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APEC is the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum. Their primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.

We are united in our drive to build a dynamic and harmonious Asia-Pacific community by championing free and open trade and investment, promoting and accelerating regional economic integration, encouraging economic and technical cooperation, enhancing human security, and facilitating a favourable and sustainable business environment. Our initiatives turn policy goals into concrete results and agreements into tangible benefits.

State Chambers are approved by DIAC as an APEC Business Travel Card Certification Body.  From the 1st of November 2012, we can assess on behalf of DIAC whether your business is genuinely engaged in international trade with APEC member countries, and help you to save business travel time under the APEC Business Travel Card Certification Scheme (ABTC).

  • Fast-tracked entry and exit through special APEC lanes at major international airports, and multiple short term entry to these economies for a minimum of 59 days stay each visit
  • No need to individually apply for visas or entry permits each time you travel to any of the participating APEC economies as the card is your visa
  • No need to apply for the card each year as the card is valid for three years from the date of issue.

For APEC business certification services please contact your State Chamber: