Published: Thursday, 15 December 2016

Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) has joined the ICOMIA Asia Project Phase One led by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA).

Aimex Joins Icomia Asia Project As Founding Sponsor

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The project aims to develop a friendly recreational boating environment in Asia by engaging with local authorities and industry to generate recommendations. It will strive to identify obstacles to the growth of yachting industry in Asia, including restrictions on taxes and cross-border immigration issues.

In order to create an efficient funding mechanism, Phase One of the Project will focus on Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. 

The Phase One Report will give details on the following information for each of the countries: national statistics, industry SWOT analysis, recreational marine infrastructure, manufacture, equipment, importers and dealers, repair facilities, marinas, boating clubs and mooring facilities, barriers to trade such as taxation and import/export requirements as well as registration and regulations.

Aimex Joins Icomia Asia Project As Founding Sponsor 1

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Phase One has attracted several other high-profile sponsors, including AkzoNobel | SMU Specialty Coatings, Groupe Bénéteau, Boatshed, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, Korea International Boat Show, Mercury Marine, Simpson Marine and Singapore Boating Industry Association. 

Research results will be available to the sponsors for free and they can also give comments on enhancing deliverables for the individual report of each country is drafted to the final report’s industry-wide publication and sale in 2017. Providing insights and recommendations on top of statistics, the research can be tailored to benefit a sponsor’s current and future business activities.

“The ICOMIA Asia Project is the first of its kind in the region. A similar report commissioned on an individual basis would cost significantly more and would not include the resources, expertise and support an international trade association like ICOMIA can provide,” says ICOMIA Secretary General Udo Kleinitz. “This is a collective effort with key industry players that will strengthen market insight in the region and benefit businesses operating in the international recreational marine industry."