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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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.
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.
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.
India is one of the world's fastest growing economies, with a population of more than 1.3 billion and an expanding middle class. A ‘top 5’ economy undergoing ambitious reforms, it is an attractive market for Australian exporters.
For the Icon Group, delivering world-class cancer care across Australia, New Zealand and Asia has required extensive travel to train staff and support its cancer centres and other sites.
Expanding into a global market can seem daunting at first but it can provide your business with the opportunity to grow.
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.
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.
Australian exporters are facing challenges that are unprecedented in scale and coming from multiple fronts.
Covid-19 might soon be under control with the roll-out of vaccines, but global supply chain conditions will remain difficult in the immediate term.
Australian Export Awards recognising remarkable resilience: SA Winery pivots to futureproof its business.
When winemaker Bec Hardy took over the Pertaringa brand from her father to add to her existing wine business, she never expected to be doing it during a global pandemic. But this unprecedented challenge prompted her to pivot in bold new ways.
2019 Women Trading Globally participant adopting zero waste approach to premium coconut oil products from Vietnam
In 2019, the ECA welcomed Thuy Hoang, founder of Cocovie, Vietnam to the Australia Awards Women Trading Globally Program supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Thuy spent two weeks in Brisbane and Sydney with 14 fellow female entrepreneurs from Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Timor Leste, Vietnam and Mongolia.
Recently the ECA attended a session hosted by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands | Sydney
On 19 February 2021, the Federal Treasurer requested the Productivity Commission (Commission) undertake an independent review (Review) “into supply chain vulnerabilities and risks” to “ensure that the Australian economy is prepared for “possible supply chain disruptions”.
Australian Export Awards recognising remarkable resilience: WA Innovation keeping Australians safe through science
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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Businesses encouraged to apply for projects under NSW Government’s $100 million Regional Job Creation Fund
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.
Although I’ve never been a big fan of setting targets, I must admit that when it comes to improving female representation in politics and to setting a net-zero emissions target, the benefits are clear.
Australian Export Awards recognising remarkable resilience: NT Innovation takes Indigenous art to the world
When COVID-19 hit Australia, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) team knew they had a vital role to play in not just supporting Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander artists, but also helping to protect these vulnerable groups from the potentially devastating impacts of the virus.
2021 has begun with a flurry of activity as we all continue to adapt to an everchanging landscape and plan strategically for an unknown future.
The shifting sands of strategy faced in 2020 will continue well into 2021.
We went from recession to recovery at whiplash speed in 2020. And every time the Aussie dollar goes up or down, so do the profits and losses of businesses with foreign exchange (FX) exposure.
For Australian businesses, exporting to overseas markets presents an attractive opportunity for growth, and grants access to new and potentially bigger or more lucrative markets around the world.