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Australia welcomes more than nine million tourists

Australia welcomes more than nine million tourists

15.05.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Australia welcomed a record 9.02 million international visitors in the year ending March 2018, an increase of 7.7 per cent on the last 12 months, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today.

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Join us for a free event in Newcastle on​ eCommerce and the online opportunity

Join us for a free event in Newcastle on​ eCommerce and the online opportunity

15.05.2018 Kristina Koprivica

The Export Council of Australia, the NSW Government and ANZ are bringing two hours of power to Newcastle on the eCommerce opportunity! Businesses of all shapes, sizes and locations are using eCommerce to engage customers all over the world. eCommerce strategies are being used increasingly to find new customers, manage transactions and deliver goods and services to every corner of the globe from wherever you want to be.

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2018 budget a positive for SME exporters… but there’s still a long way to go

2018 budget a positive for SME exporters… but there’s still a long way to go

08.05.2018 Heath Baker

Overall, this is positive budget for SME exporters. But it’s an incremental step forward, not a major leap. The government has rightly been a champion of trade and has trumpeted its achievements in signing FTAs, but if you want to grow trade, FTAs are only part of the answer. This budget goes some way to addressing SME exporters’ other needs—but there’s still more to be done.

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When does your good, trusted customer cross the other side and become a never-ending headache?

When does your good, trusted customer cross the other side and become a never-ending headache?

03.05.2018 Chris Little

Let me start by saying – not all customers are made equal. What I mean by this is that there are some customers who make exporting a breeze. They’re open and transparent; they pay on time and are responsive. They make consistent orders and in fact have expanded with your business. These guys are great but unfortunately, history tells us that this isn’t always reality.

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New guide for Australian fruit and vegetable exporters

New guide for Australian fruit and vegetable exporters

27.04.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Australian fruit and vegetable exporters wanting to go global can now access advice on every step of the export journey in a single online guide. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, and the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud, launched, ‘Fresh fruit and vegetable export requirements: A guide for Australian business’ a Turnbull Coalition Government initiative ensuring Australia’s horticulture producers have the necessary information to capitalise on the sizeable business opportunities on our doorstep.

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End of Financial Year Funding Available: Women’s Leadership Development

End of Financial Year Funding Available: Women’s Leadership Development

26.04.2018 Women and Leadership Australia

Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s international trade sector. The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $8,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.

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Food and Beverage Exporters Forum

Food and Beverage Exporters Forum

24.04.2018 Najib Lawand

The Food & Beverage Exporters Forum is a rare opportunity to hear from Senior Buyers from international retailers including Planet Organic UK, Choithrams UAE, Village Grocer & Ben’s Independent Grocer Malaysia. The panel will share insights and trends about their markets and how to engage with them.

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Building the right networks for export success

Building the right networks for export success

23.04.2018 Efic

At Efic we work with businesses across a range of industries – from professional services and technology to manufacturing and education and training. During our conversations with these businesses we’ve found that a recurring critical factor for export business success is export relationships and networks.

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Sprint to Landing Pads

Sprint to Landing Pads

16.04.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Budding startups are invited to join Austrade’s Sprint to Landing Pads program, a primer for new enterprises seeking a place at the Turnbull Coalition Government’s five global Landing Pads.

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Free webinar: Ten things I hate about my customer!

Free webinar: Ten things I hate about my customer!

13.04.2018 Chris Little

Exporting goods and services to countries around the world is a complex game. We know, because here at Coface, Export Council of Australia and FTI Consulting, we're constantly seeing our clients and members run into roadblocks that prevent their businesses from operating as efficiently and profitably as they should. Luckily, many of these obstacles don't need to cause as much of an issue as they currently do. 

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Brisbane Airport welcomes new Jetstar BNE - Uluru flights

Brisbane Airport welcomes new Jetstar BNE - Uluru flights

11.04.2018 Richelle Ward

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) welcomes the announcement of three times weekly Jetstar flights between Brisbane and Uluru commencing 3 August 2018. The new flights operating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays will inject more than 55,000 return seats into the market each year, enhancing Brisbane’s regional reach and providing a convenient gateway for international travellers to Australia’s world renowned Uluru.

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Burdekin Export Forum – Friday, 4 May

Burdekin Export Forum – Friday, 4 May

11.04.2018 Export Council of Australia

Are you a horticulture producer interested in exploring new opportunities to export your product? Are you a cane farmer looking to diversify, expand and discover new opportunities? Come along to this one day forum to gain insight into exporting your produce and the benefits of tapping into the international market.

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Australian food innovation to the world

Australian food innovation to the world

11.04.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Australian capability in Food Technologies (FoodTech) will be showcased to global investors visiting the Gold Coast during the Commonwealth Games. As global demand for food grows, particularly in Asia’s expanding middle class, Australian talent can seize on opportunities to differentiate its exports from that of global competitors.

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Australian Women’s Leadership Symposiums

Australian Women’s Leadership Symposiums

10.04.2018 Women and Leadership Australia

The Australian Women's Leadership Symposiums are a national series of events focused on the experiences of women leaders in the contemporary workforce. Taking place in every state and territory capital between May and August, the Symposiums are an unparalleled gathering of the best and brightest female talent.

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Argentina: aiming to become ‘the world’s supermarket’

Argentina: aiming to become ‘the world’s supermarket’

10.04.2018 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Signs of Argentina’s re-emergence as a regional and international player are growing. The Macri Government expects the agricultural sector to be a key driver for economic growth and prosperity and is working in partnership with farm groups to expand production. Argentina is undertaking a raft of reforms to make the sector more competitive, including trade liberalisation and infrastructure investment. The government’s vision is to make Argentina ‘the world’s supermarket’.

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ECA launches Australia’s International Business Survey 2018

ECA launches Australia’s International Business Survey 2018

05.04.2018 Export Council of Australia

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) is proud to launch the 2018 edition of Australia’s International Business Survey (AIBS). AIBS is a collaboration between the ECA, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), and the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic).

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More tariff cuts under Japan-Australia FTA

More tariff cuts under Japan-Australia FTA

03.04.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

The fifth round of tariff cuts under the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) have come into effect, delivering wide-ranging benefits for Australian businesses that will help drive exports and create new jobs.

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Announcing IP Australia’s first ever IP Summit

Announcing IP Australia’s first ever IP Summit

29.03.2018 IP Australia

It’s time to launch to export and take your ideas global! If you’re a start-up or small business looking to expand overseas, you won’t want to miss IP Australia’s first ever IP Summit. Through a series of workshops, panel sessions and a keynote address, you’ll learn about the initiatives available to help you take on the world.

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