The Icelandic Chinese Trade Council

The increasing interest for Icelandic trade with China was the inspiration for establishing the Icelandic Chinese Trade Council.

The Trade Council was officially founded on 27. October 1995, with nearly 100 individuals and companies as registered members. The founding members represent most areas of business including industries, the service sector, such as restaurant and tourism, exporters and importers. The aim of the council is first and foremost to encourage and increase interest and business relation between Iceland and China so as to form a lasting relationship.

The first elected Chairman of the Council was Mr. Sigtryggur R. Eyþórsson, Director of XCO Ltd.. The Council shares an office with the Association of Icelandic Importers, Exporters and Wholesale Merchants, which is located in the House of Commerce in Reykjavík. Current Chairman is Mr. Ársæll Harðarson

The Council encourages all individuals and companies interested in relations with Icelandic counterparts to contact the office for further information and advice.


Chinese investment in Iceland 

In the past years Iceland has seen an increased interest in Chinese investment in Iceland. As with all such cross-border investment there are many issues that need to be addressed. We here at the Icelandic-Chinese trade Council encourage those parties who are interested in investing in Iceland to contact our legal advisor and investment specialist, Páll Rúnar M. Kristjánsson, who is the head of legal for the Icelandic Federation of Trade.  


The Icelandic Chinese Trade Council:

Hús verslunarinnar (House of Commerce) 
Kringlan 7, 
IS - 103 Reykjavík
Telephone: 354 588 8910