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Resources and opportunities available to support exporters

Resources and opportunities available to support exporters

01.05.2020 Export Council of Australia

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sydney is holding a webinar "Resources and opportunities available to support exporters" on Wednesday 6 May at 11 AM (AEDT).  Join this webinar to explore all opportunities for businesses affected by COVID-19 and find the support to maintain export confidence.

 
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The World of Trade These Days

The World of Trade These Days

17.04.2020 Tamara Oyarce

The COVID-19 pandemic is inflicting high and rising human costs worldwide, with over three million of people infected by the virus and over 211,000 deaths, we at the ECA are profoundly saddened by the loss of life that has occurred around the world. This health crisis has quickly evolved to become an economic crisis, with millions of people around the globe losing their jobs and income. Concerning projections from both the IMF and the WTO who have predicted the global economy will contract –3% and that international trade will fall sharply in 2020 respectively. In an ‘optimistic’ scenario, WTO economists predict the volume of global merchandise trade will fall by a staggering 13% compared to 2019.

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​Supporting Australian exporters through COVID-19

​Supporting Australian exporters through COVID-19

17.04.2020 Export Finance Australia

Export Finance Australia provides a range of flexible loans and guarantees for exporters. If your business has been affected by COVID-19 and you need finance, see how Export Finance of Australia could help.

 
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Managing the impact of COVID-19 on our businesses

Managing the impact of COVID-19 on our businesses

17.04.2020 Shane Styles

Businesses need to understand upfront that dealing with COVID-19 is not a sprint; it’s going to be a marathon. But most managers and owners are running around in the businesses like it’s a sprint, and the business is going to struggle to chart the right course.

 
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Government engaging with industry

Government engaging with industry

17.04.2020 Mark Tucker

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is changing the way we live and work—and the agricultural industry is no exception.Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries are essential to our country’s food and fibre security, so keeping our industries strong and viable is a priority.

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Brexit has started but the uncertainty remains

Brexit has started but the uncertainty remains

15.04.2020 Andrew Hudson

At last, the UK has finally started its process to depart the European Union (EU). However, there is still some real uncertainty about what will remain at the end of the departure process.

What has taken place?

 
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Australian Border Force industry assurance process during COVID-19

Australian Border Force industry assurance process during COVID-19

07.04.2020 Australian Border Force

The Australian Border Force (ABF) is committed to ensuring our staff and yours work in as safe an environment as possible. This enables the ABF to continue working with industry to maintain our role in protecting the community, through critical functions such as the examination of cargo, both incoming and outgoing.

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NSW Stimulus Package and support for business

NSW Stimulus Package and support for business

03.04.2020 NSW Trade and Investment

In this disruptive and challenging environment, the Global NSW business update will provide you with up-to-date information from our network of overseas offices, market and export advisers on support for business, trade and investment.

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Funding boost to support Australian exporters and tourism businesses

Funding boost to support Australian exporters and tourism businesses

01.04.2020 Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

The Morrison Government will inject an extra $49.8 million into the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program in the 2019-20 financial year, allowing exporters and tourism businesses to get additional reimbursements for costs incurred in marketing their products and services around the world.

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We Must Keep Trade Lanes Open For All Participants

We Must Keep Trade Lanes Open For All Participants

31.03.2020 Dianne Tipping

The Australian Federal Government, State Governments and Territories have taken a united stance and agree that all freight and logistics services (domestically and internationally) be designated as essential services and thereby supported and protected so that they remain open and working during the current lockdown status in Australia.

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Queensland Ports update as of 23 March 2020

Queensland Ports update as of 23 March 2020

23.03.2020 Dianne Tipping

We have received a number of queries from Members over the past day in regards to the Queensland “Two Port” policy re COVID-19. Provided by MSQ (Maritime Safety Queensland), 23 March 2020. Please note this direction could be subject to change at any time. 

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A message from Dianne Tipping, ECA Chair

A message from Dianne Tipping, ECA Chair

20.03.2020 Dianne Tipping

The Export Council of Australia has a long, proud history of supporting Australian international business. Like all organisation’s across Australia, the ECA is closely monitoring developments and advice regarding the COVID-19. We have been supporting companies to grow internationally for over 60 years and now more than ever we stand to assist in these unprecedented times.

 
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Sunshine Coast Good News Story

Sunshine Coast Good News Story

17.03.2020 Richelle Ward

While every day we learn more about the effects of COVID-19 we can’t help but feel concerned about what the next few months will bring for our health and economy. Last week while travelling to regional areas in Queensland my colleague and I came across this good news story that we just had to share with you all.

 
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Coronavirus effects on global trade

Coronavirus effects on global trade

02.03.2020 Dianne Tipping
The global trade environment is in the media glare more than ever before. In terms of the practicalities of trade in general, the coronavirus has meant a reduction in buyers, sales, planned face-time, due to meetings being cancelled, conferences and events being rescheduled, lack of logistic services to move goods and production and manufacturing plants lying idle as no workers to work them.

 
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Dealing with online infringement

Dealing with online infringement

27.02.2020 IP Australia

You’ve worked hard to build your business. Made sacrifices to get it to where it is. Then you discover someone online might be infringing on your IP. In the heat of the moment, it can be easy to think of going straight to court.
This article isn’t intended to talk you out of protecting your business. You just need to consider your options first.

 
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Green finance is essential to Australia and the world

Green finance is essential to Australia and the world

27.02.2020 ​HSBC Bank Australia

A new year and a new decade should be a time for optimism, but it’s hard to shake the sense of frustration around action on climate change. COP 25, 25th Conference of Parties, the United Nations’ annual climate change conference, reaffirmed the importance of reducing global carbon emissions but failed to set out an ambitious new agenda for doing so.

 
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