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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Austrade chief warns SMEs missing out on “once in a millennium opportunity” in China

The general manager of growth and emerging markets at Austrade says SMEs need to wake up to the opportunities in China. by Cara Waters

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Less than 20% of Australian companies are taking advantage of “complex” free trade agreements: research

Fewer than one in five Australian companies are taking advantage of bilateral free trade agreements between Australia and other countries, according to research released this week by HSBC Bank. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Have you got guanxi? The top five barriers for SMEs exporting to China

Compliance costs, a lack of resources and difficulty in creating personal networks are among the biggest challenges faced by SMEs when exporting to China, according to research from the Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. by Eloise Keating

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

What the Australia-Japan Free Trade Agreement means for your business

Australia’s relationship with Japan has entered a new phase, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday signing a free trade agreement between the countries. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

FTA opens Japanese doors for Australian business

When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in Australia to talk trade and investment in Canberra and sign a free trade agreement between the two countries, it will kickstart a relationship first formed in 1957. by Tim Harcourt

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Trying to quack a foreign market? Make sure you know the culture and regulations on the product you’re selling

Before you decide to export to a particular market, carry out thorough research to make sure that your product is suitable for that market. by Cynthia Dearin

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Tips and tricks for expanding into new Asian markets

With so much talk about the ‘Asian century’, any SME with big ambitions should think about being ‘Asia-capable’. But where do you start? by Paul Migliorini

Friday, 23 May 2014

“Business as usual” for Australians in Thailand despite military coup

Business groups are advising Australians in Thailand to remain cautious after the military seized control of the country last night, but are also suggesting it will be “business as usual”. by Broede Carmody

Friday, 2 May 2014

Budget 2014: Recommendations to scrap export assistance programs slammed by industry leaders

Industry groups have slammed the National Commission of Audit’s recommendations to eliminate government assistance for exporters, labelling the proposals as “insane”. by Eloise Keating
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