AACCLA’s 24 American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams) are independent, non-profit, business organizations based in 28 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Their primary objective is to promote trade and investment between their countries and the United States. Collectively, AmChams represent over 20,000 U.S. and local companies and executives managing the bulk of U.S. investment in the region. As members of AACCLA, AmChams are affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business federation in the world.
AmChams play an important role as links between the private sector and the governments in their host countries and in the United States. Their unique positioning enables them to effectively lobby for the interests and needs of their members. Their extensive experience and knowledge of doing business in the region make them a key resource for any U.S. company seeking to expand its operations into the Latin American and Caribbean markets.
AmChams offer a variety of value-added services to their members, including:
AmChams membership requirements may vary. For information on how to become a member, please contact the AmCham directly.
Alejandro Diaz, Chief Executive Officer
American Chamber of Commerce in Argentina
Viamonte 1133, 8 Piso
(1053) Buenos Aires, Argentina
(54-11) 4371-4500 ext. 133
http://www.amchamar.com.ar/US Mailing Address:
Miami Commercial Center
8307 NW 68th St., Suite 1423
Miami, FL 33102-5743
The American Chamber of Commerce in Argentina (AmCham Argentina) is a non-government, independent, non-profit organization that has been promoting bilateral trade and investments between the United States and Argentina for more than 93 years. AmCham brings together over 740 companies from the United States, Argentina and other nations, which directly employ 368,000 people in their more than 200 industrial facilities spread throughout the country embracing all areas of economic activity,and representing 19% of Argentine GDP.
The Chamber offers many important benefits, including business facilitation and networking opportunities, sector committee participation, seminars and conferences, government relations support, social events, commercial information resources, publications, and much more.
Fernando Aramayo, General Manager
American Chamber of Commerce of Bolivia
Avenida 6 de Agosto N° 2455, Edificio Hilda,
Entre Bellisaria Salinas y Pedro Zalizar, Piso 2, Of. 204
P.O. Box 8268, Of. 3
La Paz, Bolivia
http://www.amchambolivia.com/The American Chamber of Commerce of Bolivia, a non-profit business organization, provides support to its members on investment, trade, and technology issues involving Bolivia, the United States, and other countries. AmCham Bolivia’s activities are based on four central components: 1) advocacy; 2) events and seminars; 3) information services; and 4) corporate responsibility programs.
|BRAZIL – RIO DE JANEIRO
Rafael Lourenco, Executive Director
American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil – Rio de Janeiro
Praca Pio X-15, 5th Floor
Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil 20040-020
(55-021) 3213-9200 ext. 9205
http://www.amchamrio.com.brEstablished in 1916, the American Chamber of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro is comprised of over 500 Brazilian and foreign companies and 2,000 corporate executives. AmCham Brazil – Rio promotes the expansion of business relations between Brazil and the United States, as well as the other countries of the hemisphere. The AmCham acts as a spokesperson for its members before government institutions and private business associations. Together AmCham’s members represent a wide range of economic sectors: 50% from services, 30% from industry, and 20% from the trade segment. AmCham’s members aggregate exports total $5 billion per year, and in the domestic market, members generate $20 billion in sales annually.
|BRAZIL – SAO PAULO
Luiz Gabriel Rico, Executive Director
American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil – Sao Paulo
Rua da Paz, no 1431
04713-001 – Chácara Santo Antonio
São Paulo – SP, Brazil
http://www.amcham.com.brThe American Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo, founded in 1919, is a privately funded, independent, non-profit association. AmCham’s mission is to serve its more than 5,000 member companies by constructively influencing Brazilian and U.S. public policy and promoting trade, investment, and corporate citizenship. Today, Amcham São Paulo serves its members through a network of seven branches located in Brazil’s major business centers, including Brasília, Campinas, Curitiba, Recife, Goiania, Belo Horizonte, and Porto Alegre.
