Asia – Pacific businesses call for WTO reform

2021 CACCI 55th Anniversary 300 x 300The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), a network of national chambers from 25 economies across Asia and the Western Pacific, launched an evidence-based plan for reforming the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as well as the relationships with the major global intergovernmental institutions, at a global virtual event on October 29 to stimulate discussion in the lead up the next WTO Ministerial Council. (The Launching event can be viewed below or click HERE.)

The foremost network of business groups from the Asia Pacific has launched its recommendations for reform of the WTO to ensure a global rules-based trade system for the coming century.

The current 25 CACCI member countries have a combined population of 2.7 billion, representing some 40% of the world total; a total GDP of US$15 trillion, accounting for about 25% of the world total; and a combined trade of US$8 trillion, representing about 26% of the total global trade value. CACCI represents the collective business interests of over 150 million businesses across geographical Asia, sometimes accounting for at least 97% of economic activity. These businesses employ perhaps one billion people, generating a living for them – many of them family owned and run businesses.

Small and medium business enterprises are the main engines of most economies and there is a dire need for economic recovery to restore jobs and incomes, particularly in low-income economies.

2021 0924 AndrewStoeckel 400Study author, Dr Andrew Stoeckel said, “There is an imperative for better economic performance sustained into the future to service the large increase in debt around the globe. The WTO (together with its predecessor GATT) has been in situ since the end of the Second World War, regulating trade, global relations and resolving disputes on the movement of goods and services.   However, over the past decade, the global market environment has made trade liberalisation less of a priority among many countries, threatening the sustainability of the WTO.

The bottom line is that the aim of international trade is to lift living standards. The fewer the barriers to commerce – whether technical or government imposed – the more commerce there will be, lifting living standards directly and indirectly through enabling resources for government to provide public goods and pursue sustainable development goals. The current system is not delivering this.

Even the purpose of the WTO is not clear. It needs to provide an open, non-discriminatory, rules-based multilateral system.”

In this regard, CACCI believes the 15 recommendations need to be considered by WTO members in MC12.

Adopting the 15 recommendations would simplify and strengthen the multilateral trading system. It would create more certainty in trade, encouraging investment and enhance commerce across borders. Higher living standards would be the result. That will not be at the expense of other environmental and social goals if the right policies are in place to address those issues.

The focus of this study is on trade, but CACCI notes that this is but one aspect of the need for better global governance. Other pressing aspects of global governance are the pandemic and climate change. The WTO system is not the only institution where the effectiveness of global governance arrangements is called into question. CACCI supports calls for a contemporary ‘Bretton Woods’ type conference to revisit how nation-states should work together in the modern age considering how much has changed since WWII. CACCI would support such a move to examine whether the global institutions we have now, along with the WTO system, are still fit for purpose in the 21st century.

 

Launching Event of CACCI Study of Rebuilding the World Trading System

 

 

 

Quotes attributable to CACCI’s regional business leaders: 

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CACCI President Samir Modi (India) said:  “the world trading system has deteriorated to its current state, and we need to remedy the situation.

“Many countries are more concerned with national security and economic self-interests, leading to a rise in nationalism and protectionism regionally and globally. And, given the growing trend to pursue bilateral economic relationships among many countries, the prevailing circumstances are expected to have further adverse impact on multilateral relationships.

“CACCI, with its initiative to ‘Achieve a Successful World Trading System’, hopes to focus efforts to the right questions and reforms to achieve this important objective.”

CACCI Advisory Board Chair and CACCI President Emeritus Ken Court (Australia) said in a time of rapid communications and decision-making, the resolution of international trade disputes needed to be simplified.

“Most CACCI member nations are medium or small players with much at stake in a global multilateral system – they depend on stable and predictable rules governing international trade and investment.

“The current system is broken and doesn’t look like it can be repaired. Our recommendations are to look at an alternate approach using economics rather than legal mechanisms as a way through the impasse.” Mr Court said.

 

2020 0622 cacci WEBINAR 08 200CACCI Policy Advocacy Working Group Chair and Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry Trade Director Bryan Clark (Australia) said the WTO’s importance “had been forgotten amidst the pursuit of free trade agreements.

“One of key reasons for establishing the global rules-based trading system was to avoid a repeat of the destructive trade tensions experienced before World War II.

“But rising protectionism, the proliferation of FTAs, trade sanctions and the failure of the dispute settlement body, coupled with rising uncertainty with lower investment spells great trouble for the world.

“We desperately need the WTO members to listen to the calls from business to ensure that the institution is fit for purpose for the modern and evolving world.”

 

2020 0622 cacci WEBINAR 07 200CACCI Advisory Board member Jemal Inaishvili (Georgia) said the promotion of free trade in the region had faced “a lot of challenges in the past”.

“We have seen tensions in trade relations between world and regional leaders, which were not helpful for economic growth.

“Last year we witnessed enormous disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the promotion of international free trade even more relevant and the CACCI recommendations will contribute to global recovery from the pandemic, improving health and economic outcomes for all.”

 

 

Photo by Stephen McKenzie (0425 846 182) taken on May 15, 2017. 

CACCI Vice President Peter McMullin (Australia) said the CACCI trade recommendations are a “vital piece of leadership at this critical stage in our collective history”.

“The world trading system is in disarray and needs a reset. The study has diagnosed the problem and suggests possible and practical solutions.

“As trade is foundational to the economic recovery, I think it is in all our interests to see the recommendations from the study are adopted by the WTO and its members.

 

 

01BOD Rifat Turkey1CACCI Vice President M. Rifat Hisarciklioglu (Turkey) said greater cooperation at the WTO “can provide greater certainty for international trade and assist with global economic recover. At this time there is nothing more important.”

“Trade is the engine of economic growth and catalyser of peace, prosperity and security. The world economy needs less unilateralism and more multilateralism.”

 

 

 

 

2019 0103 Soltani 201CACCI Vice President Pedram Soltani (Iran) said “Asia, the driving force of the global trade growth in the 21st century, has to be more sensitive to the threats of protectionism. CACCI, as a multi-continent-wide organisation for the private sector, has correctly considered the headwinds of the World Trading System,” Dr Soltani said.

“The future of the world trade cannot continue to be bogged down in decades long negotiations and disputes.”

 

 

 

2019 0103 Sheikh-Fazle-Fahim1201CACCI Vice President Sheikh Fazle Fahim (Bangladesh) said developing economies needed sustainable, equitable rules to achieve development goals and grow new industries with ease of market access.

“Developing economies find it difficult to expand their own emerging industries, as multinational companies have competitive advantage in the current global business environment. So, it is imperative promising economies are able to establish and maintain interconnectivity and collaboration among potential trade partners.

