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AmCham Korea - Seoul

Contact Information

American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (Seoul)
William C. Oberlin, Chairman
Tami Overby, President
Suite 4501, Korea World Trade Center
Trade Tower 159-1, Samsung-dong, Kangnam-ku
Seoul 135-729, Korea
T: +82-2 564-2040
F: +82-2 564-2050
W: www.amchamkorea.org

About AmCham Korea

The American Chamber of Commerce in Korea was founded in 1953 with a broad mandate to encourage the development of trade and commerce between Korea and the United States. Membership has grown to over 2,300 representatives of over 1,000 member companies.

Mission

Although the functions of today’s AmCham are as varied as the types of businesses it represents, the basic objectives are:

  • to promote and protect the interests of member companies operating in Korea.
  • to represent and relay the opinions of the American business community to the Korean government, and to Korean trade and industry associates as well as to U.S. government officials.

A Source of Up to Date Information

Within the U.S. and Korea, efforts are made to keep members informed and to encourage them to participate in AmCham activities. The bimonthly Journal provides useful outlines of local trade, business, financial and industrial news to members local and abroad. Other publications provide members with information and assistance on living, working, and solving problems in Korea.

Seminars and Briefing

AmCham Korea has institutionalized its ability to organize seminars and Breakfast Briefings for visiting business-people and politicians, to assist in acquainting them with business conditions in Korea. Meetings are also arranged for members who wish to meet with others of similar business interests to discuss specific issues.

AmCham Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City

AmCham Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City chapter has 320 member and associate companies with nearly 600 representatives, based in Vietnam’s commercial and industrial center. The “Southern Economic Zone” represents over one-third of the GDP of Vietnam, and this share is expected to increase to 40 percent by 2010.