Welcome to APCAC

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The Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) consists of 25 member AmChams in 19 countries and 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 19 countries and economies of the Asia-Pacific 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.

Upcoming Events

Executive Committee/Executive Directors Meeting Oct 2008, Jaipur, India
Annual fall meeting to discuss best practices in managing AmChams, review planning of the annual spring meeting. Details to be provided.

41st APCAC Annual Meeting, Mar 2007, 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. Details to be provided.

Previous Events

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

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.

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How Big Is PetroChina?
Tuesday November 6, 2007
PetroChina surpassed Exxon Mobil to become the world's largest company by one measure of market capitalization, though that may be due in part to idiosyncrasies of China's market.

Japan Declines, Hong Kong Rebounds
Tuesday November 6, 2007
Asian stocks were mixed, with Japan's Nikkei ending slightly lower, while Hong Kong rebounded.

Turmoil Tests Pakistan's Economy
Tuesday November 6, 2007
Pakistan's economy seems to have existed for months in a parallel universe to the country's turbulent politics. But emergency rule may be different.

Alibaba.com Shares Jump 122% in Debut
Tuesday November 6, 2007
Shares of Alibaba.com jumped 122% in their debut in Hong Kong trading, marking a successful start for the world's largest IPO by an ecommerce company since Google.

White House Sets Import Safety Plan
Tuesday November 6, 2007
The White House is set to announce proposals to toughen policing of imports that would increase the authority of agencies that regulate food and consumer goods.

Chinese Regulator Rejects Goldman Bid
Tuesday November 6, 2007
Goldman's failure to win regulatory approval to buy a 10% stake in China's largest automotive glassmaker is the latest derailment of foreign investment in a Chinese-listed company.

Iconix Plans Overseas Expansion
Tuesday November 6, 2007
Iconix is expected to announce four international licensing deals, marking a significant push overseas for the New York company which owns and licenses consumer fashion brands.

U.S., China Remain Split in Talks
Tuesday November 6, 2007
U.S. and Chinese defense officials began a two-day summit, but the countries remained divided on issues including Iran's nuclear program and China's antisatellite weapon and military expansion.

Tiger Plans Korean Unit
Tuesday November 6, 2007
Singapore's Tiger formed a joint venture with Incheon to start a low-cost airline based in the South Korean city.

Takeda's First-Half Profit Rose 37%
Tuesday November 6, 2007
Takeda's fiscal first-half earnings rose 37%, but the company warned that projected sales of a key drug in its product pipeline likely will fall below expectations after running into problems in U.S. clinical trials.

Court Upholds Jail Sentence of Activist
Tuesday November 6, 2007
A Chinese court upheld a three-year jail sentence for an acclaimed environmental activist convicted of blackmailing polluting businesses.

Sinotrans Shipping to Launch IPO
Tuesday November 6, 2007
Sinotrans Shipping aims to raise up to $1.47 billion in an IPO of shares ahead of a Hong Kong listing this month.

Gutierrez Urges Vietnam to Open Market
Tuesday November 6, 2007
Commerce Secretary Gutierrez said American companies would like to see Vietnam's Communist government make it easier for them to invest in the country.

China Works Against Itself in Energy Effort
Tuesday November 6, 2007
China's ability to avoid economic damage from $100-a-barrel oil depends partly on making big gains in energy efficiency, which the nation has so far shown little sign of achieving.

Nufarm to Support Blackstone Bid
Tuesday November 6, 2007
Nufarm plans to recommend a $2.77 billion from a consortium including Blackstone and China National Chemical, tightening the U.S. private-equity firm's ties to China.

Sumitomo Says Net Jumps 47%
Tuesday November 6, 2007
Sumitomo Electric Industries reported a 47% jump in its group net profit for the first half, and said it will make offers for a Japanese cable manufacturer and an electronics components maker.

Former Official in Macau Is Tried
Tuesday November 6, 2007
A former senior official in Macau went on trial charged with taking $100 million in kickbacks.

AmCham Singapore

In 1917, a small group of businessmen in Singapore formed the American Association, which served the interests of American business well over the subsequent 50 years, including two world wars, until the late 1960s.