The Chance to be Heard and to Influence
AmCham has established fruitful dialogue and keeps on cooperating successfully with US and KRG government institutions on the highest level.
AmCham members can share information, raise issues of common concern and propose possible solutions through monthly meetings of 10 industry sectors committees. The focus of committee meetings depends on the current situation and topics of importance at the time in the Kurdistan Region, including newly adopted laws, regulations, amendments, mutual problems of committee members, and best practice sharing.
Members represent their companies in 10 industry committees (Banking, Finance, and Insurance; Tax & Customs; Sustainable Development & Corporate Impact; Human Resources and Labor; Digital Technology and Innovation; Travel Hospitality and Tourism; Legal & Compliance; Agriculture Forestry & Economic Development; Procurement; FMCG) as forums for expressing member views on issues of actual importance and challenges. Suggestions are compiled and submitted to the relevant ministries through AmCham's regular White Papers and often go on to influence laws. AmCham’s committees have the opportunity to contribute to the process of amending several essential Kurdistan laws, achieving a more conducive environment in which to do business. Working within these committees allows your company to make a real contribution to the future of business in Kurdistan.
Access to the data on the latest tendencies in the market
As a member of AmCham, your company will have access to data. AmCham keeps its members up to date on the current situation and latest changes in the legislation as well as the general state of business in Kurdistan. We work to facilitate regular and open dialogue between our members and key decision makers, voice members’ concerns, and contribute to developing sustainable solutions.
As a member, you have full access to our resource library, which has information on business practices and trends, local legislation, current committee work, and other valuable information. The general package of information resources provided by the Chamber includes;
- Annual National Employee Salary Surveys
- Quarterly Inflation Surveys
- AmCham White Papers
- AmCham Annual Reports
Best Networking Opportunities
Being one of the largest and the most influential organizations in Kurdistan uniting more than 250 Member Companies in all sectors of the economy we provide the best networking opportunities. We represent more than a major percentage of all foreign and a significant portion of the local investment in Kurdistan. Moreover, membership in AmCham Kurdistan provides a unique opportunity to get a vast network of government and business information and contacts in the KRG as well as valuable information on US businesses across the Middle East through the Middle East Affairs at the US Chamber of Commerce.
All members are regularly invited to attend a variety of events throughout the year aiming to help your business development as well maintain a constant dialogue with the government of Kurdistan. These include, in particular, luncheons and conferences for learning, networking, and promoting, informal “Business after hours” as well as charity sponsorships for high profile visibility and social contributions.
M2M Discount Program
We do believe our members appreciate an opportunity to benefit from AmCham Member-to-Member (M2M) Discount Program exclusively designed for our Member Companies to obtain as well as for the Associates to provide discounts on a wide range of products and services from the hotel stays and restaurant offers to technical servicing. This AmCham initiative is recognized as a strong promotional vehicle aimed to add more value to Companies’ membership and help in increasing the volume of sales and saving costs.
The number of participating Member Companies is constantly increasing. All Member Companies are invited to use this unique opportunity and promote your business by providing discounts to their fellow Companies.
U.S. Business VISA Facilitation Service
Due to the agreement with the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, AmCham Kurdistan provides an exclusive service to Member Companies – facilitation in U.S. B1/B2 Visa Obtaining.
Please, visit our Visa Facilitation Program page for more information.