​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Saudi Foreign Business Councils

Joint business clusters combining both Saudi private sector and their counterparts worldwide, who have trade or investment relationship within the business council countries of coverage .​

 

Objectives of the​ business councils

 
 
 
 
 
  • ​Increase awareness among Saudi and foreign private sector with regards the economic environment and investment opportunities (direct and indirect) within the countries of coverage of the business council.
  • Communicate with stakeholders in both countries to improve cooperation and overcome obstacles.
  • Contribute to possible amicable settlements of commercial disputes, if any, in both countries.
  • Attention to training programs, technical transfer, and right to knowledge.
  • Identify tax laws and regulations in both countries.
  • Prepare and publish annual reports on the investment climate in the two countries.
  • Encourage (mutual business visits – mutual conferences and exhibitions) and continuously work on (strengthening economic relations between both countries – establishing economic projects in both countries).

Mandates​ of the Business Councils

 
 
 
 
 
  • Discuss subject matters proposed by council members as per business council role, specialties and mandate, and share recommendation on these subject matters in alignment with Saudi Foreign Business Council regulation.
  • Submitting proposals related to developing the work of the Business Council.
  • Proposing the programs, plans and investment projects that can be utilized in the corresponding country, strengthen and enhance the Kingdom's economy, increase employment opportunities and invest in them, and submit them to the Chairman of the Council.
  • Discussing the annual report of the business councils, and share it with the chairman of the federation of Saudi chambers to share with GAFT.
  • As needed, represent private sector with relevant government entities, for example (Delegations-Events-Government joint committee).
  • Benefiting from the services provided by GAFT through workshops, economics reports, etc.
  • Participating in joint government committees with other countries representing Saudi private sector.
  • Contribute with views and share private sector voice during the journey of trade policy formulation by GAFT.

Terms of Membership of the Business Councils

 
 
 
 
 
  • Welling to participate in Volunteer work.
  • Ability to participate in Business Council events.​
  • ​Able to speak a counterpart language or English.
  • Being a member on one of the Commerce Ch​ambers.
  • ​ Having a Clear crime and ethic record.
  • Link to the Saudi Chambers website Saudi Chambers website
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Joint Saudi Foreign Business Councils

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Saudi-Chinese Business Council

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Saudi-Egyptian Business Council

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Saudi-Iraqi Business Council

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Saudi-American Business Council

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Saudi - South Korea Business Council

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Saudi-Bahraini Business Council

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Saudi-German Business Council

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Saudi-Russian Business Council

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Saudi-Italian Business Council

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Saudi French Business Council

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Saudi-Oman Business Council

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Saudi Yemeni Business Council

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Saudi Sudanese Business Council

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Turkish Saudi Business Council

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Saudi Thai Business Council

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Saudi Bangladesh Business Council

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Saudi Japanese Business Council

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Saudi-Moroccan Business Council

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Saudi-Uzbek Business Council

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Saudi-Pakistani Business Council

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Saudi-UAE Business Council

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Saudi Swedish Business Council

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Saudi-Djibouti Business Council

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Saudi Jordanian Business Council

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Saudi Spanish Business Council

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The Saudi-Greek Business Council

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Saudi Indian Business Council

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Saudi Qatari Business Council

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The Saudi Algerian Business Council

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Saudi British Business Council

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Saudi-Tunisia Business Council

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Saudi-South African Business Council

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Saudi Business Council and Southeast Asia

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Saudi Business Council with Central and Western European Countries

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Saudi Regional Business Council with Latin American Countries

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Saudi Business Council for the Central Asian Region

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Saudi Business Council of the Nordic European Countries

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Saudi Regional Business Council for the Oceania Region

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Saudi Regional Business Council for the Balkan Countries

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Saudi Business Council for the West African Region