Updates
Search
eca
x
x