Exporters want the Government to spearhead more high level trade missions, build confidence through innovative funding initiatives and increase investment in export agencies.

More women are starting businesses than ever before, but when it comes to international trade Australian women are under-represented, says Parliamentary Secretary for Trade Justine Elliot.

Ian Murray of the Australian Institute of Export believes Austrade's restructure is a good time for government and export associations to find their place in promoting good trade policy.

Gary Cronin argues that Austrade's new direction is good news for exporters, allocating resources where they are most needed.

Trade Minister Craig Emerson has announced the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) will undergo significant reforms to better meet the needs of Australian businesses.

Austrade is offering assistance to small and medium businesses which were affected by the recent cyclone and floods in Queensland or...