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New Dynamic Export magazine is now out!

New Dynamic Export magazine is now out!

16.08.2018 Angela Wright

The new edition of the Dynamic Export magazine is now out, featuring Export Council of Australia and how we can help Many Australian SMEs and mid-size companies navigate the complexities and opportunities in global business. Read the full magazine here. An insert from the magazine is below. 

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EVENT: Open doors: explore your export potential

EVENT: Open doors: explore your export potential

13.08.2018 Richelle Ward

With more businesses than ever interested in how to successfully access the world’s largest consumer market, ShineWing Australia has designed a robust seminar ahead of the upcoming China International Import Expo.

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Registering trade marks in China

Registering trade marks in China

08.08.2018 IP Australia

If you’re even thinking about doing business in China, the first thing to do is protect your brand by applying to register a trade mark in China. China’s first-to-file trade marks system means that registering as early as possible is the most reliable way to protect your intellectual property (IP) and prevent other people from registering your trade mark, a common problem in China.

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Services exports reach new record

Services exports reach new record

06.08.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Australia’s total trade in services increased 7.2 per cent to a record high of $173.1 billion in 2017, helping create new Australian jobs and drive economic growth.

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Join us for an SME Breakfast Event

Join us for an SME Breakfast Event

31.07.2018 Kristen Mulligan

Join us for the ECA's Inaugural Community Breakfast Series. This new program hosted by Crowe Horwath is designed to bring together like minded SMEs to share their experiences, discover new business insights and access industry experts, through engaging breakfast sessions held under Chatham House Rules.

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Tourists spend a record $107 billion

Tourists spend a record $107 billion

19.07.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Spending by tourists - both international and domestic - has soared to a record $107.4 billion as Australia continues to welcome record numbers of visitors.

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Australia's trade reaches new high

Australia's trade reaches new high

09.07.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Australia’s total trade in goods and services reached a record $763.2 billion in 2017, up 11 per cent from 2016, driving economic growth and creating new jobs.

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NSW startups take their products global

NSW startups take their products global

09.07.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Seven NSW startups will learn from global innovation experts in Tel Aviv, as part of a joint program hosted in one of the world’s most advanced innovation hubs.

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Australian businesses to reach new heights with the Global Talent Scheme pilot

Australian businesses to reach new heights with the Global Talent Scheme pilot

05.07.2018 Australian Border Force

The Global Talent Scheme pilot has been launched to help Australian businesses attract the world's best and brightest workers to support business growth, skills transfer and job creation. From 1 July 2018, the 12 month pilot will provide businesses with clearly defined and accessible pathways to access global talent for specialized positions where there are no suitable Australians to fill the vacancies. 

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Exporter Forum - Sunshine Coast

Exporter Forum - Sunshine Coast

05.07.2018 Najib Lawand

Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Export Connect invite you to an inspiring Exporters Forum on Thursday 2nd August. This Q&A and networking session will be moderated by our Director Najib Lawand. It will include insights from Euromonitor International and will feature Queensland Export Award Winners and Finalists from a diverse range of industry sectors.

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Australia-EU FTA talks kick off

Australia-EU FTA talks kick off

28.06.2018 Heath Baker

For a long time, the EU was the biggest market with which Australia didn’t have—or wasn’t negotiating—a FTA. That changed last week with Australia formally starting FTA negotiations with the EU.

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Brisbane industry roundtable on imported food

Brisbane industry roundtable on imported food

27.06.2018 ​Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources invites food import businesses to attend an industry roundtable session. This session will provide you with an opportunity to talk directly with senior people in the department about issues with importing food in compliance with Australian food standards. The roundtable will be held August 2018 from 10:00 – 3:00 pm (9:30am arrival) at EPICURE, Brisbane City Hall (lunch provided). 

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Celebrating Women In International Business - WA Sundowner Event

Celebrating Women In International Business - WA Sundowner Event

25.06.2018 Honor Iosif

As proud sponsors of the Women In International Business category at this year's 30th WA Industry & Export Awards , the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (WA) is hosting a free sundowner on Tuesday 17 July to celebrate women in the state who are making their mark in global business. In keeping with the awards' 30th Anniversary, we will reflect on the last three decades; how far we have come and what still needs to be done for the success of the next generation of business women.  

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