The Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce

The AICC offers a range of specialist services to support Irish exporters in doing business with the Arab countries, and to help Arab enterprises to do business in Ireland. We hope that you find the information you need about our services and activities here on our website. Please get in touch if we can be of further assistance.

The Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1987 to promote and support the growth and development of trade and commercial relations between Ireland and the Arab countries. The Chamber was established under the auspices of the General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture which is part of the Arab League and which has its headquarters in Beirut. All of the Chambers of Commerce in the Arab countries are affiliated to the General Union.

We fulfil our mission through the delivery of a range of unique services to Irish exporting companies and through the provision of information, advice, introductions, connections and business leads to companies in Ireland and in the Arab markets.

The Arab markets collectively are the most important trading block for indigenous Irish exporters outside of Europe and North America, and their significance grows year by year. They are attractive markets for Irish exporters for various reasons: they import many of the products and services which Irish companies can supply competitively; they have considerable resources to fund their imports; their rising population causes demand to grow year after year - and they are not far away.

All Irish exporters to the Arab markets are clients of our Chamber and they rely on our unique services to underpin their business in the region. Key among these services are the provision of our AICC Certificates of Origin as required by the Arab countries; the Certification and Legalisation of all types of commercial documents; the delivery of a technical translation service to and from Arabic, and assistance with visas where required.

Our Chamber also organises various events throughout the year to welcome visiting delegations, to deliver important information, to mark special occasions and to facilitate networking and interaction between our members and clients.

News and Updates

The inaugural Dublin Arabic Film Festival (DAFF) will take place from 8th – 11th May at the Lighthouse Cinema. Presented by Dubai Duty Free and sponsored by the Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce, it will open with a special screening of its guest of honour Omar Sharif’s critically-acclaimed role in the Golden Globe nominated Monsieur Ibrahim (2003).

The largest overseas trade delegation ever organised by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry visited Ireland from 6th to 9th April 2014.

Tunisian Ambassador HE Nabil Ammar presents his credentials to President Michael D. Higgins.

His Excellency, Ambassador Nabil Ammar, presented his credentials and was formally welcomed to Ireland by President Higgins at a recent ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin.

This special supplement, published on March 30th in association with the Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce, explores Arab-Irish trade links and business opportunities.  Find out about the Irish companies that are getting ahead in the Gulf and how you can improve your business in the Middle East.

GULFOOD  2014  - The World’s Largest Food Show

Gulfood 2014, the world’s largest annual food and hospitality show took place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) in February. This year there were a record 4,500 companies from 120 countries exhibiting and tens of thousands of trade visitors were welcomed on its opening day alone.