Many Australian businesses are not aware that their intellectual property (IP) can be considered an export in foreign markets, and therefore be eligible for Australian Government financial assistance to help them grow an export-ready business.
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Australian farmers and businesses will continue to reap the benefits of our free trade agreements with new tariff cuts kicking-off today in our major export markets.
Australia has today ratified its free trade agreements with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru, a move that will give our farmers access to more markets, greater opportunities for our businesses, create more jobs and increased investment.
The spread of African swine fever in China could halve its pig population, pushing up pork prices and causing consumers to substitute pork with other protein sources, potentially driving demand for Australian beef.
Invitation to a stakeholder engagement session on the Department of Agriculture’s cost recovery redesign for Plant Export certification fees and charges
The department of Agriculture is providing opportunities for export certification industry stakeholders to participate in face-to-face engagement sessions on the draft plant export cost recovery implementation statement (CRIS).
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sydney in partnership with AusIndustry and Campbelltown City Council invites you to a focused exporting workshop in
This workshop is designed for businesses starting out on their export journey and those looking to consolidate knowledge.
In what has been hailed as Queensland’s Export night of nights 16 Queensland businesses have been recognised and celebrated for their outstanding success
and contribution to the state’s trade output at the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards, which were held at Brisbane City Hall on Thursday 10 October.
Are you exporting, manufacturing or otherwise doing business in South East Asia or China? If the answer is ‘YES’ we want to hear from you!
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.
The Export Council of Australia (ECA), along with our principal partner the New South Wales Government, and our 2019 Award Partners, is pleased to announce
the finalists of the 2019 Premier’s NSW Export Awards.
If you are looking to expand your business internationally, using the Madrid System (Madrid) can be an efficient way to protect your trade mark overseas. The list of goods and services is an important part of any international application filed under Madrid.
If you’re doing business in China, you will at some point need a contract. A well-drafted contract that sets out the details of your agreement can reduce
the risk around a business transaction.
Unfortunately, Australians often use poorly drafted contracts that are not well suited to protecting their interests in China. Below we list key tips for your China-related contracts.
The US and China trade dispute escalated in recent weeks, with the People’s Bank of China allowing its currency to fall below 7 yuan per US dollar – a key threshold that hasn’t been passed since the global financial crisis (chart – USD/CYN). This prompted the US Treasury to call it a ‘currency manipulator’.