Founded in 2005, the Chamber is part of the largest international business organization, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents the interests of more than 3 million companies.
AmCham is active in promoting the interests of its members of the Chamber and creating favorable conditions for business development in the Kyrgyz Republic. Every month, over a thousand investors learn about AmCham member-companies on the organization’s official website. AmCham strives to develop business environment in the country through working closely with government agencies and business structures of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Organization of events for the benefit of businesses
Events by AmCham provide an opportunity to promote the interests of companies at the national level and to influence the resolution of issues in their favor.
AmCham periodically organizes various activities, through which its members can expand their network of contacts, including senior managers and top company officials, as well as find business partners and potential investors. Thus, the members of AmCham have an opportunity to discuss urgent issues related to business development, in both formal and informal environment (cocktail and jazz evenings, happy hours, etc.).
Promotion of AmCham members’ products and services
AmCham is an effective platform for promoting the products and services of AmCham participating companies through a variety of channels:
Provision of information about prospective business projects in the country to the interested investors from the countries of near and far abroad. In addition, at companies’ request, AmCham shares information from the global network about the organizations and business structures in various countries. This is useful for further cooperation between companies with similar businesses in different countries.
AmCham members can receive letters of support for obtaining business visas for the US. To do this, you need to contact the staff of the American Chamber of Commerce in KR.
The mission of AmCham is to help improve the business climate in the country, as well as the relationships between Kyrgyzstan’s business companies and the international community. AmCham participating companies are our greatest asset. We find constructive solutions for them, protect and promote their interests, provide opportunities for development, and contribute to the prosperity of business and the economy of Kyrgyzstan.
On behalf of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Kyrgyz Republic, I would like to welcome you to our website! The American Chamber of Commerce in the Kyrgyz Republic is part of the global AmCham network worldwide, representing the business community of both local and foreign investors.
Our international business association has been active in Kyrgyzstan for over 10 years. During that time, a lot has been achieved for the development of business in Kyrgyzstan. Yet, there are still many issues of strategic importance ahead of us to be resolved to help improve the business climate in the country, build strong business relationships with the countries of the world, and facilitate the development of Kyrgyzstan as a state with strong and stable economy.
Our international association aims to achieve just that. Our actions and activities, such as business forums, roundtable discussions, business luncheons, monthly social gatherings in an informal setting, as well as the publication of AmCham’s monthly bulletin, the “Business Insight”, are all aimed at improving the investment climate in the country and promoting business interests at both local and international levels. It is worth noting that AmCham pays particular attention to building a constructive dialogue between the businesses and the government in order to achieve common goals for the benefit of the economic development of Kyrgyzstan.
As of today, the American Chamber of Commerce in Kyrgyzstan brings together more than 90 member companies, including small, medium and large businesses. Among them are financial institutions, mining companies, mobile operators, FMCG-companies, consulting firms, advertising agencies, and others. Thanks to such wide diversity of sectors covered, we are able to be effective in tackling multi-faceted tasks for the benefit of business environment development across the board.
You may ask, what role does our organization play in this? Besides the fact that we act as a link between businesses, public authorities, and the international business community, we also provide a platform for the discussion and resolution of urgent issues. In addition, we provide access to the needed resources and information, and are always open to ideas and innovations coming from our members. We help find potential partners and investors, render advisory services and provide up-to-date information, which affects the development of your business.
I am certain that we can be useful to one another and, working in concert, will be able to reach new heights and intended objectives.
In the “Doing Business-2015” rankings, Kyrgyzstan received the 102nd position. According to the study, Kyrgyzstan improved its positions on several indicators – “Receiving construction permits”, “Connection to power grids” and “Enforcing contracts”.
According to the National Statistical Committee, the Kyrgyz Republic’s foreign trade turnover for the first semester of 2015 constituted over 2 billion 707 million USD. The share of exports amounted to 26.3%, and the share of imports – to 73.7%.