Interested in Exploring Export Opportunities?
Exporting exposes you to new ideas, management practices, marketing techniques, and ways of competing that you wouldn’t have experienced by staying at home. All this considerably improves your ability to compete in the domestic market as well.
The Austrade Website is an excellent resource and has guides to help with:
- Getting ready
- Export strategy
- Market research
- Export marketing
- Export pricing
- Visiting the market
- Risk management
- Financial assistance
- Freight and logistics
- Sales leads
- Legal issues
Export Grant Opportunity
Could your business benefit from an Export Market Development Grant? The EDMG Scheme is a key Australian government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters, administered by Austrade. Learn more and check your eligibility for a grant here.
Improving Unfair Contract Term Protections
The Australian Government wants to hear from small businesses, franchise businesses and others about improving protections for small businesses from unfair contract terms (UCTs)
The Government is now consulting on options to address these issues through its Enhancements to Unfair Contract Term Protections: Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (Consultation RIS). The Consultation RIS includes questions such as:
How would the proposed options for defining a small business apply to franchisees and franchisors
How would the proposed options for clarifying a standard form contract apply to franchise agreements?
Did you know Business House Australia has an in house legal counsel who can help with submissions? Contact BHA to make a submission to the Government today.
Deadline for submissions is 16 March 2020
Coronavirus Updates & How it is Impacting Export Businesses
For export businesses
- Media reports of export bans are incorrect - no export bans have been imposed.
- Demand for high-end premium product is expected to slow, which will impact overall import demand.
- While it is still difficult to make accurate assessments, the disruption to trade and investment, and to the education and tourism sectors is significant.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for mainland China is 'Level 4 - Do Not Travel'. We urge businesses to subscribe to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller service to receive travel advice updates via email or text message.
You can also follow Smartraveller on Twitter @smartraveller and Facebook @smartraveller.gov.au.
See the Austrade website for more info