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Western Australia enjoys a strong partnership with China and is thriving on a trade and investment relationship built upon the export of minerals, energy, agricultural goods and education services and Chinese investment in the Western Australian resources sector.
Western Australia accounts for over 70% of Australia’s total merchandise exports to China in 2011 and 80% of China's investment into Australia over the last five years.
With more than 180 member companies, ACBC (WA) has played a leading role in promoting the business relationships between Western Australia and China. WA represents a wide variety of businesses actively involved with China.
Membership includes major resources companies such as Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Fortescue Metals Group and Woodside, through to medium and small businesses involved in Australia- China trade.
ACBC (WA) has early on recognised the importance of building relationships with Chinese companies operating in Western Australia, a number of which have joined ACBC WA and are represented on our Executive Committee. Chinese companies who are members include Sinosteel, CNOOC, Baosteel, CITIC Pacific Mining, and Yankuang and others.
ACBC (WA) stays abreast of the rapid developments in Australia- China relationships with an Executive Committee that brings together expertise in resources, agriculture, education and professional services. A committee structure allows the Executive Committee to specifically target needs across these various sectors of industry and trade.
ACBC (WA) also maintains strong ties with government at the Federal and State level, and enjoys strong working relationships with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Austrade, the WA Department of State Development, and the WA Department of Agriculture and Food.
ACBC (WA) has a strategic alliance with The Confucius Institute at The University of Western Australia, which is dedicated to the promotion and development of Chinese language and culture.
ACBC (WA) organises many events for our members each year. Our annual Chinese New Year dinner and China National Day celebrations have become highlight events of the bilateral business community, attended by 600 business leaders.
ACBC (WA) will continue its commitment to building understanding and communications, relationships, trade and investment between Western Australia and China.
Please watch our upcoming events section for exciting ACBC (WA) events, and click on the prospectus link to your right if you are interested in learning more.