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US Government Organisations in New Zealand

Associated Organisations in NZ

Associated Organisations in USA

NZ Government Offices in USA

Other AmChams

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 127 American Chambers of Commerce offices abroad (AmChams) in 117 countries; 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.

Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (COCUSA)
1615 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20062-2000
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Telephone: +1 (202) 463-5460+1 (202) 463-5460
Fax: +1 (202) 463-3114
Chairman of the Board: Christopher B. Lofgren
President & CEO: Suzanne Clark
Vice President Asia: John Goyer


AmChams of Asia Pacific

(Formerly Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce APCAC)

AmChams of Asia Pacific was formed in 1968 as The Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC). It consists of 29 member AmChams in 23 economies. The group represent the growing interests of over 50,000 executives and over 10,000 businesses in the region.The AAP membership manages trade volumes in excess of US$ 400 billion and direct investments (FDI) of nearly US$ 300 billion. AAP's mission is to improve the competitiveness of U.S. business in the Asia-Pacific region.

Each year AAP’s chairman leads a delegation to Washington D.C. Meetings are held with influential members of Congress and senior members of the Administration. AAP’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. AAP is well-received at the highest levels.In addition, during the course of the year, AAP 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. AAP also maintains regular communication with high-level host country government officials through its member AmChams.

AAP 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.

AAP 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. AAP identifies organisations with mutual interests and pursues a course of action to disseminate and communicate our positions to relevant governments and other organisations. 

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