Association of ACP National Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Other Economic Operators (ACP Chambers)

Association des chambres nationales de commerce, d'industrie et des autres opérateurs économiques ACP

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History

10 July 1981, Lomé (Togo), on recommendation of ACP-EU Council of Ministers, meeting July 1980, Montego Bay (Jamaica). Present Constitution adopted 11 Oct 1996, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). Registered in accordance with Spanish law.

Aims

Bearing in mind the new world trade environment, contribute to development and promotion of intra-ACP and ACP-EU trade; motivate and improve ACP and ACP-EU trade flows through more professional management, enhanced decentralized cooperation and regional integration; identify and analyse opportunities offered by the globalization process and liberalization of international trade; raise capacity building of ACP national chambers to the level required for dialogue amongst themselves and with EU chambers; upgrade level of, and foster contacts and flow of information among members; contribute to integration of the informal sector of ACP economies into the formal sector; assist in harmonizing commercial policies of ACP countries; serve as an instrument for promotion of economic activity, market research, human resource development, development of the private sector, of SMEs and of export-oriented investment in ACP countries and regions.

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Activities

Organizes meetings, in particular on business and investment promotion; assists members in establishing economic development programmes and in strengthening existing programmes; advises and makes recommendations to members on formulation of economic policy conducive to trade exchange and to increase intra-ACP trade and trade with other countries, investment and other cross-border initiatives. Current concerns: project of the ACP Council of Ministers to establish a 'Network of ACP National Chambers of Commerce'; extending the BC-Net idea to ACP countries; collaborative training programmes; training to assist women in setting up their own businesses; joint meetings of ACP and EU chambers.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 79 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

UIA Org ID

D6526

Last News Received

1. Jun 2011
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