ADVOCACY AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

As an advocate for its members’ interests, AMCHAM raises key issues and concerns with the Malaysian and U.S. Governments and has gathered information on policy issues to promote trade and investment between both countries. Through Industry Committees within AMCHAM and through working one-on-one with Chamber members, AMCHAM helps to identify important regulatory issues that impact operations and foreign direct investments in Malaysia. It works with members to develop white papers and communications strategies to share with Government officials on the types of policies that can further help grow Malaysia’s economy and foreign investment opportunities.

AMCHAM works very closely with the Malaysian Government, participating in dialogues and roundtable discussions to provide information on American business investments, to advise on regulatory policies, and to raise issues of concern to AMCHAM members.

The Chamber has a close partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and with key U.S. Government agencies in Washington, DC (e.g., Department of Commerce, Department of State, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, etc.). AMCHAM also advocates for the interests of Americans living abroad, including on the issue of U.S. citizens being taxed overseas by the United States.

Co-Chairs:  Andy Lee, Johnson & Johnson Sdn Bhd
                      Azwar Kamarudin, Novartis Corporation Malaysia Sdn Bhd

For more information, please email Elaine Wong at elaine@amcham.com.my