The American Chamber of Commerce in Zambia aims to serve American citizens and American controlled companies doing business in Zambia, as well as Zambian businesses already or seeking to become involved in trade with the United States. AmCham will continue to achieve this by establishing a network of forums for sharing information, exchanging ideas and interacting with relevant American and Zambian policy makers. It is the ultimate goal of the Chamber to increase commerce and trade between the United States and Zambia.
Advocacy is of fundamental importance to the AmCham Zambia membership. While acting as a mouthpiece for the business community, the Chamber seeks to clear issues our members face that are disruptive to business. The Chamber has cultivated a relationship with actors in different sectors and possesses the ability to expedite issues pertaining to the following:
1. Immigration / Work Permits
2. Regulation/Taxation Issues
3. Investment Licenses
4. Compliance v. Corruption
AmCham members can be rest assured knowing the full weight and reputation of AmCham Zambia, which is affiliated with the U.S Chamber of Commerce, will make facilitation easier and discourage issues that may impede normal business. Furthermore, we are well positioned to advocate with the U.S. and Zambian Governments to promote the interests of our members in trade and commerce.
AmCham Zambia understands the challenges of access to finance faced by Zambian businesses. AmCham works on establishing linkages to many international SME financers that are focused on international commercial lending.
AmCham assists members in sourcing financing from financial institutions specialized in finance solutions that emphasize on supporting trade.
AmCham seeks to develop investor portfolios through; investments speaker series, venture capitalists information sessions and publishing e-magazines on doing business in Zambia.
AmCham Zambia recognizes that solid businesses connections are established outside the office. For this reason, the Chamber hosts regular networking events as well as a popular and well attended golf tournament in September and Thanksgiving dinner in November each year.
AmCham Zambia events bring together an exclusive network of highly established and talented business individuals who are united around the idea of sharing, creating and developing ideas and expertise to grow successful businesses.
In addition to business linkages and advocacy, the Chamber promotes professional development through a speaker series that features lectures and talks from the leaders of industry.
Our monthly talks are followed by a networking breakfast or cocktail. These events are open to AmCham members.