AmCham Congo is home to businesses from many industries, sectors and sizes including multinationals, large corporations and localized operations.
With over 40 members, at present, AmCham Congo is home to businesses from many industries, sectors and sizes including multinationals, large corporations and localized operations. Our diverse leadership reflects the “American Brand”, America’s flagship operations governed by American corporate governance and business ethics. Our Board reflect America’s passion for free market, commitment to transparency, the US. Foreign Corrupt Act, long term commitment to DRC, job creation, leadership development and wealth creation for both nations.
AmCham Congo members meet, regularly, every month to discuss and interact on topics of current significance to DRC’s Economy as a whole and to its member’s day-to-day business in or with DRC and USA. Additionally, AmCham Congo holds good relationship with the United States Chamber of Commerce, our Embassy in Kinshasa relations with the Chamber of the Commerce of the United States, business chambers and associations in Cameroon, and development and commercial institutions which are driven by and increased trade, job creation and prosperity in DRC.
Our main mission which is to contribute to, in collaboration with, the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches of DRC government to foster both “the American Brand” and to increase American investment in DRC as well as Congolese investment in the USA. To that end AmCham Congo is an effective resource for prospective American investors willing to invest in DRC, a business to business venue for investors in DRC, as well as a resource for Congolese investors exploring to invest in the United States or to represent an American brand or product.
We participate, contribute and suggest ways and means to ease up regulation which impede on the free course of free trades. To that end, we work closely with industries experts and members of Government and Government Agencies to seek and propose solutions to the Executive and Legislative branch.
AmCham continuously works with its partners in the U.S. (Department of Commerce, OPIC, YALI, etc.) to provide additional venues to contribute to increase trade and investment in both countries and expand foreign direct investment and market access in D.R Congo for foreign firms. Finally, we promote existing trade agreements between the United States and D.R Congo as well as policies that makes the D.R Congo economy more attractive venue for investment.
Members are able to directly influence the business climate in D.R Congo. Members reap the benefits of regular AmCham meetings with key U.S. and D.R Congo Ministers, Agency Heads, legislators and close ties with the U.S. Embassy, as well as strong working relationships with the D.R Congo Business Federation that are essential to any company's success there.