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Bhutanese Chamber of Creatives in WA (BCCWA) is a not-for-profit organisation with its head office in Perth, Western Australia. The Organisation was formed under the vision of the Bhutanese entrepreneurs and Bhutanese businesses in WA to build a better business networking and ease of doing business between the two countries. BCCWA as an organisation also supports its community in business building and investment resources.
BCCWA prioritises on better business building and focuses on investments into trade, tourism, energy, education and infrastructure. BCCWA is a product of hard working Bhutanese making dynamic and positive change in Bhutan and Australia and a force for modern development.
Our head office is based in Perth, Western Australia with branch offices in Thimphu, Bhutan.
Our investments are geared towards both short term and long term benefits. In all entirety, the gains from the investments are targeted to be value based investing. Most of our investments will be progressed into human resource development, business workshop and trainings, investment in real estate, banking, tourism and trade. Focus is also made on sports investment, creative arts and crucial investments in energy.
Investments are made directly in consultation and reviews from local experts, institutions in Bhutan and Australia. Investments are primarily conducted in Bhutan in collaboration with institutions such as Druk Holding and Investment (DHI), RMA, RSEBL, Banks, Royal Government, Government of Bhutan and parts in Australia with the private sector and Governments of WA.
BCCWA places special emphasis on energy investment and will be working hard to create a market in Bhutan with green economy.
We partner with the Government agencies in Western Australia to offer trainings and workshops. These events are available throughout the Year and is available in the form of online and physical meet ups. Most of these trainings and workshops are free (subsidised from the Government of WA) while some are minimal cost.
These trainings and workshops range from foundation, to start ups to advanced trainings.
We are a business and investment not-for-profit organisation with specific mandate on building a better business community for entrepreneurs and businesses in Perth, Western Australia and connecting Bhutan through this corridor. ABPI (Association of Bhutanese in Perth Incorporated) is the apex organisation looking after the Bhutanese residing in Perth and you should contact ABPI if you require any fundraising support.
BCCWA does not engage in any activities that goes against its vision, mission and values.
Australia is ranked one of the most free countries in the world to conduct business.
Australia’s economic freedom score is 77.7, making its economy the 12th freest in the 2022 Index. Australia is ranked 4th among 39 countries in the Asia–Pacific region, and its overall score is above the regional and world averages.
Over the past five years, Australia’s economic growth accelerated from 2017 through 2018, decelerated in 2019, turned negative in 2020, and rebounded in 2021. A five-year trend of expanding economic freedom has been broken. Dragged down by a huge drop in its fiscal health score, Australia has recorded a 3.3-point overall loss of economic freedom since 2017 and has fallen from the “Free” category to the “Mostly Free” category. Rule of law is strong, but fiscal health and government spending are problematic.
Bhutan has come a long way in a very short period of time. With a recorded history of just over 100 Years, Bhutan’s accomplishment in the Years is applaudable. Compared to the past, Bhutan’s response to the global world and modernity has been positive.
Today, Bhutan’s economic freedom score is 59.3, making its economy the 94th freest in the 2022 Index. Bhutan is ranked 19th among 39 countries in the Asia–Pacific region, and its overall score is above the regional average but below the world average.
Economic growth suffered a mild downturn in Bhutan in 2020 but resumed in 2021. Economic freedom has slipped a little from its all-time high in 2019, but the upward trend seems to have resumed. Led by score increases in rule of law and fiscal health, Bhutan has recorded a 0.9-point overall gain of economic freedom since 2017 and is close to the threshold of the “Moderately Free” category. Bhutan’s modest tax burden supports economic freedom, but the lack of trade freedom, investment freedom, and financial freedom continues to hold back progress.
IMPACT OF COVID-19: As of December 1, 2021, three deaths had been attributed to the pandemic in Bhutan, and the government’s response to the crisis ranked 62nd among the countries included in this Index in terms of its stringency. The economy contracted by 0.8 percent in 2020.
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We are not a bank and don’t withhold any monies of patrons or contributors.
However, you can choose to invest your funds in our project, the returns of which will be declared via dividends during AGM. Since some of our projects are conglomerate venture in nature, funds will mostly be locked in projects and milestones which will take at least 3 to 5 Years to bear results and most of it in the form of kind. One example of this is investing in public schools in Bhutan where your investment will fund Bhutan’s young population and infrastructure development. Returns will be observed through emergence of world class education system in Bhutan, film studios, among others.
Investment made into short term resources like trainings, workshops, excursions, meetings etc will be treated as your contribution in kind.
All your contributions will be tax-deductible.
Conceptual idea to form a business branch for the Bhutanese community in Perth was first formulated under the guidance of Mr. Karma Wangchuk in 2019. Mr. Karma Wangchuk was then serving as the President of the Association of Bhutanese in Perth Incorporated (ABPI).
First official meet amongst Business owners and entrepreneurs was then held on 12 April 2022 at Bhutan Event House (BEH), Perth, Western Australia in presence of HE Mr. Sonam Tobgay, Ambassador of Bhutan to Australia, Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Canberra as the Chief Guest. It was the first official visit of the Ambassador since the inauguration of the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Canberra in 2021.