ECA

The Peak Membership Body for companies involved in International Business

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) has a long, proud history of supporting Australian international business. We have been supporting companies to grow internationally for over 60 years. 

The ECA has the development of Australia’s resources via the promotion of Australian industry in international markets as our primary goal.

We achieve this goal by:

  • Developing international business skills
  • Building Australian business capacity
  • Conducting international market research
  • Helping to break down barriers to trade
  • Building global networks
  • Informing Australian trade policy
Think globally. Think ECA!


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Dee-Ann Prather, Down Under Enterprises International
NSW Women in Global Business Award winner
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The Export Council of Australia

Building Australian business capacity
Building Australian business capacity

A range of business reports and apps to help you navigate doing business in new markets

Building global networks
Building global networks

Keeping you  up to date with international trade news and connecting you with international networks

 

 


 

Conducting international market research
Conducting international market research

Access to a range of business reports to help you navigate doing business in new markets

Developing international business skills
Developing international business skills

Educational programs for companies engaged in international business


 

Helping to break down barriers to trade
Helping to break down barriers to trade

Engaging with our members on trade policy related issues

 

 

Informing Australian trade policy
Informing Australian trade policy

Playing an active role in advocating on behalf of Australian companies.

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Rewards

Rewarding excellence in international business

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The ECA runs a range of seminars and networking events. To learn more about important trade topics that affect your business please make sure to sign up to the ECA’s newsletter and receive notifications of upcoming events.

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Take advantage of our new range of educational programs with topics that target new, established, and advanced companies engaged in international business.

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Publications

ICC Guide to Incoterms 2010
ICC Guide to Incoterms 2010

This ICC Guide to Incoterms® 2010 will help importers and exporters avoid costly misunderstandings by clearly defining the responsibilities of sellers and buyers for the delivery of goods.

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ASEAN Connected Why ASEAN and why now? »
The China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone & Australia Purchase Publication »
Trade Policy Recommendations 3: 2015/2016 Download Publication »
Demystifying Korea Purchase Publication »
Mexico: Gateway to the Americas Download Publication »

Keep up to date with international trade news, from the ECA, Government, our partners and sponsors.

Have your say: Australia's largest international business survey now open

Have your say: Australia's largest international business survey now open Kristina Koprivica

Now in its sixth year, AIBS 2019 continues to gauge Australian business’ experiences and perspectives on international markets and continue to assess access to finance for international activities.

This year AIBS features additional questions key markets like India, as well as Australian business’ use of innovation in their international market development activities.

Hearing about this is more important now than ever, considering the shifting moods in the international trade environment and the need to support the free and open international trading system that allows Australian companies to grow and prosper. 

 

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Australia and Hong Kong pen historic trade deal

Australia and Hong Kong pen historic trade deal Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

Australia and Hong Kong have today signed the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (A‑HKFTA) and associated Investment Agreement, securing more certainty and opportunities for Australian farmers, businesses and investors.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the agreements marked a new chapter in Australia's close and mutually beneficial relationship with Hong Kong.

"Australian farmers, businesses, service suppliers and investors are the big winners from the certainty this agreement will bring," the Prime Minister said.

"Hong Kong is our fifth largest source of investment, and a platform market to showcase our premium goods and services to Asia and the world.

 

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Statement on EMDG budget boost

Statement on EMDG budget boost Heath Baker

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) welcomes the government’s announcement to increase funding of the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) scheme.

‘The EMDG is one of the major government policies to help Australian SMEs go global’, said Heath Baker, acting CEO of the ECA. ‘Its objective is to boost the confidence of SMEs so they take the plunge and start exporting. But when businesses don’t know how much of their grant entitlement they will get back, it undermines the scheme’s objective.’

‘Senator Birmingham’s announcement is a great start’, said Mr Baker. ‘A $20 million per year boost means SMEs can spend $40 million on marketing their products or services internationally, leading potentially to a $140 million boost to the Australian economy.'

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