Government advisory board on innovation and science backs up the ECA

31.01.2018 Heath Baker

Government advisory board Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) has backed the ECA’s long-standing policy positions for the need for the government to adequately support SME exporters.

In its report Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation, the ISA has called for adequate funding for the Export Market Development Grant, greater support for businesses seeking to start out in exporting, and by expanding and making better use of trade agreements. These recommendations were all in the ECA’s 2017 Trade Policy Recommendations (see here).

In February the ECA will release its 2018 Trade Policy Priorities, which—like the ISA report—focuses on how and why the government can better support SME exporters.

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