With exceptional opportunities for businesses in Ireland exporting to the Arab world, some may be deterred by the complicated process, with each Arab state having its own set of entry requirements. The AICC exists as a one-stop-shop of services to help make the process easier. For more than 35 years, it has been the only organisation in Ireland that can certify and guarantee customs clearance to the region.
The Chamber has its very own online certification system, removing the need for laborious manual processing, with all the documents needed in one place, making doing business with the Arab world more accessible than ever before. This includes all the requisite legal, notarisation, commercial and shipping documents for 21 Arab states. For business owners in Ireland, this means not worrying about which documents apply to each jurisdiction.
The AICC currently works with more than 1,000 businesses, including multinationals and local independent companies exporting to the region.
The Chamber also organises various events throughout the year to welcome visiting delegations, deliver critical information, and mark special occasions.
The AICC offices are based at 34 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 and are open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.
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Find out more about the people behind the AICC and discover our story.
Our History: Where it all began
The Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce (AICC) was established through a Special Resolution passed at its first board meeting held on 12th May 1987. The AICC was established under the General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for the Arab Countries.
The Minister for Health at the time, Dr. Rory O’Hanlon TD, delivered the opening address on behalf of the Irish Government and spoke of the growing connections between Ireland and the Arab countries, and the great prospects for expanding these in the future.
Fast-forward almost three and a half decades, and the significance of the Arab Markets continues to grow. And the AICC continues to support the growth and development of trade and commercial relations between Ireland and the Arab countries.
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