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Founded in 1973, ACBC actively promotes two-way trade and investment, and economic cooperation and understanding, between the business communities of Australia and China.
ChAFTA comes at an important time in China’s economic development. The country’s economic rebalancing is generating greater demand for consumer goods, premium products and professional services. ChAFTA is particularly important for Australian exporters, allowing businesses to compete on a more level playing field in the China market, while also providing a significant advantage over some of our largest competitors.
In order to ensure Australia takes advantage of the full benefits of ChAFTA it is critical that there is broad community understanding of the Agreement. As with all FTAs, this will be a major challenge, particularly given the complex nature of these agreements.
The following case studies provide practical examples of how engaging with China, boosts the Australian economy and helps create jobs for working Australians.
DevWest is an example of a West Australian real estate development company whose directors have developed a close rapport with Chinese clients over years of interaction and building up relationship...
From the case studies emerge three distinct strategies for engagement that are linked to specific corporate aims and preparedness to take risks. The first is a basic relational approach, the second...
Our case study of Goldwind Australia illustrates how a first time Chinese investor has managed to integrate in the local Australian job market and benefit from the pool of talent available. It show...
Other Chinese investors address community relations and corporate social welfare on a larger scale. For example, open-cut coal mining firm, Shenhua Australia, has committed $5 million funding for l...