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The Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) consists of 27 member AmChams in 21 economies shown on the Google Earth map to the right. Click the link for more informatoin.

APCAC AmChams represent the growing interests of over 50,000 executives and over 10,000 businesses in the region.

The APCAC membership manages trade volumes in excess of US$ 400 billion and direct investments (FDI) of nearly US$ 300 billion. Click here for information on APCAC’s current leaders.

IRS Notice 2008-107: Housing Cost Amounts Eligible for Exclusion or Deduction for 2008 Notice 2008-107 provides adjustments to the limitation on housing expenses for specific locations outside the United States for purposes of section 911 of the Internal Revenue Code. Click the link for details and to view the full notice.

2008 APCAC Award Presented to Sen. DeMint and Rep. Meeks The 2008 Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) Award for outstanding contributions to American business in the Asia Pacific region was presented to Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) on June 25 in Washington, D,C. Click the link for more information.

Upcoming Events

Mar 18-21, 2009 42nd APCAC Annual Meeting and Conference, Singapore Every spring, leaders of APCAC AmChams gather in one of the host countries to review key issues in the Asia Pacific region, to meet leaders from the U.S. Government, regional institutions such as APEC, ADB, ASEAN, etc., and top political leaders of the host country. In 2009, around 300 business leaders from Singapore, the U.S. and around the region will address issues of common interests and it will be an excellent opportunity for participants to network, pick up business insights, and play a role in the shaping of the future of U.S-Asia relations.

Apr 22-24, 2009 Asia Society Corporate Conference, Ho Chi Minh City Redefining Asia’s Challenges: Vietnam at the Crossroads. Join hundreds of Asian executives and government leaders as they discuss key issues facing Vietnam and Asia. What Will Be the Long-Term Ramifications of the Global Financial Crisis on Asian Economies? As ASEAN is primed to enhance its role as a hub for wider regional integration, how are the ASEAN economies cooperating to benefit both individually and throughout the region as a whole? A Step Towards Sustainability: Addressing Energy and Environmental Issues. The Future of Asian Cities: Improving Urban Infrastructure. Membership Dues: Vietnam Integrating Into the Global Economy.

Jun 03-05, 2009 World Congress of Chambers of Commerce, Kuala Lumpur “Leading sustainable growth and Change.” The World Chambers Congress is organized by ICC’s World Chambers Federation. Held every two years in different regions of the world, the World Chambers Congress is the only international forum for chamber executives worldwide to share best-practice experience, develop networks and learn about new areas of innovation from other chambers as they face the challenge of remaining relevant to companies in their region.

Jun 2009 APCAC Washington Doorknock (to be decided) AmChams from the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) will meet with Executive Branch and Congressional leaders in Washington, DC to advocate on behalf of Americans abroad during APCAC’s annual Washington meeting, known as the APCAC Doorknock.

Previous Events

Nov 13-15, 2008 APCAC Executive Committee / Executive Directors Meeting Annual fall meeting to discuss best practices in managing AmChams, review planning of the annual spring meeting.

APCAC Goes to Washington - Trade and Tax on the Agenda Eight AmChams from the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) met with Executive Branch and Congressional leaders in Washington, DC, the week of June 22-26, to advocate on behalf of Americans abroad during APCAC’s annual Washington meeting, known as the APCAC Doorknock.

41st APCAC Annual Meeting, Mar 2008, Agana, Guam, USA
Every year, leaders of APCAC AmChams gather to review key issues in the Asia Pacific region, to meet leaders from the U.S. Government, regional institutions such as APEC, ADB, ASEAN, etc., and top political leaders of the host country.

Executive Committee/Executive Directors Meeting Oct 2007, Jaipur, India
Annual fall meeting to discuss best practices in managing AmChams, review planning of the annual spring
meeting.