“The CACCI study explores all these challenges, gaps, and inconsistencies and finds an inclusive solution for world trade to become an effective system again that leaves no one behind.”

 

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CACCI is pleased to invite members, partners and friends to participate in the virtual conference on  “Roadmap Towards Back-to-Business for Asia Pacific Countries” jointly organized by CACCI and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on June 2, 2020, at 11:30 AM, India time. As you are well aware, the COVID-19 pandemic […]

CACCI Joins Virtual 15th ASEAN-BAC JBCs Meeting

The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) participated in the 15h ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) Joint Business Councils (JBCs) meeting held via Zoom on May 15, 2020. Chaired by Dr. Doan Duy Khuong from ASEAN-BAC Vietnam and Vice President of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), and moderated by Mr. […]

CACCI Advisory Board Members hold virtual meeting

Members of the CACCI Advisory Board, composed of past and current Presidents of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), held a virtual meeting on May 20, 2020 to discuss how CACCI should adopt to the changing world brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain its relevance to its members. Presided […]

CACCI Food & Agriculture newsletter available

Taipei – We are pleased to inform you that the Fourteenth Volume of CACCI Food & Agriculture Newsletter, the publication of the Asian Council on Food and Agriculture, has been formally issued. You can download the newsletter HERE. We hope that this publication will serve as an effective platform for an exchange of information among the food & […]

CACCI Profile – May edition available

Taipei – The May issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

Boston Consulting Group’s Perspectives on COVID-19

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) shared with CACCI members the 3rd edition of the integrated BCG Perspectives document on COVID-19 to support them in navigating the turbulent times brought about by the pandemic which “has led to a global, societal crisis that needs to be addressed collaboratively by leaders worldwide.” According to BCG, the effects on […]

Theme and Topics of the 34th CACCI Conference in 2020

CACCI is pleased to inform members and friends that this year’s 34th CACCI Conference, which will be held on October 29-30, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan, will carry the theme “Achieving Sustainable Growth in a Turbulent and Disruptive Global Market”. Experts from the business sector, relevant government agencies, multilateral and regional organizations, and the academe will […]

Trade Facilitation Newsletter available

CACCI is pleased to share with its members volume IX of the Trade Facilitation Newsletter. We hope that this publication will provide you with adequate information about the latest advances in trade facilitation among countries in the Asia Pacific region. Members are encouraged to contribute articles for our future issues. Kindly forward your materials (preferably with […]

Invitation to suggest CACCI Product & Service Councils’ Representatives

CACCI wishes to follow up on our earlier request for your Chamber’s representatives in each of the following currently active CACCI Product and Service Councils (PSCs):   Asian Council on Tourism (ACT) Asian ICT Council (AICTC) Asian Council on Food and Agriculture (ACFA) Asian Council on Health and Education (ACHE) Asian Council on Water, Energy, […]

CACCI Profile – April issue available

Taipei – The April issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

SME Development Newsletter available

CACCI is pleased to share with its members the Tenth Volume of the SME Development Council’s newsletter. We hope that this publication will provide you with adequate information about the latest developments in the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector in the Asia Pacific region. Members are encouraged to contribute articles for our future issues. Kindly […]

Water, Energy & Environment Newsletter available

CACCI has the pleasure to present to its members the “Asian Council on Water, Energy and Environment (ACWEE)” newsletter, edition 9, 2020. This publication is a compendium of relevant news, reports, and analyses on recent developments in the water, clean energy and environment sector in Asia Pacific countries. Members are encouraged to contribute articles for […]

34th CACCI Conference to be held on October 29-30, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan

CACCI is pleased to inform all CACCI officers, members, and partners that the 34th CACCI Conference will be held on October 29-30, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan This year’s gathering will be jointly hosted by the Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (CIECA) and the Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce (CNAIC). Relevant information – e.g., […]

Immediate Past CACCI President attends WCF General Council Meeting in Paris

Mr. Jemal Inaishvili, Immediate Past President of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), represented CACCI in the meeting of the ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF) General Council held on February 12-13, 2020 in Paris. One of the highlights of the meeting was the formal presentation by each of the three chambers […]

CACCI Profile – February issue available

Taipei – The February issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

CACCI Joint Workshop on “Incoterms 2020 & Documentary Credits and Bank Guarantees”

CACCI plans to organize, in cooperation with interested Primary Members, two-day workshops on Incoterms 2020 & Documentary Credits and Bank Guarantees in the first quarter of 2020.  The workshops will be conducted on a road-show format covering two or three countries.  In this regard, we would like to know whether member Chambers are interested to […]

CACCI Profile – January issue available

Taipei – The January issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

Online Nomination for the 2020 CACCI Awards

We are pleased to announce the launching of the Online Nomination for the CACCI Awards to be presented during the 34th CACCI Conference to be held later this year. The awards aim to recognize and honor individuals, companies, and chambers not only for their outstanding achievements in their respective fields but also for providing services […]

CACCI Food & Agriculture newsletter available

Taipei – We are pleased to inform you that the Thirteenth Volume of CACCI Food & Agriculture Newsletter, the publication of the Asian Council on Food and Agriculture, has been formally issued. You can download the newsletter HERE. We hope that this publication will serve as an effective platform for an exchange of information among the […]

CACCI Profile – December issue available

Taipei – The December issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

CACCI 2019 Year-End Review available

CACCI is pleased to make available to its members a copy of the CACCI 2019 Year-End Review which summarizes our Confederation’s activities over the past year. CACCI would like to take this opportunity to thank its members for the cooperation and assistance they have extended in undertaking CACCI’s projects and programs in 2019. Without members’ […]

Why is there a backlash to Smart Cities?

An interview with Eugénie L. Birch Co-Director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research   Eugenie Birch is the co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research and the Lawrence C. Nussdorf chair of Urban Research and Education. BRINK asked her whether she saw any common thread to these protests.   Photo: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via […]

B2B Meetings during CACCI Conference in Dhaka

CACCI invites CACCI members to join the B2B Meetings on the sidelines of the 33rd CACCI Conference.  Especially organized by the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), this year’s host chamber, the B2B Meetings will be scheduled at 03:45 p.m. – 05:15 p.m. on November 27, 2019 at Padma Room, 1st Floor, […]

CACCI Profile – November issue available

Taipei – The November issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

“Discover Business Opportunities Through CACCI” Session During the 33rd CACCI Conference on November 26-27, 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh

CACCI wishes to invite all CACCI officers and members to participate in the “Discover Business Opportunities Through CACCI” Session to be held in conjunction with the 33rd CACCI Conference on November 26-27, 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, This special session will feature country presentations by selected member chambers or key partner organizations of CACCI on current […]

CACCI Profile – October issue available

Taipei – The October issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

Young Entrepreneur Groups from Taiwan and Thailand hold Networking Lunch in Taipei

Officers and members of the Third Wednesday Club Young Entrepreneurs Group (TWC YEG) joined with their visiting counterparts from the Young Entrepreneur Chamber of Commerce of Thailand and the Young Entrepreneur Council Bangkok during a Networking Luncheon held on October 4, 2019 in Grand Mayfull Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan.     Above photos show the […]

Are intangibles now the most important asset class in the global economy?

