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The Voice for Australia\'s Exporters


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The Voice for Australia\'s Exporters

  1. 1. THE VOICE FORAUSTRALIA’S EXPORTERS.THINK GLOBAL TRADE. THINK ECA. Think Global Trade. Think ECA. THE VOICE FOR AUSTRALIA’S Leading Trade Policy Research EXPORTERS Developing International Trade Skills Breaking Down Barriers to Trade Building Global Networks Amplifying Global Trade Success
  2. 2. MISSION STATEMENTOur VisionTo be the leading advocate for developing the international trade performance ofAustralian business.Our MissionTo contribute to the development of Australia’s resources by:• encouraging Australian business to engage in international trade• effective representation to government on market access and trade facilitationissues• continuing to deliver practical professional development programs and forums thatfoster the exchange of ideas and knowledge and reward excellence.
  3. 3. Our key priorities1. To play a leading role in the development of Australia’s resources via the promotionof Australian industry, including SME participation, in international markets.2. Equip Australian business, via the Australian Institute of Export, with the skills andcapabilities required to effectively and efficiently conduct profitable international trade3. Make representations to and on behalf of exporters to appropriate decision makers4. Undertake research to identify and quantify the issues affecting the development ofprofitable international trade activity by Australian SME companies.5. Interface with and provide support to sector specific associations and councilsrepresenting business engaged in international trade.6. Deliver activities which:• Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge• Reward excellence in export.
  4. 4. WHO WE AREThe evolution of the Export Council of Australia• Established in 1957 the Australian Institute of Export’s (AIEx) primary aim was tocontribute to building Australia’s resources through working with governmentand the private sector in developing the international trade performance ofAustralian business.• After fifty five years the Institute will reposition its events and advocacy activitiesunder the name Export Council of Australia while retaining the Australian Institute ofExport for the delivery of education and training in international trade.• With a new contemporary look the Council will have a stronger focus on tacklingthe wide range of issues affecting the export sector of the Australian economy.• Under the banner of the Australian Institute of Export, the council will continue toprovide first class skills development programs for exporters and importers.
  6. 6. CAPABILITIESExpertise The Export Council of Australia has expertise in the following areas: • Banking & Finance for Export and Import • INCOTERMS® 2010 • Freight and Logistics • Market Access • Channels to Market • Export Market Development Grants • Tradex • Customs Export/ Import regulations • International Freight Forwarding • Export Shipping • Free Trade Agreements • Credit Insurance • Export Procedures and Documentation • Certificates of Origin • Export Packaging
  7. 7. CAPABILITIESThe Export Council of Australia works with a group of specialist partners who canassist you with issues pertaining to:• Banking and Finance• Foreign Exchange• International Distribution Agreements• International Partnership Agreements• International Sales Contracts• Consumer Law and your overseas obligations• International Trade Law• Intellectual Property• International Tax• International Standards• Social Media and Search Engine Optimisation for overseas markets• International Freight Forwarding• Understanding Market Culture• Country risk and economic research• Credit Insurance• Setting up an Office Overseas• International Sanctions, Bribery & Corruption Legislation
  8. 8. Services & Programs• Export Market Development Grants• TradeStart• Export Advice and Support- full list of capabilities on our website• Connecting exporters• Multimedia Resource Channel for exporters• Magazine for Exporters- Dynamic Business Magazine• Advocacy• International Trade Research• Event Programs, including: Exporters Club & Networking events• Award Programs, including: Premier’s NSW Export Awards & Australian ExportHeroes Awards• Education & Training through the Australian Institute of Export• International Trade Publications through the Australian Institute of Export
  9. 9. AdvocacyA key undertaking of the Export Council of Australia (ECA) is representation of theexport community:Key areas of focus for the Export Council of Australia, include:• Export Market Development Grants• Trade Finance• Export Market Development Grants Scheme (EMDG)• The cost of Trade Facilitation• Industry/Government approach to winning major projects• Building closer relationship between Industry & Government• WTO and FTA’s
  10. 10. Working Industry GroupsThe Industry Working Groups have been set up to provide input to the Export Councilof Australia on export-related issues specific to their industry.Members of the industry working groups will provide input into:• Industry capability• Barriers to export• Government policy (Federal, State & Local)• Free Trade Agreements•Marketing of Australian products/services• Market opportunities• Research focus areas
  11. 11. Knowing and showing how and where to go Australian Institute of ExportBuilding export knowledge and skills with the AIEXThe Australian Institute of Export will continue to deliver education and training in InternationalTrade: Export Procedures & Documentation Import Procedures & Documentation Understanding Documentary Credits Online import and export courses International Trade Law & IP Accredited trade courses Australian Export & Import Handbook & International Trade ProceduresInformation regarding all AIEx courses can be found at
  12. 12. MEMBERSHIPMembership is through the Export Council of Australia, but members of the ExportCouncil of Australia will also be able to receive membership benefits ofthe Australian Institute of Export.Members will only be able to join both organisations through the Export Council ofAustralia membership structure.Membership Structure • Associate Membership • Corporate Partners • Business Membership • Individual Membership • Student Membership • Retired Membership Members have a focus on developing international trade opportunities for their company or their clients as well as working with the Export Council of Australia to have a stronger voice.
  13. 13. PARTNERSFederal Government: Corporate• Austrade • ANZ• AusIndustry • Coface• Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade • CPA Australia• Defence Export Unit • Dynamic Business• Defence Export Control Office • Exportise• Export Finance & Insurance Corporation • Hunt & Hunt• IP Australia • HSBC • Infinity TechnologiesState Government: • NAB• Trade & Investment NSW • Qantas Freight• • Servcorp• • Sydney Ports Corporation• Trade & Investment QLD • Sydney University • The University of NSWChambers of Commerce • Western Union Business Solutions• CCIWA • Westpac• NSW Business Chamber• ACCI Associate• VECCI • AIMEX• Business SA • Logan Office of Economic Development
  14. 14. THE VOICE FORAUSTRALIA’S EXPORTERS.THINK GLOBAL TRADE. THINK ECA. Think Global Trade. Think ECA. CONTACT US Export House Level 2, 22 Pitt Street Leading Trade Policy Research Sydney NSW 2000 Toll free: 1300 361 526 Developing International Trade Main tel: 02 8243 7400 E-mail: Fax: 02 9251 6492 Skills Breaking Down Barriers to Trade Building Global Networks Amplifying Global Trade Success