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!
Join us as for a night of fun, recognition and the largest networking event for international business in NSW, QLD and WA. Mingle with the best and connect with your peers. This year at the awards ceremonies we will be celebrating
and recognising the great opportunities emerging for NSW companies in Latin America.
Dee-Ann Prather, Down Under Enterprises International
NSW Women in Global Business Award winner
Member of the ECA
“90% of our business is export based and we are expanding rapidly throughout Asia. As we move into new countries and regions it is important to understand the country, culture and business norms and ECA has helped us do this through their programs. ECA has also helped us improve our shipping and documentation efficiency, especially with the new GHS requirements. Overall, ECA is a wealth of information and knowledge and have always been very helpful when we have specific issues or questions.”
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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Looking to start in the world of international business?
The ECA is pleased to launch a new contemporary online, interactive program for companies looking to start their journey of expanding into overseas markets.
This course is:
Contemporary: a highly unique online, award-winning and interactive program
Collaborative: a platform to encourage engagement and
Connected: leverage a network of international trade experts to deepen engagement
Flexible: the freedom to learn in your own time and at your own pace
The Going Global program aims to help you to demystify developing your international business strategy so that you are armed with the right skills and
the right toolkit to embark confidently in the next stage of growing your business.
Enrol today >
ECA launches superior International Business Coaching service Export Council of Australia
The ECA’s International Business Coaching service is a one-on-one matching service that aligns the specific needs of an individual company with the services
of a subject expert.
The ECA has an arsenal of experts in the field of international business! These experts include ECA staff members, ECA Directors, industry professionals
and academics, and successful exporters who are willing to share their experience.
Are you ready for 1 July? US-bound air cargo screening requirements are changing Export Council of Australia
If you are doing business with the US please find below important information that is critical to securing the future of your US export business.
You will be unable to export to the US by air after 1 July unless you comply with new US air cargo screening requirements.
These requirements have been imposed on airlines by the US Government. The Australian Government is working with Australian businesses to help them comply
with these US requirements, ensure readiness for the change and reduce red tape while enabling a smooth transition.
You must act now to get ready for the change. This deadline is non-negotiable.
New Trade Policy Recommendations Urges Government to Keep Eyes on the Prize Export Council of Australia
As Australia’s voice for exporters, the Export Council of Australia (ECA) today releases its annual Trade Policy Recommendations; A prosperous future for all Australians through international trade.
CEO Lisa McAuley says it is a dangerous time for international trade. In recent decades, we have seen a slow but steady march towards increasingly
open global markets. But developments in 2016 show that progress can potentially be undone very quickly.”
“Now more than ever, we must fight to support our exporters. We must protect the access we have in current FTA markets, and improve our access to other
markets by entering new agreements.” Download the 2017 recommendations >
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.
New app to help Australian businesses export Export Council of Australia
Doing Business overseas can be daunting and without the right tools, knowledge and support, it’s easy to make a mistake. The Export Essentials App helps
SME’s understand the fundamentals of exporting and the key areas you will need to consider as part of their export ready journey.
The App takes you through technical information and describes it in a clear, digestible and engaging manner, from analysing whether exporting is right
for you through to checklists and steps for export success.
It also includes key contacts for more help, key export finance terms to help business understand the jargon, case studies and business tools.
The biggest survey of its kind and the results are now in! Export Council of Australia
On behalf of the Export Council of Australia (ECA), Austrade and Efic I would like to sincerely thank all the companies that participated in the Australia’s
International Business Survey (AIBS) survey late last year.
Your ongoing support of AIBS has greatly assisted the ECA over the years so that we can support our members.
The results are NOW in, the data has been analysed and YOU can now find out what the state of play is for Australia’s international businesses.