The American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) was formally established in 1996 having been duly registered with the Joint Stock Companies of Bangladesh to promote the economic relationships between Bangladesh and the United States. Earlier, AmCham used to operate as American Bangladesh Economic Forum (ABEF) since 1988. AmCham holds the full Membership of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC). AmCham Bangladesh has also been accredited as a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The membership of the AmCham includes US Companies doing business in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Companies whose primary business is representing US produced goods and services; and non-profit organizations of United States origin.
To promote economic cooperation between the United States of America and the People's Republic of Bangladesh, particularly in the private sector.
To promote exchange of information between the US and Bangladesh with a view to stimulating greater understanding about each other's economic potentials and opportunities.
To promote and support measures calculated to benefit and protect the interests of the members.
To present the views of the AmCham members to the Government of Bangladesh.
To work through the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in order to present the views of US business community in Bangladesh to the United States Government.
Periodic Breakfast/Luncheon/Dinner meetings for members to hear prominent local or visiting speakers, high government officials, ministers etc. and discuss issues of commerce, investment and economics.
Sponsoring seminars on vital issues of finance, trade and commerce.
Establishing contact between the American business community and the established business and government organizations of Bangladesh.
Support US investment in Bangladesh.
Work as contact point for US business in Bangladesh.
Undertake research on vital issues of economic interest with a view to identify the problems, opportunities and recommend action and policies to overcome the snags on the way to progress.
Organizing US Trade Show in Bangladesh on annual basis with the cooperation of the United States Embassy.
Periodic news bulletins & other publications.
Library and reference facilities for member use.
Participation in key events and services of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.