A new bilateral Wine Agreement and Mutual Recognition Agreement will ensure continued trade flow between Australia and the United Kingdom post-Brexit. The new Wine Agreement replicates an already existing agreement between Australia and the European Union, which means the UK will accept Australian winemaking practices, and labelling and certification standards. Minister for Trade, Tourism and … Read more

‘A lot of thirsty people over there’: Australia shipping 234 million bottles of wine a year to China

Chester Osborn has been selling wine in China for about 20 years but in the last year sales have soared 300 per cent. Osborn’s family winery d’Arenberg exports about $4 million worth of wine a year into the country from its winery based in South Australia’s McLaren Vale. d’Arenberg, which turns over more than $40 million a … Read more

Import/Export : guidelines for international trade (book)

Author: Sebastian Ioppolo Most businesses will be affected by international trade to some extent. Businesses, therefore, need to be dynamic and respond to the changing business environment to prosper or, in many cases, just to survive. This book is designed to help business people and students gain specific international trade related knowledge. This will assist … Read more

Confidence in crisis: Overcoming collateral damage after strawberry needle disaster

The Scurr family and their company Piñata Farms have invested substantial sums to develop some of Australia’s most advanced strawberry operations, including high-tech hydroponic substrate farming, new varieties and even metal detectors in the packhouse. But the latter was done to avoid stray rocks or jewellery, not needles like what has been seen with the … Read more

Capilano slams reports of the fake honey caper

Capilano Honey (ASX:CZZ) isn’t buying into the intrigue of international gangs flooding the Australian market with fake honey. The Brisbane-based producer has slammed media reports that it may be unwittingly selling fake honey after nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) testing revealed that Allowrie’s Mixed Blossom Honey was ‘adulterated’ in a majority of samples. This blend of … Read more

Need templated forms, business plan samples or industry reports? Check out ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database!

Members of the Business Studio now have access to the full version of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database! This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit … Read more


Efic’s Small Business Export Loan helped Victorian-based beauty product business, Babe Australia (Babe), deliver on three purchase orders in the US and Mexico and continue to build brand presence overseas.  For Kim Peirce, Founder and Director of Babe Australia, the move from being a management consultant in the oil, gas and mining industry to starting up … Read more

Trump’s ‘astonishing reversal’ on a Chinese tech giant could signal a big shift in the trade battle

President Donald Trump suggested the US would reverse sanctions against the Chinese tech giant ZTE. The sanctions were slapped on ZTE because of its business with Iran and North Korea. ZTE effectively shut down after the sanctions were implemented. The ZTE reversal could be a big clue that Trump may soften his stance on trade … Read more

Business deals will be ‘consummated in the sand’ at Commonwealth Games

More than 1,500 trade and industry delegates from around the world will be “doing deals with sand between their toes” on the Gold Coast next week as the Commonwealth Games gets underway. The trade and industry representatives, including some from the world’s fastest growing economies, will do deals with each other and investors as part … Read more