The Philippines plays host to a wide range of Chambers of Commerce from across the world. We've collected a list of chambers of commerce you might be interested in checking out based in the Philippines. (In no particular order)
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Incorporated in 1920, the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham) has been striving to contribute to the Philippine economic growth for the socioeconomic development of the Filipinos. Its service has long started as the Manila Coffee Round Table (1902) and later as the Manila Merchants Association. Although with different names, the Chamber’s commitment did not waver through time. It has been true to its commitment of developing and looking after the welfare of American businesses in the Philippines.
It is the Australia-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce’s objective to become a highly effective organization that visibly supports and promotes business relationships between the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand. Thus, we are proud to be recognized as one of the oldest and most active Chambers in the country. With constant communication with our members and affiliate organizations in the government and public sector, we hope to develop and maintain a strong partnership and cooperation with people and industries that are instrumental in the growth and promotion of the economy, businesses and trade.
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The British Chamber of Commerce Philippines (BCCP) is an independent, non-profit membership organization whose primary objective is to support the development of its members’ business and social interests in the British and Philippine communities, helping them achieve their objectives. Founded in 1997 as the British Business Association, we became a British Chamber of Commerce in 2001. Today, we represent over 270 member companies and individuals with a membership network of over 600 entrepreneurs and senior executives of multinational corporations and SMEs. The British Chamber is a dynamic organization and is the recognized voice of the British business community in the Philippines, promoting members’ interests with government and business bodies in the Philippines and Britain, in collaboration with British Embassy Manila, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and other partners.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (CanCham) was established in 1989. It is incorporated and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Philippines as a non-profit organization. Membership is open to Canadian, Philippine, and other third country corporations and individuals that have Canada-Philippines business interests. The membership includes large multinational corporations, small and medium business enterprises, and persons involved in a whole range of business activities including international trade, investment and labor mobility. CanCham is governed within the framework set in its By-Laws registered with SEC. CanCham members elect the Board of Trustees and the Board of Trustees elects the President, Vice Presidents, and Treasurer. The Board of Trustees appoints the Board of Governors to provide it with advice on major institutional and policy issues. CanCham is managed by the President and CEO with a National secretariat in the National Capital Region and branches and staff in Cebu and in Davao. All Trustees, Governors, Officers, and staff of CanCham are required to comply with a Code of Conduct approved by the Board of Trustees.
The Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands is the oldest business institution in the Philippines. The CCPI is the oldest and the largest business institution in the Philippines. It has been awarded by the NHCP as an "Institution" of Business Heritage having been in existence for more than 100 years since 1886.
A new era in the history of Davao City unfolded when a group of local business leaders met at the Davao Beach Club in the evening of February 15, 1968 to explore the idea of organizing an active and dynamic business organization in the City. Back then, Davao’s economic progress was just beginning to bear fruits. As respected a business chamber that actively influences in shaping the economic landscape, the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.‘s mission is to help business people improve their businesses.
The Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (DCCP) was established in 2018 to provide a platform for the Philippines-Netherlands business community. DCCP functions as the official gateway to the Philippines and to serve as a platform for the Philippines-Netherlands business community tith the goal of creating easy access to new markets by bringing stakeholders, opportunities and information together in one community. The DCCP promotes Philippines-Netherlands ties, establishes connections, identifies opportunities, fosters friendship and assists growth.
The European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines is a bilateral foreign chamber that promotes European interests in the Philippines and vice versa. With nearly 800 members, the ECCP offers a strong business network that holds great potential in translating to tangible business opportunities. It is a unique organization that offers membership as well as professional business services to members and clients.
The birth of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FFCCCII) in March 1954, was inspired by the late President Ramon Magsaysay who, shortly after his election in 1953, met with the leaders of the local Chinese community and appealed to them to organize a more compact association that could render greater support to his government and further strangethen the existing ties of friendship between the Filipinos and the Chinese in the Philippines.
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Phils. Inc. (FICCI) is one of the pioneer ethnic foreign Chambers of Commerce in the Philippines, engaged in promoting the business and social interests of the Filipino – Indian Business Community in the Philippines. Founded in 1951 it has continuously worked towards the enhancement of relations between the Indian and Filipino communities as well as the integration of Indian business interests with that of the Philippines. The Chamber is part of an alliance of different Business groups in the Philippines and is committed to help the Philippine Government and other business organisations achieve inclusive growth.
Established in 1988, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines (CCI France-Philippines) is a non-profit and self-sustaining organization which belongs to the CCI France International network, a worldwide network of 120 French Chambers in 90 countries with over 33,000 member companies. CCI France Philippines aims to serve its network of 120 member companies to enhance their common interest in business relations between France and the Philippines. CCI France Philippines is composed of a dedicated team of 5 permanent staff mixing French speaking and Filipino professionals. Located in the business district of Makati, CCI France-Philippines includes a fully serviced business center which hosts French companies and business associates. A wide range of dedicated business support services is provided to better approach the French and Filipino market, facilitate the set-up of each company and provide assistance with its development. Workshops, and business oriented events such as business briefings and networking events are organized on a monthly basis in order to promote our members or a specific industry. CCI France also holds its annual gala every November which gathers more than 1200 guests and is the biggest French event in the Philippines.
Identified as one of the Next-11 countries, the Philippines is considered as one of the upcoming, largest and fastest growing economies. The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (GPCCI) sees an undiscovered potential here. Since our foundation in 2008 we are determined to support the growth of the Philippine economy. We promote bilateral trade by supporting the market entry of German companies and represent Germany as strongest economic partner from Europe. We strongly believe in upholding our mission to serve as a working platform for the German business community and promote German companies, products and services.
The Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines was formally established on November 26, 2014. The purpose of this association is to promote the common interests of the Philippines and Hong Kong. The goal and mission of the Chamber of Commerce is to establish a foothold in the Philippines, join hands with Hong Kong, and look to China, ASEAN and other markets to promote win-win cooperation between the Philippines, China, and Hong Kong.
The Irish Philippine Assoc. Chamber of Commerce (IPACC), established in 2012, is a not for profit entity. The Chamber will work for its Members in a variety of ways and work closely with St Patrick's Society Philippines, Honorary Consulate of Ireland in the Philippines, Embassy of Ireland Singapore and other Irish agencies such as IDA, Enterprise Ireland, Connect Ireland and Local European Institutions and Chambers.
The Israel Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ICCP) is an organization of individuals and companies who share a common interest in the pursuit and encouragement of bilateral and investment opportunities between the Philippines and Israel. Organized in 2009, it was transformed from what was formerly the Philippine-Israel Business Association (PIBA).
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines was established in 2011 with the aim to facilitate business relationship between Italy and the Philippines. It is a non-profit organization that provides a continuous forum for its members, which can identify, examine and discuss matters of common interest affecting economic, industrial and commercial objects. It constantly works in order to realize in the most efficacious way the goals of its members. In particular, the ICCPI builds up business trades between Philippine and Italian companies, promotes each cultures and creates employment in the Philippines. The ICCPI also extends its offers and business opportunities to individuals that would like to be part of the organization and promote the Chamber into business community. ICCPI is governed of Rules and Regulations and duly registered at Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the Philippines.
The japanese Chamber of Commerce and industy is a non-profit organization established in November 1973. The number of members is currently 682 (as of the end of July 2019), and member companies that have entered the Philippines are expected to interact with each other. We will work with related organizations to resolve the above issues. In addition to promoting exchanges among member companies operating in the Philippines, various information provision activities are conducted for the smooth operation of companies, and cooperation is also solved for matters that have become obstacles to management.
Korean Chamber of Commerce Philippines (KCCP) is the umbrella organization of Korean business and korean-oriented business activities in the philippines. It is a private, non-profit association of corporations, businessman and individuals who are engaged in/with Korean corporations and individuals in the Philippines.
The Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industries Philippines, Inc. or (MCCI), the first ASEAN member country to create a business Chamber in the Philippines, was established on February 2017 and was officially launched by the Honorable Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Mustapa Mohamed last September 6, 2017. Our goal is to complement the role of nation building through trade relations between Malaysia and the Philippines. More importantly, we’d like to be the link in the ASEAN region to foster investment opportunities that are yet to be tapped between the two countries.
NordCham Philippines was established in late 2012 to bring together the Nordic-Philippine business community. The organization promotes and facilitates trade, commerce,industry,and investment between the Philippines and the Nordic (Denmark,Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden) and Baltic (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) countries. With a team of four full time staff and more than 120 members, NordCham Philippines is the largest Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Asia. Our member companies include major multinationals, SMEs, startups, representing industries such as ICT, energy & clean technologies, maritime & logistics, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, and financial & corporate services.
The Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the voice of Philippine business recognized by government and international institutions. As a proactive catalyst of development, PCCI promotes and supports the drive for globally competitive Philippine enterprises in partnership with government, local chambers, and other business organizations. The main responsibility of PCCI is to provide focused advocacy for business growth and sustainable development by providing business services for the advancement of grassroots entrepreneurship, chamber development, international trade relations, business innovation and excellence, and operating efficiency. These will be achieved through a professional organization working in close cooperation with various stakeholders in public and private sectors.
Philippines Norway Business Council (PNBC) is a non-profit making organization that was established on 5 January 2011 as a direct result of a common initiative from the Norwegian business community in the Philippines. The objective was to create a forum for Norwegian companies represented in the Philippines, Philippine companies with links to Norwegian business and individuals linked to Norwegian business.
Philippine-Russian Business Assembly (PRBA) Is a cooperation agreement has been signed between the Philippine-Russian Business Assembly and the Roscongress Foundation during the Eastern Economic Forum held in Vladivostok this September 6-7. 2017. The Philippine-Russian Business Assembly is the principal organization that drives business relations between the Philippines and the Russian Federation.
Under the auspices of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the Philippine-Swiss Business Council is a channel for initiating and facilitating business-related and networking activities that furthers the growth of trade and investment between the Philippines and Switzerland The PSBC was established in 2003 as a result of a cooperation agreement between the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and the Swiss Southeast Asian Chamber of Commerce (SACC). It is through us that all PCCI programs geared towards strengthening Philippines-Switzerland relations are set in motion. We currently have 54 members of Swiss equity companies operating in the Philippines as well as Philippine companies who have business relations or would want to pursue business with Switzerland. The PSBC board is composed of seven members: three representing the SME’s and four are MNE representatives. We have two advisers from the Swiss Embassy in the Philippines.
The Spanish Chamber of Commerce, (Cámara Oficial Española de Comercio Industria y Navegación en Filipinas, Inc.) was established on July 16, 1899 shortly after the American occupation of Manila. As one of the pioneers of commercial chambers established in the Philippines, the objectives of La Cámara are to expand business opportunities to its members and to perpetuate the centuries old commercial/economic bond between the Philippines and Spain.
Taiwan Chamber of Commerce Philippines Incorporated is deeply involved in the exchange of land and government affairs. The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, the Manila Economic and Cultural Office and other official ministries will visit regularly to understand the current policy direction of the Philippines. In addition, we have activities and cooperation with local chambers of commerce, such as the Association of Foreign Chambers of Commerce, the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce, the Israel Chamber of Commerce, and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.