Welcome to the Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce
The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce (CACC) aims to build business connections and assist trade; bringing Canada and Australia closer together. As a non-profit business focused organization our objectives are:
Australia's Newest High Commissioner to Canada
The responsibility for advancing Australia’s interests in Canada will be handed over in February 2018 to Natasha Smith (GAICD), Australia’s next High Commissioner to Canada, as announced by the Hon Julie Bishop MP on 30 November 2017.
“On behalf of the Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce, I congratulate Natasha Smith on this significant appointment which is so meaningful to both of our countries,” said Brian Hansen, CACC President and Director.
Read more here.
Export Development Canada Launches in Australia
In late November 2017, Export Development Canada (EDC) will officially open its Australian operation in Sydney with a special event featuring Peter Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist, EDC. The Sydney operation marks EDC’s 20th international representation.
A Crown corporation that operates at arm’s length from Government, EDC is Canada’s export credit agency. EDC supports and develops Canada’s export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international opportunities.
With a formal presence in Australia, EDC will be well situated to build and strengthen bilateral trade between Canada and Australia. EDC will do so by offering financing to Australian companies and project owners that have, or are considering, business with Canadian companies or their affiliates in the region.
Export Development Canada has a history of supporting a number of Australian companies such as Origin Energy, Woodside, GoldLinQ and Optus, to name but a few.
Read more about them here.
CACC Launches SME Initiative!
In response to increasing interest from Canadian and Australian SMEs looking to expand abroad, the CACC has launched a new SME initiative this year aimed at growth minded entrepreneurs who see opportunities for their businesses in both countries.