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Financing for export success

Financing for export success

13.12.2017 Collins Rex

There are several differences between exporting and operating in Australia that will have an impact on your finances. Understanding all the costs associated with exporting will help you to make an informed decision on whether your business is ready to start exporting.

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Brexit – the next chapter

Brexit – the next chapter

08.12.2017 Chris Little

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.

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ASEAN-Australia Business Summit CEO Forum consultation papers

ASEAN-Australia Business Summit CEO Forum consultation papers

05.12.2017 Lisa McAuley

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.

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International Business Today Summer 2017

International Business Today Summer 2017

05.12.2017 Tim Michael

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.

 

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Australia has an important message for the world: Trade works

Australia has an important message for the world: Trade works

05.12.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

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.

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Gulfood Trade Show 18-22 February 2017

Gulfood Trade Show 18-22 February 2017

05.12.2017 Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL)

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.

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Facilitating exports to China

Facilitating exports to China

04.12.2017 Australian Border Force

Australian importers and exporters operating within the Australian Trusted Trader programme will have a competitive edge and better access to global markets under a landmark arrangement with China, our largest trading partner.

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Amendments to Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Amendments to Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement

01.12.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

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.

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Consolidated Cargo Clearance Benefit

Consolidated Cargo Clearance Benefit

29.11.2017 Lisa McAuley

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.

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2018 Westpac Australia-China Business Sentiment Survey

2018 Westpac Australia-China Business Sentiment Survey

28.11.2017 Lisa McAuley

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.

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A Stronger Brand for Australia

A Stronger Brand for Australia

24.11.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

The Turnbull Coalition Government is reinvigorating a national brand for Australia. A unified national brand will help our exporters use the strength of Australia's reputation when they sell their products and services to the world.

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2018 APAC Corporate Payment Trends Survey

2018 APAC Corporate Payment Trends Survey

21.11.2017 Chris Little

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.

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Northern Australia Investment Forum

Northern Australia Investment Forum

20.11.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

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.

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Navigating Australia’s FTA network

Navigating Australia’s FTA network

17.11.2017 Collins Rex

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.

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