Tasmania

Overview

Tasmanian ACBC is a branch of the National ACBC and is dedicated to promoting business and trade between Tasmania, Australia and the People’s Republic of China.

Tasmania and China

The Tasmania Branch was formed in November 2014 by the ACBC National Executive, the local business community and the Tasmanian Department of State Growth in response to the expansion of Chinese connections.

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Tasmania in 2014, and since then Chinese visitors and tourists to the state have grown significantly. China now holds the largest share of Tasmanian’s international visitor numbers (2017-2018). 

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The State of Tasmania and Fujian Province have a Sister State agreement since 1981 which has led to cultural exchange and relationships as well as business and trade opportunities.

 

Objectives of ACBC Tasmania Branch

  • To provide opportunities for our members to develop networks and collaborate with their peers;
  • To provide members with useful market data to enhance their China engagement;
  • To provide members with useful market data to enhance their China engagement;
  • To provide education and services to develop a China focused and China capable business community;
  • To encourage and facilitate opportunities for our members to meet with senior Australian and Chinese business people, politicians and officials;
  • To bring the interests and concerns of our members to the attention of the Australian and Chinese Governments and other policy makers and administrators in Australia and China;
  • To support the promotion of Tasmania’s commercial interests in China;
  • To encourage and facilitate education, training and cultural connections with China.

We encourage businesses across a broad range of industry sectors to join the ACBC in Tasmania and become part of a strong collective voice focusing on our state's economic engagement with China.

ACBC Tasmania members have access to the national ACBC network and can utilise the business knowledge, programs, the event calendar and experience of the ACBC national executive and other state branches.

For more information please contact acbctas@acbc.com.au