Roberto Matus, General Manager
Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Av. Pdte. Kennedy 5735, Of. 201
Torre Poniente, Las Condes,
P.O. Box Casilla 82, Santiago 34
http://www.amchamchile.cl/The mission of the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce is to promote free trade and investment between Chile and the United States, to be the effective voice of its members, and to facilitate related services. AmCham Chile’s primary objectives are to: contribute to the development of trade, investment, and new business; promote economic development, innovation, and entrepreneurship in Chile; and support the Chile-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and the Free Trade Area of the Americas. Benefits of joining AmCham Chile include business facilitation and networking opportunities, direct marketing assistance, sector committee participation, arbitration and mediation services, seminars and conferences, job bank services, publications, commercial and corporate research, event coordination, and more.
Camilo Reyes, Executive Director Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce
Calle 98, #22-64, Oficina 1209
Apartado Aereo 8008
(571) 587-7828 ext. 103
http://www.amchamcolombia.com.co/The Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce is a private non-profit organization founded in 1955 by a group of leading Colombian and North American business community members. Its mission is to strengthen commercial bonds between the United States and Colombia by advocating trade, investment, and free enterprise. The AmCham is comprised of 900 domestic, North American, and international companies. It strives to develop and enhance commercial opportunities and relations for the benefit of its members and the community. Services include networking opportunities, government relations, events, sector committee participation, commercial information resources, corporate discounts, and more.
Alberto Arguedas, Executive Director
Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 4946
1000 San Jose, Costa Rica
http://www.amcham.co.crUS Mailing Address:
Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 02516
Miami, FL 33102-5216The Costa Rican- American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) is comprised over 400 representatives from more than 380 multinational and local companies. AmCham Costa Rica is dedicated to providing the most sophisticated support and resources to help its members meet the challenges of the global marketplace of the future. Services include networking and business facilitation opportunities, marketing services, the International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration (http://www.cica.co.cr), business center facilities, job bank resources, U.S. visa processing, commercial information resources, seminars, executive breakfasts, monthly luncheons, and more.
William Malamud, Chief Executive Officer
American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic
Av. Sarasota No. 25,
Torre Empresarial 6to. Piso
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
http://www.amcham.org.do/US Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 02-5256
Miami, FL 33102The American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic is a private, non-profit organization comprised of more than 3,300 Dominican and U.S. companies. Its mission is to be a leading business organization in the promotion of commerce and investment, the development of competitive practices, and the establishment of a solid market economy. The Chamber has several committees dedicated to strengthening free enterprise, promoting investment and community service, improving governmental and international relations, and providing services to its members.
|ECUADOR – GUAYAQUIL
Carla Rossignoli M., Executive Director
Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce – Guayaquil
Ave. Francisco de Orellana y Alberto Borges,
Edificio Centrum, Piso 6, Of. 5,
(59-34) 269-3470 ext. 100
http://www.amchamecuador.org/The Ecuadorian American Chamber of Commerce – Guayaquil is a bi-national non-profit organization that serves the needs of its members and the community by developing and enhancing commercial opportunities and relationships. AmCham Ecuador – Guayaquil’s primary objective is to promote trade and investment between Ecuador and the United States. Services include networking and government relations, events, commercial information resources, and more.
|ECUADOR – QUITO
Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce – Quito
Edificio Multicentro, Piso 4
La Niña y Avda. 6 de Diciembre
http://www.ecamcham.comThe Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce – Quito is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of bi-national trade and investment between the United States and Ecuador. AmCham Ecuador – Quito strives to serve the needs of its members and the community by developing and enhancing commercial opportunities and relations. Services include networking opportunities and government relations, events, sector committee participation, commercial information resources, business training courses, U.S. visa processing, conference facilities, and more.
Carmen Aida Muñoz, Chief Executive Officer
American Chamber of Commerce of El Salvador
Edificio World Trade Center Torre II
Local 308, 89 Avenida Norte,
San Salvador, El Salvador
http://www.amchamsal.comThe American Chamber of Commerce of El Salvador is an independent, non-profit institution representing, promoting, and developing U.S. business interests in El Salvador, as well as serving the business community at-large by fostering trade and investment between the United States and El Salvador. AmCham El Salvador works with the Salvadoran government on projects of mutual interest and benefit, serves as a liaison with the U.S. Embassy, and represents its members before the government, the business community, and the general public. Services include business facilitation and networking opportunities, strategic analysis, advocacy initiatives, events, government relations, commercial information resources, and more.
