Today I am visiting Hong Kong to further progress the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (A-HKFTA) negotiations and to drive more tourism investment into Australia. I will meet with Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, and Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Edward Yau, to build momentum for A-HKFTA.
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Leading export businesses have been announced at the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards, which were held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
on Thursday 19 October 2017.
With Indonesia on track to become one of the largest markets globally, a series of seminars were held last week to explain how Australian businesses can take advantage of the export and investment opportunities on offer.
The fourth round of negotiations in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) finished up this week in Washington. Progress did not go well. Officials agreed to delay the next round to late November to give all parties time to bridge “conceptual gaps” between positions and to start scheduling rounds into early 2018.
We have a position opening at our ProChile Office in Sydney: Business Development Consultant - Mining Sector (Full-Time Contract). This role requires a professional expert in consulting/business development for the mining industry, to lead, grow and manage business connections for Chilean METS providers, in Australia.
Australian small and medium-sized enterprises got a taste of what it takes to sell to China this past weekend, attending workshops and livestreaming events that launched 12 brands in the Chinese market. Gathered in Melbourne for the day-and-a-half Alibaba eCommerce Expo, 5,100 attendees, including 500 brands and 108 SME exhibitors, explored opportunities provided by Alibaba and its third-party partners to export to China.
I recently had the great pleasure on Saturday of attending the inaugural Alibaba E-Commerce Expo in Melbourne, which helped to shed light on the opportunities
e-commerce platforms like Alibaba present for small and medium-sized Australian businesses.
Trade Credit Insurance is designed to protect exporters against bad debts and avoid any potential loss of income. But according to Graham Crozier, the Chief Executive of Coface in Australia, many exporters do not have credit insurance cover, placing their businesses at extreme risk. Coface, has been a global leader in credit insurance and risk management for more than 70 years.
Asialink Business, EY, Austrade, Export Council of Australia and Efic are delighted to invite you to attend a panel discussion: Beyond the headlines –
China, India, Indonesia Opportunities and challenges for Australian Business.
The future contours of the Australia-United Kingdom trade relationship are cloudier now than at any point during the post-Brexit referendum period, making
it exceedingly difficult for businesses to plan for our future relationship.
Building on the significant developmental momentum achieved earlier in the year, Women &
Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s international trade sector.
On September 29, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed an extension of the compliance dates for the final rules mandating changes to food, beverage, and supplement labeling. The extension would provide large food businesses (defined for these rules as grossing ten million dollars or more in annual sales) until January 1, 2020 to comply, while small businesses would have an additional year.
A free webinar has raised awareness of Australia’s international film co-production agreement with Korea and the unique opportunities it offers.
A 20-member infrastructure delegation will visit four US cities from 9-13 October to showcase Australia’s infrastructure capabilities and expertise in
planning and financing.
Six Australian cyber security startups have been chosen to take part in the Turnbull Government's Landing Pad program to help launch their ideas to the world.
This is part 2 of a two-part blog post on the One Belt, One Road or Belt and Road Initiative and the opportunities and risk this poses for Singapore as a regional HUB for the region. Part 1 looked at Malaysian port developments and potential threats from across the Causeway.
Tourism Australia has launched a new youth campaign, ‘Aussie News Today,’ to attract more young people to Australia. Aussie News Today was launched atop
the Sydney Harbour Bridge by former Wallabies rugby union star Nick Cummins, aka the ‘The Honey Badger’. Aussie News Today will capture humorous and
interesting stories about Australia and share them with young people through Tourism Australia’s digital channels.
As part of the final unit for their Masters’ degree in International Business, students of the University of Sydney offer free consulting reports for Australian
companies interested in learning more about their business opportunities in Malaysia.
Queenslanders will welcome more than 6,600 leading athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Our Games will attract 1.5 million spectators and a global television audience of 1.5 billion. It will be the biggest sporting spectacle in Australia for more than a decade.
It's all about taking the right risk for your business. Join us as we present new insights from the latest APAC Payment Survey Results, show how financial controllers and business owners can better manage their risk exposures and share the strategic approach which other organisations are taking.
In early September 2017, the UK Department for International Trade partnered with the Australian Fashion Chamber and British Airways to take 4 Australian designers to London Fashion Week in February 2018.
Lisa McAuley, CEO of the Export Council of Australia has been invited to participate on the committee to address the questions of whether the Commonwealth help developing countries trade out of poverty.
There are key constraints that you will need to consider as part of your international marketing communication strategy. Regardless of the type of communication (verbal, visual, written) your communications strategy will be affected by a mix of culture, language, education levels, economic development, media and government regulation.
Building on its extensive education experience, the ECA is proud to now offer an International Business Coaching program: a bespoke offering for Australian
businesses that need specialised, hands-on-assistance to achieve their international business goals.
The Australia-ASEAN Business Council (AABC) is delighted to present the ASEAN-Australia Entrepreneurs Business Forum 2017, in conjunction with a delegation of influential entrepreneurs and representatives from the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council (AYEC). The AYEC is a dynamic organisation endorsed by their respective governments to be the voice of thousands of young entrepreneurs across ASEAN.
Australia enjoys a remarkable benefit from its multi-faceted, two-way investment relationship with the United States. And while Australia’s trade relationships,
particularly in the region, are vital to continued growth and prosperity, the United States remains Australia’s indispensable economic partner.