INQUIRY INTO DIVERSIFYING AUSTRALIA’S TRADE AND INVESMENT PROFILE

AACCI conducted an internal focus group to solicit the expertise and insights from the
membership base. Comment was sought on the 8 TORs and their effectiveness in driving
meaningful outcomes to inform the Inquiry. As such additional input was also necessary to
provide a realistic indication of the current experiences of exporters to MENA. Two case studies
have been included in this submission from the construction and agribusiness sectors. Data
was collated from ABS and a comparative analysis created to show Australia’s export position
with the GCC in contrast to China. Read more

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Australia poised to supply in Saudi barley tender

A FRESH tender for feed barley to Saudi Arabia will close tonight, and hopes are high that Australian offers will lead the pack to win the business.

The tender called by Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO) invites shippers to offer 480,000 tonnes of feed barley to arrive at the kingdom’s ports between 15 March and 15 April.

The destinations of the eight cargoes would be six to Red Sea ports and two to Gulf ports. Read more

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AACCI WELCOMES NEW BOARD LEADERSHIP

Former AACCI Vice Chair, Mr James Harb has made a seamless transition into the role of President and National Chair following the announcement last week by Mr Roland Jabbour that he would be vacating the leadership role.

James Harb, incoming President and National Chair acknowledged Mr Jabbour’s exemplary leadership noting the significant strengthening of relationships with Heads of Mission, governments, and industry under his leadership.

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2020 – OUTGOING REFLECTIONS

The world has changed in many more ways than one with the onset of the COVID-19 and as a result we have seen huge change globally, not least of which the abrupt pivot for industry and business to digital transformation. My time leading AACCI has indeed been a privilege and a pleasure, I am happy however to now welcome a new dynamic and a new leadership that will guide the Chamber into 2021 and beyond.

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