Over the past half century, intangible assets have skyrocketed in terms of their saliency and criticality with respect to modern businesses. Often more difficult to value than physical assets, it is easy to miscalculate a business’s reliance on patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and similar intellectual property (IP) of the like. From a large technology […]

Register online for 33rd CACCI Conference in Dhaka now!

  CACCI is pleased to announce the launching of the official Conference website at http://fbcci.org/2019cacci/, which contains relevant information about the upcoming 33rd CACCI Conference to be held in Dhaka on November 26 & 27, 2019. We hope that the website information will further raise your interest to join us at our annual gathering this […]

CACCI Profile – September edition available

Taipei – The September issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

NZ Trade Minister thanks CACCI’s on Rules of Origin

Hon. Damien O’Connor, Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth of New Zealand, acknowledged with thanks the submission of CACCI of its Statement on Rules of Origin in Preferential Trade Agreements. CACCI President Mr. Samir Modi in early August this year submitted to the Ministers responsible for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement […]

ICDF officers visit CACCI Secretariat

Officers of the International Cooperation and Development Fund of Taiwan (TaiwanICDF) led by Ms. Regine Liu; Ms. Yun-Ching Tseng; and Mr. Tim Tseng, on August 22 visited the CACCI Secretariat to meet Mr. Ernest Lin, Secretary-General; Mr. Amador Honrado, Deputy Secretary General and Ms. Wendy Yang, Sr. Officer. Both sides discussed possible areas of cooperation […]

CACCI joins ASEAN-BAC Meetings in Bangkok

Mr. George Abraham, Chairman of the SME Development Council, represented CACCI in the 14th Joint Consultation Meeting with ASEAN + 1 Business Councils and Associations and other related meetings held by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) on September 5-6, 2019 in Bangkok. It was the first ASEAN-BAC meeting attended by CACCI in its capacity as […]

CACCI Foundation offers funding 

CACCI would like to invite Chambers to submit formal proposals on projects that you wish to be financed by the CACCI Foundation. The CACCI Foundation was established in 2006 to help Primary and Affiliate Members implement projects aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The ultimate objective is to […]

CACCI Tourism newsletter available

CACCI is pleased to inform all members that the 20th Volume of CACCI Tourism Newsletter under the Chairmanship of Mr. Anura Lokuhetty from Sri Lanka is available for download. We hope that this publication will serve as an effective platform for an exchange of information among the tourism sector in the CACCI region.  Members are, therefore, […]

Young Entrepreneur newsletter available

CACCI is pleased to make available the 20th edition of Entrepreneur Asia-Pacific, the newsletter of the Young Entrepreneur Group of Asia-Pacific (YEGAP) under the chairmanship of Ms. Anna Marie Periquet from the Philippines. We hope that this edition– and the future ones– will continue to serve as an effective platform for an exchange of information […]

33rd CACCI Conference in Dhaka on November 26-27 – Brochure available

CACCI is pleased to provide its members and friends with brochure of the 33rd CACCI Conference which will take place on November 26-27, 2019 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel Dhaka. The brochure contains relevant information about this year’s gathering that we hope will further raise your interest to join us at our annual gathering this […]

CACCI Presidential Visit to the Philippines on October 13-15, 2019

Following his highly successful visits earlier this year to Wellington, New Zealand on May 7-8 and to Tokyo, Japan on July 22-23, 2019CACCI President Mr. Samir Modi is inviting all CACCI officers and members to join him in another Presidential visit, this time to Manila, Philippines, which includes participation in the 45th Philippine Business Conference […]

The 33rd CACCI Conference will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on November 26-27, 2019

CACCI wish to inform all CACCI officers and members that the 33rd CACCI Conference will now be held on November 26-27, 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) as the host chamber. The change in venue was made following the advice from Kitakyushu CCI, which originally offered […]

CACCI webinar on “Trade-based Money Laundering & Sanctions Risks” – September 18 – Free registration

The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) and Fintelekt Advisory Services (Fintelekt) are pleased to invite all CACCI members to participate in the FREE webinar on “Trade-based Money Laundering & Sanctions Risks” to be held on September 18, 2019 at 11:00am Kolkata, India time. (1) Background Corporates operating in the current complex […]

CACCI invited to “Singapore International Energy Week 2019”

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore is inviting CACCI members to attend the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2019 to be held on October 29 – November 1. CACCI is among the supporting organizations. Organized by The EMA, the four-day event is a platform in Asia for energy stakeholders to discuss energy issues that […]

CACCI invited to Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2019

CACCI would like to convey to you an invitation from the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) to attend the “Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2019” which will be held on September 16-17, 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Focusing on bringing potential investors including business partners to Sri Lanka, the two-day event serves as a […]

Asian ICT Council’s newsletter available

CACCI is pleased to present you herewith the Asian ICT Council’s newsletter, edition #7. We hope that this publication will provide you with adequate information about the latest advances in the information, communication and technology  (ICT) market in the Asia Pacific region. Members are encouraged to contribute articles for our future issues. Kindly forward your materials (preferably […]

CACCI joins CoNGO in Bangkok

Bangkok – The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) attended the Regional Committee in Asia-Pacific (RCAP) of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) held on May 29-30, 2019 at the premises of Siam University in Bangkok, Thailand. The agenda for the meeting was “The UN Sustainable […]

SME Development Council’s newsletter available

CACCI is pleased to present you herewith the Ninth Volume of the SME Development Council’s newsletter. We hope that this publication will provide you with adequate information about the latest advances in the small and medium enterprise (SME) market in the Asia Pacific region. Members are encouraged to contribute articles for our future issues. Kindly forward your […]

CACCI to join CoNGO Meeting in Bangkok

The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) will attend the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) – of which CACCI is a member and join the CoNGO Regional Committee in Asia-Pacific (RCAP) on May 29-30, 2019 in Bangkok. The agenda for the meeting is “The UN Sustainable […]

