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and participation of US
businesses in the Philippines

American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)

           

The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, otherwise known as AmCham, is a private, independent and non-profit association that is incorporated under the Philippine laws as of July 1920. The organization is also affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce of the U.S.A. (COCUSA) and the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers (APCAC).


AmCham keeps a close relationship with other foreign chambers in Manila and Philippine business groups such as the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), The Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI), The Philippine Association of Multinational Regional Headquarters (PAMURI), Makati Business Club (MBC), Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX), and other trade and business organizations.


The organization also networks in the U.S. with the Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce in New York, US-RP Business Committee, Asia Society and the US-ASEAN Council.


Aside from these, AmCham works closely with the American Embassy in Manila, particularly the Foreign Commercial Service, the Economic Section, the Agricultural Office, USAID, and the Consular Section.


The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines was established in July 1902, making it one of the oldest Chambers here in the Philippines. AmCham regularly consults with Philippine government officials, agencies and bureaus, as well as business, community and civic leaders with standing committees that deal with relevant issues affecting Philippine business and industries.

 

Their long standing commitment reflects in their Mission Statement that could be lifted from their website.


“The Chamber exists to serve the interests of U.S. businesses through the participation of members in promoting their long-term objectives, while contributing to the civic and economic development of the Philippines.”