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AmCham Mongolia Joins Powerful Regional Alliance

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Ulaanbaatar  – It was announced today that The American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia (AmCham Mongolia) has been admitted to the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC), the umbrella organization that connects the American Chambers of Commerce throughout the region.

“Our participation in this powerful alliance will provide members of AmCham Mongolia with unique access to the most organized and influential alliance of American businesses within the Asia-Pacific region,” said, Jackson Cox, president of AmCham Mongolia.  “We look forward to being an active participant in APCAC and exposing our members to the many benefits this broad regional network offers,” Cox concluded.

Steven Okun, Chairman of APCAC and Director of Public Affairs for KKR in Asia, welcomed AmCham Mongolia to APCAC.

“APCAC’s core mission is to deliver the message of how US investment and growth in Asia means growth in the US.  Having AmCham Mongolia join APCAC will enhance APCAC’s mission given all of the great growth opportunities in Mongolia for US business.  Further, the participation of AmCham Mongolia in APCAC is a sure way to build greater support and opportunity for increased business ties between the Untied States and Mongolia,” said Mr. Okun.

APCAC was founded in 1968 as a way for the now 28 American Chambers in 22 economies spanning the Asia-Pacific region to address issues of mutual concern and share best practices.  APCAC represents the growing interests of over 50,000 business executives and more than 10,000 business entities in the Asia-Pacific region.  The APCAC membership manages trade volumes in excess of US$400 billion and foreign direct investments of over US$200 billion.

The US Chamber of Commerce accredited AmCham Mongolia as an official affiliate in October 2011. AmCham Mongolia is a membership-led organization and is committed to the support and promotion of greater commercial ties between the United States and Mongolia.

Please visit www.amcham.mn for more information.

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