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
“This global pandemic has gravely affected the rhythm of daily business, but the ECCP never missed a step. It quickly adapted to the new normal, strengthening its networks with constant and open communication and bringing service to where it is needed. As the Chair of the ECCP North Luzon Business Council, we do our best in extending the same level of service from our office in Clark to ECCP members in North Luzon. Without a doubt, the ECCP continuously fulfills the promise of being the chamber of choice.“
“During these challenging times, being a member of the ECCP has allowed Eastern Communications to connect with its members through each of our respective digital platforms. With the help of the ECCP, Eastern Communications was able to reach different industries and share insights on how to adapt to the ever-changing business landscape. Upgrading from entry-level membership to premium membership gave us access to more channels and more collaboration opportunities, which helped us effectively reach ECCP member companies and build strong connections.“
“As a management company of hotels and resorts, we at AHG value our membership with the ECCP. It is essential in the hospitality industry to grow our network and widen our reach outside our usual sphere of influence. With so many competitors all vying for a larger slice of the pie, we have to continuously grow our market share since this is key to our profitability. ECCP had networking events before the pandemic that helped us tap other audiences. Even now, they have provided ways to connect online and provide insightful webinars.“
“I was pleasantly surprised by the speed and effectiveness of the ECCP to adapt and turn the difficulties of the pandemic into an opportunity. The variety of subjects and quality of presenters that came to share their experience in multiple webinars were a source of valuable information and guidance; the subjects and speakers consistently exceeded my expectations that I made a point to attend as many webinars as my schedule allowed. ECCP’s wide reach and professional offerings makes it a valuable partner to any Filipino business in these challenging times we live in.“
“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.“
“The Tawi-Tawi Criminal Justice College, Inc. aims to put business as a life time investment with quality education assured to families in financial crises. The ECCP introduced us to so many opportunities and this is a good investment that will lead us to productivity in terms of technology and humanitarian needs. The ECCP focuses on the global crisis especially in times of the pandemic. We look forward to growing with the ECCP. We may be a small college in the province but we are blessed that through connections to people, there are those willing to help and guide us.“
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