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EcoVadis Platinum Sustainability Awarded to Down Under Enterprises

EcoVadis Platinum Sustainability Awarded to Down Under Enterprises

20.04.2021 Export Council of Australia

Down Under Enterprises, an Australian-owned family business that grows, produces, exports, and markets traceable and sustainable native botanicals, today announced receiving EcoVadis’ prestigious Platinum Sustainability ranking. The Platinum level is reserved for the top 1% of 75,000+ businesses rated by EcoVadis globally.

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Advancing FTA negotiations and vaccine diplomacy

Advancing FTA negotiations and vaccine diplomacy

14.04.2021 The Hon Dan Tehan MP

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan will travel to Europe and the United Kingdom for further Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations, to encourage investment in Australia and to discuss vaccine supply.

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Featured Member: Australia Asia Technology Incubator (AATI)

Featured Member: Australia Asia Technology Incubator (AATI)

14.04.2021 Jun Gao

While being aware of the great work ECA had been doing for Australian exporters, the main reason for Australia Asia Technology Incubator (AATI) formally joining as a member, was to reach a broader network of health and wellness companies beyond our existing successes in helping Australia’s medical research sector commercialise successfully overseas.

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Recognising remarkable resilience: Resetting manufacturing operations saves Tasmania’s Novaris

Recognising remarkable resilience: Resetting manufacturing operations saves Tasmania’s Novaris

13.04.2021 Export Council of Australia

Family-owned Novaris, Tasmania’s electrical componentry manufacturer, had to quickly re-evaluate its operations and innovate after COVID-19 significantly impacted access to suppliers and manufacturing. Established in 1995, Novaris provides custom designed products to prevent equipment damage caused by direct lightning strikes, surges and other electrical disturbances on power and data signalling lines.

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How to set your business up for export success: An effective strategy

How to set your business up for export success: An effective strategy

12.04.2021 Export Finance Australia

If you have plans to expand internationally, it is important to ensure that you are set up for success. An effective export strategy is key for every business considering going global. Whether you’re already exporting your products or services, part of an export-related supply chain, looking to expand overseas, or a business in emerging and frontier markets.

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Digital tools to help Australian businesses

Digital tools to help Australian businesses

18.03.2021 Export Council of Australia

Australian Government today launches a range of digital tools to help Australian businesses to reach new international markets and customers. The export.business.gov.au website features interactive market insights, trends as well as information on grants, funding, local laws and regulations, distribution and shipping.

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No one Halal certification is acknowledged in all export markets

No one Halal certification is acknowledged in all export markets

18.03.2021 Export Council of Australia

Halal certification is an important standard for many food and beverage businesses. When exporting, this certification is vital to enter some markets. Within Australia there are a number of Islamic Bodies that are authorised to issue Halal certificates for companies wishing to be certified. However, there is no consistent acknowledgement of these organisations across all export markets.

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ECA Featured Member: Explorate

ECA Featured Member: Explorate

02.03.2021 Jun Gao

ECA member Explorate story began in a dusty freight forwarding warehouse in Brisbane during November 2012, when Conor Hagan was tasked with showing Alex Ewart, a recent graduate of international business, the world of international logistics.

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The Netherlands, Your Gateway to Europe

The Netherlands, Your Gateway to Europe

01.03.2021 Dianne Tipping

Recently the ECA attended a session hosted by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands | Sydney

The session included many industry body executives who discussed current trade issues and opportunities and spoke of the need to work collaboratively into the future. Whilst the discussion was centered on trade overall the following information provided by the Consul General is also worth considering when looking at expanding your markets.

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Promoting Australian higher education to the world

Promoting Australian higher education to the world

25.02.2021 The Hon Dan Tehan MP
The Morrison Government is promoting Australia’s world-class higher education and online learning offering to more than 12 million people around the globe.

‘Study with Australia’ is a five-year project to showcase Australian education to new and existing learners worldwide.
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ECA Featured member - ALTIOS

ECA Featured member - ALTIOS

16.02.2021 Jun Gao
ALTIOS is a Global Business Development Firm focused on helping businesses grow through international development strategy, international expansion, subsidiary management, recruitment and cross-border investments into the worlds’ leading markets.

 
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Hear from our partners: Aglive

Hear from our partners: Aglive

16.02.2021 Export Council of Australia

Australian farmers, retailers, producers, logistic workers and all individuals along the entire supply chain of a business have been doing it tough. From droughts, fires, COVID-19, trade tensions, supply chain closures and price pressures, there have been countless challenges. But Australians remain resilient in the face of adversity.

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Supply chain and regulation

Supply chain and regulation

16.02.2021 Andrew Hudson

Even as the world struggles with the health issues from the pandemic, those relying on the supply chain are facing a variety of problems, which collectively are creating additional delays, cost and uncertainty. None of these factors will assist with economic recovery, or the distribution of vaccines and other medical products being used to deal with the pandemic. Further, the economic benefits of a reduction in tariffs through Free Trade Agreements and other trade facilitation measures are being eroded by problems and costs in the supply chain.


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FTA upgrade with China applauded in New Zealand

FTA upgrade with China applauded in New Zealand

02.02.2021 Export Council of Australia

New Zealand's politicians, business people and consumers are welcoming the signing of a protocol to upgrade a free trade agreement (FTA) between their country and China earlier this month. 

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