Indo-Australian Chamber of Commerce, set up in 1989, functions as a catalyst for evolving effective business partnerships between India and Australia in a broad spectrum of activities. IACC has extensive contacts in Australia and works closely with the country's trade and industry, Chambers of Commerce and trade associations to help Indian business find a base in Australia.
It functions closely with Government of Australia and its High Commission in India. Among the distinguished Speakers, who addressed members of the Chamber, are Prime Minister John Howard; Hon. Alexander Downer, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Hon. Mike Rann, Premier of South Australia; and Hon. Alan Carpenter, MLA, Premier of Western Australia.
The Chamber offers the following specific services to its members :
The Chamber provides an important source of data and information on Australian market trends and opportunities for Indian companies. The Chamber furnishes trade enquiries regularly to its members.
Helps Indian and Australian companies to develop linkages and tie-ups, joint ventures and collaborations.
Leads an annual business delegation to Australia. It is widely seen as the best way to reach out to Australian companies. More than 180 Indian companies mostly in the Small and Medium Enterprises have benefited from participating in the Missions.
Seminars / Workshops
Conducts at regular intervals, awareness programmes by experts and professionals on Australian business to help Indian companies on Australian business opportunities, setting up offices in the country , visa procedures, etc.
Corporate Members are entitled to have their websites hyperlinked to the Chamber's website, www.indoaustchamber.com. It thus connects them directly to the Australian market. The Chamber's website is regularly visited by Australian companies and institutions.
Issue of Certificate of Origin
The Chamber is authorised by the Ministry of Commerce to issue Certificate of Origin (Non-Preferential) and attest export documents.
The Chamber's Annual Report reaches out to large number of Australian companies and other institutions and is widely seen as an excellent medium for advertisement by the Indian Companies seeking Australian connection.
The IACC Bulletin, which highlights the activities of the Chamber and other developments relating to industry and trade and news on appointments of high dignitaries in India and Australia, has been evoking interest among members and the business community.
The Chamber is regularly adding latest publications on trade and industry, brought out by leading organisations and Chambers of Commerce/Associations in India and Australia for reference in the library.
The Chamber looks beyond business into a whole range of other Indo-Australian activities like education, tourism, sports, films and entertainment, which are emerging as important areas in the relations between the two countries. The Chamber works closely with IDP Education Australia to provide support to Indian students doing their studies in Australian Universities.