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The 2018 Premier’s NSW Export Awards Applications Now Open

The 2018 Premier’s NSW Export Awards Applications Now Open

29.05.2018 Kristina Koprivica

The Export Council of Australia (ECA), along with our principal partner the NSW Government, and our 2018 award partners, are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2018 Premier’s NSW Export Awards. The 56th annual awards were officially launched on Monday 21 May at the Sydney Start Up Hub.

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Latest Dynamic Export e-magazine is available now

Latest Dynamic Export e-magazine is available now

28.05.2018 Tim Michael

The digital revolution is here. It’s changing the way we live – and the way we do business. So why isn’t world trade moving with the times? Governments and regulators across the globe seem to be stuck in a time warp.

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Policy corner: Europe in focus and Chinese customs’ go-slow

Policy corner: Europe in focus and Chinese customs’ go-slow

28.05.2018 Heath Baker

At the ECA we’re continuously working to help you succeed in international business. The policy team here aims to help lower the cost and complexity of you doing business internationally. We do this by pushing the Australian Government to reduce regulations, improve its services, and expand access to international markets. We’re also here to help you with any queries about government policy.

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Five steps to protecting your IP when exporting

Five steps to protecting your IP when exporting

28.05.2018 Export Finance Australia

A key part of exporting successfully is protecting your intellectual property (IP). While it would be easy to file IP registrations in every market, it’s an approach that is neither practical nor cost-effective for most Australian exporters.

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ECA Research Update: Q2 2018

ECA Research Update: Q2 2018

25.05.2018 Niels Strazdins

We have an exciting few months ahead as we look forward to the launch of two of the ECA’s flagship initiatives during the coming quarter, starting with the launch of our new Trade Barriers Register (TBR) next month and capping off with the results of our latest annual Australia’s International Business Survey (AIBS) over the winter. 

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3 Smart Money Moves to make when exporting

3 Smart Money Moves to make when exporting

24.05.2018 Chris Little

Budgeting strategically and building credit are just two critical steps for long-term financial success. Selling to clients in the same state, country, time zone and in the same language is hard enough. But exporting to foreign countries adds a whole new level of complexity to the mix such as currency fluctuation, shipping delays and non-payment. In fact, non-payment is one of the biggest fears for exporters. Fortunately (or unfortunately) you’re not alone. 80% of ultra-long overdue invoices that are greater than 120 days are uncollectable*.

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Australia welcomes more than nine million tourists

Australia welcomes more than nine million tourists

15.05.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Australia welcomed a record 9.02 million international visitors in the year ending March 2018, an increase of 7.7 per cent on the last 12 months, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today.

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Join us for a free event in Newcastle on​ eCommerce and the online opportunity

Join us for a free event in Newcastle on​ eCommerce and the online opportunity

15.05.2018 Kristina Koprivica

The Export Council of Australia, the NSW Government and ANZ are bringing two hours of power to Newcastle on the eCommerce opportunity! Businesses of all shapes, sizes and locations are using eCommerce to engage customers all over the world. eCommerce strategies are being used increasingly to find new customers, manage transactions and deliver goods and services to every corner of the globe from wherever you want to be.

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2018 budget a positive for SME exporters… but there’s still a long way to go

2018 budget a positive for SME exporters… but there’s still a long way to go

08.05.2018 Heath Baker

Overall, this is positive budget for SME exporters. But it’s an incremental step forward, not a major leap. The government has rightly been a champion of trade and has trumpeted its achievements in signing FTAs, but if you want to grow trade, FTAs are only part of the answer. This budget goes some way to addressing SME exporters’ other needs—but there’s still more to be done.

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When does your good, trusted customer cross the other side and become a never-ending headache?

When does your good, trusted customer cross the other side and become a never-ending headache?

03.05.2018 Chris Little

Let me start by saying – not all customers are made equal. What I mean by this is that there are some customers who make exporting a breeze. They’re open and transparent; they pay on time and are responsive. They make consistent orders and in fact have expanded with your business. These guys are great but unfortunately, history tells us that this isn’t always reality.

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New guide for Australian fruit and vegetable exporters

New guide for Australian fruit and vegetable exporters

27.04.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Australian fruit and vegetable exporters wanting to go global can now access advice on every step of the export journey in a single online guide. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, and the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud, launched, ‘Fresh fruit and vegetable export requirements: A guide for Australian business’ a Turnbull Coalition Government initiative ensuring Australia’s horticulture producers have the necessary information to capitalise on the sizeable business opportunities on our doorstep.

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End of Financial Year Funding Available: Women’s Leadership Development

End of Financial Year Funding Available: Women’s Leadership Development

26.04.2018 Women and Leadership Australia

Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s international trade sector. The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $8,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.

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Food and Beverage Exporters Forum

Food and Beverage Exporters Forum

24.04.2018 Najib Lawand

The Food & Beverage Exporters Forum is a rare opportunity to hear from Senior Buyers from international retailers including Planet Organic UK, Choithrams UAE, Village Grocer & Ben’s Independent Grocer Malaysia. The panel will share insights and trends about their markets and how to engage with them.

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Building the right networks for export success

Building the right networks for export success

23.04.2018 Export Finance Australia

At Efic we work with businesses across a range of industries – from professional services and technology to manufacturing and education and training. During our conversations with these businesses we’ve found that a recurring critical factor for export business success is export relationships and networks.

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Sprint to Landing Pads

Sprint to Landing Pads

16.04.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Budding startups are invited to join Austrade’s Sprint to Landing Pads program, a primer for new enterprises seeking a place at the Turnbull Coalition Government’s five global Landing Pads.

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Free webinar: Ten things I hate about my customer!

Free webinar: Ten things I hate about my customer!

13.04.2018 Chris Little

Exporting goods and services to countries around the world is a complex game. We know, because here at Coface, Export Council of Australia and FTI Consulting, we're constantly seeing our clients and members run into roadblocks that prevent their businesses from operating as efficiently and profitably as they should. Luckily, many of these obstacles don't need to cause as much of an issue as they currently do. 

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Brisbane Airport welcomes new Jetstar BNE - Uluru flights

Brisbane Airport welcomes new Jetstar BNE - Uluru flights

11.04.2018 Richelle Ward

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) welcomes the announcement of three times weekly Jetstar flights between Brisbane and Uluru commencing 3 August 2018. The new flights operating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays will inject more than 55,000 return seats into the market each year, enhancing Brisbane’s regional reach and providing a convenient gateway for international travellers to Australia’s world renowned Uluru.

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Burdekin Export Forum – Friday, 4 May

Burdekin Export Forum – Friday, 4 May

11.04.2018 Export Council of Australia

Are you a horticulture producer interested in exploring new opportunities to export your product? Are you a cane farmer looking to diversify, expand and discover new opportunities? Come along to this one day forum to gain insight into exporting your produce and the benefits of tapping into the international market.

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Australian food innovation to the world

Australian food innovation to the world

11.04.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Australian capability in Food Technologies (FoodTech) will be showcased to global investors visiting the Gold Coast during the Commonwealth Games. As global demand for food grows, particularly in Asia’s expanding middle class, Australian talent can seize on opportunities to differentiate its exports from that of global competitors.

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