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 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.“
“In a business culture that acknowledges hierarchies, it has been thrilling and an honour to bridge generational gaps and create conversations between top executives. To participate and be treated as a peer in ECCP board meetings has been my mini-MBA, a humbling experience. As a chamber, ECCP differs with its extensive scope – throughout industries, networks, and capabilities – yet the relationships remain intimate and ATN’s customized needs are always met.“
“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.“
“Our clients look to us for expert advice on how to navigate complicated situations. We must foster a culture of curiosity within the company that allows us to look at multiple outcomes and help strategize for and with our clients. ECCP has helped us tremendously in supplementing our knowledge about critical industries and the disruptions happening within and around them. We trust ECCP to provide proactive content for the emerging ones that will shape the conversations of the future. I am positive that EON's synergy with ECCP will bring us closer to our shared goals and aspirations.“
“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.“
“Our membership with the ECCP has been a rewarding experience for our organization given their relevant and timely programs and conferences for its members. We have gained a lot from our attendance of the conferences and webinars, giving us a different perspective on the way business is being done here and overseas. Our involvement in the Agricultural Advocacy Committee of the ECCP has provided us with valuable insights on the challenges and opportunities in strengthening the commodity value chains in agricultural communities.“
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