US Government Organisations in New Zealand
Associated Organisations in NZ
Associated Organisations in USA
NZ Government Offices in USA
The AmCham NZ has relationships with its sister organisations in other countries.
For detailed contact information see The US Chamber of Commerce.
Typical Services Provided by AmChams Worldwide
- Export-import trade leads
- Business and government contacts
- Meetings featuring USA and foreign business leaders and officials
- Periodic bulletins and publications
- Clearing house of information on trade, investment and commerce
- Information centre for customs duties, tariffs, and regulations
- Library and reference facilities for members use
Note: Most AmChams including New Zealand do not provide employment services.
US Chamber of Commerce
The USA Chamber was founded in 1912, and is regarded as the largest trade organisation in the world.It?s membership has grown to include 3000 Chambers in the USA and 83 American Chambers of Commerce offices abroad (AmChams); 1100 trade and professional associations and 215,000 business members.For over three centuries business and professional people have joined together in Chambers of Commerce to shape the future of their communities and the world.The American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand was founded as The American Trade Association of New Zealand in 1965 and was accepted as an organisation member of the United States Chamber of Commerce on January 30th 1970.Through the International Business Section of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, we are kept updated with a listing of all USA Chambers which maintain international trading sections. Make sure you have this helpful information before making your next business visit overseas. Take a copy or two of the Directory and present it when making your call. You are helping AmCham and the membership to become better known world-wide.
The Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC)
Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (COCUSA)
1615 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20062-2000
Telephone: +1 (202) 463-5460
Fax: +1 (202) 463-3114
Chairman of the Board: Edward B. Rust jr.
President & CEO: Dr Tom Donahue
Senior Vice President International Affairs: Myron Brilliant
Vice President Asia: Tami Overby
The Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) was formed in 1968. The Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) consists of 27 member AmChams in 21 economies shown on the Google Earth map to the right. Click the link for more information.APCAC AmChams represent the growing interests of over 50,000 executives and over 10,000 businesses in the 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. And click here to see a Members Directory as of October 2009. APCAC's mission is to improve the competitiveness of U.S. business in the Asia-Pacific region.Each year APCAC’s chairman leads a delegation to Washington D.C. Meetings are held with influential members of Congress and senior members of the Administration. APCAC’s annual trip increases the U.S. Government's awareness of American business activities and concerns in the region. Mutually beneficial relationships are established, and areas of co-operation are identified. APCAC is well-received at the highest levels.In addition, during the course of the year, APCAC delegations meet with U.S. dignitaries visiting the Asia-Pacific region to discuss trade and investment issues that affect the competitiveness of American business in the region. APCAC also maintains regular communication with high-level host country government officials through its member AmChams.
APCAC issues include: de-linking trade from U.S. policy objectives in non-trade areas, market access; protection of intellectual property rights; taxation affecting competitiveness of U.S. business; U.S. export promotion and environmental protection.
Before you leave on an overseas visit please contact your AmCham office for a letter of introduction to one of our sister organisations if you would like assistance.
APCAC members combine their resources and knowledge to develop a common understanding of regional issues, problems and concerns facing the American business community in Asia-Pacific. Member chambers communicate on an ongoing basis and gather annually to discuss and adopt positions on priority issues. A vice chairman is assigned to each issue and a strategy is developed for expressing and giving effect to our opinions. APCAC identifies organisations with mutual interests and pursues a course of action to disseminate and communicate our positions to relevant governments and other organisations.APCAC meets annually with Washington decision makers.