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Update from the CEO

Update from the CEO

31.05.2018 Alina Bain

It’s been a great couple of months at the ECA since I started in March. I have been focused on listening to our valued partners and members, and I have already met many of you.

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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.

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The Future of Australia's Trade: A Digital Vision for 2025

The Future of Australia's Trade: A Digital Vision for 2025

03.11.2017 Lisa McAuley

Leading industry associations the Export Council of Australia (ECA) and the Australian Digital Commerce Association (ADCA), alongside KPMG, have today released a paper calling for the Australian Government and industry to come together to plan for a digitally-enabled trading future.

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ECA and HSBC launch practical resources for accessing opportunities under the various FTAs between Australia and ASEAN countries

ECA and HSBC launch practical resources for accessing opportunities under the various FTAs between Australia and ASEAN countries

31.08.2017 Lisa McAuley

In partnership with HSBC Australia, the ECA recently launched the ASEAN Connected report to highlight opportunities in the southeast Asian region for Australian businesses. The ECA and HSBC are now pleased to promote the ASEAN Connected Toolkit – a series of practical resources for accessing opportunities under the various free trade agreements between Australia and ASEAN countries:

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International business coaching

International business coaching

24.08.2017 Lisa McAuley

The ECA’s International Business Coaching service is a one-on-one matching service that aligns the specific needs of an individual company with the services of a subject expert. The ECA has an arsenal of experts in the field of international business, these experts include ECA staff members, ECA Directors, industry professionals and academics.

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CEO Update International Business Today Winter 2017

CEO Update International Business Today Winter 2017

10.08.2017 Lisa McAuley

It’s a new financial year and it’s time for Australian exporters to seize the day and take advantage of a whole range of opportunities that are sitting right on our doorstep. What a start to the year we have had. Working in international trade makes it impossible to shut off from the daily updates and developments in the Northern hemisphere. At the ECA, it is our job to monitor trade policy messaging and announcements in markets like the United States and the United Kingdom on behalf of our members, and the team here has certainly been kept on their toes.

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Don’t let Buy Queensland sell Australia short

Don’t let Buy Queensland sell Australia short

04.08.2017 Lisa McAuley

“Any ‘Buy Queensland’ policies must be consistent with Australia’s international trade commitments,” said Lisa McAuley, CEO of the Export Council of Australia (ECA). “Otherwise they will undermine Australia’s international credibility and risk retaliation.”

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There’s more to customs and visa policies than security

There’s more to customs and visa policies than security

31.07.2017 Lisa McAuley

‘Facilitating the smooth flow of goods and people is critically important for Australia’s international competitiveness’ said Lisa McAuley, CEO of the Export Council of Australia (ECA). ‘We need to ensure they are seen from an economic perspective, not just through a security prism.’

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ECA congratulates Australian Customs and Border Protection Service on Mutual Recognition Agreement signings with Hong Kong, South Korea and Canada

ECA congratulates Australian Customs and Border Protection Service on Mutual Recognition Agreement signings with Hong Kong, South Korea and Canada

18.07.2017 Lisa McAuley

The Agreements mean Australian exporters will benefit from new trade facilitation measures, such as reduced examination requirements and prioritised clearance, in Hong Kong, South Korea and Canada.“These Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) are important commitments by Australia and Hong Kong, South Korea and Canada to co-operate on important economic and trade issues,” says Export Council of Australia (ECA) CEO Lisa McAuley. 

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New Financial Year: New Membership Benefits

New Financial Year: New Membership Benefits

05.07.2017 Lisa McAuley

As we enter a new financial year, I am very pleased to announce the ECA has gone back to the drawing board to review our membership benefits and how we can create value for our network. As Australia’s only organisation focused entirely on the needs of Australia’s international businesses, when you join the ECA, we become partners, working with you to support the international success of your business.

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ECA welcomes Australia joining New Zealand with announcement of Pacific Alliance FTA negotiations

ECA welcomes Australia joining New Zealand with announcement of Pacific Alliance FTA negotiations

03.07.2017 Lisa McAuley

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) welcomes the announcement of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with the Pacific Alliance, announced on Saturday by Minster for Trade, Tourism and Investment the Hon Steven Ciobo MP. “We are pleased that the government is seeking new opportunities for Australian companies in Latin America by enhancing and reinforcing Australia’s market access in Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Chile,” says ECA CEO Lisa McAuley.

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New Financial Year: New bonus offer

New Financial Year: New bonus offer

22.06.2017 Lisa McAuley

Book and pay by 31 July for any two August and September ECA courses, and qualify for a 10% discount on both. Book and pay for three or more August and September courses, and qualify for a massive 20% discount on each one! We have a range of courses from which to choose, including export, import and doing business in China.

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Support for trade should not breed complacency

Support for trade should not breed complacency

21.06.2017 Lisa McAuley

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) welcomes the release of the 2017 Lowy Institute Poll. ‘There are a lot of positives to take away from this poll’ said Lisa McAuley, CEO of the ECA. ‘But it also highlights that the government and business leaders cannot take public support for granted.’

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Apply now for the 2017 WA Industry & Export Awards

Apply now for the 2017 WA Industry & Export Awards

26.05.2017 Lisa McAuley

The Export Council of Australia (ECA), with the WA Department of Commerce and our valued award partners, are pleased to announce that applications for the 2017 Western Australian Industry & Export Awards are now open.

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