CACCI Profile newsletter, May edition available

Taipei – The May issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

33rd CACCI Conference to be held in Kitakyushu, Japan

CACCI wishes to inform all its members and friends that, following the violent attacks that took place in and around Colombo on Easter Sunday last month, it has been decided to move its 33rd CACCI Conference – which was originally scheduled to take place on September 18-19, 2019 in Shangri-la Hotel Colombo with the Ceylon […]

Asian Council on Trade Facilitation’s newsletter available

CACCI is pleased to present you herewith the Eight Volume of the Asian Council on Trade Facilitation’s newsletter. We hope that this publication will provide you with adequate information about the latest advances in trade facilitation among countries in the Asia Pacific region. Members are encouraged to contribute articles for our future issues. Kindly forward […]

Asian Textiles & Garments Council’s newsletter available

Taipei – CACCI is pleased to make available the Sixth Volume of the Asian Textiles & Garments Council’s newsletter. We hope that this publication will provide you with adequate information about the latest developments in the textile and garments markets in the Asia Pacific region. Members are encouraged to contribute articles for our future issues. […]

CACCI joins ASEAN-BAC Business Council

The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) has been formally accepted as Associate Member of the Joint Business Council under the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC). Its application was formally approved by the ASEAN BAC during its May 3 meeting in Manila, Philippines. The ASEAN-BAC was BAC established by the ASEAN Heads […]

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CACCI Profile newsletter – March issue available

Taipei – The March issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

CACCI Tourism newsletter is available

Taipei – We are pleased to make available the 19th Volume of CACCI Tourism Newsletter under the Chairmanship of Mr. Anura Lokuhetty from Sri Lanka. We hope that this publication will serve as an effective platform for an exchange of information among the tourism sector in the CACCI region. Members are, therefore, encouraged to contribute […]

Successful “International Trade Contracts” workshop held in Tehran

Tehran – Iran Chamber of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) in partnership with CACCI and ICC Czech Republic, conducted a workshop on “The Latest Rules and Regulations of International Trade Contracts” on March 5-6, 2019 in Iran. Mr. Andrle Pavel from ICC CR led the workshop which was attended by more than 80 participants from […]

CACCI member Mr. Salauddin Yousuf shares photo with India PM Narendra Modi

Gujarat – CACCI Lifetime Member and Director of Lub-rref Bangladesh Limited, Mr. Salauddin Yousuf, shares his photo With India PM Narendra Modi taken at the Vibrant Guzrat Summit held on January 18-20, 2019 in Gujarat, India. Attended this year by over 35,000 participants, the Vibrant Gujarat Summit was conceptualized in 2003 by Prime Minister of India […]

XVIII CACCI Women Entrepreneurs newsletter is available

Taipei – We are pleased to make available the Eighteenth Volume of Grow, the publication of CACCI Women Entrepreneurs Council. We hope that this publication will serve as an effective platform for an exchange of information among women entrepreneurs in the CACCI region. Members are, therefore, encouraged to contribute articles for our future issues. Kindly forward […]

CACCI President Inaishvili’s Reflection 2014-2018

We are pleased to make available to all members a copy of the President’s Reflection (2014-2018) summarizing the activities undertaken by Immediate President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili during his four-year term from 2014 to 2018. On behalf of Mr. Inaishvili, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the cooperation and assistance you […]

CACCI Profile newsletter – February issue available

Taipei – The February issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

XI CACCI Food & Agriculture newsletter available

Taipei – We are pleased to inform you that the Eleventh Volume of CACCI Food & Agriculture Newsletter, the publication of the Asian Council on Food and Agriculture, has been formally issued. You can download the newsletter HERE. We hope that this publication will serve as an effective platform for an exchange of information among the […]

CACCI members invited to Cambodia International ICT & Mobile Expo 2019

Phnom Penh – We wish to inform members that the Cambodia International ICT & Mobile Expo (CIIME 2019) will be held on July 11-13, 2019 at the Diamond Island Exhibition & Convention Centre in Phnom Penh. All CACCI members are invited to this event. Organized by Twin Goat Exhibition and Trading Co., Ltd, one of […]

KCC Officers visit CACCI Secretariat

Taipei – Officers of the Kowloon Chamber of Commerce (KCC) visited the CACCI Secretariat Headquarters during their February 25 business trip to Taipei. KCC Permanent Chairman Mr. Conrad Lee (former CACCI Honorary Treasurer), KCC Vice Chairman Mr. Ernest Yuen (concurrently CACCI Honorary Treasurer), and KCC Vice Chairman Mr. Wyler Wong (concurrently CACCI Vice President) discussed […]

CACCI Secretariat hosts lunch to visiting KCC Officers

Taipei – CACCI Secretariat Hosts Lunch for Visiting KCC Officers – CACCI Director-General Mr. Ernest Lin (2nd from right) hosted lunch on January 25, 2019 in Taipei for visiting officers of Kowloon Chamber of Commerce (KCC) Mr. Wyler Wong (2nd from left), Mr. Conrad Lee (3rd from left) and Mr. Ernest Yuen (3rd from right). […]

CACCI invited to ASEAN Chambers of Commerce & Industry Business Meeting – February 25-27, 2019 in Bengaluru

Bengaluru – CACCI members are invited to take part in the ASEAN Chambers of Commerce & Industry Meet on February 25-27, 2019 in Bengaluru, India. The Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) is organizing this business meet for the first time in South India, in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affiars, […]

CACCI Profile Newsletter – January issue available

Taipei – The latest issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available now. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE.  

Suggestions on themes and topics for the 2019 33rd CACCI Conference

Taipei – As you are aware, the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) will hold the 33rd CACCI Conference in September 2019, with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce as host. In preparation for the 2019 Conference, members of the CACCI Planning Committee will meet on March 25, 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka […]

2019 33rd CACCI Conference to be held in Colombo

Colombo – CACCI wish to inform all CACCI officers and members that the 33rd CACCI Conference will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka and is tentatively scheduled on September 17-18, 2019. To be hosted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, next year’s Conference will take place at Shangri-la Hotel Colombo. The dates and venue were […]

CACCI Planning Committee Meeting on March 25, 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka – Register now!

