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Sponsors Chevron Energy Development (Thailand) Co. Ltd. Citibank, N.A. American School of Bangkok General Motors (Thailand) Ltd. Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited Hemaraj Land And Development Public Co. Ltd. Seagate Technology (Thailand) Ltd. Amway (Thailand) Ltd. Caterpillar (Thailand) Ltd. Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd Dana Spicer (Thailand) Ltd. Dow Chemical Thailand Ltd. FedEx Express KIS International School LA-Z-BOY (Thailand) Ltd Procter & Gamble Trading (Thailand) Ltd. Property Care Services (Thailand) Ltd. RMA Group Co. Ltd. Transpo International Ltd. YUM Restaurant International (Thailand) Co. Ltd. TICON Industrial Connection Public Company Ltd. Visa International (Asia-Pacific) LLC. Servcorp Co., Ltd. Sansiri Plc. Esso (Thailand) Public Company Limited Philip Morris (Thailand) Ltd. Ford Services (Thailand) Co. Ltd. Coca-Cola (Thailand) Limited McThai Co., Ltd.

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2014 HOLIDAYS

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INDEPENDENCE DAY PICNIC

Independence Day picnic at KIS School was a great success. All those who attended enjoyed a traditional U.S. style picnic with great food and music, games and fun. Many thanks to our great Star Sponsors, Event Partners, Raffle and Charity booth prize donors, Volunteers and the Independence Day Picnic Committee for all their support. 

Click here for a list of Charity Raffle winners. Prizes can be collected from Khun Eaux at the AMCHAM office with winning ticket or winners identity. Deadline for collection of prizes is August 1. 


NEW MEMBERS AND MEMBER UPDATES

A list of new members and member updates can be viewed and downloaded for your records. Please update your records monthly!

See new members approved by the Board in AprilMay and June 2014.


AMCHAM RECOGNIZES TOP CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAMS

On November 26, AMCHAM honored 47 member companies that carried-out exemplary corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs in 2013. The honorees were presented with ACE recognitions, an appreciation presented by U.S. Ambassador Kristie Kenney and AMCHAM Vice-President Darren Buckley on behalf of the AMCHAM Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Recognition Program (ACE). 

To qualify for an ACE recognition, a firm’s CSR program must receive high-marks in four categories: (1) Attention to business objectives and societal needs; (2) Creation of long-term economic and social gains; (3) Communication and sharing of best practices; (4) Program sustainability. 

Click to view list of 2013 ACE recipients and a full report of the awards ceremony. Event photos can be viewed on AMCHAM's facebook page: www.facebook.com/amchamthai.


AMCHAM MYANMAR CHAPTER LAUNCHED

On October 31, in Yangon, American and American affiliated companies launched an AMCHAM Myanmar Chapter. The founding companies represent a diverse collection of industries and nationalities, but share a common goal to expand commerce between Myanmar and the U.S., operate according to the highest international business standards, and support their communities. The Chapter named Mariano Vela, President of Chevron Myanmar, as Chapter president and U.S. Ambassador Mitchell honorary president. Click HERE for more information about the AMCHAM Myanmar Chapter. 


AMCHAM HOSTS ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT

On August 23rd, over 350 representatives from AMCHAM, Thai Ministries and the U.S. Embassy attended AMCHAM’s annual Government Appreciation Dinner – AMCHAM’s thank you to the Royal Thai Government and Thai officials for their continued support of American business in Thailand. Please click the following links to view the remarks of keynote speaker Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Kittiratt Na-Ranong and AMCHAM President Matt Bradley


ASEAN BUSINESS OUTLOOK SURVEY

Now available to AMCHAM members are the results of the 2014 ASEAN Business Outlook Survey – a poll of American Chamber of Commerce members in the ASEAN region. The surveyed showed that optimism in ASEAN remains high - 91% of respondents expect their company’s level of trade and investment in ASEAN to increase over the next five years – but many business leaders cited corruption, poor customs administration, and inadequate infrastructure as obstacles to greater investment. Click the above link to view the entire survey, which includes a break-out of Thailand specific results. 


AMCHAM'S AUTO COUNCIL SEEKS TO ENHANCE THE THAI AUTO INDUSTRY

The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM) Auto Council met recently with H.E. Mr. Chairwuti Bannawat, Minister of Industry, members of The Board of Investments, the Thailand Automotive Institute and the Office of Industrial Economics to discuss ways to enhance the auto industry in Thailand. Full detail...


THE THAI-US CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP: A NEW FRIENDSHIP HIGHWAY

The Thai-U.S. Creative Partnership was created to build on more than 175 years of successful political alliance between the United States and Thailand, by leveraging American strengths in support of Thailand’s creative industries. To learn more about the variety of activities that define this initiative, visit the Creative Partnership at www.creativepartnership.org


IS YOUR COMPANY LOCATED OUTSIDE OF BANGKOK? AMCHAM WANTS YOU!

AMCHAM is making a targeted effort to extend its membership base and activities outside of Bangkok. If your company is located outside of Bangkok in one of the designated areas, you may be eligible for AMCHAM membership at reduced rates. Click Greater Thailand AMCHAM Membership Brochure or Join AMCHAM for more information, including eligibility requirements.


STRATEGY TARGETING ORGANIZED PIRACY (STOP!)

Intellectual property rights (IPR) encourage the innovation and creativity that is fundamental to sustained economic growth. Unfortunately, the growing global trade in pirated and counterfeit goods threatens innovation, workers' livelihoods, health, and safety. Fake products - such as CDs, DVDs, software, electronic equipment, clothing, pharmaceutical products, and auto parts - account for an estimated 5 to 7 percent of global trade. This trade costs legitimate rights holders around the world billions of dollars annually.

The Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy (STOP!) is a comprehensive program to stop trade in pirated and counterfeit goods. www.StopFakes.gov provides information about obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights.