Current Policy Priorities
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.
Dee-Ann Prather, Down Under Enterprises International
NSW Women in Global Business Award winner
Member of the ECA
“90% of our business is export based and we are expanding rapidly throughout Asia. As we move into new countries and regions it is important to understand the country, culture and business norms and ECA has helped us do this through their programs. ECA has also helped us improve our shipping and documentation efficiency, especially with the new GHS requirements. Overall, ECA is a wealth of information and knowledge and have always been very helpful when we have specific issues or questions.”Become a Member
Nuix is the 2015 Premier's NSW Exporter of the Year. As a technology company that protects, informs and empowers society. Nuix has more than 1,500 customers in over 60 countries, including all major global regulatory agencies, leading security and law enforcement agencies, all tier one advisory and litigation support vendors, and many of the world's leading financial institutions, corporations and government departments.