AHK Australia - First Port of Call
Since its foundation in 1977 the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK) has become an important partner in fostering bilateral trade between Germany and Australia.
One of our main objectives is to advise German and Australian companies on market development and to support them in the initiation of business relations.
The Chamber is a membership organisation which offers an extensive networking platform; our know-how combined with the expertise of our partners makes us a strong and competent partner for all your business needs.
Our members come from a diverse group of industries. Membership is available to every (international) company involved in business relations between Germany and Australia.
AHK Australia - Member of the world-wide German Chamber Network
If you want to be a successful player in a foreign market you need to understand this market and you will have many new issues to deal with.
The German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, with offices in Sydney and Melbourne, has over 35 years of experience, a competent team of experts and partners who can deal with all facets of the Australian market. We co-operate with potential partners and develop your market entry strategies in order to set up your market position.
You will benefit from our know-how.
AHK - well connected world-wide
At 130 locations in 90 countries around the world, the members of the German Chamber Network (AHKs) offer their experience, connections and services to German and foreign companies. AHKs are located in all countries which are of special interest for German companies.
Close Connection to Germany
AHKs are closely connected to the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs) in Germany. Together, they support German Companies with building up and extending their business relations to foreign countries.
The umbrella organisation of the IHKs is the German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), which also coordinates and supports the AHKs.
Furthermore, the cooperation with various German trade associations strengthens the link from AHKs to business and markets.
The AHKs are partially supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on the basis of a decision of the German Bundestag.
AHKs fulfil three main tasks at their locations. They are:
- Official Representation of German Companies
AHKs are the key players of German foreign business development on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. They represent German business interests in their countries and they inform about and promote Germany as a business location.
- Member Organisation
AHKs are member organisations for companies actively involved in bilateral business relations. These members give them the authority needed when interacting with politics, business and administration in terms of promoting the bilateral business relations.
- Service Providers to Companies
Under the brand "DEinternational" AHKs provide services to companies both from Germany and their host countries in order to support their foreign business activities.
The AHK Australia is officially registered as "German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce"