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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Asian Stocks Crumble on Wall Street Selloff
Monday January 7, 2008
Asian markets dropped on concerns of a U.S. recession, with Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan suffering losses.

In Blu-ray Coup, Sony Faces Hurdles
Monday January 7, 2008
Sony's recent victories with Blu-ray DVD technology came at a cost in other areas, such as videogames, and may be too short-lived to pay for the investment.

Omnicom Buys Stake in Chinese Firm
Monday January 7, 2008
Omnicom has bought a minority stake in Chinese marketing firm Shunya Communications, the latest in a string of acquisitions by global agency holding companies aimed at strengthening their presence in China.

Motorola to Buy Digital-Music Store
Monday January 7, 2008
Motorola said it will acquire Singapore-based online music retailer Soundbuzz in a move that will help bolster the U.S. cellphone maker's mobile music offerings in Asia.

Air China Flies a Western Tack
Monday January 7, 2008
Air China's plan to bid for China Eastern Airlines is a remarkable example of a Chinese state-owned company deploying Western-style takeover tactics to influence the direction of government industrial policy.

Did North Korea Meet Deadline?
Monday January 7, 2008
The five nations trying to persuade North Korea to get out of the nuclear-weapons business must now decide whether Pyongyang has met the latest conditions of the deal.

LG Develops TV-Signal Tech
Monday January 7, 2008
LG says it developed a low-cost way for North American TV stations to transmit digital signals to mobile gadgets. The company is using CES to showcase its technology.

Militants Kill Tribal Leaders in Pakistan
Monday January 7, 2008
Suspected Islamic militants killed eight tribal leaders involved in efforts to broker a cease-fire between security forces and insurgents in northwestern Pakistan.

Race to Land Aircraft Work
Monday January 7, 2008
The aviation boom is creating a race to build jetliner-maintenance facilities in Dubai and India, lifting local industries but raising the prospect of a glut.

Subsidy for Sinopec to Lift 2007 Net
Monday January 7, 2008
Sinopec said it will get a subsidy for 2007 as compensation for low state-controlled fuel prices in China.

Asian Local-Debt Issues Appear Set to Grow in Favor
Monday January 7, 2008
Issuance in Asia's local-currency bond markets has continued to blossom even as the offshore market has withered in the aftermath of the global credit crisis, a trend that likely will persist this year.

Sands Gets Loans for Casino-Hotel in Singapore
Monday January 7, 2008
Las Vegas Sands has secured over $3.7 billion in loans to build its Marina Bay Sands casino-hotel complex in Singapore.

China's Toy Exports Rise Despite Recalls
Monday January 7, 2008
China's toy exports grew in the first 10 months of 2007, state media said, despite global recalls of millions of Chinese-made toys over lead paint concerns and design flaws.

AmCham Australia - Sydney

The American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham Australia) is Australia’s largest international Chamber of Commerce and premier international business organisation, with 1,700 corporate members, and offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.