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COVID-19 Impact & Response by ACBC

By: ACBC National
24-03-2020

ACBC remains committed to supporting our members during the global humanitarian crisis caused by COVID-19 and its profound economic impact.

ACBC staff are working from home in accordance with governments directions. All international and domestic travel has been rescheduled and face to face meetings are now arranged via telephone or video app, so while we are not in our offices, it is very much business as usual.

Although many ACBC events have been cancelled or postponed, we have adapted quickly to our new circumstances by moving our services to digital platforms and responding to the global crisis and deciphering what that means for your business.

On Friday we hosted a webinar with  Austrade from the Australian Embassy in Beijing and the Doherty Institute. A recorded version of this webinar will be available on our website this week. We will continue to provide tailored digital training and business intelligence to keep members up to date and well placed when this crisis ends and business resumes back to normal with our biggest trading partner.

We are excited to launch more digital ACBC Courses in April that will provide guidance for regional firms in Australia to prepare for when Chinese tourists, students and investors return.

We will also continue to provide the latest news and developments in Australia-China relations via our Blog . Our China Path Podcast will continue to deliver more insights from business and government leaders. We are also undertaking our online 2020 ACBC Member Survey to ascertain how we can best service members during this challenging time.

On a positive note, China is now reporting fewer cases of COVID-19 and slowly returning to work as the virus is substantially contained. As we are continuing to deal with the outbreak in Australia, Federal and State Governments have  announced a series of support and relief packages for businesses impacted by COVID-19 as part of an economic stimulus initiative.

The situation remains very fluid and we will continue to monitor developments and government advice and respond in a calm and considered manner.

We look forward to providing support to the Australia-China community any way we can.

Please take great care of your health and safety during this difficult time.

@AusChinaBC

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