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Record Trade Results For Australia

The value of Australia’s exports reached $32.6 billion in December, the highest level ever in our history, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This record export performance resulted in a trade surplus of $3.5 billion,... Continue Reading →

For our economy’s sake, NSW Government should prioritise trade

The Export Council of Australia (ECA), Australia’s peak body for exporters, welcomes the appointment of the Hon Niall Blair MP as the NSW Minister for Trade and Industry. This appointment comes at a crucial time for the NSW economy, with... Continue Reading →

International trade makes the world go round, and Australia cannot afford to go backwards

International trade literally makes the world go round. Without it, we wouldn’t be drinking that Colombian coffee every morning, or sprinkling that truffle oil on our eggs. We wouldn’t be using that smart phone designed in California and manufactured in... Continue Reading →

FREE Exporting workshop in Tamworth

The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sports, Stuart Ayres invites you to the Introduction to Exporting workshop in Tamworth. The workshop is designed for businesses seeking to start export activities and those looking to consolidate... Continue Reading →

Your Guide to Chinese Cultural Holidays in 2017

When doing business with China, being culturally sensitive with communication and practices are key.  Special events and festivities are some of the biggest moments of cultural expression, so being proactive and knowing how to navigate the calendar of Chinese holidays... Continue Reading →

How Much Change Is Coming From Washington On Trade?

While we don’t want to spend too much time at Talking Trade watching unfolding events in Washington DC, the changes happening now are likely to significantly affect trade across Asia.  This is not a typical American administration. President-elect Donald Trump... Continue Reading →

What Does 2017 Mean For The WTO?

Last year ended with a whimper for the World Trade Organization (WTO).  The multilateral trade institution had hoped for several big announcements that would show the organization could do more than just fight trade disputes. But as the last day... Continue Reading →

Navigating Non-Tariff Measures: Insights From A Business Survey in the European Union

European exporters have similar experiences with non-tariff measures (NTMs) as developing countries, especially for procedures related to technical regulations, conformity assessment and rules of origin. An ITC-European Commission survey, based on 8100 company interviews in all 28 European Union (EU)... Continue Reading →

Aussies Loving a holiday at home

Australians are loving a holiday at home and are voting with their wallets with spending by domestic tourists hitting an all-time high of $59.8 billion in the last year. Today I release the National Visitor Survey which shows an increase... Continue Reading →

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