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 2021.
ECCP Signed and Co-signed position papers and letters
Engagements with the Philippine and European governments
“We have always regarded the ECCP as an important partner. It is a consistent source of information on policies, business news, and potential alliances with other organizations. During the pandemic, our partnership with them grew from strength to strength, united by a common purpose: providing businesses with accurate and relevant information to help members make informed decisions. We will continue to collaborate with the ECCP in webinars about changing consumer attitudes & behavior, improving customer experience, and the socio-economic forces, sparking conversations with fellow members.“
“We pride ourselves in claiming Publicus Asia, Inc. as the first, and probably still is the only registered lobbying firm in the Philippines. We need to be always abreast with issues and national policy directions. ECCP provides a venue to elevate economic and political discourses clinically. ECCP is not only responsive, but even anticipates its membership’s needs. Most importantly, ECCP offers a respite that maintains a steady flow of positive energies that is easily contagious --a much-needed reserve to keep us on course to recovery and be confident in meeting new realities.“
“As the newly-elected chair of the Real Estate Committee of the ECCP, we are proud to partner with the ECCP under its first real estate arm. We view our membership through this joint advocacy as a valuable investment; in creating solutions and building a platform of idea exchange and best practices amid such an unprecedented global crisis. In the spirit of collaboration, we remain committed to bringing together key players, insights, and related data that will serve as a guide to making business decisions in real estate.“
“The ECCP prioritized a holistic approach in developing its local and international community in this time of uncertainty. They swiftly transitioned their physical services and programs that aim to strengthen business relationships virtually; this includes access to the latest news, insights from leaders in the field, joint foreign chambers, and research that is instrumental in improving people’s lives. Joining ECCP has been paramount to our organizational success. We highly recommend an ECCP membership for anyone who is committed to building long-lasting business relationships across the globe.“
“In any relationship, trust is an essential factor for it to last. The ECCP has lived up to its commitment of providing value to the partnership. I admire the support it gives to members by building a community within, thereby promoting inclusive growth among member partners. We are a beneficiary of this ecosystem, thus, we stayed.“
“Asia is Europe’s largest trade corridor and as the largest bank, based on Market Cap, headquartered in Europe along with our cultural heartland firmly based in Asia, we see the ECCP partnership over the last 42 years as being important to connect with other ECCP members, keeping close to the corridor, and new business opportunities between Europe and the Philippines.“
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