Global Influence

The Australian Chamber’s unique international memberships provide us with unrivalled and consistent influence on the development of international trade regulation.

International Chamber of Commerce

The International Chamber of Commerce is the global business organisation that represents private sector interests from all sectors.

The Australian Chamber is the exclusive Australian affiliate to the ICC and manages ICC Australia. We are the only Australian business association that can provide Australian business with direct input into the global forums in which the ICC participates:

  • G20
  • World Trade Organisation
  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
  • World Customs Organisation
  • United Nations Conference on International Trade and Development
  • United Nations Environmental Program

International Organziation of Employers


The International Organisation of Employers is the international organisation that promotes the interests of employers in labour and social policy areas, particularly at the International Labour Organisation.

The IOE’s membership comprises the peak national employer organisations from 143 countries. As Australia’s representative the Australian Chamber ensures the concerns of Australian business in labour market and labour relations issues are heard at the International Labor Organisation.

Business at the OECD


The Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) is the gateway for business input into the policy deliberations of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The OECD comprises 34 industrialised nations. A national business association from each member nation is a member of BIAC. The Australian Chamber represents Australian business in this forum.

BIAC develops public policy recommendations on matters including trade liberalisation, sustainable development, taxation, finance, intellectual property and e-commerce.

Confederation of Asia–Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry


CACCI is a network of national chambers of commerce and industry from 27 countries in Asia and the Western Pacific. CACCI encourages an enterprise-driven culture where new commercial opportunities can be created. The Australian Chamber represents Australia at CACCI.

Confederation of Asia–Pacific Employers


CAPE is the council of Asia-Pacific employer federations. It was established to assist employers in the region to respond to challenges and opportunities created by globalisation, rapid technological change and increasingly global labour markets. The Australian Chamber represents Australian employers on CAPE.
CAPE advocates economic and social policies to make the Asia-Pacific region more attractive to do business and to work in. It seeks better social and economic outcomes for communities.

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