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 24 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 2023.
ECCP Signed and Co-signed position papers and letters
Engagements with the Philippine and European governments
“Our industry, like any other, faces challenges in regulation, including taxation and marketing restrictions. The ECCP, with its broad and extensive network with government stakeholders, has helped open doors for engagement, enabling us to deliver our messages towards building a fruitful partnership with the government in nation-building. Our membership in the ECCP doesn't just provide us an opportunity to connect with the business community; it is actually a fruitful investment in a partnership that helps us in working towards achieving our business objectives.“
“Save the Children Philippines is honored to partner with the ECCP, an organization that shares our vision of creating lasting change for children. We sincerely thank the ECCP for its vital role and contribution to our fundraising initiatives and emergency responses, as well as for allowing us to use its platforms to amplify our calls for support. As a business leader, the ECCP’s vast network and influence can help us reach many children who need help. With the continued support of the ECCP, we can do more to fulfill the rights of every child and make this world a better place for children.“
“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.“
“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.“
“The ECCP and Nestlé Philippines share the vision of a robust and prosperous agriculture sector. As Chair of the ECCP Agriculture Committee, Nestlé Philippines is committed to helping build a sustainable and responsible agricultural supply chain in support of farmers. The ECCP is enabling critical synergies between its members and key stakeholders, especially the Philippine government, to drive agricultural productivity and diversity.“
“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.“
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