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
“The ECCP has provided us with relevant actionable information that made a huge difference in our ability to effectively continue serving our clients here in Northern Mindanao and Mindanao. The pandemic has brought to the fore a unique set of problems and concerns that severely hampered many corporate entities in Mindanao and Region 10. The timely information provided by the ECCP and its members on the many and different aspects of the pandemic has further enabled our law firm to assist our corporate and business clients navigate, respond to, and face, this public health emergency.“
“With the lockdown of Metro Manila in mid March, we at SAAB were faced with a situation where we had to close the office and key personnel had to leave Manila and the Philippines. With support from ECCP, I have now managed to address the situation with DTI and DFA. Hopefully I will receive a visa shortly that will allow me to return to Manila and support our local staff and customers in the Philippines despite that foreigners are not allowed to enter the country.“
“Relevant, networked and impactful is how I summarize ECCP’s value to member companies, like Cargill. Though we are only in our first year of membership, our investment has been returned many-fold. From staying updated on the latest issuances and developments to participating in highly substantial conversations, these have been valuable in keeping apace with the disruption and change in the markets. ECCP’s support and responsiveness has been helpful in navigating the complex environment and allowing us to continue delivering our promise of nourishing Filipinos and the world.“
“The ECCP has been providing a big help to our business during this global crisis because they have given us a lot of opportunities to learn through the many webinars they organize for their members. The advisory from the chamber is also helpful to keep us updated on all the initiatives by the organization to help businesses. It feels good that somebody is working for the business community. We appreciate the updates from the government and COVID-19 news from the chamber.“
“We have been with the ECCP for almost 20 years, given the ECCP's professional approach to commercial and political matters. The ECCP has unmatched reach, historically-developed relationships, and experience. Upgrading to a premium membership is an investment into the ECCP’s advocacy prowess and assurance to be heard by the government, due to the ECCP’s well-developed relationships. Our membership facilitated joint advocacies shared and expanded not only through the ECCP, Integrity Initiative, and JFC, but other European chambers as well, opening doors to harvesting opportunities in differentiating our services.“
“As one of the pioneer members, the ECCP has been a resource and support to our organization in promoting trade between Belgium and the Philippines. Through this challenging time, our partnership with ECCP has been more vital. The daily advisories on COVID-19 and the series of webinars provide invaluable sources of information that keep us abreast with the latest developments in the country and connect us with industry stakeholders. With its long history of dynamic leadership and influence, we are proud to be a part of this strong organization.“
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