The Australian Ibero-American Business Council (AIABC) has been created by Australian business leaders to build on Australia’s free trade agreements with Ibero-American States (Peru and Chile), Australia’s strategic partnership agreement with Brazil and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP 11 including Mexico, Peru and Chile).
The Australia and Ibero-American trade relationship is currently worth over $13.12 billion AUD per annum. Australia exports $4.82 billion AUD worth of goods and services to Ibero-American markets each year and annual Australian imports from Ibero-America are worth over $8.3 billion AUD.
Ibero-America provides Australia with a market of over 640 million people and has the potential to become one of our most important trade relationships. Australia is also an attractive investment and tourism destination for Ibero-American markets.
We work with the business community, Australian and Ibero–American governments, diplomatic missions, trade agencies, academic institutions, chambers of commerce and other peak business associations for the joint benefit of all stakeholders.
The AIABC is a not for profit, apolitical, public company whose charter is:
1. to promote and foster trade, commerce, culture and business links between Australia and the majority and minority Spanish and Portuguese speaking nations of the world;
2. to provide a formal structure for the coordination of business, diplomatic and cultural activities and events; and
3. to engage in high-level dialogue on mutually beneficial economic and public policy issues with Australian and Ibero-American political leaders, senior officials, diplomats, business delegations, academics and cultural leaders.
A copy of the AIABC constitution can be viewed here (AIABC-Constitution.pdf).