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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Japan Nominates New BOJ Chief
Friday March 7, 2008
The Japanese government nominated Bank of Japan Deputy Gov. Toshiro Muto as the bank's new governor and asked parliament to approve the appointment.

China Aims to Make Big Jets
Friday March 7, 2008
China confirmed plans to set up a company to make large passenger planes, but analysts see hurdles ahead.

Chinese Official Criticizes Darfur
Friday March 7, 2008
China defended its role in Sudan but acknowledged the situation in Darfur is a "disaster." Senegal's president said Chad and Sudan will sign a peace pact next week.

Losses for Malaysia's Ruling Party
Friday March 7, 2008
Malaysia's ruling coalition suffered its biggest electoral upset in nearly four decades, losing control of three state governments and many parliamentary seats.

Myanmar Rebuffs U.N. Election Offer
Friday March 7, 2008
Myanmar's government has rejected a U.N. suggestion that it allow independent observers to monitor the upcoming national referendum on a new constitution.

Pioneer Expects Plasma-Panel Loss
Friday March 7, 2008
Pioneer said it will post a loss for the current fiscal year as it booked charges to pull out of plasma-television-panel manufacturing after failing to persuade consumers to pay steep prices for its TVs.

Activist Disappears in Beijing
Friday March 7, 2008
An activist Beijing lawyer with close ties to a jailed Chinese dissident is missing, his wife said. Teng Biao's disappearance comes amid signs of a clampdown ahead of the Summer Games.

Pioneer Exits Plasma Production
Friday March 7, 2008
Pioneer said it would pull out of plasma TV-panel manufacturing and expects to swing to a loss this fiscal year from charges related to the move.

Malaysia Stocks Lose Pre-Election Luster
Friday March 7, 2008
Malaysia's election Saturday could cement the end of a winning streak for the country's stock market, as attention shifts to concerns about slower economic growth, including expectations that the government will raise fuel prices.

China Fund Official Balks at Conduct Code
Friday March 7, 2008
A top official at China's $200 billion sovereign-wealth fund said there is no need for a code of conduct sought by Western nations to push state-run investment funds into accepting outside scrutiny.

China's Zhou Dashes Currency Hope
Friday March 7, 2008
China's central bank governor said a stronger currency isn't the best or only way to fight inflation, in statements that appear to counter expectations that the yuan's gains will accelerate as prices rise.

AmCham Indonesia - Jakarta

Founded in 1974, AmCham Indonesia today has over 500 representatives of over 300 member companies. It maintains 21 committees, issues several publications including a newsletter, conducts a well-regarded survey of investor attitudes, hosts prominent Indonesian and American guest speakers, and provides briefings for potential investors. AmCham Indonesia also meets with prominent US and Indonesian government officials to promote Indonesian-American business interests.