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The Economist Events' Innovation as Competition: Australia’s Asian Future Summit 2017

The Economist Events' Innovation as Competition: Australia’s Asian Future Summit 2017

23.06.2017 The Economist Events

Addressing the theme of Innovation as Competition, Australia’s Asian Future Summit 2017, the Economist Events will bring together policymakers, leaders in regional and Australian business, academics and pioneering entrepreneurs to debate the role Australia can play in boosting Asia’s capacity for innovation. How can Australia compete with Asian countries that significantly outspend it in research and development (R&D)?

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EOFY offer for ECA Workshops and Courses!

EOFY offer for ECA Workshops and Courses!

22.06.2017 Lisa McAuley

The ECA is pleased to provide a special End of financial year promotion. For any company or individual that books into any of our upcoming workshops in June and July you will receive a 15% discount! 

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E-Commerce From Remote Locations

E-Commerce From Remote Locations

22.06.2017 Deborah Elms

FIJI—The promise of e-commerce and digital trade is that can empower individuals and firms from anywhere to find customers, suppliers, and engage in trade globally. It has enabled the tiniest companies to become “micro-multinationals.” A first customer can literally be found across the world. But this promise is sometimes harder to implement than it first appears.

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Support for trade should not breed complacency

Support for trade should not breed complacency

21.06.2017 Lisa McAuley

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) welcomes the release of the 2017 Lowy Institute Poll. ‘There are a lot of positives to take away from this poll’ said Lisa McAuley, CEO of the ECA. ‘But it also highlights that the government and business leaders cannot take public support for granted.’

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Wallets wide open - tourism spending boom

Wallets wide open - tourism spending boom

21.06.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Tourists are spending record amounts in Australia. Today I release the latest National Visitor Survey which shows Australian tourists spent a record $61.7 billion for the year ending March 2017, an increase of $3.7 billion. Combined with the record spending of international tourists for the same period, up five per cent to $39.8 billion, total spending by tourists reached a new record of $101.6 billion.

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FREE WEBINAR: Minimise risk in an unstable world

FREE WEBINAR: Minimise risk in an unstable world

20.06.2017 Coface

From Brexit to Trump, political risk continues to be a growing concern in the global market. How resilient is the economy to the series of shocks? Which industries will be most impacted by these uncertainties? Where does this leave Australian exporters and more importantly how can you protect your exporting business and remain profitable while trading in this uncertainty?

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Limiting US Steel Imports Under Section 232

Limiting US Steel Imports Under Section 232

20.06.2017 Jia Hui Quek

US President Donald Trump has ordered an investigation under Section 232(B) of the 1962 Trade Expansion Act, to look into the national security implications of imported steel. While this may appear to be a purely domestic legal issue within the United States, it may have significant implications for Asian producers of steel and, indeed, for manufacturers of all types.

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Viewing Steel As An Example Of "America First"

Viewing Steel As An Example Of "America First"

20.06.2017 Barath Harithas

The word "fair" has increasingly re-entered the U.S. trade lexicon alongside its old mantra of "free" as US President Donald Trump seeks to do more to enforce or renegotiate trade agreements in the name of protecting traditional American jobs - particularly in manufacturing.

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United Kingdom: a costly gamble

United Kingdom: a costly gamble

20.06.2017 Coface

Following the Brexit referendum, this snap general election is the Tories’ second failed gamble in less than a year. On June 8th, PM Theresa May lost the best she has made by triggering an early election. Now left with a hung Parliament, a confidence and supply agreement has been concluded with the Democratic Unionist Party (10 seats), although the terms of the deal remain unclear. This unstable political situation only adds more uncertainty to the Brexit negotiations.

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Pacific Trade and Development Agreement

Pacific Trade and Development Agreement

16.06.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

The Turnbull Government has delivered another trade agreement that will help drive economic growth and raise living standards in our region. On June 14th the Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Keith Pitt, signed the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus) at the ceremony in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

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AACCI NSW Tourism and Aviation Seminar 2017

AACCI NSW Tourism and Aviation Seminar 2017

16.06.2017 AACCI NSW

The Gulf is home to three goliath airlines, Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways, that share a keen relationship with Australia. After years of uninterrupted growth, the environment they operate in is shifting with persisting low oil prices, political instability and the rise of the low-cost airlines. AACCI, in conjunction with Clyde & Co and the NSW Government, invite you for a seminar with special guest, Mr Moin Anwar, Commissioner MENA, NSW Government.

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The Transforming Picture Of “America First”

The Transforming Picture Of “America First”

09.06.2017 Deborah Elms

Washington, DC—It’s been nearly six months since the Trump administration came into office. Viewed from the outside, it appears that American trade policy has undergone a shift over this period. What hasn’t been so clear is whether this change is one of emphasis or a deep transformation.

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Pricing for Import Success Course - Sydney and Melbourne

Pricing for Import Success Course - Sydney and Melbourne

08.06.2017 ECA Skills

One of the challenges any company faces when looking to import is negotiating the right price to ensure sufficient margin when on-selling. There are many costs to take into account, including securing a reliable source of supply, quality control, market visits, finance and foreign exchange.

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Pitching for International Success Course - Sydney and Melbourne

Pitching for International Success Course - Sydney and Melbourne

08.06.2017 ECA Skills

So you’ve secured that all-important meeting with a potential overseas buyer, or perhaps you’re participating in a trade mission that will put you in front of senior decision makers. Well done! But have you considered how you’re going to pitch your product or service to those potential buyers, or get those decision makers to sit up and take notice of your business? Remember, you may only get one shot.

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Further Strong Trade Outcome for Australia

Further Strong Trade Outcome for Australia

08.06.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

The value of Australian exports surged to a new record level in the March quarter, reinforcing the value of the Turnbull Government’s continued commitment to open trade and investment.

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First Women in Export Scholarship Winner

First Women in Export Scholarship Winner

07.06.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

I am pleased to announce Dr Noelle Sunstrom as the winner of the inaugural Women in Export Scholarship. Dr Sunstrom is the founder and CEO of NeuClone Pty Ltd, which develops and commercialises high quality biosimilar medical products.

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2017 QLD Export Awards and ASEAN Market Briefing Ipswich

2017 QLD Export Awards and ASEAN Market Briefing Ipswich

05.06.2017 Export Council of Australia

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) in collaboration with Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ) are delighted to present an event for prospective and established exporters in Ipswich who are looking to expand their business operations and connect into ASEAN. This event will be held in Ipswich on the 13th of June, from 10.30am-12pm, and you can register here.

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