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Even as the world struggles with the health issues from the pandemic, those relying on the supply chain are facing a variety of problems, which collectively
are creating additional delays, cost and uncertainty. None of these factors will assist with economic recovery, or the distribution of vaccines and
other medical products being used to deal with the pandemic. Further, the economic benefits of a reduction in tariffs through Free Trade Agreements
and other trade facilitation measures are being eroded by problems and costs in the supply chain.
Although I’ve never been a big fan of setting targets, I must admit that when it comes to improving female representation in politics and to setting a net-zero emissions target, the benefits are clear.
Australian Export Awards recognising remarkable resilience: NT Innovation takes Indigenous art to the world
When COVID-19 hit Australia, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) team knew they had a vital role to play in not just supporting Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander artists, but also helping to protect these vulnerable groups from the potentially devastating impacts of the virus.
2021 has begun with a flurry of activity as we all continue to adapt to an everchanging landscape and plan strategically for an unknown future.
The shifting sands of strategy faced in 2020 will continue well into 2021.
We went from recession to recovery at whiplash speed in 2020. And every time the Aussie dollar goes up or down, so do the profits and losses of businesses with foreign exchange (FX) exposure.
For Australian businesses, exporting to overseas markets presents an attractive opportunity for growth, and grants access to new and potentially bigger or more lucrative markets around the world.
The UK has confirmed over the past weekend, they will formally be applying to join trans-Pacific trade bloc
The UK has taken a major step in the process of joining CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership), one of the world’s largest and most dynamic free trade areas.
ECA Member Down Under Enterprises has been with the ECA for over five years now.
"Our business is over 90 per cent export – so we felt like we needed to be connected with ECA and the resources which ECA makes available to members," said Phillip Prather, Head of Marketing and Operations at Down Under Enterprises.
So, fast forward to 2021 and the biggest change we have seen from a recruitment perspective is that employees want to continue to “Work At Home”.
Export Council of Australia welcomes the appointment of the Hon Dan Tehan MP as the new the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.
"It is a great honour to serve the Australian people as a minister in the Morrison Government and I thank the Prime Minister for asking me to serve as the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment."
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) has developed a series of workshops for companies wanting to understand export documentation requirements and/or
gain assistance in training their team in processing documentation correctly and efficiently. Please note there are three workshops available covering
different topics - learners can attend one or all three!
The Liberal-National Government will continue to defend the interests of our barley producers and exporters by taking action in the World Trade Organization (WTO) over China’s imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing duties.
Farmers, businesses and investors across Australia and the Pacific will have their trade opportunities boosted from today with the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus) coming into force.
The Australia-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement (DEA) has kicked-off, setting a new global benchmark for digital trade rules and providing more digital trade opportunities for businesses and consumers in both countries.
After attending the Women Trading Globally program held in Sydney and Melbourne in 2019, Kohinoor Yeasmin, CEO of TARANGO, has set her sights on making her business into an exceptional and unique "Hand-made Eco-friendly Fair Trade Organisation" of the world. As a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), TARANGO is committed to alleviating poverty and increasing social responsibility through fair trade.
In November, Sony and Microsoft released their next generation videogame consoles: the PlayStation 5, and the Xbox Series S/X. In each case, two versions of the console were made available to consumers, with the most visible difference between the two being that the cheaper version have a disc drive. Being able to go to the shop and buy a physical version of your next videogame will now cost you extra.
Troy Animal Healthcare have been a member of the Export Council of Australia for just 2 years, they joined the ECA after they required help to update their
export processes. The business wanted to ensure they were up to date with paperwork requirements and were maximising advances in FTAs and Government
Recent official Chinese messaging suggests that our bilateral relationship has now entered a new low. Without doubt, China’s recent actions, including restrictions imposed on particular Australian exports, are deliberate. We suspect that the relationship has now changed in character for the foreseeable future. We advise Australian exporters to brace for a longer period of contention.