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The Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce

The Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that, as of Monday 4 May, 2015, we will be based at our new headquarters at 34 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2

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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 fifth edition of the Tunisia Investment Forum (TIF 2015) entitled: “Invest in TUNISIA, Join the Growing Success”, will be held on 11th -12th June 2015 in Tunis – El Mouradi Hotel – Gammarth.

Positive results from Minister Bruton’s recent Middle East trade mission

28 jobs in Ireland and contracts worth almost €16m for Irish companies were among the initial, immediate results of the Enterprise Ireland trade mission to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that, as of Monday 4 May, 2015, we will be based at our new headquarters at 34 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2

Further to the Saudi Arabian Council of Ministers decision in its meeting held on 21 of July 2014, which permitted the Capital Market Authority (the CMA) to allow foreign financial institutions to trade shares listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange (the Tadawul), at a time the CMA deems appropriate and pursuant to the regulations to be issued by the CMA, the CMA Board of Commissioners on 04 of May 2015 issued the Rules for Qualified Foreign Financial Institutions Investment in Listed Shares (the QFIs Rules).

Tony Cotter, Irish Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has urged Saudi students to enroll in Irish universities because of their ‘excellent’ reputation. 

Join us for a gala evening at the Radisson Blu St Helen's on May 9th to benefit the children of Gaza. 

Inaugural Arab Irish Business Forum

The inaugural Arab Irish Business Forum was held on March 11th 2015 at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, in Dublin. The day-long event was jointly organised by the Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Ireland, Emirates Airline, and Bord Bia.