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.
Leandra Coffey, Director, Fruity Sacks
Member of the ECA
“Our business is about making it easy for people to make environmentally friendly choices. We are looking to expand into new overseas markets and the ECA have been a huge help in this endeavour. The ECA have given us introductions to key businesses that can help us in the markets we are looking at, and their workshops and seminars on topics relevant to exporting were extremely useful. All up, our association with the ECA has been a great asset to Fruity Sacks.”Become a Member
Homart Group has been established for 27 years, and specialises in manufacturing and marketing high quality Australian health supplements. Their products include two major segments of health supplements; skin care and dairy products. Their biggest export challenge is the regulations each country has for the import permits. It normally takes long time to get the registration approval before they can sell the goods into that country.