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The Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce [JA-ICC] is a non-profit organisation established under the auspices of the General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for the Arab Countries. The “General Union” was founded in 1951 with twenty one members representing the national chambers of commerce in twenty one Arab states. The Head Office is located in Beirut and further details are available at www.gucciaac.org.lb
The JA-ICC was established in May 1987 with the objective of “ promoting commercial, industrial, tourist and financial relations between the Arab Countries and the Republic of Ireland”. (There are similar Joint Chambers in 19 other countries eg the U.K., France, Germany, U.S.A., Brazil, China, Russia etc).
The board of the Chamber consists of 12 Arab Directors, which represent Chambers of Commerce in the Arab countries, and 12 Irish Directors, which represent a broad range of Irish companies and industry sectors. The Arab directors are nominated by the General Union, while the Irish directors are elected by the members of the Chamber. The Chairman is elected from among their members by the Irish directors, while the Secretary General is nominated by the General Union, and must be an Arab.
The first Secretary General, Mr. Rakan Younis, steered the Chamber from its foundation in 1987 until his untimely death in March 2004. His success in growing the chamber to its current position won him great admiration among the chamber’s members, as well as among his peers around the world.
Membership of the Chamber is open to all companies, organisations or individuals who are involved in, or have an interest in developing, trading, financial, touristic, investment or other commercial relationships between Ireland and the Arab countries.
The Chamber is dedicated to the encouragement of Arab-Irish trade and economic co-operation, and pursues its objectives through the provision of a wide range of services to both Arab and Irish companies.
Our main services include the following:-
Certification & Legalisation of documents for the 19 Arab countries which our Chamber represents
Visa service (for members only)
Business information
Translation service
Arranging inward & outward delegations to & from Arab countries
General advisory services to exporters, importers, chambers of commerce, trade associations and government agencies.
The Chamber works in close co-operation with the following:-
The General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for Arab Countries
The League of Arab States
Arab Embassies in London
Arab-Euro and Foreign Chambers of Commerce
Chambers of Commerce in the Arab World
Irish Government Departments
Local Chambers of Commerce which are affiliated to the Chambers of Ireland
Irish State Agencies
Commercial and Professional Organisations
For further information, please contact:-
The Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce
60, Merrion Square,
Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: + 353 - (0)1 - 662 4451 / 662 1577
Fax: + 353 - (0)1 - 662 4729
         or - (for translations only)
Contacts: Mr. Louis J. Maguire

Mr. Ahmad R. Younis
         Ms. Evelyn Harrington
Assistant to the Secretary-General
         Ms. Carol Joyce
Office Manager
         Ms. Rafal Sabir
Head of Translations
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday - 9.00am to 4.45pm
Friday - 9.00am to 4.00pm
Lunch - 1.00pm to 2.00pm
The Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce [JA-ICC]: 60 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Tel: + 353 1 662 4451 / 662 1577        Fax: + 353 1 662 47 29        Email: 
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The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
The Kingdom of Bahrain
The Republic of Djibouti
The Republic of Iraq
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
The State of Kuwait
The Republic of Lebanon
Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
The Islamic Republic of Mauritania
The Kingdom of Morocco
The Sultanate of Oman
The State of Qatar
The Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Somali Democratic Republic
The Republic of Sudan
The Syrian Arab Republic
The Republic of Tunisia
The United Arab Emirates
The Republic of Yemen