Carolina Castellanos, Chief Executive Officer
American Chamber of Commerce in Guatemala
5a Avenida 5-55, Zona 14
Torre I, Nivel 5, Europlaza,
Guatemala City 01014, Guatemala
http://www.amchamguate.com/US Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 440999
Miami, FL 33126-1009The American Chamber of Commerce of Guatemala, a non-profit service organization, is committed to fostering trade between the United States and Guatemala, and to providing effective support for membership needs, by using all available technical and human resources. AmCham Guatemala offers many benefits, including networking and business facilitation opportunities, government relations, sector committee participation, events, commercial information resources, job bank services, publications, and more.
American Chamber of Commerce in Haiti
18 Rue Moise
www.amchamhaiti.com US Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13486
Delmas, HaitiThe American Chamber of Commerce in Haiti is a non-profit service organization focusing on promoting trade and investments between the United States and Haiti. AmCham Haiti offers different services to its members which include: networking events, government relations, luncheons, business facilitation opportunities, referrals, commercial information resources and more.
Aracely Batres, Chief Executive Officer
Honduran-American Chamber of Commerce
Edificio Torre Alianza Septimo Piso
Colonia Lomas del Guijarro Sur
http://www.amchamhonduras.orgEstablished in 1981, the Honduran American Chamber of Commerce is an independent, voluntary, non-profit association of business executives focused on United States trade and investment and local community services. AmCham Honduras operates in conjunction with host country companies and the government to implement a wide range of initiatives. AmCham Honduras aims to develop mutually beneficial commercial relationships between the United States and Honduras, communicate the benefits of the free enterprise system, promote corporate citizenship, and serve as a liaison between the U.S. Embassy and the Honduran business community.
Becky Stockhausen, Executive Director
American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica
81 Knutsford Blvd.
Kingston 5, Jamaica
http://www.amchamjamaica.orgThe American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica is a private, non-profit service organization dedicated to the promotion of investment and trade between the United States and Jamaica and to providing effective support for membership needs. AmCham Jamaica pursues these goals by promoting Jamaican exports, advocating public policies that will enhance two-way trade between the two countries, and cultivating positive relations between the public and private sector. The Chamber offers many benefits, including networking and business facilitation opportunities, referral services, government relations, sector committee participation, business education courses, job placement, U.S. visa processing, events, commercial information resources, business center facilities, publications, and more.
Guillermo Wolf, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, A.C.
Blas Pascal No. 205, Piso 3
Col. Los Morales
11510 Mexico, D.F., Mexico
http://www.amcham.org.mxUS Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 60326
Houston, TX 77205-0326Established in 1917, the mission of the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico is to promote bilateral trade and investment between Mexico and the United States. Representing 85 percent of U.S. private investment in Mexico, the Chamber actively advocates corporate issues and concerns before the U.S. and Mexican public and private sectors as well as multilateral organizations. AmCham Mexico corporate membership allows executives the ability to network and stay informed through the Chamber’s committee systems in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey, and through approximately 40 public events per year. Members can also access trade, economic, and business information through more than 30 annual publications. The Chamber maintains additional branches in Guadalajara and Monterrey.
Avil Ramírez, Chief Executive Officer
American Chamber of Commerce of Nicaragua
Apartado Postal 2720
(505) 2266-2758 ext. 116
(505) 2266-2758 ext. 103
http://www.amcham.org.niThe American Chamber of Commerce of Nicaragua is a private, non-profit service organization dedicated to the promotion of trade and investment between the United States and Nicaragua and to supporting a variety member needs. Primary services include legal consultation, events and seminars, networking opportunities and government relations, sector committee participation, commercial information resources, business training programs, publications, and more.
