American Chamber of Commerce - Ghana


Headquarters: 
Accra, Ghana
Year Founded: 
1989
Number of Employees: 
2
Area Served: 

American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana members hail from various countries throughout the world and are all united in their interest in Ghanaian–American business relations. 

Contact Name: 
Mr. Simon Madjie
Job Title: 
Executive Secretary
Telephone: 
+233.302.247.562 +233.307.011.862
Fax: 
+233.302.247.562
Email Address: 
Address: 

5th Crescent Street, Asylum Down
P.O. Box CT2869, Cantonments, Accra
Ghana

Website Address: 
Chamber of Commerce Affiliations: 
Affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce
Business Due Diligence Status: 
In Good Standing
Accept Credit Card Payments: 
No
Products and Services: 
AMCHAM membership provides invaluable benefits including: 
  • networking opportunities
  • access to the services of the US Commercial Service Unit
  • business support services
  • current business news and information
  • support in creating lasting business linkages between the US and Ghana.

AMCHAM members meet monthly for a business and networking luncheon. AMCHAM also holds various conferences and seminars during the year. For more information about AMCHAM membership, please see the AMCHAM website.

Overview: 
The Association was founded in September 1989 and was originally known as the “Association of American Businesses.” It was formally established in August 1997 as the American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana (AMCHAM), and an affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce. The American Chamber of Commerce (Ghana) is a voluntary association of professional and business people, working to create an environment where business can thrive between Ghanaian and American communities. 
 
The Chamber's current membership strength is 85, which represents about 70% of all American Businesses in the country. Members include Newmont Gold Ghana Limited, Cargill Ghana, Coca-Cola Ghana, Price Waterhouse Coopers, United Parcel Service, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, General Electric, Kosmos Energy and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation among others. Any company, organization and individual legally authorized to do business in Ghana can become a member of AMCHAM. 
 
The programs of the Chamber generally include year round monthly business luncheons, business development seminars and conferences, local and foreign partnership facilitation, provision of useful information on issues that impact members' business via internet and database subscriptions. 
 
AmCham is the first point of resort for sourcing business contacts for US Trade and Congressional delegations. Over the years, the Chamber has met with and briefed many Trade and Congressional delegations. Amcham also participated significantly in the visit of the former President Bill Clinton and various US Cabinet Secretaries. In October 2010, the Chamber co-sponsored the first US/GHANA Trade & Exhibition, with focus on expanding Trade in US and Ghana. Essentially AmCham assisted to expand the export market for Ghanaian products to the U.S. The Chamber also assists government agencies in marketing the investment potential of Ghana in the U.S from time to time.
Key Personnel and Credentials: 

www.amchamghana.org/chamber/directors.html

Business Culture: 
AMCHAM exists to promote commercial, economic, educational and cultural ties between the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana. The objectives of the Chamber are to:
  • Help businesses prosper and grow
  • Increase job opportunities
  • Encourage an orderly expansion of all segments of the community
  • Contribute to the overall economic stability of the community
  • Encourage and promote the nation's private enterprise system of competitive marketing.
 
The Chamber, which is governed by a Board of Directors, has a Secretariat located in Accra and administered on day-to-day basis by an Executive Secretary.
Community Support Company Awards Interesting Facts : 
As part of its activities to promote business efficiency in Ghana, AmCham has set up a Commercial Conciliation Center located at the Chamber's secretariat. The objective of this Center primarily is to mediate and settle commercial disputes using the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) concept, which has been well received within legal and paralegal circles, not only in Ghana but also in many other countries in the world. 
 
In the past, the Chamber has also established an AGOA Help Desk to assist local and U.S companies take advantage of the opportunities that exist through the AGOA legislation.