Memberships

Why Join AMCHAM?


The AMCHAM Myanmar Chamber provides a point of exchange and coordination of efforts to improve business conditions and opportunities for American and American affiliated organizations in Myanmar. AMCHAM provides businesses and business-persons with a venue for the exchange of ideas and for identifying common purposes to pursue in both the private and government sectors in Myanmar, in the Asian region and in the United States. AMCHAM Myanmar currently has 8 committees that cover a variety of commercial and industrial business activities, as well as the Chamber's social and charitable functions. Each committee serves as a forum for discussing common interests and common issues, as well as for taking initiative and action. AMCHAM has no affiliation with the U.S. Government or any of its components; however AMCHAM maintains an active collaborative relationship with the Embassy of the United States in Yangon and other U.S. Government institutions. Through these channel, AMCHAM has access to information on economic and commercial activities within the country and maintains liaison with various ministries of the Myanmar government. AMCHAM also provides the focal point for channeling social service activities intended to benefit the people of Myanmar through the its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs.


Benefits and Services


In addition to serving as a point of contact and exchange among members, AMCHAM serves as a valuable resource for information and interaction. AMCHAM Myanmar members receive:


  • The Membership Directory listing in the membership directory and our website.
  • E-newsletter of upcoming events and U.S State Department announcements and warnings
  • Member access of AMCHAM website, which provides a wealth of information including an events calendar, company directory and other information of interest on AMCHAM and doing business in Myanmar
  • Marketing and promotional opportunities through AMCHAM events and publications



Information Sources


Through AMCHAM, members can obtain regularly updated information on a broad spectrum of areas in a number of forms and venues:


· Membership Directory

This compendium includes comprehensive information on Myanmar, including economic trends, investment steps, business laws, taxation, and investment incentives, as well as three indexes: by company name, representative name, and business classification.


Briefing

AMCHAM organizes briefings by visiting government officials or business executives in Myanmar and the ASEAN region.


Seminars

Some of AMCHAM's committees organize seminars that focus on matters likely to have great impact on doing business in Myanmar.


Taxation and Legislation Update

AMCHAM monitors changes in taxation and legislation (Myanmar and American) that impact the interest of members.


Business Opportunities

AMCHAM maintains information on inquiries from the United States regarding doing business with or in Myanmar.


Member Data

AMCHAM maintains a constantly-updated database with comprehensive information on members and representatives.


Social Activities

AMCHAM organizes activities year-round, including monthly committee meetings, business updates, meetings with U.S. Embassy delegates, and networking events. In addition, there are also Charity Golf Tournaments, and other social activities throughout the year.


The American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar offers three types of membership:


  • Corporate (Large)
  • Corporate (SME)
  • Associate


Corporate members of AMCHAM must be registered in Myanmar. Associate members are NGOs or registered overseas.


Corporate Partnership at the Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels is available at additional cost for VIP benefits and maximum marketing potential. Our Corporate Partners provide necessary and critical support to the Chamber and our activities. Contact AMCHAM today if you are interested in becoming a Corporate Partner.


Code of Business Conduct


AMCHAM Myanmar is a non-partisan, non-profit business organization. We advocate the principles of free trade, open markets, private enterprise, the unrestricted flow of information, and ethical business practices. It is fundamental to our philosophy that good ethics and good business are synonymous. We believe that American business plays an important role as a catalyst for positive social change by promoting human welfare and the principles of free enterprise. AMCHAM recognizes that American companies already set the highest standards for ethical business practices. We encourage members to communicate information about their existing programs and practices relative to good corporate citizenship in the markets in which they operate.

  • Corporate (SME)
    Duration
    12 months
    # of card holders
    5
    Package price
    $600

    Corporate (SME) membership is only open to companies with a registered office in Myanmar. 


    This membership is for companies that meets the following criteria:


    • Does not have more than 50 employees globally
    • Does not have worldwide annual income more than USD 500,000
    • Does not have offices or operations in other countries


    If you do not meet the above criteria, you qualify for Corporate (Large) membership. 


    If you are an NGO registered anywhere in the world, please apply for Associate membership

    If you a company NOT registered in Myanmar (registered in the US, Singapore, etc.), please apply for Associate membership. 

  • Corporate (Large)
    Duration
    12 months
    # of card holders
    10
    Package price
    $1,100

    Corporate (large) membership is for companies with a registered office in Myanmar. 


    This membership is for companies that meet at least one of the following:


    • Has more than 50 employees globally
    • Has worldwide annual income more than USD 500,000
    • Have offices or operations in other countries


    If you are an NGO registered anywhere in the world, please apply for Associate membership. 

    If you NOT registered in Myanmar (registered in the U.S., Singapore, etc.), please apply for Associate membership


    This is the most popular membership in AMCHAM, but please check that it is the right choice for you. 

  • Associate (NGO & Overseas)
    Duration
    12 months
    # of card holders
    5
    Package price
    $600

    Associate membership is only open to non-profit organizations (NGOs) and overseas companies.


    • If you are an NGO registered anywhere in the world, this is the right membership for you.
    • If you are a company registered outside Myanmar (registered in the U.S., Singapore, etc.), this is the right membership for you.


    Associate members will not receive voting rights at the Annual General Meeting, or Board of Governor eligibility.


    Corporate (large and SME) membership is only open to companies with a registered office in Myanmar. If you are registered in Myanmar, you need to apply for Corporate membership (either large or SME).