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3 steps to export success in China

3 steps to export success in China

19.02.2018 Efic

Is the Year of the Dog the year you grow your business into China? China is Australia’s largest trading partner, and buys almost a third of Australia’s annual exports.

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IP Australia’s Webinar Program 2018

IP Australia’s Webinar Program 2018

19.02.2018 IP Australia

Are you interested in protecting your great idea or business name, but just don’t know where to start? IP Australia runs regular webinars covering Intellectual Property (IP) 101, understanding trade marks patents and designs.

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Australia's top exporter

Australia's top exporter

19.02.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Western Australia continues to be Australia's major exporter, accounting for 35.1 per cent of Australia's total exports in 2016-17. Queensland comes in second, making up 22.4 per cent of the country's exports with New South Wales in third at 22.3 per cent.

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Growing Australia's shipbuilding industry

Growing Australia's shipbuilding industry

16.02.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Growing Australia’s commercial shipbuilding industry will drive exports, attract investment and create new jobs. Currently, the industry employs about 14,600 people and delivers $575 million in exports.

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ECA Members in the Spotlight: Flavourtech

ECA Members in the Spotlight: Flavourtech

15.02.2018 Tim Michael

Like many Australian companies, the road to export success was long and often bumpy for technology manufacturer Flavourtech. But after many years of persistence and strong commitment, the company is now tasting the fruits of its labour.

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3 weeks to go until iAwards entries close

3 weeks to go until iAwards entries close

14.02.2018 Elizabeth Pappalardo

The iAwards are the most inclusive and well-recognised innovation awards program in Australia. The program uniquely invites entrant innovations from across all industries in Australia. Whether you are an IT firm, a family-owned farm, a local concreting company, or a multinational, we encourage you to apply and reap the benefits associated with participating in the iAwards journey.

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Gold Coast to host Corroboree Asia 2018

Gold Coast to host Corroboree Asia 2018

14.02.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

I am pleased to announce the Gold Coast will host Tourism Australia’s 2018 Corroboree Asia event. This is the first time the Gold Coast has hosted the biennial trade event, which brings together more than 100 Australian tourism operators to meet with around 300 qualified Aussie Specialist agents from priority Asian markets, including Greater China, Japan, Korea, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

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NSW Export Awards Winners roundtable discussion

NSW Export Awards Winners roundtable discussion

14.02.2018 Dianne Tipping

The Export Council of Australia hosted a roundtable with a number of the 2017 Export Award winners and guest of honour the Hon. Niall Blair - NSW Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Water and Trade and Industry to discuss one important question: what can the NSW Government do to grow SME participation in international business?

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Australia and Peru sign Free Trade Agreement

Australia and Peru sign Free Trade Agreement

12.02.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Australia and Peru signed the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) today, opening the door for Australian exports to one of the fastest growing economies and regions in the world.

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Policy corner: What does the TPP mean for your business?

Policy corner: What does the TPP mean for your business?

12.02.2018 Heath Baker

At the ECA we’re continuously working to help you succeed in international business. My job is to help lower the cost and complexity of you doing business by pushing the Australian Government to reduce regulations, improve its services, and expand access to international markets. It’s also to help you understand and work through any issues you might be having with government policies.

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Apply today for FIAL's Cluster Programme

Apply today for FIAL's Cluster Programme

12.02.2018 Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL)

Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) has launched a Cluster Programme – designed to help like-minded organisations collaborate, innovate and succeed.

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Research Update Q1 2018

Research Update Q1 2018

12.02.2018 ​Niels Strazdins

The year ahead is promising to be an exciting one for ECA research as we continue to highlight and promote international opportunities for Australian businesses.

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Modelling the TPP: not should we, but can we?

Modelling the TPP: not should we, but can we?

08.02.2018 Heath Baker

Now the 11 countries in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (or TPP11) have concluded negotiations, modelling is emerging as a major point of disagreement in Australia.

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Scaling Up: Why NYC is the next destination for your business

Scaling Up: Why NYC is the next destination for your business

07.02.2018 Trena Blair

NYC Immersion Program is a three month program designed for Australian businesses that are ready to expand into the US, with New York as their market entry point. The fully curated program offers a maximum of 15 carefully selected companies the opportunity to prepare for and be connected with providers across Australia and USA to facilitate a successful USA launch.

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How high can oil prices go?

How high can oil prices go?

01.02.2018 Graham Crozier

Oil is a unique commodity in that changes in oil prices bleed into the prices of virtually everything else. Crude oil prices have soared from USD 44.82 in June 2017 to price hitting the USD 70 threshold (briefly) in January 2018. This raises questions whether the higher priced will encourage US shale produces to pump harder.

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Sourcing Taiwan Tradeshow 2018 – Open to Australian Exporters hurry before the deadline closes!

Sourcing Taiwan Tradeshow 2018 – Open to Australian Exporters hurry before the deadline closes!

31.01.2018 Taiwan Trade Centre, Sydney

Australian Exporters are invited to participate in the 2018 Sourcing Taiwan Tradeshow organised by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). Sourcing Taiwan will run in Taipei between 21st and 23rd of March and is a reverse style tradeshow providing international sellers with a booth and arranging 1 on 1 meetings with local buyers. Deadlines for applications close Wednesday the 7th of February!

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ASEAN-Australia Business Summit 2018 SME Conference

ASEAN-Australia Business Summit 2018 SME Conference

30.01.2018 Lisa McAuley

You are invited to register for an SME Conference being held in Sydney on Friday 16 March 2018. The SME Conference is a dedicated event of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2018 which will involve Leaders and CEOs from across ASEAN and Australia.

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Manage your business freight and logistics

Manage your business freight and logistics

29.01.2018 Collins Rex

Any company that is exporting needs to understand Incoterms and your responsibilities. Incoterms are the international standard trade definitions used to define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers for the delivery of goods.

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Record two-way trade in 2016-17

Record two-way trade in 2016-17

25.01.2018 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Strong growth in the services sector has bolstered and diversified Australia’s total trade in goods and services, which reached a new record high in 2016-17 of $735.5 billion.

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Women in Export Scholarship 2018

Women in Export Scholarship 2018

25.01.2018 Austrade

Austrade in partnership with Chief Executive Women (CEW) is offering once more the Women in Export Scholarship to a female leader in an internationally-focussed role with the opportunity to attend Harvard Business School’s Disruptive Innovation – Strategies for a Successful Enterprise course in July 2018.

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