Supporting Partners

Export Council of Australia (ECA)

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) is the peak Industry body for the Australian export community.The ECA is the next exciting step in the evolution of the Australian Institute of Export (AIEx) which, for over 50 years, has had the interests of Australian exporters at heart.

Owned by its members and steered by a Board and a Council of Industry specialists, the ECA is a not-for-profit organisation that has the development of Australia’s resources via the promotion of Australian
industry in international markets as its primary goal.The ECA represents all exporters: large, medium and small.

As the peak membership body for Australian exporters, we focus on:

• Research: to identify and quantify the issues affecting international trade activity

• Skills Development: to build the capacity and capability of Australian companies

• Advocacy: Make representations to government on behalf of Australian exporters to break down barriers to trade

Given the recent signing of Free trade agreements, the ECA believes the challenge is now on how to capitalise on these market opportunities and broaden Australia’s export base.

In the next couple of months, the ECA is re-focusing our educational offerings to create more value for our members, we will be doing this through the development of programs and services that focus on building the capacity and capability of companies to engage in international trade and create a clear pathway of learning for anyone engaged in International Trade.

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The Australian Trade Commission – Austrade – contributes to Australia’s economic prosperity by helping Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, governments and citizens as they:

• develop international markets
• win productive foreign direct investment
• promote international education
• strengthen Australia’s tourism industry
• seek consular and passport services.

Austrade provides information and advice that can help you reduce the time, cost and risk of exporting. We also administer the Export Market Development Grant Scheme and offer a range of services to Australian exporters in growth and
emerging markets.


When Efic helps you grow, it helps Australia grow. Efic is committed to unlocking finance for export success.

Efic is a specialist financier that delivers simple and creative solutions for Australian companies – to enable them to win business, grow internationally and achieve export success.

As Australia’s export finance agency, Efic operates on a commercial basis to provide financial solutions for:

• Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are exporters
• Australian companies in an export supply chain
• Australian companies looking to expand their business operations overseas to better service their clients
• Australian companies operating in emerging and frontier markets.

Through its loans, guarantees, bonds and insurance products, Efic has helped many Australian exporters and subcontractors take advantage of new contract opportunities that may otherwise have been out
of reach.

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The leading Australian provider of Export and Import
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The Voice for Australia’s Exporters

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