The Australia-ASEAN Chamber of Commerce (AustCham ASEAN) was officially launched by the Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, on Saturday June 3, 2017.
AustCham ASEAN is a ‘chamber of chambers’ with its membership base the officially registered Australian chambers and business councils from across ASEAN. The organisation is a registered society in Singapore.
Our purpose is to support members to deepen Australian business engagement with ASEAN. With advocacy as our key focus, AustCham ASEAN is committed to helping its members achieve business success through:
- Informing Australian business on regional integration developments and the business landscape with a particular focus on an annual business survey;
- Explaining the contribution of Australian business to ASEAN markets; and
- Advocating for policies, rules and regulations that support Australian business activities in ASEAN (including organising sector roundtables in key areas of interest for Australian business).
As the officially recognised co-leader for Australia in engagement with the ASEAN Business Advisory Council, AustCham ASEAN is perfectly positioned to be the vehicle for a stronger relationship for the Australian business community in its continued engagement and partnership with the ASEAN economic community.
H.E. Jane DukeAustralian Ambassador to ASEAN
AustCham ASEAN Patron
“As we move towards the next phase of our partnership with ASEAN, the work of private sector leaders like AustCham ASEAN is crucial. In 2018, AustCham ASEAN played a key role in supporting the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit including shaping the policy agenda for the Business Summit, producing a Special Summit edition of its annual business survey, and establishing industry networks in Special Summit priority sectors including agri-food and supply chain logistics, healthcare, education and digital transformation.
I am pleased to serve as AustCham ASEAN’s Patron and I look forward to continuing to work together to support Australian business operating or looking to expand into ASEAN. This year’s Australian Business in ASEAN Survey is a valuable resource for understanding the ASEAN business environment and I recommend it to all Australian firms and advisers with interests in the region.
Australia and ASEAN are critical partners at a time of historic change. Our close cooperation and warm people to people ties position our businesses well to maximise inclusive growth opportunities.”
– H.E. Jane Duke