Colombo – CACCI would like to invite its members to attend the meeting of the CACCI Planning Committee scheduled on March 25th, 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The meeting will primarily:   Discuss preparations for the 33rd CACCI Conference to be hosted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (e.g., Conference venue, theme, topics, speakers, format, […]

2018 Year-End Review

As the year 2018 came to a close and the year 2019 begins, it is an opportune time for CACCI to take stock of our accomplishments over the past year, with the view to build on them in order to make our Confederation even more relevant to our members in this new year. Here under […]

CACCI members invited to 5th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok

Vladivostok – CACCI is pleased to share with its members an invitation to the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) to be held on September 4-6, 2019 in Vladivostok, Russia. Organized by the Rosscongress Foundation, the EEF aims to: (a) strengthen ties between the international investment community, Russian business, and federal, regional, and local government bodies; (b) conduct […]

Winners of 4 CACCI competitions

Ankara – During the 32nd CACCI Conference in Istanbul on November 23-24, 2018, CACCI awarded the winners of four different competitions: Local Chamber,  Asia-Pacific Young Entrepreneur, Asia-Pacific Woman Entrepreneur and 3rd Hydropower and Clean Energy. The winners were:   8th Local Chamber Awards     There were two winners for the 8th  Local Chamber Awards. […]

CACCI members invited to St. Petersburg SPIEF’19

Moscow – CACCI is pleased to convey an invitation to all CACCI officers and members to attend the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF’19) to be held on June 6-8, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Organized by the Rosscongress Foundation, the SPIEF is an international platform for discussion of the key issues on the […]

CACCI members invited to ICC & WCC Competition

Paris – The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in conjunction with the 11th World Chambers Congress are inviting CACCI members to submit nominations to join the 2019 World Chambers Competition. The competition is scheduled to take place on June 12-14, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If CACCI Chambers are interested to participate, please click […]

CACCI joins 3rd ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival

Singapore – The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) – represented by Deputy Director-General Mr. Amador Honrado Jr. – participated in the 3rd ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival upon the invitation of the Singapore Business Federation and the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council. Held on 13-14 November 2018 at the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore, the Carnival […]

New CACCI President, Vice Presidents, Treasurer & Budget Commissioners elected

Istanbul – The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) is pleased to officially announce the election of Mr. Samir Modi as the new President  of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) for the next two years (2018-2020). Mr. Modi was elected during the 89th CACCI Council Meeting held […]

Asia Pacific region is strategic for Turkish economy – Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan

Istanbul – Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan expressed pleasure at attending the 32nd CACCI Conference held on November 23-24, 2018. Sponsored by the Turkey Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB), and under the patronage of the Turkish Presidency and in cooperation with the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), the CACCI Conference was […]

“The Pacific is the ocean of the future” – TOBB President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu

Istanbul – TOBB President and CACCI Vice President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, in his speech at the 32nd CACCI Conference themed “Asia: Expanding Boundaries” held on November 23-24, 2018 and in the presence of the Minister of Trade, Ruhsar Pekcan, said that “the Mediterranean was the ocean of the old world. The Atlantic is today’s ocean. […]

Successful 32nd CACCI Conference concludes in Istanbul

Istanbul – The Asia-Pacific Economic Summit, hosted by TOBB President and CACCI Vice President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, ended after several parallel sessions, bilateral business meetings, Product and Council meetings, particular meeting and cooperation talks. The last section of the 32nd CACCI (Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Asia Pacific) Conference held the 90th […]

Five new CACCI Lifetime Special Members: Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Mongolia

Taipei – Since the 88th CACCI Council Meeting held on September 18, 2017 in Sydney Australia, the CACCI Council has received five applications for Lifetime Special Membership. The newest Lifetime Special Members include one from Saudi Arabia, two from Bangladesh and two from Mongolia, as following: (1) Mr. Yassin Saeed Al Suroor – Mr. Yassin […]

WTO’s Deputy Director-General Yi Xiaozhun – Keynote speaker at CACCI Conference

Photo from WTO website Istanbul – World Trade Organization’s Deputy Director-General Yi Xiaozhun will be delivering the keynote speech at the 32nd CACCI Conference in Istanbul on November 24, 2018. Mr. Yi Xiaozhun has been a Deputy Director-General at the World Trade Organization since October 2013. Yi Xiaozhun has extensive experience in world trade and economics, […]

Wellington, Lao, Primorsky, Darwin & Turkey present business opportunities

Istanbul – As part of the program for the upcoming 32nd CACCI Conference on November 23-24, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey, we are once again organizing a special session entitled “Discover Business Opportunities Through CACCI”. Scheduled on the afternoon of November 23, this session will feature special country presentations by representatives from selected CACCI member-countries. The […]

CACCI Officers visit “Ulaanbaatar Partnership 2018” International Trade Fair

Ulaanbaatar – A CACCI Presidential delegation of more than 30 members from Bangladesh, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, the Philippines and Taiwan participated in the formal Opening Ceremony of the “Ulaanbaatar Partnership 2018”. CACCI President Jemal Inaishvili used the opportunity to thank MNCCI leadership for the invitation to Mongolia, as well as to visit many […]

CACCI visits Gobi Cashmere Factory

Ulaanbaatar – As part of its mandate to promote trade and business growth, a CACCI delegation led by President Jemal Inaishvili, Vice President Samir Modi, and other international delegates visited Gobi Corp., which is one of the five largest vertically integrated producers of cashmere in the world.     Established in 1981, the company holds […]

MNCCI hosts Gala dinner for CACCI Officers

Ulaanbaatar – On September 7, 2018, MNCCI organized and hosted a Gala Dinner for the CACCI delegates and Mongolian women entrepreneurs who participated in the Ulaanbaatar Partnership 2018 and the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.     The Dinner also served as an occasion for MNCCI to cite the previous years’ recipients of the CACCI Golden Award […]

CIECA Chairman Henry Kao hosts CACCI leaders

Lunch hosted by CIECA at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Taipei – On September 3, 2018, Henry Kao, Chairman of CIECA (Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association) arranged a lunch at the Sheraton Grand Hotel for the CACCI leaders visiting Taipei. Among the participants, there were two representatives from a Taiwanese logistics company who discussed possible business […]

Taiwan will do everything possible to participate in 2nd round of CPTPP negotiation: President Tsai

President Tsai also said Taiwan will continue to uphold regional economic integration By Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Writer, 2018/09/04 15:48 Taipei (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Tuesday that Taiwan will continue efforts to promote regional economic integration and to participate in the trans-pacific agreement that was inked earlier this year by 11 countries. The […]

Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory Deputy CEO visits CACCI Secretariat

Taipei – Mr. Brian O’Gallagher, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory, met with CACCI Director-General Mr. Ernest Lin and Deputy Director-General Mr. Amador Honrado on August 30, 2018 at the CACCI Secretariat office in Taipei. Mr. O’Gallagher briefed Mr. Lin and Mr. Honrado on the upcoming Regional Australia Asia Chambers […]

Key CACCI Officers call on ROC President

Taipei – CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili and CACCI Senior Vice President Mr. Samir Modi made courtesy calls on Her Excellency President Tsai Ing-Wen of the Republic of China (ROC) September 4, 2018. CACCI President Jemal Inaishvili shakes hand with ROC President Tsai. During their meeting, Mr. Inaishvili and Mr. Modi, re-introduced CACCI and its […]

