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Tourism in Australia is booming, providing many opportunities for small business exporters. One company that is paving the future of tourist attractions is NSW-based company Laservision, which provides multimedia entertainment attractions for governments and blue chip companies.
In November, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) raised the Bank Rate for the first time in a decade from 0.25% to 0.5%. The Brexit vote has put the BoE in a dilemma: keep the rate at a record low after the emergency cut in August 2016 to support the economy, or raise the interest rate to keep a grip on inflation.
During the second half of this year, the Australian Government has progressively released further information regarding the final tranche of reforms to be implemented in March 2018 in respect of the new Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa and employer sponsored permanent residence program.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. This could well be a life motto for Jane Lu, founder of online fashion house Showpo. “What my experience has taught me is that failure isn’t so bad,” Lu says.“It sounds cliche, but the tough times have taught me and helped me grow.”
The Export Council of Australia is working with the Australian Government ASEAN-Australia Special Summit Taskforce to develop the ASEAN-Australia Business
Summit CEO Forum in March 2018. The Taskforce would like to draw on the experience and expertise of ECA members trading with and working in ASEAN.
Welcome to the summer edition of International Business Today. In this edition, we pay tribute to the export community’s high achievers – our state Export Award winners. These are the businesses with the innovation, expertise and professionalism to take on international markets. ECA CEO Lisa McAuley reveals which companies have been recognised in 2017 for their hard work and determination.
Australia continues to create new opportunities for our exporters. The Turnbull Coalition Government recently finalised a comprehensive trade agreement with Peru. The Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) will open the door to one of the world’s fastest growing economies for Aussie exporters.
FIAL have been successfully showcasing Australian food & beverage suppliers at international tradeshows for the past 4 years, providing companies with a low cost means of accessing new export markets and making connections with buyers. We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at Gulfood again in 2018.
The Agreement to Amend the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) enters into force today. It will create significant new opportunities for Australian
businesses that will grow trade and investment, creating and supporting Australian jobs.
Joint Statement - Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment - UK Secretary of State for International Trade
Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, and the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Trade & President of the Board of Trade, the Rt. Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, met on 30 November 2017 in Sydney.
The Australian Border Force (ABF) has implemented a voluntary trade facilitation initiative: the Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) programme. The programme recognises businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices. Trusted Traders are rewarded with a range of trade facilitation benefits including Consolidated Cargo Clearance.
AustCham Shanghai is proud to be partnering with Westpac to deliver the 2018 Westpac Australia-China Business Sentiment Survey. Over the next four weeks we will be asking all Australian organisations operating in, or with, China to participate by completing an online sentiment survey.
‘The Foreign Policy White Paper says all the right things’ said Export Council of Australia (ECA) CEO Lisa McAuley. ‘But the value of the paper will be determined by whether they’re put into action.
Today I co-chaired the first meeting of the Australia-United Arab Emirates Joint Economic Committee with His Excellency, Mr Sultan Al-Mansouri, UAE Minister for the Economy.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and the Export Council of Australia (ECA) invite you to the second event in our breakfast series, aimed at inspiring Western Australian agribusinesses to export greatness.
Complete this quick survey for your chance to win the Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Trio pack.
A sale isn’t a sale until you get paid! Complete our annual Corporate Payment Survey to help understand the payment experiences and trends of Australian Businesses in 2017.
Investors from around the world will gather in Cairns today to explore opportunities in Northern Australia. The Northern Australia Investment Forum will present high-level investors with projects, opportunities and information about investing in Northern Australia.
Free Trade Agreements, or FTAs, are international treaties between two or more countries that reduce barriers to trade in goods and services, and investment. FTAs open up opportunities for Australian exporters and investors by improving market access. In addition to removing or reducing tariff barriers, FTAs can also address other trade issues.
The Export Council of Australia (ECA), in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Australia Awards, are hosting a delegation of female small business owners from across the Pacific in Australia from 12-24 November.
Women currently working in the international trade sector have a final opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $8,000 to support participation in an accredited leadership development program.