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The Australia China Business Council (ACBC) is a membership-based, non-profit, non-governmental organisation comprising of a National Office, six Branches, and more than 1500 representatives from over 1000 Australian companies who do business with China.

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.