Members’ Suggestions Requested for CACCI 2018-2020 Work Program

Istanbul – CACCI members are requested to submit their suggestions on activities that CACCI should undertake in the next two years (2018-2020). These activities should benefit all members, further promote the growth and development of the Confederation, and help CACCI attain its primary objectives. All suggestions received from members will be integrated into the draft Work […]

Study on Metro Rail System in Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu – The Investment Board of Nepal (BNI) is calling for Expressions of Interest (EoIs) for a “Detailed Feasibility Study of Metro Rail System in Kathmandu Valley (Dhulikhel-Nagdhunga)”.The details can be found in following link: https://ibn.gov.np/kathmandu-valley-metro-project-bank The IBN is a high-level government body chaired by the Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister of Nepal and functions as a […]

ICC Invites CACCI Members to IP Week @ SG

Singapore – Members of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) are being invited by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to the 7th edition of IP Week @ SG that will take place on 4-5 September in Singapore in partnership with the ICC. Themed “Ideas to Assets – Connecting markets through […]

Investment Board Nepal calls for EoI for Feasibility Studies on three projects

Kathmandu – The Invesment Board Nepal (IBN) is Calling for Expression of Interest for Feasibility Studies of the following three projects: (a) Glass Industry; (b) Shey-Phoksundo Luxury Resort; and (c) Ski Resort in Manang. More details of these projects and other opportunities visit: http://ibn.gov.np. The IBN is a high-level government body chaired by the Rt. […]

CACCI soliciting project proposals for CACCI Foundation support

Taipei – The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) is inviting its Primary Members and Affiliate Members to submit formal proposals on projects that they wish to be financed by the CACCI Foundation. The CACCI Foundation was established in 2006 to help Primary and Affiliate Members implement projects aimed at promoting entrepreneurship […]

TOBB issues 32nd CACCI Conference Brochure

Istanbul – The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) has issued the brochure of the 32nd CACCI Conference scheduled to take place on November 23-24, 2018 at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, Turkey. It contains relevant information about this year’s gathering aimed at further raising CACCI members’ interest to join the […]

CACCI Lifetime Special Member Visits Singapore Business Federation

Singapore – Mr. Salauddin Yousuf, Director of Lub-rref Bangladesh Limited and Lifetime Special Member of CACCI (right), visited the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) on June 13, 2018 and met with SBF officers Mr. Alan Tan, Director, South Asia and Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Global Business Division, and Mr. Mark Yeo, Assistant Manager, Middle […]

Latest FICCI Financial Insights Focuses on MSME Lending

New Dehli – The Financial Sector team of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has issued the latest edition of its quarterly ounlication – Financial Insights. The issue focuses on “The Evolving Contours of MSME Lending in India”, which presents insightful write-ups contributed by industry leaders and experts in this domain. […]

CACCI Vice President Rifat Hisarciklioglu Re-Elected TOBB President

Ankara – Mr. Rifat Hisarciklioglu was recently re-elected President of The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB). Mr. Hisarciklioglu, who is concurrently Vice President of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), became TOBB President for the next four years, after having been re-elected unanimously during the 74th General […]

Russian Chamber invites CACCI member to “International Business Days” in Khabrovsk, Russia

Khabrovsk – The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (CCIRF) is inviting CACCI members to attend the “International Business Days” to be held on June 10 – 12, 2018 in Khabarovsk City, Russia. Launched for the first time, the three-day event will feature the International Expo and the Trade Fair “Choose Region […]

CIS-BCCI signs E-Commerce Trade Agreement with 50 Countries

Dhaka – The Commonwealth of Independent States-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CIS-BCCI) has signed e-commerce trade agreement with 50 countries, a press release of the business body said. The release said CIS-BCCI and the global business platform ‘Qoovee’ had a meeting on the prospect of establishing business relations of Bangladeshi businessmen in CIS countries […]

Canada Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce holds Canada Showcase 2018

Dhaka – The Canada Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce recently organized the Canada Showcase 2018 at the International Conference Center in Dhaka. It was attended by many Canadian companies which are operating in Bangladesh and also by some Bangladesh companies doing business with Canada. The chief guest of the event was the Commerce Minister of Bangladesh […]

CACCI Lifetime Special Member joins Bangladesh Delegation to the Commonwealth Summit 2018

London – Mr. Salauddin Yousuf (leftmost), Director of Lub-rref (Bangladesh) Limited – a Lifetime Special Member of CACCI – was part of the delegation from Bangladesh that attended  this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings and Commonwealth Summit held on April 16-20, 2018 in London and Windsor, United Kingdom. Mr. Yousuf joined his country’s delegation […]

CACCI delegation visits Vientiane Saysettha Development Zone

Vientiane – A CACCI delegation led by CACCI Senior Vice President Mr. Samir Modi and CACCI Vice President Mr. Pradeep Kumar Shrestha on April 25 visited the Vientiane Saysettha Development Zone, located in a suburban district 17 kilometers northeast of Vientiane. During the visit, the delegation learned that the Zone covers an area of 11 […]

CACCI members visit Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone

Phnom Penh – Members of the CACCI delegation that joined the Presidential visit to Cambodia visited the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone on April 20, 2018, which is located within the proximity of the country’s capital city. Led by CACCI Vice President Mr. Peter McMullin and CACCI Vice President Mr. Pradeep Kumar Shrestha, the visitors […]

VCCI hosts International Contract of Sale & Short Term Trade Finance Workshop in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh – The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) hosted a workshop on International Contract of Sale and Short Term Trade Finance in Ho Chi Minh City on April 19-20, 2018. Organized in cooperation with the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), the two-day workshop was conducted by Mr. […]

CACCI holds International Contract of Sale & Short Term Trade Finance Workshop in Hanoi

Hanoi – The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) organized, in cooperation with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), a two-day workshop on International Contract of Sale and Short Term Trade Finance in Hanoi on April 17-18, 2018. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Pavel Andrl, an international trade finance […]

CIECA Organizes the 2018 ICC-CIECA Business Forum in Taipei

Taipei – The Chinese International Economic Association (CIECA), CACCI Primary Member in Taiwan, organized the ICC-CIECA Business Forum on April 16, 2018 in Taipei, that featured Mr. Philip Kucharski, Chief Operating Officer of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), as Keynote Speaker. Mr. Kucharski made a presentation on the ICC – its mission and its activities […]

CACCI Vice President Amb. Feng Chi-Tai Meets with ICC Chief Operating Officer Philip Kucharski

