Promote and Ensure Free Trade
- Supporting increased bilateral commercial and economic and trade activity between the US and Malaysia.
- Facilitating engagement with Congressional bodies to promote the Transpacific Partnership (TPP).
- Lobbying on behalf of AMCHAM's members to improve the regulatory environment, and help create policies which enable members to maximize their businesses and investment in Malaysia.
Platform to Raise Issues to High Level Government
- Promoting Malaysia as a choice location for Foreign and Local Direct Investment.
- Promoting greater human capital development in the labor force.
- Supporting greater liberalization in the various sectors; e.g. finance, automotive, service sector, etc.
- Asking for a review of the Labor laws to ensure fairer terms and conditions for both the employers and employees.
- Calling for better governance and transparency government procurement and licensing.
- Calling for the upholding of rule of law as a key priority to assure investor confidence.
- To promote better enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
AMCHAM's industry committees provide companies with a safe, effective platform to mobilize direct and behind the scenes advocacy support during challenging business environment, and ongoing issues of infrastructure, regulatory governance, certification and labeling, labor and taxation. These committees allow companies to play a constructive role in shaping Malaysia's future market for sustainable, mutual growth.
APCAC Regional Network
The Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) was formed in 1968. Through 31 independent member AMCHAM's located in 19 economies of the Asia-Pacific Region, APCAC represents the growing interests of over 15,000 business entities, over 50,000 business executives in the region, and 15 million employees. The APCAC membership manages trade volumes in excess of US$600 billion. Learn more here.