The American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce
The American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Lebanon) is an official non-profit organization aiming at developing business and trade relations between Lebanon and the United States. AmCham Lebanon, member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, part of the broad network of AmChams, and member of the AmCham MENA Council, is supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce and operates from its offices in Beirut Central District (under decree 1929 from the Ministry of Economy & Trade in Lebanon). It serves as a platform for exchanges, investment contacts, and productive meetings to advance commerce between the two countries. One of its main objectives is to provide information and a network of contacts to potential US investors in Lebanon as well as Lebanese investors in the US. Membership is open to companies and individuals with direct US business dealings, and to US citizens residing in Lebanon who have business in the US or Lebanon.
The American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce was announced in 1998 by William Daley, U.S. Secretary of Commerce during his visit to Beirut. It was officially launched in January 2000 by Molly Williamson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Middle East and Africa at the U.S. Department of Commerce, during her visit to Beirut.