Taipei – Amb. Feng Chi-Tai, Vice President of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), received Mr. Philip Kucharski, Chief Operating Officer of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), during the latter’s visit to Taipei on April 16-17. Amb. Feng and Mr.Kucharski exchanged views on the current conditions in the global economy, […]

CACCI Vice President Mrs. Magvan Oyunchimeg serves as panelist at the Belt and Road Trade and Investment Forum in Beijing

Beijing – CACCI President Mrs. Magvan Oyunchimeg, CEO of Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI), was invited as a Panelist at the “Belt and Road Trade and Investment Forum” held on April 12, 2018 in Beijing. The two-day Forum was Organized by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), China […]

CACCI members join visit to Alibaba Group Headquarters in Beijing

Beijing – Members of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), including CACCI Deputy Director-General Mr. Amador Honrado Jr., joined officers and members of the ICC World Chambers Federation (ICC-WCF) during the visit to the headquarters of the Alibaba Group in Beijing, China on April 12, 2018.The visit was made following the […]

CACCI invited to support Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW)

Singapore – The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) has been invited to be a supporting organization of the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) to be held on October 29 – November 2, 2018 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. SIEW is an annual platform for energy professionals, policymakers and commentators to […]

CACCI Conference in Istanbul themed “Asia: Expanding Boundaries”

Istanbul – The 32nd CACCI Conference scheduled to take place on November 23-24, 2018 at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, Turkey will carry the theme “Asia: Expanding Boundaries”. To be hosted by Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), the two-day event aims to provide another valuable platform for CACCI members and […]

CACCI calls for members’ inputs to the 2018-2020 CACCI Work Program

Istanbul – One of the main agendas of the upcoming 32nd CACCI Conference scheduled to take place on November 23-24, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey is the formulation of a draft Framework for the 2018-2020 CACCI Work Program to be implemented by the new CACCI officers to be elected during the Istanbul Conference. In this connection, […]

CACCI invites nominations for Hydropower & Clean Energy Excellence Award

Taipei – CACCI invitation Chambers to submit nominations for the 3rd CACCI Asia-Pacific Hydropower and Clean Energy Excellence Award. We are attaching reference documents for the Award nomination and selection mechanics. Initiated by the CACCI Asian Council on Water, Energy and Environment (ACWEE) which is under the chairmanship of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of […]

CACCI members invited to Ulaanbaatar Trade Fair

Ulaanbaatar – Ulaanbaatar Partnertship, Annual International Trade Fair is the largest trade fair in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with the great variety of exhibits and the most onsite deals. An annual 5-day session from Sep 7 to 10 Ulaanbaatar, Trade Fair of UBP is co-organized in collaboration with the Mayor Administration of Ulaanbaatar city and MNCCI. The […]

CACCI Secretariat attends seminar on Indonesian Economy, Tourism and Labor

  Taipei – At the invitation of Indonesian Economic and Trade Office to Taipei (IETO), CACCI Secretariat executives joined the “Indonesian Economic, Tourism And Labor Seminar” held on March 23, 2018 at the Taipei World Trade Center. Consisting of the Seminar in the morning session and Business Matching in the afternoon, the one-day event aimed […]

CACCI and VCCI to co-organize workshops on International Trade and Short-Term Trade Finance

Hanoi – The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) are co-organizing two-day workshops on International Trade and Short-Term Trade Finance in Vietnam. The first workshop will be held in Hanoi on April 17-18 and the second workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on […]

UNCTAD issues latest Investment Policy Monitor

Geneva – Tne United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released the latest issue of its Investment Policy Monitor. In the Report, UNCTAD notes that twenty two countries took 32 investment policy measures in the review period (November 2017 – February 2018). The share of investment restrictions and regulations increased to 29 percent. Compared […]

FICCI issues latest edition of Financial Foresights

New Delhi – The Financial Sector team of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry has released the latest edition of FICCI’s quarterly publication – Financial Foresights. The issue focuses on ‘The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code’ and presents insightful write-ups contributed by industry leaders and experts in this domain. The passage of the […]

6th SAARC Business Leaders Conclave in Kathmandu, March 16-18

Kathmandu – The SAARC Business Leaders’ Conclave 2018 was held in Kathmandu on March 16-18, 2018 with an objective to promote investment, innovation and entrepreneurship in the region by unleashing shared prosperity through economic integration. The event drew business leaders of the SAARC member nations, high-level leaders and government officials, among other stakeholders, to identify […]

ICC Invites CACCI Members to the 3rd SDG Business Forum

New York – CACCI members are invited to attend the 3rd SDG Business Forum Led by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) that will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York on July 17, 2018.The Forum is being held during the Ministerial segment of the UN’s High-Level Political Forum, the annual review of […]

CACCI Members Invited to the International Business and Human Rights Conference in Paris

Paris – The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is encouraging members to participate in the next International Business and Human Rights Conference, organised by the IOE, MEDEF and Sodexo, taking place on 18th April 2018 in Paris. This business-only conference is aimed at representatives of companies, business and employers’ federations, corporate law firms and industry associations. […]

32nd CACCI Conference to be held on November 23-24 in Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel in Istanbul

  Istanbul – As decided by the CACCI Planning Committee during its meeting on February 5 in Istanbul, the 32nd CACCI Conference will be held on November 23-24, 2018 at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski. To be hosted by the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), the two-day event aims to provide another valuable […]

CACCI and TOBB Jointly Hold a Successful CACCI Planning Committee Meeting

Istanbul – A highly productive and successful Planning Committee Meeting was recently held jointly by the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) on February 5, 2018 at the TOBB Headquarters in Istanbul. Chaired by CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili and co-chaired […]

IFFA to hold International forum of grains, oilseeds and related products

Tehran – The Iranian Federation of Food Associations (IFFA), with the support of Iran Agricultural Ministry and Iran/Tehran Chamber of Commerce, will hold “International forum of grains, oilseeds and related products” on May 7-8, 2018 in Tehran IRIB International Conference Center. The two-day forum focuses on the market developments. It offers an excellent environment for discussions […]

CACCI Invited to ASEAN-BAC’s 11th Joint Consulting Meeting with ASEAN+1 Business Councils and Associations

Singapore – The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) attended, as an Observer, the 11th Joint Consulting Meeting of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) with ASEAN +1 Business Councils and Associations held on January 17, 2018. Held at the Supply Chain City, a 6.5-hectare logistics facility located in Jurong West, Singapore, […]

CEO-Preneurship Summit Scheduled On 20 February 2018 in Istanbul

  Istanbul – On February 20, 2018, the CEO-Preneurship Summit of the WBAF World Congress 2018 will host the CEOs of more than 100 corporates from 80 countries. For the first time ever, the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) will be hosting more than 1,000 delegates from all over the world at its annual […]

