Archives: Advocacies

CACCI issues position papers regularly in issues affecting the business community in the Asia Pacific region. Normally, during the annual conferences when CACCI leaders and representatives of dozens of national chambers of commerce and industry of the region convene, CACCI issues policy positions relevant to its interests in free trade and less red tape. Take a look at some of CACCI’s policy positions throughout the years.

2016 (1)

Note: This policy statement was issued on the 24th of November 2016 during the 30th CACCI Conference in the Marriott Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan.   1. We, representatives of members of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) met in Taipei, Taiwan on November 24, 2016, to exchange views on the new roles, directions, […]

2016 (2)

Note: This policy statement prepared by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) was issued on the 23rd November 2016 during the 30th CACCI Conference in the Marriot Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan.   I. Summary In order to fight against slowing global economic growth, the […]

2015

Note: This policy statement was issued on the 29th of October 2015 during the 29th CACCI Conference in Hong Kong.   I. Introduction 1. We, members of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), acknowledge and support the tremendous efforts of each Government and its negotiators in their attempts to embrace and apply the […]

2014

Note: This policy statement was issued on the 17th of September 2014 during the 28th CACCI Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.   I. WTO 1. In a world of increasing global trade, products are no longer made in one place with input from one country alone. Manufacturers look to reduce costs and seek component supply from many locations […]

2013

Note: This policy statement was issued on the 14th of March 2013 during the 27th CACCI Conference in Cebu, Philippines.   I. Background Feeding 9 billion people The issue of how to ensure an adequate food supply to sustain the population has vexed academics and officials on a regular basis for centuries. Each time it […]

2012

Note: This policy statement was issued on the 3rd of October 2012 during the 26th CACCI Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal.   I. Background 1. The Asia Pacific is the home for over 60% of the world’s population and is becoming the dominant power in the global economy as growth in Europe and North America falters […]

2011

Note: This policy statement was issued on the 6th of March 2011 during the 25th CACCI Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, with the assistance of CACCI member, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).   Background 1. The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce of Industry (CACCI) represents a diverse group of chambers of commerce of […]

2009

Note: This policy statement was issued on the 31st of May of 2009 during the 23rd CACCI Conference in Yokohama, Japan.   Background 1. Asia is increasingly emerging as a significant source of greenhouse gases (GHG), and the Asia-Pacific region is amongst the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Meaningful engagement by countries […]

2008

Note: This policy statement was issued on the 23rd of October 2008 during the 22nd CACCI Conference in Manila, Philippines.   I. Background 1. The global financial crisis is extensively influencing world economy including the Asia-Pacific region.   II. The Asia-Pacific Economic System 2. In 1997, the Asian Crisis demonstrated the severe impact of the […]

2007

Note: This policy statement was issued during the 73rd CACCI General Council Meeting in Perth, Australia.   The Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI): 1. Recognises the critical importance of the annual APEC Leaders meeting to the viability of the APEC processes and supports their continuity. Absent the Leaders meetings, we […]

2006

Note: This policy statement was issued on the 1st of November of 2006 during the 23rd CACCI Conference in Taipei, Taiwan.   Vision 1. The objective of innovation policy, particularly in this era of globalization, is to contribute to the economic development and growth of nations, and through this to improve the quality of life […]

2005 (1)

Note: This policy statement was issued on the 27th of October 2005 during the 70th CACCI General Council Meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia.   1. Electronic commerce is an increasingly important means of doing business, both within and across national borders. 2. A growing share of consumer, and business, purchasing decisions of goods and services are […]

2005 (2)

Note: This policy statement was issued on the 17th of February 2005 during the 69th CACCI General Council Meeting in New Delhi.   The Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and its constituent member national chambers of commerce and industry consider that: 1. Business mobility is an essential part of international trade, […]

2004

Note: This policy statement was issued on 19th of May 2004 during the 68th CACCI General Council Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.   1. The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), a private business organization that aims to promote Asian intra-regional trade through regional cooperation, maintains that an important priority for international […]

2003

Note: This policy statement was issued on the 29th of October of 2003 during the 19th CACCI Conference in Jeju, South Korea.   1. Good corporate governance is a fundamental pillar of the competitive, liberal market economy. 2. CACCI and its member organisations consider good corporate governance to be a virtue of itself, an asset […]

2002

Note: This policy statement was issued on the 4th of June 2002 during the 64th CACCI General Council Meeting in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.   1. Strong and effective systems of corporate governance are essential to the sustained competitive advantage of commerce and industry, and for a nation as a whole, especially for their capacity to realise […]

2001

Note: This policy statement was issued on the 14th of May 2001 during the 63rd CACCI General Council Meeting in Batam, Indonesia. 1. The ‘Asian economic turmoil’ which commenced in 1997 has had, and in a number of economies continues to have, a major impact on business, people and governments around the Asian region. Short-term costs […]

2000

Note: This policy statement was issued on the 30th of November 2000 during the 18th CACCI Conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.   1. Electronic commerce holds out enormous potential to expand business efficiency and opportunities, provide smaller firms with easier access to global markets, and expand the consumer choices of ordinary citizens. 2. […]

2000 (2)

  Note: This policy statement was issued on the 19th of May 2000 during the 60th CACCI General Council Meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal   1. The Confederation of Asia Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) continues to support trade and investment liberalization, which has contributed greatly to the expansion and integration of the world economy. […]

1999

Note: This policy statement Issued on the 22nd of October 1999 during the 59th CACCI General Council Meeting in Manila, Philippines.   1. CACCI members strongly support the launching of a new Round of multilateral negotiations within the WTO at the coming ministerial meeting to be held in Seattle. CACCI considers the continued growth in […]

1998

Note: This policy statement was Issued on the 27th of October of 1998 during the 17th CACCI Conference in Mumbai, India.   1. The achievements and foundations of the Asian economic miracle will prove to be more durable than the pain caused by recent events. 2. CACCI recalls that over the past 30 years Asian […]

1997 (1)

Note: This policy statement was Issued on the 6th of November 1997 during the 56th CACCI Council General Meeting in Cheju Island, Korea.   The Confederation of the Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), representing 2.5 million businesses around the Asia Pacific through 21 national chambers, calls upon the Governments and businesses of […]