Please find below a useful list of links for businesses currently exporting or thinking about exporting:
Federal Government AgenciesAustrade
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
Defence Export Unit (DEU)
Export Finance Australia
Department of Home Affairs
NSW Trade & Investment- NSW
State & Territory Agencies
Trade and Investment Queensland- QLD
Department of Business and Innovation (DBI)- VIC
Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy- SA
Department of State Development- WA
The Department of Economic Development- TAS
Department of the Chief Minister- NT
Support and advice available on Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)TradeStart
A network of specialist export advisers located across the nation providing support and advice to Australian businesses. Find out more.
The FTA Portal
Easy-to-access information on exporting and importing goods and services using Australia’s network of free trade agreements. www.ftaportal.dfat.gov.au
Australia's Free Trade Agreements
For information on Australia’s free trade agreements, including those under negotiation, refer to: fta.gov.au
Addressing Trade Barriers
Collaboration between government and industry stakeholders is underway to remove non-tariff barriers faced by Australian businesses in overseas in overseas markets.
ATT program reduces ‘red tape’ for accredited Trusted Trader businesses at the border and expedites the flow of their cargo in and out of Australia. Find out more.
This website sets out the requirements that exporters must meet for products and commodities to be accepted for import into other countries.
Find out more.
Banking and Finance
Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)
The Export Market Development Grants scheme provides financial assistance for aspiring and current exporters. https://www.austrade.gov.au/Australian/Export/Export-Grants
Freight & Logistics
Sydney Ports Corporation
Hunt & Hunt
Overseas office support
Retail Sales DataNielsen
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VEKTA Advanced Automation
Member of the ECA
"In 2014 Vekta Automation became involved in the Export Awards and started to get a better understanding about the role of the Export Council of Australia. After attending a seminar in Perth in February 2019 the decision was instantly made and we signed up the next day. A decision we should have made 5 years earlier. For Vekta, the information, expertise and networking opportunities that the ECA provides has been valuable. It is reassuring knowing that there are experienced and knowledgeable people we can turn to when advice is needed."
Established in 1970, Mavlab Animal Health Pty Ltd is a Queensland based, family-owned, GMP licenced manufacturer of veterinary pharmaceuticals and pet care products. Mavlab has an extensive range of prescription and over the counter products sold in a growing number of global markets. Contract manufacturing opportunities are also available.