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The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan Assumes Chairmanship and Secretariat for Australian Business Asia

Opportunity to boost Japan's profile - a country that holds huge potential for Australian business

Tokyo, Jan 23, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) has taken over Chairmanship and Secretariat for Australian Business Asia (ABA) from AustCham Singapore. Melanie Brock, Chair of ANZCCJ, has been appointed Chair and the ANZCCJ will host the Secretariat.

ABA is a group of 16 Australian chambers of commerce and business councils throughout Asia, with the mission to provide a collective voice for Australian business operating throughout the region. ABA provides a platform for collectively voicing the opinions of member Chambers and Councils on issues relevant to Australian business in Asia.

"The transferal of the Chairmanship to ANZCCJ represents an opportunity to build the profile of our Chamber in the region, and increase attention to Japan - a key trading partner for Australia and a country that holds so much potential for Australian business growth," said Melanie Brock. "I look forward greatly to working with the member Chambers and Councils in bringing a strong voice to matters that concern us all in this rapidly growing region."

Japan represents Australia's second largest export market and third largest import market. Trade between the two nations continues to grow year on year, a trend which can be expected to continue as Japan considers more open platforms for trade.


About the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan

The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) was established in 1991 after agreement between the existing Australian Chamber of Commerce and the New Zealand embassy. It is a non-profit organisation with approximately 600 members. The Chamber is managed by the members through an Executive Council and sub-committees that deal with specific areas of interest. All membership funds are used for the operation of the Chamber. www.anzccj.jp

About Australia Business Asia

Australia Business Asia (ABA) is the name given to a grouping of 16 Australian chambers of commerce and business councils throughout Asia. Our mission is to provide a collective voice for Australian business operating throughout the region. Not only do we come together on critical advocacy issues involving Australian business across the region, ABA also provides a platform for joint activities, reciprocal arrangements and for exchange of information and ideas between the member groups. www.australianbusinessasia.org

Member Chambers and Councils

-- AustCham Beijing
-- Australian Business Association Cambodia
-- AustCham Fujian AustCham Hong Kong and Macau
-- Indonesia Australia Business Council
-- Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan
-- AustCham Korea
-- Australia New Zealand Business Association in Laos
-- Malaysia Australia Business Council
-- Australian New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, Philippines AustCham Singapore
-- AustCham Shanghai
-- AustCham South China
-- Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Taipei
-- AustCham Thailand
-- AusCham Vietnam

Contact:
Katherine Nozaki
exec.director@anzccj.jp
+81-3-6234-9350

Source: The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan

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