American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei
Taking the Pulse of Taiwan Business
The American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham) is a non-profit, non-partisan business organization dedicated to promoting the interests of international business in the Republic of China. In the 60 years since its founding, AmCham has become the largest, most effective business organization in Taiwan. With more than 950 members representing more than 500 companies, AmCham speaks with collective authority on international business matters in every sector of the economy.
Our extensive membership is the Chamber's greatest asset. The knowledge and expertise of this vast resource is tapped through a variety of interactive forums. AmCham, for example, coordinates the activities of 27 working committees that convene on a monthly basis to address advocacy issues and provide opportunities for professional and business development. Specific committees range from Marketing & Distribution and Trade and Economic Affairs to China Business and Telecommunications.
Committee members collaborate on formulating annual position papers, used for communicating industry concerns to relevant government agencies. The position papers are also valuable advocacy tools for AmCham's annual "Doorknock" trip to Washington. On that trip each June, an AmCham delegation meets with senior officials in the U.S. Administration and on Capitol Hill to discuss international business concerns about U.S.-Taiwan trade and commerce. All members are invited and encouraged to participate in this crucial dialogue.
While AmCham serves the broader interests of international business, Chamber membership is also an important means of personal integration into life and business in Taiwan. Every month, the Chamber offers a variety of luncheon and breakfast meetings and seminars on subjects of particular interest to our membership.
Speakers regularly include world-renowned economists and politicians, management gurus and academic experts. More importantly perhaps, these events provide the opportunity for meaningful interaction among AmCham members and a basis for broadening contacts within Taiwan's business community.
AmCham is also an important information clearinghouse that provides an insider's perspective on Taiwan's marketplace. The Chamber's flagship publication, Taiwan Business TOPICS magazine, published monthly, includes year-round business reporting and policy analysis in support of Chamber advocacy issues. TOPICS has become the definitive voice on the business climate in Taiwan to executives, government officials, the media and academics. The magazine enjoys wide distribution to prominent officials, elected representatives, and think tanks in the United States and Taiwan. The May issues contains the annual White Paper.
Additional publications, a comprehensive website, and regular email and fax broadcast announcements keep members in the know on all developments affecting Taiwan's business environment.
AmCham is committed to meeting the changes and challenges of the future with innovation and insight-and it considers the key to achieving this goal to be the active involvement of the membership. AmCham encourages and empowers its members to join in the task of building a strong, vital international business environment in Taiwan.
"AmCham fosters the development of investment and trade between the United States and Taiwan, and it seeks to enhance Taiwan's economic environment by promoting the adoption of international business standards in the areas of legislation, regulations, and enforcement."
- Private Enterprise
- Rule of Law
- Free Trade
- Ethical & Responsible Business Practices
- Transparency & the Free Flow of Information
- To represent AmCham's diverse membership on issues of common interest
- To provide a forum for networking and access to information
- To serve as a trusted and influential advocate with government
- To encourage civic-minded participation in the greater Taiwan community
- To promote the Chamber's core values