With Efic’s Overseas Direct Investment Guarantee, Varley Group were able to purchase a stake in a specialist US avionics and defence software provider and gain access to the billion dollar US defence industry.
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If you’re an SME exporter and would like financial assistance to market and promote your business overseas, Austrade is now accepting applications for the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme for the 2017–18 year. You can also attend a free online information session to find out more about the scheme and how to make the most of your grant.
The Export Council of Australia is proud to announce a successful partnership funding bid of $4.8 million for the Darwin International Airport Freight Hub, awarded under the Building Better Regions Funding program.
Join the NSW Government, Export Council of Australia (ECA) and ANZ in Parramatta to launch the Premier’s NSW Export Awards in Western Sydney and to explore Food and Beverage opportunities in India for your business.
Join the Export Council of Australia (ECA), NSW Government, ANZ and VIP.com in Wollongong to explore the eCommerce opportunity for your business.
The Global Talent Scheme pilot has been launched to help Australian businesses attract the world's best and brightest workers to support business growth, skills transfer and job creation. From 1 July 2018, the 12 month pilot will provide businesses with clearly defined and accessible pathways to access global talent for specialized positions where there are no suitable Australians to fill the vacancies.
Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Export Connect invite you to an inspiring Exporters Forum on Thursday 2nd August. This Q&A and networking session will be moderated by our Director Najib Lawand. It will include insights from Euromonitor International and will feature Queensland Export Award Winners and Finalists from a diverse range of industry sectors.
‘Access to foreign markets is extremely important for businesses that provide goods and services to governments’ said Alina Bain, CEO of the Export Council of Australia (ECA).
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources invites food import businesses to attend an industry roundtable session. This session will provide you
with an opportunity to talk directly with senior people in the department about issues with importing food in compliance with Australian food standards.
The roundtable will be held August 2018 from 10:00 – 3:00 pm (9:30am arrival) at EPICURE, Brisbane City Hall (lunch provided).
Businesses are encouraged to have their say on the development of Australia’s new Nation Brand in a series of forums starting around the country this week.
As proud sponsors of the Women In International Business category at this year's 30th WA Industry & Export Awards , the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (WA) is hosting a free sundowner on Tuesday 17 July to celebrate women in the state who are making their mark in global business. In keeping with the awards' 30th Anniversary, we will reflect on the last three decades; how far we have come and what still needs to be done for the success of the next generation of business women.
The Export Council of Australia congratulates our member, Ms Dalene Wray, Managing Director of OBE Organic on winning the Chief Executive Women (CEW) Austrade Women in Export Scholarship in 2018.
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) interviewed a Korean importer of Australian orange juice.
If you’re even thinking about doing business in China, the first thing you should do is protect your brand by applying for a trade mark in China. China’s first-to-file trade marks system means that registering as early as possible is the only reliable way to ensure the most efficient protection of your intellectual property in China and avoid bad faith trade mark registrations, a common problem in China.
I am pleased to launch a new guide to help Australian export businesses harness the power of e-commerce to expand into global markets. Developed by Austrade, Online Exporting: A Guide for Australian Business is a practical resource for exporters looking to access markets like China, Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia.
Applications are now open for the 29th annual Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards. Whether your company is large or small, by winning an export award, you gain the opportunity to significantly raise your company’s profile, be exposed to valuable business and networking opportunities, and be honoured for your hard work and success before the who’s who of the Queensland international trade community.
Australian business leaders from a cross section of some of the country’s most iconic businesses, technology firms and arts institutions today joined in Canberra to spearhead an ambitious new project to rebrand Australia and reclaim Australia’s competitive advantage.
Australia’s exporters will be awarded for their work creating jobs and driving economic growth at the 56th Australian Export Awards. Nominations are now open for the 2018 awards program and I encourage all Australian exporters, large and small, to enter.
Applications for this year’s 30th Western Australian Industry & Export Awards are now open. WA businesses engaged in the global trade of goods or services are encouraged to apply today at
www.exportaward.com.au/wa for a chance to be recognised as among “the best of the best”, in WA and nationally.
The Australian Defence Export Office and Austrade have taken the first steps towards delivering enhanced export support for Australian defence businesses,
signing a Memorandum of Understanding to engage dedicated local industry experts in key export markets.
Cashflow is one of the biggest challenges businesses face when exporting. Payment cycles can be very long, and you need to plan carefully to ensure your business has sufficient cash to cover multiple costs. Securing a source of cash to help support your export business growth can be difficult.
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. This one-day workshop is aimed at companies looking to not only understand export documentation requirements, but also to train their staff in processing documentation correctly and efficiently.
With just two per cent of small businesses currently exporting, Leichhardt underwear and swimwear company aussieBum says its time more had a crack. Company founder Sean Ashby says if it wasn’t for exporting his company wouldn’t be around – aussieBum is now selling worldwide, producing one million garments a year.