Support for Trade Should Not Breed Complacency
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.’
Australians expressed support for globalisation in record numbers, with 78 per cent saying it was mostly good for Australia. And two out of three Australians recognised that free trade benefited their standard of living and the Australian economy overall.
International competitiveness begins at home
It was rather disappointing yesterday to find out that Australia has slipped from 17 to 21 in the IMD World Competitiveness Rankings, falling outside the
top 20 nations for the first time since 1996.
Over four years ago, as part of the ECA’s 2013 Trade Policy Recommendations, the Export Council of Australia (ECA) highlighted the need for government to develop and prioritise policies that will result in a reduction of red and green tape, eliminating duplication and lowering the facilitation costs associated with trade. The goal was to ensure that Government was taking necessary steps to streamline regulation that inhibits the ability of Australian companies to compete internationally.
Prestigious Awards Launched Today The 2017 Premier’s NSW Export Awards
International Business Coaching for Australian SMEs Launched by Export Council of Australia
There are under 300 Australian businesses exporting more than $100 million of goods each year. This is less than 1% of all Australian businesses, yet they
account for over 80% of Australia’s exports.
Prestigious Awards Launched Today The 2017 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards
TPP Revival Good News For Australian Exports And Jobs
Moves to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership are good news for Australia, which stands to gain significant economic benefits from the regional trade agreement.The TPP will deliver benefits for Australia by reducing barriers to trade in a wide range of goods and services and improving access to export markets in the Asia-Pacific.
Prestigious Awards Launched Today The 2017 WA Industry & Export Awards
ECA welcomes launch of Peru-Australia FTA negotiations—while keeping our eye on the TPP prize
Why Australia Should Fight for the Trans-Pacific Partnership
ECA welcomes launch of Australia-Hong Kong FTA negotiations
ECA praises budget’s long term commitment to infrastructure investment and regional commitments
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) praises the trade-facilitating measures announced in the 2017-18 Budget, such as a long-term commitment to improve
domestic infrastructure in Australia, and “business as usual” funding for the Australian Trade and Investment Commission. Measures such as these support
efforts by Australian industry to engage in the global economy.
Historic Weekend in Shanghai Gets A Business Focus
David Koch and Tim Harcourt will together be hosting a full-day conference in Shanghai during the lead up to the historic Port Adelaide match, focusing
on how Australian business can do business in China.
Trade has made Australia more prosperous
The ECA is also pleased, along with a number of peak Australian business organisations have joined together to launch a fact sheet demonstrating the ways
trade has made Australia more prosperous. The 10 Facts About Australian Trade fact sheet outlines benefits such as the average Australian family being
up to $3900 better off each year as a result of trade and 2.7 million Australian jobs relying on trade.
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ONLINE TRADE EDUCATION IS A WINNER FOR AUSTRALIAN MSME BUSINESS EXPANSION
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) believes that with the right encouragement and tools, more Australian businesses, particularly Micro Small Medium
Enterprises (MSMEs), can take on and succeed in the world of international trade.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there were more than 2.17 million actively trading businesses in Australia in June 2016, an increase of 2.4 per cent from June 2015, primarily driven by growth in small businesses (those with fewer than 20 employees).
PACER Plus Negotiations Provide Win/Win for Pacific Islands Countries
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) warmly welcomes the conclusion of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus negotiations.
For developing countries in the region, prosperity can only come through the development of a strong private sector. With imports leading to a more competitive economy, and exports leading to stronger businesses that employ more people and pay higher wages, trade is crucial to developing a strong private sector.
New Staff Appointed to Help Sustain Growth
As the voice for Australian exporters and as strong advocates for international business the Export Council of Australia (ECA) is pleased to introduce
two new Senior Events and Communications managers joining our team. With an ongoing focus on trade policy research, developing international trade
skills and recognising trade success our dynamic team welcomes the growth and support of our new appointees.
Agreements with Key Australian Trading Partners is Vital for Economic Growth
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) applauds the successful conclusion of a joint scoping exercise between Australia and the European Union (EU) on a
future free trade agreement (FTA).
ECA CEO Lisa McAuley says “Australia’s trade and investment relationship with the EU as a whole is one of our most important around the world. A future Australia-EU FTA will further build and enhance ties that are already worth nearly AUD 100 billion in bilateral trade, and more than $1.5 trillion in bilateral investment.”
New Trade Policy Recommendations Urges Government to Keep Eyes on the Prize
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.
ECA 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.”
Australia’s Most Comprehensive International Business Activity Survey Released
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