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New Processes and Procedures in relation to issuing APEC Business Travel Card - 1st November 2012
The Department of Immigration and Citezenship (DIAC) has changed its processes and procedures in relation to issuing the APEC Business Travel Card and has authorised ACCI and the respective member chambers to become part of the new process. As a result, the International Business Council of the Chamber of Commerce NT , are approved by DIAC as an APEC Business Travel Card Certification Body
for the Northern Territory. From the 1st November 2012, we can assess on behalf of DIAC whether your business is genuinely engaged in international trade with APEC member countries, and help you to save business travel time under the APEC Business Travel Card Certification Scheme (ABTC). Read full report on APEC Business Travel Card procedure: APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) Processes and Procedures
2013 IBC Proposed Trade Mission to East Timor
The IBC is requesting expression of interest from Northern Territory exporters who would be interested in joining a trade mission to East Timor in late February 2013. Download Expression of Interest eFlyer.
For more information, contact Murray Hird, TradeStart Advisor at the Chamber of Commerce NT 08 8982 8144 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GROWING INTERNATIONAL TRADE STRATEGY, 2009-2013
the 8th Public Report on implementation and outcomes of the Government’s "Growing International Trade, 2009-13" strategy. This report covers the period 1 March to 30 June 2012.
2012 CHIEF MINISTERS NT EXPORT & INDUSTRY AWARDS WINNERS
Exporter of the Year Award - Porosus Pty Ltd
Agribusiness Award - North Australian Cattle Company
Minerals & Energy Award - Crocodile Gold
Regional Exporter Award - Porosus Pty Ltd
Small To Medium Services Awards - CMA Recycling (NT)
Education & Training Award - International College of Advanced Education
Small Business Award - Guppytraders.com
Large Services Award - Airnorth
International Business Student of the Year - Cristina Costa
Manufacturing Industry Award - Elsam Plastics
Mining Supply & Service Award - Monadelphous Enginneering Associates (NT)
Thanks to all sponsors for their continuing support. Major Sponsors: Department of the Chief Minister, Southern Cross TV. Category & Launch Sponsors: Darwin Convention Centre, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Darwin Port Corporation, Enterprise Connect, NT Manufacturers Council, Austrade, Territory FM, Chamber of Commerce NT, Department of Business, ICN NT and Auslink.
AUSTCHAM BRIEFING: OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS IN THAILAND
The Australian Thai Chamber of Commerce has released its findings on its Study of Australian Business in Thailand. The report states some key messages about the opportunities for business growth and development in Thailand when a large portion of the world is in financial slow down. According to the Bloomberg Markets magazine, Thailand is second to China as holding the most promise globally for investors in 2012, though many investors overlook Thailand in their haste to invest in China. With all ventures and projects, potential investors should do their research first. If you are considering investing overseas, you should consult with the IBC for advice. AustCham also provides market information on how to get started with business in Thailand. Visit the AustCham website to download the full report: www.austchamthailand.com
About the International Business Council
The Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory is the peak representative body for the private sector within the Northern Territory of Australia. The International, Trade and Commerce Division within the Chamber can give you advice and information on exporting, importing, and other trade-related activities.
The International Business Council (IBC) is an incorporated member-based Council within the Chamber NT, whose members are involved in the exporting, importing and trading of myriad products and/or services.
The IBC hosts a dedicated TradeStart Advisor, in partnership with Austrade, whose primary responsibility is to assist NT companies in becoming export-ready.
We can provide advice on the following aspects of international trade:
• Starting up an import or export business
• Trade documentation requirements - Certificates of Australian Origin
• Finding suppliers or buyers both in Australia and overseas
• Export market assessments
• Export assistance programs
• Business and skilled migration
• Latest information on customs requirements, travel / consular advice, trade events, and business delegations
Membership of the IBC
Membership provides many benefits to companies in the NT. To find out more, please contact Greg Bicknell on 8982 8128