Australian High Commission
Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, eSwatini

Doing Business with Australia


The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) is the Australian Government agency that helps Australian companies win overseas business for their products and services by reducing the time, cost and risk involved in selecting, entering and developing international markets.

Australian Business Chamber of Commerce (Southern Africa)

Australian and Southern African businesses may be interested in contacting the Australian Business Chamber of Commerce (Southern Africa) (ABCSA). ABCSA is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes improved business relations between Australia and Southern Africa. It plays an important role for its members in bringing together both local and foreign businesses in many forums such as business seminars and social events. Further details can be found on its website at

Doing business with Australia

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

The Australian Government encourages Australian enterprises operating overseas and multinational enterprises operating in Australia to observe the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The Guidelines provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct in a variety of areas, including:

  • human rights;
  • employment and industrial relations;
  • environment;
  • combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion;
  • consumer interests;
  • science and technology;
  • competition; and
  • taxation.

The Australian National Contact Point (AusNCP) promotes the use of the OECD Guidelines and contributes to the resolution of issues relating to their implementation, including facilitating access to conciliation services.

Australia's Trading Relationship with Southern Africa

For information on the Australia-South Africa bilateral economic relationship please see the factsheets in AUD and Rand.

Fact sheets on Australia's trade relationships with southern African countries can be accessed below:


South Africa

ICON: Import conditions search

ICON contains the Australian import conditions for more than 18,000 foreign plant, animal, mineral and human products.