“Our mission is to foster a greater cultural understanding, cooperation, and dialogue between Ugandan and American business organizations and professionals to promote strong commercial, economic and trade ties.”
The American Chamber of Commerce in Uganda is a non-profit professional association founded in December 2008 by American investors in Uganda with interests in fostering and promoting greater commercial and cultural ties, cooperation, and dialogue between Ugandan and American firms and related professionals. Our membership is tailored to the top leadership of firms – either CEO’s or MD’s – and we currently host over 50+ of the country’s top performing firms. Membership in our association is open to American firms, multinationals, and local firms with strong business ties and interests with the United States.
Some industries represented in our membership in Uganda include the Banking, Automotive, Energy, Manufacturing, Tourism & hospitality, ICT, Food & Beverage, Telecommunications, Education, Insurance sectors, among others.
The American Chamber of Commerce in the United States was founded in 1977 as a U.S based non-profit association. There are over 105 independent regional offices operating in 100+ countries throughout the world.
Our vision in Uganda is to foster a greater cultural understanding, cooperation, and dialogue between Ugandan and American business organizations and professionals to promote strong commercial, economic and trade ties as well as promote investments to Uganda. Our mission is to bring together a community of USA brands and businesses, US citizens participating in community development in Uganda, and Ugandan-based businesses wanting to do business with the USA in a platform for sharing business, new investment opportunities, and cross-cultural exchange.
AmCham Uganda organizes monthly events for the benefit of its members. These include CEO Breakfasts and Networking Sundowners. The Chamber also organizes the Thanksgiving celebrations every November. These two particularly bring together the American Community, friends and well-wishers to celebrate the American Heritage.
Key of the Chamber’s work also includes lobbying and advocacy. In the pipeline is a position paper on VAT on foreign services spearheaded by members of the President Club of the Chamber
Our Aims are:
· Providing an open forum for the free exchange of ideas in which members may identify, discuss and pursue common interests related to their commercial activities.
· Serving as a collective voice of US investment in Uganda in promoting the interests of the local US-Ugandan business community.
· Enhancing the capability of members to capitalize on trade and investment opportunities in Uganda.
· Playing a leading role in expanding economic growth opportunities in Uganda through the enhancement of trade and investment between Uganda and the US.
· Serving as a platform for the regionalization of US commercial, trade and investment interests in East Africa.
· Being a direct liaison with the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and other business organizations, and to express the views of the local US business community to public and private interests in the US and Uganda.
· Fostering the bonds of friendship, greater cultural understanding, cooperation and dialogue between the Ugandan and the United States business people and professionals and to promote and strengthen commercial, economic and trade ties.