Export Resource Centre
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International Chamber of Commerce
ICC is the world business organization, the only representative body that speaks with authority on behalf of enterprises from all sectors in every part of the world and promotes an open international trade and investment system and the market economy.
International Court of Arbitration
The International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce provides the best form of international arbitration proceedings for both the exporter and customer.
World Trade Organisation (WTO)
WTO is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.
World Trade Centres Association
WTCA is a not-for-profit, non-political association that fosters the WTC concept and develops inter-WTC cooperative programs. WTCA membership includes more than 300 WTCs in about 100 countries.
World Customs Organization (WCO)
WCO is an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations and represents 179 Customs administrations across the globe that collectively process approximately 98% of world trade.
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
The core legal body of the United Nations system in the field of international trade law. UNCITRAL's business is the modernization and harmonization of rules on international business.
International Finance Corporation
Considered the world's largest multilateral source of financing for private enterprise in emerging economies. Its primary work is to promote the growth of productive and profitable, private enterprises in its developing member countries.
Regional Trade Blocks and Agreements
Asia - Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
APEC is the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum. Our primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Australia's relationship with ASEAN (formed in 1967) was formalised in April 1974 when representatives of the then ASEAN member countries and a delegation of Australian officials agreed to meet on a regular basis to discuss political, economic and functional cooperation.
Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA)
The agreement further strengthens trade and investment links between Australia and Singapore. In addition to tariff elimination, the agreement improves increased market access for Australian exporters of services, particularly education, environmental, telecommunications, and professional services.
ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA)
The Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area is Australia's most ambitious trade deal to date. AANZFTA will deliver real commercial benefit for Australian exporters and investors.
Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA)
TAFTA has eliminated the majority of Thai tariffs on goods imported from Australia. The reduction of Thailand's previously high tariff barriers is a significant win for Australian businesses, opening up a range of export opportunities in Southeast Asia's second-largest economy.
Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA)
AUSFTA is a long-term commitment and framework to strengthen trade relations and economic integration with the United States across all sectors of the economic relationship.
Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (ANZCERTA)
ANZCERTA is one of the most comprehensive bilateral free trade agreements in existence. It covers substantially all trans-Tasman trade in goods, including agricultural products, and was the first to include free trade in services.
Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement
The Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement covers goods, services and investment. Since its entry into force there has been a significant increase in Australian companies operating in Chile and expanding their business in Latin America more broadly.
The South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Co-operation Agreement (SPARTECA)
SPARTECA is a nonreciprocal trade agreement in which Australia and New Zealand offer duty-free and unrestricted access for specified products originating from the developing island member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum.
European Union (EU)
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The EU operates through a system of supranational independent institutions and intergovernmental negotiated decisions by the member states.
Organization of American States (OAS)
The Organization of American States, or the OAS or OEA, is a continental organization founded on 30 April 1948, for the purposes of regional solidarity and cooperation among 35 independent states of the Americas.
Latin American and the Caribbean Economic System (SELA)
The Latin American and the Caribbean Economic System is an organization founded in 1975 to promote economic cooperation and social development between Latin American and the Caribbean countries.
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
COMESA's focus is on the formation of a large economic and trading unit that is capable of overcoming some of the barriers that are faced by individual states.
Codes, Tariffs and Standards
Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC)
Detailed export commodity classification. Australian Bureau of Statistics, Electronic Publication, Jan 2012
Australian Tariffs and Rules of Origin for APEC Economies
Rules of Origin (ROO) are the laws and regulations used in international trade to define where a product was made.
2013 Scrap Specifications Circular
The Scrap Specifications Circular provides guidelines for buying and selling a variety of processed scrap commodities, including ferrous, nonferrous, paper, plastics, electronics, rubber, and glass.
Codex Alimentarius - International Food Standards
The Codex Alimentarius Commission develops harmonised international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice to protect the health of the consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade.
Trade Law and Regulations
- Export Control (Animals) Order 2004
- Export Control (Animals) Amendment Order 2012 (No.1)
- Export Control (Eggs and Egg Products) Orders 2005
- Export Control (Fees) Orders 2001
- Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005
- Export Control (Meat and Meat Products) Orders 2005
- Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005
- Export Control (Organic Produce Certification) Orders
- Export Control (Plants and Plant Products) Order 2011
- Export Control (Poultry Meat and Poultry Meat Products) Orders 2010
- Export Control (Prescribed Goods - General) Order 2005
- Export Control (Rabbit and Ratite Meat) Orders 1985
- Export Control (Wild Game Meat and Wild Game Meat Products) Orders 2010
Market Reports & Outlooks
International Trade Costs, Global Supply Chains and Value-added Trade in Australia (PDF, 987KB)
A research discussion paper from the Reserve Bank of Australia; provides fresh insight into global supply chains and Australia's export sector.
Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2013-14
The 2013-14 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) delivers on the Government's commitment to provide a comprehensive and transparent picture of the Commonwealth's financial and economic position.
Economic Outlook - Reserve Bank of Australia
Australia's central bank Outlook on Australian economy in 2014.
World Economic Outlook Reports
A Survey by the IMF staff usually published twice a year. It presents IMF staff economists' analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term.
World Development Report
The 2014 World Development Report examines how improving risk management can lead to larger gains in development and poverty reduction.
Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2014
The Outlook provides an update of medium-term macroeconomic trends, country-specific structural policy notes and a thematic focus which varies in each volume.
Live Export Trade Assessment
This report prepared by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences presents information on domestic and international factors that drive the export of livestock for feeder or slaughter purposes and assesses the benefits to producers and the economy in export returns, farm incomes and employment.
Australia's beef industry
Australia is one of the world's most efficient producers of cattle and the world's third largest exporter of beef.
Australia's sheepmeat industry
Australia is one of the world's leading producers of lamb and mutton, the largest exporter of mutton and live sheep, and second largest exporter of lamb.
Australia's goatmeat industry
Australia is a relatively small producer of goatmeat but is the world leader in goatmeat exports. The industry has room for growth as it currently remains constrained by several aspects including inconsistent supply and quality.
Freight and Logistics
Shipping Container Types, Sizes & Specifications
Knowing container sizes and maximum capacity and understanding what container type is optimal for your goods can significantly reduce your shipping costs.
AIS Marine Traffic
Vessel positions tracking based on AIS data. Real-time ship locations, port arrivals and departures.
Lloyd's List Australia's
Lloyd's List Australia's publishes The List - an online database of ship arrival, departure and port information.
A Carnet or ATA Carnet is an international customs and export-import document. It is used to clear customs without paying duties and import taxes on merchandise that will be re-exported within 12 months.
Glossary of Shipping Terms
The terms in this glossary have been carefully selected from the myriad of terms one can encounter in the shipping business - under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
World Port Source
World Port Source provides interactive satellite images, maps and contact information for 4,764 ports in 196 countries around the world.
Finance and Investment
MarketWatch, published by Dow Jones & Co., tracks the pulse of markets for engaged investors with more than 16 million visitors per month.
Forbes.com Inc., a leading Internet media company, is among the most trusted resources for the world's business and investment leaders.
Reports and analyses on financial markets, statistics on previous weeks trading, and financial activities.
Bloomberg is a premier site for business and financial market news. It delivers world economic news, stock futures, stock quotes, & personal finance advice.
S&P Dow Jones Indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies is the world's largest, global resource for index-based concepts, data and research.