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The Voice of Australia’s Exporters
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) is the only membership body in Australia focused on the needs of companies involved in international business.
One of the key benefits of membership is our ability to influence policy to make it simpler and cheaper for you to do business internationally.
The ECA is a respected and influential voice on trade policy. Our strong relationships with key ministers, shadow ministers and senior public servants help us shape policy in a way that benefits our members and Australia’s international business community.
Each year, the ECA releases annual Trade Policy Recommendations for the Australian Government. These recommendations are driven by the needs of
our members. They are developed in consultation with members, industry, and the ECA’s network of trade policy experts.
The ECA also makes submissions to parliamentary and other inquiries that relate to international business.
In addition to the federal government, we regularly engage with state, territory and local governments, as well as foreign governments, to advance
the interests of our members.
2018 policy recommendationsThis year our Trade Policy Recommendations focused on ways to get SMEs exporting more.
You can read our 2018 Trade Policy Recommendations here.
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Group Managing Director, doq®
Member of the ECA
"Our mission is to connect Australia and Japan – by using our local knowledge to service clients in the Asia Pacific region that we can grow with. This
allows us to develop cross-cultural marketing solutions that are mutually beneficial, both for our Australian and international partners. Being a part
of the ECA has been an important asset to our growth; setting a high bar to reach for, providing a valuable network, introducing us to new leads and
informing us of changing trends. We look forward to continuing to be the specialists in anything Japan-related and are proud to be associated with
Down Under Enterprises grows, produces, exports, and markets traceable and sustainable native Australian essential oils and botanicals. We source from their farm, Buhlambar, and also from small growers across Australia.
Founded in 1991 in a spare bedroom to sell Tea Tree Oil from Dee-Ann’s parents’ farm, Down Under Enterprises has since grown to support over three dozen Australian farming families.