What can PCCI do for you
REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNMENT POLICY-MAKING BODIES
As the recognized voice of Philippine business, PCCI represents the business sector in a number of government bodies tasked to implement various policy and support program.
The Chamber’s opinion is likewise eagerly sought by the country’s top leaders even on non-economic matters affecting national interest.
OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN PCCI STANDING COMMITTEES
Membership in committees is a privilege granted only to PCCI members. Involvement in PCCI committees keeps one abreast of the issues and concerns besetting various industries or sectors. Here, one gets the chance to directly influence the decision-making processes within the chamber, which shapes PCCI’s positions/actions on local and international economic issues.
PARTICIPATION AS OBSERVER IN BIDS AND AWARDS OF VARIOUS GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
To ensure transparency in government pursuant to Section 9 of the Implementing Rules and Regulation of Executive Order No. 40, PCCI also participates as observer in bids and awards of various government agencies.
ACCESS TO COUNTRYWIDE BUSINESS THROUGH THE LOCAL CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
PCCI has over a hundred local chambers of commerce and industry members throughout the country. These chambers represent a significant network of local entrepreneurs and business leaders. They are divided into five (5) major geographical areas — North Luzon, NCR, South Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao — and into nineteen (19) regions. These local chambers replicate the services of PCCI in their respective communities. They are also expected to have a strong and effective advocacy on local concerns and issues.
ACCESS TO TRADE AND INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS
The Chamber also has a wide network of trade and industry associations which serve as sounding board on issues and concerns of their respective industries / sectors.
OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND DO BUSINESS WITH FOREIGN BUSINESS PARTNERS
The PCCI regularly receives foreign trade missions. Depending on the area of interest of these visiting businessmen, PCCI is able to identify members meeting the requirements of the mission and they are invited to one-on-one meetings to explore possible tie-ups. PCCI continually seeks out potential local and foreign business and trading partners through:
Inbound/Outbound Trade Missions. PCCI regularly sends and receives trade missions and delegations to or from different countries and international institutions. These missions aim at exploring possible tie-ups or in fulfillment of pre-existing bilateral agreements with other countries, foreign organizations or counterpart bilateral councils. These visits and bilateral exchanges are fertile sources of contacts from which significant joint ventures grow.
Business Councils. Business Councils are organized to promote trade and business relations among and between PCCI members and members of trade organizations abroad. These councils aim to: establish closer relations and collaboration through information exchange; organize seminars, trade missions and exhibitions; and form joint business councils. There are 54 business councils under the PCCI which promote trade in countries such as Australia, Argentina, Bahrain, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Cote d’ Ivoire, Croatia, Italy, Ivorian, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, People’s Republic of China, and Romania.
ACCESS TO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
The PCCI regularly receives trade, business and research inquiries from all over the world. Most of these inquiries come from companies which are either looking for suppliers and buyers or business tie-ups. Through the PCCI’s system of trade opportunities referral, these foreign business inquiries are matched with local counterparts from PCCI’s database for possible trade partnership.
PCCI members may also avail of this service when looking for buyers and suppliers, both local and foreign. PCCI provides the following venues to access business opportunities:
National Business Database System
Matching, Opportunities, Ventures And Exchanges (M.O.V.E.) Towards Economic Development
One-on-One Business Matching Session
Lending Facilities for Businesses
PCCI provides services that facilitate efficient conduct of business activities. These include the following:
Issuance of Certificates of Origin (CO)
APEC Business Travel Card
ACCESS TO LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL TRAINING & SCHOLARSHIPS
Through PCCI’s extensive links with various local and international government and private institutions such as the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Scholarship Committee; Colombo Plan Secretariat; Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan Employers Confederation (NIKKEIREN),the Employers Confederation of the Philippines; Kansai Economic Federation (KANKEIREN); Asian Productivity Organization (APO); Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA); and the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), members are provided with firsthand opportunities to attend training programs here and abroad.
The PCCI offers a wide range of information services thru:
Philippine Trade and Industry Directory
PCCI Website (www.philippinechamber.com)
PCCI Facebook page
PCCI President’s Report