International Trade

Meet the global growth challenge with the help of our International Trade Support team. The Canberra Business Chamber supports ACT & Region businesses grow export opportunities, and provides you with access to international and local networks, tools and compliance sources in more than 90 countries to help grow your business opportunities.

Whether you are an established or hopeful exporter or seeking  to take your product or service to the world, our team can support you with the information and connections you will need.

Export Documentation – Certificates of Origin

The Canberra Business Chamber is officially authorised by the Australian Government to issue documentary evidence of origin (Certificates of Origin) for goods exported from Australia in accordance with the relevant international conventions.

Our expert locally-based international trade advisors will help you to navigate through the complexities of the Australian Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) when it comes to certification requirements.

ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards

The Awards operate as a two-tier process, with exporters first achieving  ACT distinction through the ACT Chief Minister’s Export Award program and then winners progressing as national finalists.

As a finalist in the Australian Export Awards, ACT Award winners will be benchmarked against their peers across the country, with winners receiving national recognition for their international success.


The TradeStart network is an extension to Austrade’s own offices and is delivered in partnership with State, Territory and local governments, industry associations and chambers of commerce. In the Canberra region, Austrade delivers the TradeStart network in partnership with Canberra Business Chamber.

The prime objective of Austrade’s TradeStart network is to assist small and medium sized exporters to achieve long term success in international markets. It offers exporters the combined resources of Austrade and each partner organisation, providing local assistance and a direct link to Austrade’s services and overseas network.

For more Austrade information click here

Canberra International Support Network

Canberra International Support Network (CISN) will help local companies connect with experts and potential partners in order to expand their international reach and draw further investment into the region.

CISN is a platform for professionals based in the ACT and in key overseas markets to share knowledge and opportunities.

CISN is a free connection, referral and support service available to Canberra Region businesses.