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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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Protecting your intellectual property in China

Protecting your intellectual property in China

27.11.2019 IP Australia

Protecting intellectual property should be a key part of any business strategy for China. Join David Bennett, IP Australia’s Beijing-based IP Counsellor, for a webinar on what you can do to protect your IP in China.

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Trade Mark Management – key differences Aus vs U.S

Trade Mark Management – key differences Aus vs U.S

19.11.2019 IP Australia

Many Australian business owners are looking to infiltrate the American market and for good reason. The United States of America (USA) is the world’s largest economy - with a population of over 325 million people - what business wouldn’t want to operate in this economy?

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What you need to know if your trade mark is challenged - IP Australia Webinar

What you need to know if your trade mark is challenged - IP Australia Webinar

05.11.2019 IP Australia

You've got a trade mark, but what if it's being challenged?

Join IP Australia on 3 December at 12pm for their new webinar ‘ What you need to know if your trade mark is challenged’. This webinar will explain the trade mark oppositions and hearings process. It will also provide you with the tools you will need if your trade mark is being opposed. 

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NSW Export Capability Program - Southern Highlands

NSW Export Capability Program - Southern Highlands

04.11.2019 NSW Government

The NSW Government invites you to an Introduction to Exporting workshop in the Southern Highlands. This free interactive workshop is designed for businesses starting out on their export journey and those looking to consolidate knowledge.

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NSW Export Capability Program - Camden

NSW Export Capability Program - Camden

04.11.2019 NSW Government

The NSW Government invites you to an Introduction to Exporting workshop in Camden. This workshop aims to help new and existing exporters increase their knowledge of export, and understand export fundamentals.

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Finalists of the 57th Australian Export Awards revealed

Finalists of the 57th Australian Export Awards revealed

01.11.2019 Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

94 of Australia’s leading exporters will this year fight it out for the top honours at the 2019 Australian Export Awards.

Federal Trade Minister Simon Birmingham today announced the finalists for the prestigious awards that shine a spotlight on the enormous contribution exporters make to the economy.

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Sued for infringing your own trade mark?!

Sued for infringing your own trade mark?!

29.10.2019 IP Australia

We strongly encourage Australian companies who are considering doing business in China to register their trade marks in China as early as possible.

A recent case involving an Australian company illustrates the risks for those who do business in China without a registered Chinese trademark.

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Getting The Documentation Right Workshop in Perth

Getting The Documentation Right Workshop in Perth

29.10.2019 Penelope Jantz

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. 

 
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Start Exporting or Learn How To Grow Your Exports

Start Exporting or Learn How To Grow Your Exports

28.10.2019 RDA Sydney

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sydney in partnership with AusIndustry and Campbelltown City Council invites you to a focused exporting workshop in Campbelltown.

This workshop is designed for businesses starting out on their export journey and those looking to consolidate knowledge. 

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Best in the biz exporting to the world

Best in the biz exporting to the world

17.10.2019 NSW Government

A cutting edge NSW based company Cover Genius which is streamlining the insurance sector with simple policies and instantly approved claims has been crowned the 2019 NSW Exporter of the Year.

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