Objectives of the Australia-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New South Wales


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The Chamber was founded in 1976 and has adhered consistently to three basic objectives:

v      To promote Australian business, in general, within the context of two-way trade and investment with China.

v      To promote the Chamber and the business of its member companies with businesses and organisations in China.

v      To promote Chamber projects of a cultural or sporting nature which have the principal purpose of bringing the business communities together.

The basic strategy of the Chamber has focused on the following:

v      in-depth analysis of particular commercial sectors and industries in China, with a view to determining what China needs and what can be supplied from Australia;

v      specific information about business prospects in China, including exports, imports and joint-venture investment opportunities, especially on a regional basis;

v      reliable contacts in China from whom information can be obtained and, if desirable, introductions can be made; and

v      knowledge as to where to begin to seek joint-venture partners and how to insure that the “appropriate” partner is found.

In-depth analyses are obtained mainly through workshops and seminars in the following four areas:

v      urban services in China

v      rural industries in China

v      infrastructural needs in China

v      commercial culture activities between Australia and China.

Organisation of the Chamber

The Board and supreme policy-making arm of Chamber in 2001 comprises the President, two Vice Presidents and Chair and Deputy of the Life Governors -- 5 persons.  However the Executive Committee of ACCCI, which is responsible for its day-to-day operation, is made up of the President and two Vice Presidents.  This is a streamlining of the situation that existed in the early 1990s when the Board comprised 19 persons and the Executive Committee of 5 being President, two Vice Presidents, General Secretary and Treasurer.  This was again different to the Board under the leadership of Foundation President Darcy Carter OAM during the years 1976/89.

The President is responsible for the Board, and the Secretariat, which supervises the work of the National Liaison (including New Zealand under CER) and China Liaison (including Taiwan Province) Committees and funding through membership, sponsorship and possible commercial assistance.  The Senior Vice President is responsible for the Trade Policy and Commercial Committees and the second Vice President for the Public Affairs and Cultural (including sport) Committees.  The Life Governors play the role of the High Court as the last place of appeal on fundamental matters of principle.