The new edition of the Dynamic Export magazine is now out, featuring Export Council of Australia and how we can help Many Australian SMEs and mid-size companies navigate the complexities and opportunities in global business. Read the full magazine here. An insert from the magazine is below.
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According to Efic’s latest Exporter Sentiment Index research results, sentiment among Australian exporters remains positive, however the lift seen in the November 2017 research has not been sustained.
Qantas Freight will launch a new direct seasonal freight service from Darwin to Hong Kong*, supporting producers in Northern Australia to respond to growing demand from Asia.
If you’re even thinking about doing business in China, the first thing to do is protect your brand by applying to register a trade mark in China. China’s first-to-file trade marks system means that registering as early as possible is the most reliable way to protect your intellectual property (IP) and prevent other people from registering your trade mark, a common problem in China.
The Alibaba E-Commerce Expo is Alibaba Group's flagship event program in Australia connecting brands and small businesses to the growing market in China. This year the Alibaba E-Commerce Expo and Conference events will take place in Sydney and Melbourne.
Join us for the ECA's Inaugural Community Breakfast Series. This new program hosted by Crowe Horwath is designed to bring together like minded SMEs to share their experiences, discover new business insights and access industry experts, through engaging breakfast sessions held under Chatham House Rules.
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.
With Efic’s Overseas Direct Investment Guarantee, Varley Group were able to purchase a stake in a specialist US avionics and defence software provider and gain access to the billion dollar US defence industry.
If you’re an SME exporter and would like financial assistance to market and promote your business overseas, Austrade is now accepting applications for the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme for the 2017–18 year. You can also attend a free online information session to find out more about the scheme and how to make the most of your grant.
The Export Council of Australia is proud to announce a successful partnership funding bid of $4.8 million for the Darwin International Airport Freight Hub, awarded under the Building Better Regions Funding program.
Join the NSW Government, Export Council of Australia (ECA) and ANZ in Parramatta to launch the Premier’s NSW Export Awards in Western Sydney and to explore Food and Beverage opportunities in India for your business.
Join the Export Council of Australia (ECA), NSW Government, ANZ and VIP.com in Wollongong to explore the eCommerce opportunity for your business.
The Global Talent Scheme pilot has been launched to help Australian businesses attract the world's best and brightest workers to support business growth, skills transfer and job creation. From 1 July 2018, the 12 month pilot will provide businesses with clearly defined and accessible pathways to access global talent for specialized positions where there are no suitable Australians to fill the vacancies.
Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Export Connect invite you to an inspiring Exporters Forum on Thursday 2nd August. This Q&A and networking session will be moderated by our Director Najib Lawand. It will include insights from Euromonitor International and will feature Queensland Export Award Winners and Finalists from a diverse range of industry sectors.
‘Access to foreign markets is extremely important for businesses that provide goods and services to governments’ said Alina Bain, CEO of the Export Council of Australia (ECA).
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources invites food import businesses to attend an industry roundtable session. This session will provide you
with an opportunity to talk directly with senior people in the department about issues with importing food in compliance with Australian food standards.
The roundtable will be held August 2018 from 10:00 – 3:00 pm (9:30am arrival) at EPICURE, Brisbane City Hall (lunch provided).
Businesses are encouraged to have their say on the development of Australia’s new Nation Brand in a series of forums starting around the country this week.
As proud sponsors of the Women In International Business category at this year's 30th WA Industry & Export Awards , the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (WA) is hosting a free sundowner on Tuesday 17 July to celebrate women in the state who are making their mark in global business. In keeping with the awards' 30th Anniversary, we will reflect on the last three decades; how far we have come and what still needs to be done for the success of the next generation of business women.
The Export Council of Australia congratulates our member, Ms Dalene Wray, Managing Director of OBE Organic on winning the Chief Executive Women (CEW) Austrade Women in Export Scholarship in 2018.
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) interviewed a Korean importer of Australian orange juice.