APCAC “Washington Doorknock,” June 10-14, 2007, Washington DC
The Washington Doorknock is APCAC’s annual meeting in Washington DC with leaders of the U.S. Government Executive Branch (White House, State, Treasury, Commerce, Homeland Security, U.S. Trade Representative, etc.) and Legislative Branch, both the Senate and the House of Representatives, to discuss key issues in U.S. relations with the Asia Pacific region and countries.

40th APCAC Annual Meeting, March 23, 2007, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Every year, leaders of APCAC AmChams gather to review key issues in the Asia Pacific region, to meet leaders from the U.S. Government, regional institutions such as APEC, ADB, ASEAN, etc., and top political leaders of the host country. In addition, they prepare for the annual June APCAC “Washington Doorknock.” Click the link for information about this event. Click here for the Schedule/Agenda of the meeting with links to download all of the presentations and background reading provided at the 40th APCAC Annual Meetting

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BofA, in CCB Play, Stays Course
Saturday April 11, 2009
Bank of America is raising its stake in state-owned China Construction Bank by more than $7 billion, to 19.1%.

Japan Enters Recession
Saturday April 11, 2009
The world's second-largest economy has slipped into recession for the first time since 2001, joining Europe in a global economic downturn.

China Fuel Demand Falls
Saturday April 11, 2009
China's diesel imports fell 46.4% in October from last year. Falling fuel demand is hurting CNPC, but stimulus spending is sparking consumption.

Auto, Banks Push Stocks Lower
Saturday April 11, 2009
Asian shares declined, with shares of Japanese auto makers and banks leading the action to the downside in Tokyo.

Spending Lets Indonesia Grow
Saturday April 11, 2009
Indonesia's GDP in the July-September quarter grew 3.54% from the prior three months as festive spending offset a slowdown in export growth.

China Downturn Risks Are Rising
Saturday April 11, 2009
China's central bank said the risks of a downturn in the Chinese economy are growing, requiring steps to ensure adequate liquidity in the banking system.

Yes, Asia Can Still Help Drive Growth
Saturday April 11, 2009
The world is in danger of overestimating the impact of the financial crisis on Asia, with China and India primed to help drive a recovery after a few tough quarters, according to a senior official at the Asian Development Bank.

Beijing Seeks Larger Role in Regulatory Revamp
Saturday April 11, 2009
China wants to play a larger role in efforts to revamp regulation of the global financial system.

GM Sells Suzuki Stake
Saturday April 11, 2009
General Motors said it sold its remaining 3% stake in Japan's Suzuki for about $230 million, highlighting its urgent need for operating cash.

Fitch Mulls Toyota Downgrade
Saturday April 11, 2009
Fitch Ratings warned it might strip Toyota of its AAA credit rating amid the industry global woes.

Kodak Files Suit Over Camera Patents
Saturday April 11, 2009
Eastman Kodak has sued Samsung and LG, accusing them of infringing Kodak patents in the design of camera phones.

EU, China Sign Consumer Pact
Saturday April 11, 2009
The EU and China signed an agreement to cooperate better on consumer safety after scares such as contaminated Chinese milk and dangerous toy cars.

Indian Airline Cites Investor Interest
Saturday April 11, 2009
Kingfisher Airlines, which is looking to raise cash, said that several international carriers are interested in buying a stake in the Indian airline.

HSBC Cuts Hong Kong Staff
Saturday April 11, 2009
HSBC has cut another 450 jobs across all customer groups at its Hong Kong operation.

Amatil Dismisses Offer
Saturday April 11, 2009
Coca-Cola Amatil rejected a $5 billion takeover proposal by Australia's second-biggest brewer, Lion Nathan.

Bomb in Afghanistan Kills Four
Saturday April 11, 2009
A roadside bomb aimed at Afghan soldiers in southern Afghanistan killed four civilians, while a suicide bomb attack in the same region killed three other people.

AmCham Vietnam - Hanoi

AmCham Vietnam’s Hanoi Chapter was established in 1994 by a handful of members. Today there are nearly 200 members companies, including financial services, architecture and construction, manufacturing, information communications technologies, logistics, and NGO development organizations.