Maurice Belanger, Chief Executive Officer
American Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Panama
Apartado Postal 0843-00152
Panama, Rep. de Panama
http://www.panamcham.com/The American Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Panama is a non-profit, non-political, independent, voluntary association dedicated to promoting trade and investment between the United States and Panama. AmCham Panama is comprised of over 450 member companies. Since its founding in 1979, the Chamber has held hundreds of conferences and seminars for members on a variety of important topics. In addition, the Chamber publishes a selection of newsletters and research articles, a bi-monthly magazine, and an annual directory. Other services include business partner identification, export promotion consultation, networking opportunities and government relations, sector committee participation, and more.
Mirtha Giménez Chief Executive Officer
Paraguayan-American Chamber of Commerce
25 de mayo 2090 esq. Mayor Bullo
http://www.pamcham.com.pyThe Paraguayan-American Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization dedicated to promoting free trade and investment between the United States and Paraguay. AmCham Paraguay provides a variety of services to its members and to U.S. companies interested in expanding into the Paraguayan market. These services include conferences and seminars, business information and research, business facilitation and networking opportunities, trade mission organization, and more.
Aldo Defilippi, Chief Executive Officer
American Chamber of Commerce of Peru
Av. Víctor Andrés Belaúnde N° 157, San Isidro
Lima 27, Peru
http://www.amcham.org.peThe American Chamber of Commerce of Peru represents Peruvian and foreign companies, advocates and promotes free-market economies, and works to strengthen trade, investment, and exchange between Peru and the United States. AmCham Peru pursues these goals within a framework of social responsibility, values, and business ethics. The Chamber is comprised of over 450 member companies and 2,500 senior-level executives. Primary services include networking opportunities and government relations, seminars and conferences, sector committee participation, commercial information resources, publications, and more.
|TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Nirad Tewarie, Chief Executive Officer
American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago
62 Marayal Road
Port of Spain
Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.
http://www.amchamtt.comUS Mailing Address:
P.O. Bag 150
Newton, Port of Spain
Trinidad y Tobago, W.I.The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago is dedicated to fostering two-way free trade and investment between Trinidad and Tobago and the United States. AmCham Trinidad & Tobago provides a forum for information sharing and exchange of opinions, influences policies and legislation, and facilitates business opportunities. The Chamber represents the interests of its members and serves their needs through a variety of services. These include networking and business facilitation opportunities, government relations, seminars and conferences, executive briefings, trade missions, marketing, sector committee participation, U.S. visa processing, commercial information resources, business research, publications, and more.
Magdalena Aonzo, Chief Executive Officer
Chamber of Commerce Uruguay-USA
Plaza Independencia 831, Oficina 209
Edificio Plaza Mayor
11100 Montevideo, Uruguay
http://www.ccuruguayusa.com/The Chamber of Commerce Uruguay-USA, founded in 1934, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting trade and investment between the United States and Uruguay. AmCham Uruguay supports free enterprise, a market economy, and ethical business practices. Presently, the Chamber has more than 150 members representing the U.S. business community in Uruguay. AmCham Uruguay offers a wide range of services, including matchmaking, support in locating economic, legal, and financial consultants and advisors, business facilitation and networking opportunities, trade missions, commercial information resources, seminars and conferences, logistical support, and more.
Carlos Tejera, Chief Executive Officer
Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Torre Credival, Piso 10
2da. Avenida de Campo Alegre
Campo Alegre; Apartado 5181
Caracas 1010-A, Venezula
www.venamcham.org/US Mailing Address:
Jet Internacional C.A.
P.O. Box 020010
Miami, FL 33102-0010Founded in 1950, the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an independent, self-supporting and private non-profit institution. VenAmCham’s primary mission is to promote trade and investment relations between the United States and Venezuela. VenAmCham has 1,230 companies represented by over 6,640 senior-level executives in the United States and Venezuela and 35 committees each focusing on a separate industry. VenAmCham is led by a volunteer Board of Directors, elected on an annual basis, and managed by a Vice-President and General Manager. Services include business facilitation and networking opportunities, economic and political analysis, seminars and conferences, commercial information resources, U.S. visa processing, sector committee participation, executive and credit card benefits, publications, newsletters, and more.