Our Partners

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The U.S. Trade and Development Agency

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.​

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Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is the prime agency responsible for the pursuit of the Philippines’ foreign policy. Its mission is to promote and protect Philippine interests in the global community, guided by the preservation and enhancement of national security, the promotion and attainment of economic security, and the protection of the rights and promotion of the welfare and interest of Filipinos overseas.

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U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance to protect and promote U.S. security, prosperity, and democratic values and shape an international environment in which all Americans can thrive.

Philippine Department of Trade and Industry

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) serves as the primary coordinative, promotive, facilitative, and regulatory arm of the Philippine government for the country’s trade, industry, and investment activities. It acts as catalyst for intensified private sector activity to accelerate and sustain economic growth through a comprehensive industrial growth strategy, a progressive and socially responsible liberalization and deregulation program, and policies designed for the expansion and diversification of both domestic and foreign trade.

Philippine Board of Investments

The Board of Investments (BOI) is the country’s lead industry development and investment promotion agency. Focused on positioning the Philippines as a regional hub for smart and sustainable manufacturing and services, it actively attracts investments and fosters industry growth — formulating policies and implementing programs to enhance local industry competitiveness, including interventions in workforce development, ecosystem enhancement, and ease of doing business. The BOI also serves as the single point of entry for strategic investments eligible for green lane under Executive Order No. 18. For more information, visit www.boi.gov.ph.

U.S. Department of Commerce

The U.S. Department of Commerce promotes job creation and economic growth by ensuring fair trade, providing the data necessary to support commerce and constitutional democracy, and fostering innovation by setting standards and conducting foundational research and development.

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries.

Export-Import Bank of the United States

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States. EXIM is an independent Executive Branch agency with a mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services.

When private sector lenders are unable or unwilling to provide financing, EXIM fills in the gap for American businesses by equipping them with the financing tools necessary to compete for global sales. In doing so, the agency levels the playing field for U.S. goods and services going up against foreign competition in overseas markets, so that American companies can create more good-paying American jobs.

Because it is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, EXIM assumes credit and country risks that the private sector is unable or unwilling to accept. The agency’s charter requires that all transactions it authorizes demonstrate a reasonable assurance of repayment; EXIM consistently maintains a low default rate and closely monitors credit and other risks in its portfolio.

U.S. Agency for International Development

On behalf of the American people, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) promotes and demonstrates democratic values abroad and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. In support of America’s foreign policy, USAID leads the U.S. government’s international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. DFC invest across sectors including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and technology. DFC also provides financing for small businesses and women entrepreneurs in order to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce of the United States is the world’s largest business organization. The Chamber’s members range from the small businesses and chambers of commerce across the country that support their communities, to the leading industry associations and global corporations that innovate and solve for the world’s challenges, to the emerging and fast-growing industries that are shaping the future. For all of the people across the businesses we represent, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a trusted advocate, partner, and network, helping them improve society and people’s lives.

The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines is a private, independent and non-profit association incorporated under Philippine laws in 1920. It is affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce of the U.S.A (COCUSA) and the AmChams of Asia-Pacific (AAP).

It maintains close liaison with other foreign chambers in manila and Philippine business groups: the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI), Philippine Association of Multinational regional Headquarters (PAMURI), Makati Business Club (MBC), Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), Financial Executives Institutes of the Philippines (FINEX), and other trade and business organizations.

It 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 Business Council.

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.

U.S.-ASEAN Business Council

The U.S.-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) is the premier advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within ASEAN. The Council works to deliver tangible results that support members’ business objectives on trade and investment activities in ASEAN by removing constraints on trade and investment. The Council also works to elevate the importance of the U.S.-ASEAN economic relationship to American and ASEAN public policy makers and business leaders. The Council works across all 10 member countries of ASEAN, representing over 175 major U.S. corporations. As a member-driven organization, the Council tailors its services to advance individual member needs through our offices in Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore, New York and Washington, D.C.

Makati Business Club

Makati Business Club (MBC) was organized by top businesses and executives in 1981 to engage with government and civil society on national issues.

In today’s context, our mission is to help create the environment that will produce more jobs and better lives for Filipinos by working with business, government, and other partners for a globally competitive, inclusive, and sustainable Philippines.

MBC connects businesses with top national and local officials and global leaders. We advocate policy with lawmakers, the executive department, and regulators. We promote trade and investment with the government, embassies, and foreign partners. We convene leaders and lead or administer projects in areas that need special attention.

American Association of the Indo-Pacific

The American Association of the Indo-Pacific (AAIP) is a membership-led organization that works to strengthen American business and investment in the Indo-Pacific region. AAIP does this through policy initiatives, ongoing engagement with policymakers in Washington, D.C., and in the region, and close collaboration with other business associations. AAIP is legally registered in the United States as a 501c6 non-profit corporation. AAIP membership is only held by U.S.-headquartered companies and business associations.