The American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand exists to promote two-way trade and investment relationships primarily between New Zealand and the United States and also within the Asia-Pacific region.
New Zealand United States trade and investment have a considerable impact on the New Zealand economy. The USA is New Zealand's third largest trading partner with trade totaling in excess of $NZ 16 billion. US companies operating in New Zealand account for investment totaling in excess of $NZ12.6 billion and thousands of jobs.
Through membership of the United States Chamber of Commerce, AmCham New Zealand has liaison relationships with all Chambers in the United States and more than 116 AmCham offices in 103 countries abroad including the influential APCAC – the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce.
AmCham New Zealand is able to provide a unique service for members by being the largest conduit for enquiries from American companies seeking business contacts in New Zealand.
Through the international division of the Chamber in Washington, AmCham New Zealand is able to provide American business and administration officials with information on local legislation and fiscal actions affecting international trade and investment.
A not for profit organisation, AmCham New Zealand is run and financed by New Zealand-based business people with an annually elected Board of Directors. It employs an experienced Executive Director to ensure the highest professional standards.
New Zealand-based businesses form the majority of members.
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