The Union attaches importance to the development of trade and economic relations between friendly Arab and foreign countries as well as with African countries. It therefore sought to establish common chambers to promote trade, economic and cultural relations between the Arab countries and the foreign countries hosting these chambers. The Union played an important role in the establishment of these chambers as one of the Arab parties responsible for them along with the League of Arab States and the Arab Ambassadors.
Currently, there are joint Arab-Foreign Chambers in different parts of the world: Europe, the United States, Brazil, Argentina and Kenya. The Union has also established joint chambers on the basis of two counterparties to the Union and the other entity to which the Association is bound by a cooperation agreement such as the Arab-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the Arab-Indian Chamber of Commerce, the Arab-Turkish Chamber of Commerce and the Arab-Russian Business Council.
The Union is keen to strengthen and develop its relations with regional and international organizations. A memorandum of understanding was signed with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and with UNIDO. The Union is an observer member of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Labor Organization (ILO) and has a cooperation agreement with the International Chamber of Commerce. It also has links with the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the European Investment Bank, the European Commission and the World Trade Organization.