Alegria Sibal-Limjoco Takes the Reins of PCCI

Manila – Mrs. Alegria Sibal-Limjoco has been elected President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) effective January 1, 2018. Mrs. Sibal-Limjoco is only the second woman to hold the position. Coming from a life of helping small retail stores branch into franchises, Mrs. Sibal-Limjoco said she would focus her two-year term as PCCI […]

Sri Lanka – Russia Business Council holds 14th Annual General Meeting

Colombo – The 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Sri Lanka – Russia Business Council (SLRBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was held recently, electing Priyantha Hapuarachchi as President for 2017/2018 who is the Chief Financial Officer at South Asia Textile Industries Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. Buddhapriya Ramanayake, Director, Mos Lanka Investments (Pvt) Ltd […]

ASEAN Investment Report 2017 Launched

Manila – ASEAN Investment Report 2017 was launched at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit held in Manila on November 13, 2017. The Report was prepared under a technical cooperation agreement between the ASEAN Secretariat and the UNCTAD Division on Investment and Enterprise. Copies of the Report have been forwarded to all CACCI members. The 2017 […]

CACCI Delegation Meets with Nepal’s Commerce Secretary

Kathmandu – CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili, along with 30 members of his delegation from six CACCI member-countries, met with Commerce Secretary Chandra Kumar Ghimire of Republic of Nepal on November 21, 2017 during the CACCI Presidential visit. The visitors shared information and exchanged views with Secretary Ghimire on trade and investment opportunities in Nepal, industry […]

CACCI Delegation Visits Bhaktapur CCI

Bhaktapur – A 20-member delegation consisting of businessmen from six CACCI member countries visited the Bhaktapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) on November 23 as part of the program of the three-day CACCI Presidential visit to Nepal. The CACCI visitors led by President Jemal Inaishvili met with the officers and members of BCCI and exchanged […]

FNCCI Officers and Members Receive CACCI Delegation in Kathmandu

Kathmandu – Officers and members of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) led by FNCCI President Mrs. Bhawani Rana welcomed the 30-member CACCI delegation from six countries led by CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili. The meeting took place at the FNCCI headquarters in Kathmandu. The two sides discussed matters of interest to […]

FNCCI & Kowloon Chamber Sign MOU in Kathmandu

Kathmandu – The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and the Kowloon Chamber of Commerce (KCC) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining possible areas of cooperation between the two organizations. Aimed at promoting greater trade and investments between Nepal and Hong Kong, the MOU was signed at the FNCCI headquarters […]

Ceylon Chamber & ITC holds joint workshop on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Colombo – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) in collaboration with International Trade Center (ITC) recently conducted a workshop through a train-the-trainer methodology to create awareness among the private sector on the latest WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. The two-day work shop conducted in Colombo early October was aimed at helping businesses, especially the local SME sector, to […]

Sri Lanka- Singapore Business Council of Ceylon Chamber successfully concludes a business mission to Singapore

Singapore – The Sri Lanka-Singapore Business Council of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce successfully concluded a 26-member business mission to Singapore held on November 8-10, 2017. The three-day mission was organized in collaboration with the International Enterprise Singapore; the Government Agency driving Singapore’s external economy and promoting the overseas growth of Singapore-based enterprises and international trade, supported […]

ICC Asia Conducts Seminar on ATA Carnet System Implementation in Vietnam

Hanoi – Mrs Lee Ju Song, Executive Director, ICC Asia, successfully conducted meetings and seminar on Steps to be taken for the Implementation of the ATA Carnet System in Vietnam. Held on October 31 – November 4, 2017 on Hanoi, the five-day sessions were attended by about 40 Senior Vietnam Customs and VCCI Certification Staff […]

FICCI Invites CACCI Members to its Annual Banking Conference in Mumbai

Bombay – The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Indian Banks Association (IBA) are jointly organising FIBAC – an annual banking conference – on 6th and 7th November, 2017 at Hotel Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai, India with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as its Knowledge Partner. The theme of the […]

CACCI Members invited to Match4Industry Event in Kocaeli

Kocaeli – The Kocaeli Chamber of Industry is inviting CACCI members to participate in its Match4Industry event that will take place on 2-3 November 2017 in Kocaeli, Turkey. Match4Industry is part of “Doing Business Onsite”, a unique concept in matchmaking events that offer meetings held in company premises as well as the main event site. […]

“Tbilisi Belt and Road Forum” on November 28-29, 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi – CACCI would like to convey an invitation from the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia for CACCI members to attend the “Tbilisi Belt and Road Forum” to be held on November 28-29, 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Organized under the patronage of H. E. Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the two-day […]

Ceylon Chamber Receives Lahore CCI Delegation to Discuss How to Strengthen Sri Lanka-Pakistan Trade and Investment

Colombo – The Sri Lanka-Pakistan Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce hosted recently a delegation from the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). LCCI is the oldest and largest trade body in Pakistan with strong credentials having a large membership base standing around 20 thousand members. Led by Senior Vice President Mr […]

New Lifetime Special Member from Bangladesh Visits CACCI Secretariat

Taipei – Mr. Md. Gias Uddin Bhuiyan, Managing Director of Shan Sabil (BD) Ltd. from Bangladesh, met with executives of the CACCI Secretariat during his recent visit to Taipei on September 26. Mr. Bhuiyan, who frequently travels to Taipei because of his various businesses, discussed with the CACCI executives his desire to take a more […]

CACCI, KPMG, Vietnam VCCI, India FICCI & Iran ICCIMA jointly presented business opportunities during Sydney Conference

Sydney – On Tuesday September 19 2017, the Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce (CACCI) successfully featured the workshop session “Discover Asia Pacific’s business opportunities through CACCI” during the 10th ICC World Chambers Federation Congress in Sydney. The session chaired by CACCI President Jemail Inaishvili, first presented Vincent Chang, President of the KPMG Deal Advisory […]

Tajikistan pavilion won first place in Astana Expo 2017

Astana – The Pavilion of the Republic of Tajikistan won first place in the International Specialized exhibition “Astana EXPO-2017” in category “The best disclosure of the theme and content” among joint pavilions on September 9, 2017 in the ENERGY lobby of the EXPO-2017. The international jury from 9 experts in the field of exhibitions, architecture […]

Taiwan-Philippines Economic Forum Held in Taipei

Taipei – Representatives of the government and private sector from the Philippines and Taiwan spoke during the Philippine Investment Forum on August 25, 2017 at the Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. The Philippine speakers talked about the country’s trade and investment policies and identified some areas of opportunities for business […]