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. For the past 60 years we have encouraged, educated and assisted Australian companies to take on the world.

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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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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Events

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.

Courses & Workshops

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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The China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone & Australia Purchase Publication »
Trade Policy Recommendations 3.0: 2015/2016 Download Publication »
Demystifying Korea Purchase Publication »
Mexico: Gateway to the Americas Download Publication »
Advancing Trade Development Purchase Print Publication »

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

Australia’s future: international engagement and competitiveness
Australia’s future: international engagement and competitiveness Export Council of Australia

The Export Council of Australia and The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry are inviting their members to attend a morning tea event with Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, and the Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment, Senator the Hon Penny Wong. Register here >


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Australian Export Handbook 21st Edition
Australian Export Handbook 21st Edition Export Council of Australia

The essential international business tool kit is a comprehensive guide to ALL of the practical aspects of managing an international business. Anyone involved in selling products/ services internationally should have a copy of this sitting on their desk!


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Coming soon: ECA launches new accredited International Trade Program
Coming soon: ECA launches new accredited International Trade Program Export Council of Australia

The ECA is very proud to have developed a skills development program to help companies build their capabilities to trade internationally. To ensure that we continue to deliver relevant programs, the ECA is extremely pleased to have partnered with the Centre of Customs and Excise Studies (CCES), Charles Sturt University and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (the Australian Chamber) to deliver international trade education.This partnership means that participation in the ECA’s International Business program can be the first step towards an articulated learning pathway to completion of the Advanced Diploma of International Business Management and then leading to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs.


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Doing Business in China
Doing Business in China Export Council of Australia

The ECA has developed a quick reference guide to doing business in China. The app contains the basics of everything you need to demystify business in this important market, from market opportunities to ChAFTA at a glance.


 

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ECA launch new accredited international trade program
ECA launch new accredited international trade program Export Council of Australia

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) has today launched an unprecedented trade skills development program and Australia’s only authoritative reference on international trade the Australian Export Handbook (21st Edition). Click here for more information.


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How do we drive export growth in Australia?
How do we drive export growth in Australia? Export Council of Australia

Trade is a key driver of jobs, innovation and long-term prosperity for Australia. Increasing trade and investment is absolutely crucial to unlocking Australia’s future economic growth.
As of 2013 there were approximately 45,000 exporters that exported $318.5 billion worth of goods and services. However, just 1% of exporters accounted for over 90% of all goods exported from Australia – which is much more concentrated than the international average, where the top 1% of exporters account for just 53% of goods exports. If we drill down even further, the actual number of companies that are regular exporters is even smaller.  CLICK HERE TO R EAD MORE >


 

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In a global world ALL business is global
In a global world ALL business is global Export Council of Australia

Whether you are competing with the world’s best to win international contracts or facing increasing global competition at home, it is critical for business leaders to understand the skills and competencies needed to go global. In our 60 plus years of training, the Export Council of Australia (ECA) has worked with a number of companies big and small to help answer the tough questions – Are we export ready? What are incoterms? Where do I find a logistics expert quickly? and one of the worst, My buyer seems to have gone missing, how will I get paid? 

Our Educational Pathway takes businesses from the stage of just getting started on to conquering new markets. The Educational Pathway structure provides an articulated learning pathway that ensures that participants gain practical skills and knowledge of procedures associated with international business.

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Nominations for Export Heroes Awards now open!
Nominations for Export Heroes Awards now open! Export Council of Australia

The Export Council of Australia is now seeking nominations for the 2015/2016 Australian Export Heroes awards.  Just over ten years ago the Australian Export Heroes Awards were created by a group who believed in acknowledging the efforts of the people behind the companies that achieved outstanding export results.Whether from big established business or from the family farm or factory, they all deserve recognition for their vision, passion and sheer hard work. If you know someone who deserves to be thanked for their unique contribution, we invite you to please put forward a nomination. 


 

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You can take on the world with help from the Export Council of Australia
You can take on the world with help from the Export Council of Australia Export Council of Australia

As a membership based organisation , our core offering lies within creating value for our members through the development of programs and services that focus on building the capacity and capability of companies to help them engage further in international trade. The new Export Council of Australia (ECA) membership benefits have been developed to address today’s business dynamics.

ECA has identified that businesses are at different stages of their export journey and require more flexible, tailored and comprehensive benefits. Becoming a member of the Export Council of Australia (ECA) opens a world of opportunity and development.

With a dedicated focus for more than 60 years on building your trade capability and capacity we aim to support your efforts globally.

We hope you enjoy our revised membership benefits and we look forward to working with you to help you reach your full potential.


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