Global Gateway Program

The Victorian Government’s Global Gateway Program is now open for applications.   $50k in funding is being offered to support businesses adapt their export.   The Global Gateway program is designed to help businesses identify and engage professional service providers to deliver projects and activities to support their export recovery. These activities may include marketing…

Post COVID Without Tradeshows

If tradeshows were your thing, our new post COVID world is going to be playing havoc with your travel plans for some time.   The rush of a strange foreign crowd, a plethora of prospects all streaming around your stand. “OMG No!” You’ve just realised no more pork adobo or cheap cold beer. No more…

Proforma and Commercial Invoices

You may have seen these terms mentioned in some of our blog posts and wanted more details, so we’ve put together this blog on two important export documents. Below we explain what these documents are, what they’re used for and why they are so important in international trade deals.   The scene: You have haggled…

Rebuild Your Asian Exports

If you’re a WA based business who’s existing Asian exports have been disrupted by COVID-19 you may be eligible for the International Competitiveness Co-Investment Fund.   This fund offers grants of  $50-100K to help businesses in WA rebuild their existing Asian exports and implement strategies to capture export market opportunities.   It’s a great opportunity…

Health Check Time

How’s your international transit insurance ?   I’ll bet you’re thinking “BORING – I don’t need to read about insurance” but before you click away, consider what it would have cost you when on 25 May this year the cargo ship APL England on route from China to Melbourne (let’s pretend it was going the…