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Certificates of Origin

Certificates of Origin are a documentary system used in modern international trade for millions of...

Certificates of Origin are a documentary system used in modern international trade for millions of transactions around the globe every year.


The Australian Chamber has a network of over 160 business associations made up of peak...

The Australian Chamber has a network of over 160 business associations made up of peak state and territory chambers of commerce, national industry associations from all sectors, and the Business Leaders Council.

Tourism support will fall short without open borders

11 May 2021

The single most important outcome for the tourism, hospitality and accommodation industries after tonight’s Federal Budget is a commitment to...

Business-boosting Budget will need a bigger Australia

11 May 2021

Business investment, productivity and participation measures announced in tonight’s 2021-2022 Federal Budget will be crucial as we transition our economy...

Visa changes deliver much needed skills and labour solutions

10 May 2021

The changes to visa arrangements announced today will address some of the most critical labour and skills issues facing the...

Digital strategy will define our future prosperity

07 May 2021

An exciting new plan to help Australian businesses embrace digital technologies will play a significant role in ensuring we are a leading digital...

2021-22 Pre-Budget Submission | January 2021

01 Feb 2021

Budget will need strong youth employment focus

05 May 2021

"Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, young Australians have lost their jobs to a greater extent than other age...

ACCI releases priorities for easing domestic restrictions

28 Apr 2021

ACCI has published part one of a two-part advisory document on easing restrictions, improving the COVID business operating environment, and how...

Acute skills shortage arising from blocked migration pipeline

08 Apr 2021

Skills and labour shortages across Australia are severely impacting business recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Empower employers to rid the workplace of sexual harassment

08 Apr 2021

Employers, like the rest of the community, want sexual harassment in the workplace to be a thing of the past....

Casual changes deliver certainty and confidence

22 Mar 2021

The passage of the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021 today is a responsible outcome, ensuring casual employment remains...

Achievement of casual employment certainty is welcome but the rest of the IR Omnibus Bill must not be adandoned

18 Mar 2021

Australia’s leading business groups welcome the passage through the Senate of amendments...

Australia’s economic growth continues to outstrip forecasts

18 Mar 2021

The economic recovery continues to gather momentum, with today’s ABS Labour Force numbers showing a huge leap in full time...

ACTU/COSBOA casual employment proposal is bad for small business

18 Mar 2021

Small businesses across Australia will be dismayed by the deal announced today by one small business organisation with the ACTU...

One Nation is backing Australia’s small businesses

17 Mar 2021

As the Senate debates the Omnibus Industrial Relations Bill in the next 24 hours, its decisions will have real impacts,...

Manufacturing sector expands prior to support winding back

16 Mar 2021

The manufacturing sector is leading Australia's economic recovery, with the nation's peak industry survey showing the sector expanding at a strong...

Cormann will do justice to full OECD portfolio

15 Mar 2021

The appointment of Mathias Cormann as the next Secretary-General of the OECD is welcomed by ACCI, Australia’s unique member of...

More work for part time employees under proposed IR changes

15 Mar 2021

ACCI has today released an important report to show how part time additional hours agreements will help to address underemployment...

IR Omnibus Bill needs to be passed this week

15 Mar 2021

Second class support for tourism industry

11 Mar 2021

The post-JobKeeper support package announced today will help to salvage 13 key tourism regions but falls short of what is...

Apprenticeship extension addresses skills shortage

09 Mar 2021

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements 50 per cent wage subsidy extension to September 2021 announced today is a recognition of its...

Sectors still in need despite GDP growth

03 Mar 2021

The latest GDP quarterly growth figures demonstrate the positive impact of rolling back restrictions, however some sectors still affected by government-imposed...

Part time flexibility application will reduce employment

01 Mar 2021

ACCI, Ai Group, ARA, NRA and ABI look forward to continuing to participate in the General Retail Award proceedings in...

Irresponsible union ad should be taken off air

01 Feb 2021

ACCI calls on unions to withdraw their latest advertising campaign opposing industrial relations reform, and to rethink their messages trivialising road...

New Asian-led venture to revive the WTO

05 Feb 2021

The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI),  a network of national chambers from 27 economies across Asia and...

Support needed after March for government-restricted businesses

29 Jan 2021

The Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry has submitted a proposal to the Federal Government this week for a new...

Unemployment drop a promising sign of recovery

21 Jan 2021

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' latest employment figures indicate that Australia is on track for economic recovery, with total employment now...

Australia’s trade dispute resolution nominees

13 Jan 2021

International Chamber of Commerce Australia is pleased to announce its thirteen nominees to the international body which arbitrates foreign commercial trade disputes. 

Manage international arrivals based on risk

08 Jan 2021

ACCI urges the Federal and state governments to manage international arrivals by the risk they pose to our country, rather...

ACCI CEO to resign to take up local government leadership role in Western Australia

22 Dec 2020

Australian Chamber – Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends December 2020 | Aussie production soars, jobs to pick up in 2021

15 Dec 2020

Australian manufacturing production is at its highest level this year with industry...

Win for tourism as bubble proposal green lit

14 Dec 2020

The business collective behind a quarantine-free two-way travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand look forward to the initiative commencing early in...

Parliament must fix our broken IR system

09 Dec 2020

Members of Parliament must lay down their swords and agree to fix some key problems in Australia's IR system if we...

Modest Enterprise Bargaining Agreement changes are just a first step

09 Dec 2020

Enterprise Bargaining Agreement changes foreshadowed in today's industrial relations Omnibus Bill are critically important to supporting jobs and businesses in distress,...

Awards flexibility will save and create jobs

08 Dec 2020

Simplifying modern awards and providing employers and employees with more flexibility will help achieve the common goal of saving and...

Compliance changes must not put business at risk

08 Dec 2020

With many business owners at breaking point in 2020, criminalising underpayments and increasing civil penalties for non-compliance risks tipping the...

Casual employment needs to be given the green light

07 Dec 2020

Federal Parliament needs to send a message this week to encourage employers to create jobs and hire casuals by dispelling concerns around...

Millions would lose 25% pay under radical casual employment plan

02 Dec 2020

More than a million Australians would stand to lose a quarter of their income and freedom to choose how they...

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