Through its strong relationship with the government, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines is able to support member companies by facilitating market access and working on the creation of a level playing field for both European and Filipino companies alike.
The ECCP's 23 sector committees convene to discuss cross-cutting and specific issues, listing key recommendations on actions needed to support market access for European businesses, and enable long-term economic welfare for the Philippines. Below are our advocacy wins in 2022.
ECCP Signed and Co-signed position papers and letters
Engagements with the Philippine and European governments
“Our membership in the ECCP has allowed us to understand the pulse of the European business community in the Philippines. This membership has also enabled ING to connect better with European business concerns, and has given ING Bank better insights on the conduct of European businesses in the Philippines. ECCP provides ING the platform to reinforce ING’s relationship and connectivity with both European and Philippine business partners.“
“ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Manila provides a broad range of business development services for Austrian companies stepping into the Philippine market. Being among the first to know about new developments in the business landscape here in the Philippines and at the same time being able to highlight different approaches and to discuss solutions for international companies, is what makes participating in ECCP Committees so valuable. Thus, ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA can make good on its commitment towards our member companies to support them in this thriving market.“
“Never before has our Firm’s membership in the ECCP become more significant than during the COVID 19 pandemic. The ECCP has given information on how businesses navigate through ordeals and resolve issues in this crisis. It has shown through its activities that there is a common key to surviving and thriving in this pandemic - to adapt, evolve, and embrace the challenges. As we transition in a changing and uncertain time, we will be implementing innovative and strategic measures we have learned from the ECCP to ensure that we survive and thrive in our legal practice in this time of disruption.“
“More than 40 years of experience in connecting and engaging with the responsible Government contacts and knowledge about the operating environment made ECCP to a valued partner for discussion of upcoming or planned changes of legislation, which impacts Foreign Direct Investments in the Philippines. ECCP helps their members with the active Industry specific advocacy to influence developments, which will influence their economic profitability and growth of their business in the future.“
“As a long time member of the ECCP when the COVID-19 lockdown began, it was challenging for us all to even think about how our membership would help us. Over the ensuing weeks, I began to rely on the regular updates about what was happening, trusting that the team had done their research. We used the data shared from the research team to assist us in making good business decisions and conversations with the teams in our company. Sharing the latest industry updates with our clients, in turn, helped them.“
“Critical and timely pieces of information are vital in the Embassy’s operations and the Czech companies’ decision-making process. Based on experiences, information can be exchanged quickly through building healthy connections. This is where the ECCP has helped the Embassy both before and during these challenging times. ECCP, through its committees, is truly a provider of opportunities that allow companies and Embassies to meet, connect, and discuss.“
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