Australia China Business Council SA

ACBC supports branches in six Australian states, including South Australia (SA), and provides its members with business-focused information and events to support effective business engagement with China.

The South Australian branch works collaboratively with the State and Local Governments, industry bodies, the Universities and in particular the SME sector to position South Australia with a coordinated and collaborative, nation-leading China engagement strategy.

ACBC is proud to work in partnership with the Local Government Association of South Australia and CCPIT to develop and promote SACHINA Connect to competitively position SA business to connect with Chinese buyers and investors.

Regional Development Australia

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is an Australian government initiative to develop and deliver collaborative projects which support the economic development of their regions and the state more broadly.

RDAs in South Australia enjoy a unique tripartite partnership between the Australian and South Australian governments, and the Local Government Association of South Australia on behalf of its members, bringing together all levels of government to enhance the development of Australia’s regions.

Special thanks to RDA Adelaide Metropolitan which contributed funding towards the development of SASD Connect.

Please click here to view the welcome video from RDA Adelaide Metropolitan Chairperson,
Dr Felicity-ann Lewis.

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is an Australian government initiative bringing together all levels of government to enhance the development of Australia’s regions.


The Local Government Association of SA works in collaboration with the following State Government agencies and with Regional Development Australia to deliver SACHINA Connect Partners.

The Department of State Development helps industry, business and communities identify, develop and capitalise on opportunities for job creation and economic growth.

TradeStart is an extension of Austrade, and assists small and medium sized exporters to achieve long-term success in international markets by providing local assistance and direct links to Austrade’s services and networks.

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is responsible for the State’s primary industries and regions, and is a key economic development agency of the State government.

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

Founded in 1952, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) is a national foreign trade and investment promotion agency.

The major responsibilities of the CCPIT include: implement relevant major national development strategies, and promote foreign trade, bilateral investment and economic & technological cooperation; carry forward cooperation with overseas trade promotion counterparts; receive overseas high-end trade and economic delegations; organize Chinese trade and economy delegations to visit foreign countries; manage overseas trade exhibitions organized by Chinese agencies, participate in affairs of Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) and World Expo on behalf of the Chinese government; hold or organize Chinese companies to attend trade and economic exhibitions, forums, fairs and other international conferences; represent domestic industry and commerce in the field of foreign trade, and involve into the formulation of trade and economic policies and rules, foreign trade negotiation and making of international commercial rules; carry out legal consulting, commercial conciliation , trade and maritime arbitration; sign and issue certificates of origin for export products and other certificates and documents related to foreign trade, provide intellectual property services such as patent application, trade mark registration, litigation and rights safeguarding; organize industries and enterprises to cope with trade disputes; provide trade and economic information, training services etc.

The CCPIT will establish wide connections with relevant international organizations, trade & investment promotion agencies, commercial associations and business circle, to organize various forms of communication and cooperation. It is committed to enhancing services for companies and making positive contributions to development of bilateral and multilateral trade relationships, promotion of world economic prosperity and improvement of the well-being of all mankind.