The American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova (AmCham Moldova) is a non-governmental non-profit organization, founded on September 4, 2006. As a member of the international network of 125 AmChams worldwide, AmCham Moldova connects businesses and business leaders to share the common goal of bringing the entrepreneurial spirit and the cultures of Moldova and the United States closer together.
AmCham Moldova`s membership, currently encountering 109 members, is composed of a diverse spectrum of businesses, from large foreign investors to small goods and service providers that operate within Moldova, as well as Moldovan companies of all sizes that are pursuing trade with the United States.
The Mission of AmCham Moldova is to promote American trade and investment in Moldova and to work with the Moldovan government and business leaders to foster a more favorable business climate in Moldova for foreign trade and investment.
Accreditation with the United States Chamber of Commerce
In February of 2008, AmCham was officially accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The accreditation was a milestone for our organization and means that AmCham Moldova is now officially recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and linked into the global network of more than 125 American Chambers of Commerce worldwide. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. It includes hundreds of associations, thousands of local chambers. The Washington staff is supported by eight regional offices around the U.S, an office in Brussels, an on-the-ground presence in China and a network of business activists.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Member of AmChams in Europe Network
In March 2008, AmCham Moldova joined AmChams in Europe Network (European Council of American Chambers of Commerce) with the goal to exchange best practice ideas, mutual member company benefits and to provide a forum for discussion, debate and where necessary representation on issues relevant to the European business environment. AmChams in Europe (the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce) today represents the corporate interests of more than 17.000 American and European companies, based in 41 countries and employing more than 20 million people. AmChams in Europe’s member companies account for more than $ 1.1 trillion in investment on both sides of the Atlantic.
AmChams in Europe
Chisinau International Court of Commercial Arbitration
Chisinau International Court of Commercial Arbitration is a permanent arbitration institution. It is independent and institutionalized as a permanent body, attached to Employers Association "American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova" (AmCham).
AmCham permanently gears towards identifying the most modern solutions to improve the business climate in Moldova. AmCham has initiated a project that is based on the need to create an efficient and independent platform for settling disputes that may inevitably occur in trade relations.
Chisinau International Court of Commercial Arbitration was established at the initiative of the Boardof Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova, on 12 August 2016 and became fully operational on 1 March 2017.
The court mission is to be a forum of modern domestic and international dispute resolution, which along with other relevant institutions would help promote justice reform in Moldova and plenary protection of rights and interests of participants in the economic cycle.