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Efic supporting Australian Innovation

Efic supporting Australian Innovation

03.12.2018 Efic

As the 56th Australian Export Awards season comes to an end, it’s a great time to reflect on Australian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the impact they are having globally.

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Protect your tech with IP for Digital Business

Protect your tech with IP for Digital Business

03.12.2018 IP Australia

Have you got a brilliant new idea for an online business? Or have you’ve already launched a tech startup and you’re looking opportunities to take your technology abroad? The value that you build in your digital business is worth protecting.

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Commercialisation DIY Disaster

Commercialisation DIY Disaster

30.11.2018 Michael Masterson

Do-it-yourself (DIY), perhaps even more than rugby, is Australia’s great passion. Bunnings is a temple to Aussies love affair with making and fixing things by ourselves. While this approach might be OK if you’re tiling a bathroom it leads to major problems in business, and the bigger the business the bigger the problems.

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Behind the headlines - 2018 APEC CEO Summit

Behind the headlines - 2018 APEC CEO Summit

29.11.2018 Kristina Koprivica

ECA CEO, Alina Bain, attended the summit in Papua New Guinea in mid-November to champion Australian SMEs and take the temperature of attending APEC leaders, CEOs and global experts on vital issues impacting Aussie businesses. 

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Australia’s top exporters recognised

Australia’s top exporters recognised

28.11.2018 Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

Aspen Medical and SEAPA have been awarded the prestigious Australian Exporter of the Year award. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham announced the 2018 Australian Export Award winners at a ceremony in Canberra last night.

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Carve up the competition this Thanksgiving

Carve up the competition this Thanksgiving

22.11.2018 IP Australia

It’s Thanksgiving in the USA, a time for food, football and family. If you’re thinking about expanding your business and entering the US market, it’s important to understand how to protect your brand while you’re there.
To assist Australian businesses entering the United States (US) market, IP Australia has created a suite of resources, starting with trade marks. This new content highlights the important steps businesses should take before they expand into the US.

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HSBC International Business Guides

HSBC International Business Guides

15.11.2018 ​HSBC Bank Australia

HSBC has recently launched 17 new International Business Guides which provide business leaders with key facts and insights on doing business in countries and territories around the world.

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The most valuable assets in your factory are the ones you can’t see

The most valuable assets in your factory are the ones you can’t see

14.11.2018 Michael Masterson

“Manufacturing” conjures up images of machines, production lines and products. In the past, the value of a manufacturing company lay primary in its tangible assets such as land, buildings and equipment. However times have changed. Today, the real value of a manufacturer is more likely to lie in its intangible assets such as the industrial know-how, systems and processes that keeps such organisations running safely, efficiently and competitively.

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How to increase your business export capability

How to increase your business export capability

09.11.2018 Angela Wright

Regional Development Australia Sydney, Camden Region Economic Taskforce & NSW Department of Industry invite you to a free “Building Export Capability for Small to Medium Enterprises” workshop to be held at Camden Council on 22 November 2018. 

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Efic’s global economic update out now

Efic’s global economic update out now

05.11.2018 Efic

Rising trade tensions, ongoing geo-political ructions and tighter financing conditions saw the IMF cut its global growth forecast by 0.2 percentage points to 3.7% per annum in 2018 and 2019. While the global economy remains on track to match last year’s performance, which was the strongest pace of growth since 2011, this was the first IMF downgrade in more than two years.

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The New Be Trade Ready tool is out now to enable Australian exporters to grow in more markets

The New Be Trade Ready tool is out now to enable Australian exporters to grow in more markets

01.11.2018 Jacqueline Wong

Did you know 1 in 3 Australian businesses with Asian operations make more than 40% of their revenue from Asia? Have you thought about exporting to other international markets? Do you know how to get started? Visit ANZ Be Trade Ready, a digital tool developed in collaboration with the Export Council of Australia, to enable Australian businesses to research, plan and prepare for international expansion.

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Winners announced at 2018 Premier's NSW Export Awards

Winners announced at 2018 Premier's NSW Export Awards

25.10.2018 Kristina Koprivica

Nineteen New South Wales businesses have been recognised and celebrated for their outstanding success and contribution to the state’s trade output at the Premier’s New South Wales Export Awards which were held at the Star last night (Wednesday 24 October 2018).

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Winners of the 30th Western Australian Industry and Export Awards Announced

Winners of the 30th Western Australian Industry and Export Awards Announced

24.10.2018 Honor Iosif

It’s official! Another 12 businesses have joined the prestigious list of Western Australia’s best at this year's 30th Western Australian Industry & Export Awards. In the presence of peers from the international business community, winners of this year’s awards were announced at a gala ceremony on Thursday 18 October 2018.  


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Outstanding Queensland businesses win export awards

Outstanding Queensland businesses win export awards

12.10.2018 Richelle Ward

Sixteen 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 the Hilton Brisbane last night (Thursday 11 October 2018).

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Efic’s Chief Economist on emerging markets

Efic’s Chief Economist on emerging markets

25.09.2018 Efic

Are you thinking of expanding your business into an emerging market? Efic’s Chief Economist, Cassandra Winzenried, talks about the broader macroeconomic and country risks facing Australian export businesses wanting to expand overseas.

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ECA announces Premier of QLDs Export Award Finalists

ECA announces Premier of QLDs Export Award Finalists

14.09.2018 Richelle Ward

The Export Council of Australia congratulates the finalists announced for the 2018 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards. As exporters from across the state compete for 13 industry categories and 3 state-based awards, the program celebrates business excellence in international trade.

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