The AABC is revitalising as the premier regional VOICE representing the interests of Australian and ASEAN companies operating in Australia and across more than one ASEAN country.
Our purpose is ‘Advancing Australia-ASEAN Business’ – trade, investment and ‘doing business’ – by promoting the importance of Australia-ASEAN business relations, and advocating the need for easier, more effective ways of doing business to Australian and ASEAN business leaders and policy makers. We have a regional approach to representing our members whilst respecting the unique differences of individual countries.
The Australia-ASEAN Chamber of Commerce (AustCham ASEAN) has been created in response to the challenge of deepening existing trade and economic relationships between Australia and ASEAN. Seven officially registered Australian chambers and business councils from across ASEAN have come together to establish AustCham ASEAN as an umbrella organization for advocacy on issues impacting Australian business operating in ASEAN.
The Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) was established in 2012 by private sector companies in ASEAN, at the recommendation of Global Affairs Canada, at the first ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) consultation with Canada in Cambodia. It is the preeminent organization with an ASEAN region-wide mandate to promote and increase trade relations between Canada and ASEAN.
The ASEAN-China Business Council, as an important exchange mechanism, was established in November 2001, and is made up of leaders of CCPIT, ASEAN-CCI, nationwide chambers of commerce and industry in ASEAN countries and renowned entrepreneurs in the region.
The East Asia Business Council (EABC) was inaugurated in April 2004 in Kuala Lumpur, as a result of the recommendations from the East Asia Study Group conducted by the ASEAN+3 governments. It is established as a result of an implementation strategy proposed by the East Asia Study Group and endorsed by ASEAN+3 Leaders on October 7, 2003. The EABC comprises three business leaders from each ASEAN member countries, Japan, China and Republic of Korea, appointed by the respective Economic Ministers. Website: http://www.eabex.org/
The EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) is the primary voice for European Business within the ASEAN region, formally recognised as such by the European Commission and the ASEAN Secretariat. Established to help promote the interests of European businesses operating within ASEAN and to advocate for changes in trade and investment policies and regulations, the EU-ABC raises the profile of European businesses in the region through formal events and high-profile dialogues.
ASEAN-India Business Council
ASEAN Japan Business Council
ANZBC is a member based business council connecting New Zealand businesses with ASEAN trading partners. It is an organisation, which advocates their concerns and provides a network to seek contacts, learn about the markets and be assisted in many other ways in its members’ ASEAN business efforts.
Well connected with business and government agencies in New Zealand and ASEAN, ANZBC provides crucial linkages and information. Above all it is the foremost network for anyone with ASEAN business aspirations. website: www.asean.org.nz/
The Russia-ASEAN Business
Council got a fresh start in
June 2012, with the replacement
of founders at its annual meeting.
The Morton Group, the biggest
real estate developer in Moscow
and the Moscow region, joined the
Chamber of Commerce and Industry
of the Russian Federation and headed
the business wing of the Council.
The new work concept defines
four main areas of the development
of the Russia-ASEAN Business
Council — economic and investment,
The UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC) is the leading UK-based organisation promoting trade and investment between the UK and ASEAN’s dynamic markets.
Created out of UK Trade & Investment’s 2011 Strategy ‘Britain Open for Business’, the UKABC is passionate about helping UK companies of all sizes export and invest in one of the most exciting, vibrant and fastest growing regions in the world.
Working closely with the UK and ASEAN governments, key partner organisations including the British Chambers of Commerce in ASEAN, influential corporates, experienced SMEs, market experts, and professional services providers, we have created an extensive UK-ASEAN business network that allows us to provide unique market insights, and links UK innovation and expertise with ASEAN’s vast commercial developments. website: www.ukabc.org.uk/
For more than 30 years, the US-ASEAN Business Council has been the premier advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), serving as the leading voice of the U.S. private sector in promoting mutually beneficial trade and investment relationships between the United States and Southeast Asia. website: https://www.usasean.org/