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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China Works to Get Aid to Survivors
Tuesday May 13, 2008
Military helicopters dropped food and medicine to Chinese earthquake survivors who remained cut off in remote mountain villages, while a jump in deaths pushed the official toll close to 15,000. Troops rushed to shore up cracks in a dam.

Family Digs Relatives From Ruins
Tuesday May 13, 2008
Overwhelmed by the scale of the earthquake, China's emergency workers have focused resources on places with many casualties. That has forced many people to rely only on themselves and that bedrock institution of rural Chinese society: the extended family.

Electronics Help Sony Swing to Profit
Tuesday May 13, 2008
Sony swung to a profit in the fourth quarter as losses from the PlayStation videogame business shrank significantly and the Japanese electronics giant said it expected sales of Cybershot digital cameras and Bravia televisions to increase. Shares climbed.

Myanmar Aid's Political Hurdle
Tuesday May 13, 2008
Another powerful storm threatens to add to the Myanmar death toll, which the Red Cross estimates at as high as 128,000. As Western countries press to get more aid to cyclone survivors, they must overcome years of antipathy exacerbated by U.S. efforts to help undermine the country's military regime.

Pakistan Aims to Quell Hostilities
Tuesday May 13, 2008
Pakistan freed dozens of militants and started pulling out troops from parts of a volatile tribal region as a part of an effort to make peace with an Islamic militant commander.

Bharti Talks Shift to Full MTN Takeover
Tuesday May 13, 2008
Bharti Airtel's talks with South African mobile-telecom operator MTN appear to be moving toward a full takeover by the Indian operator.

SingTel Earnings Climb 11%
Tuesday May 13, 2008
Singapore Telecommunications said its fiscal fourth-quarter net profit grew 11% but sounded a cautious note on its outlook, citing global economic uncertainties.

Regional Indexes Finish Mixed
Tuesday May 13, 2008
Asian markets ended mixed. Rumors China was looking to buy a stake in BHP Billiton boosted Australia's index, but refiners dragged Hong Kong shares lower.

Samsung Shuffles Management
Tuesday May 13, 2008
The executive who led Samsung Electronics to the top of the global electronics industry over the past decade, Yun Jong-yong, resigned as vice chairman and CEO as part of a broad management shuffle.

Shinsei Struggles in Tough Environment
Tuesday May 13, 2008
Japan's Shinsei Bank returned to profitability in the fiscal year but only after recording a special gain following the sale of its headquarters building, a performance that underscores the bank's difficulties dealing with an increasingly tough environment.

Explosions Hit Indian Tourist Area
Tuesday May 13, 2008
Police imposed a daylong curfew in the western Indian city of Jaipur to prevent retaliatory violence after a series of seven explosions tore through the city, killing at least 80 people and injuring about 200.

Nissan Plans Greener Cars
Tuesday May 13, 2008
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn declared that he wants to lead the world in producing all-electric, zero-emission cars. But the head of Japan's No. 3 auto maker is hedging his bets in the race to mass market environmentally friendly vehicles.

Tesco Buys Chain in South Korea
Tuesday May 13, 2008
Tesco is buying South Korean discount chain Homever for $902.7 million, the U.K. retailer's largest acquisition.

Japan's Current-Account Surplus Shrinks
Tuesday May 13, 2008
Japan's current-account surplus shrank in March as higher oil prices inflated the value of imports, underlining the downside risks to the economy.

AmCham Thailand - Bangkok

AmCham provides American businesses and businesspersons with a venue for the exchange of ideas and for identifying common purposes to pursue in both the private and government sectors, in Thailand, in the Asian region, and in the United States.