Who we are?
The American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria (www.amcham.bg) unites over 340 American, Bulgarian, and multinational companies operating in the country. For its 20 years the Chamber has become a leading business organization by initiating events covering topics in the following areas: economy, international and national policies, and social sphere.
The AmCham’s mission is to improve the business environment, investment climate, and living standards in the country by advocating to all stakeholders – government, business, NGO-s, and media – for productive dialogue and partnership.
AmCham Bulgaria is an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a member of the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams in Europe).
How we help?
For over 20 years now, AmCham has been the network of the leaders of the American, Bulgarian and international business community. Through the meetings we arrange and the publications we produce, we keep our members abreast of legislative changes, offer advice on economic matters and provide information of newfound business opportunities within Bulgaria and abroad. We lobby on behalf of our membership and advocate for their legitimate interests. Our members continued interest in the organization serves as a testament to the Chamber’s role as the ideal venue for lobbying and networking opportunities. Due to our good relations with the U.S. Embassy, we have been successful in representing U.S. business interests within Bulgaria.
AmCham fosters special Committees whose scope of activity includes tackling issues which directly or indirectly affect the operations of our member companies, as well as developing positions that AmCham as an organization can then take further to key decision makers. AmCham Committees operate with the active involvement and mutual cooperation between members for developing new ideas, sharing experiences and, ultimately, achieving common goals.
AmCham members meet regularly throughout the year discussing the relevant issues of the day with influential governmental officials, MPs, key figures within the private sector.
The good corporate reputation is one of the most important criteria for membership. AmCham Bulgaria brings together reputable companies and organizations from all economic sectors. The Chamber unites law and consultancy firms, advertising and PR agencies, non-profit and educational organizations, engineering and construction firms, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors and financial institutions. The AmCham community also includes companies from within the transportation & logistics sector, consumer goods manufacturers and distributors, service providers, travel agencies, IT companies as well as industrial and office equipment suppliers. All these business interests, both American and Bulgarian, share a common sense of community and a determination to help improve US – Bulgarian economic relations.