ABOUT THE FEDERATION
The Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce, Inc. (FPACC) continues to set the standard of building business excellence and responsible business leadership for Filipino Americans as it embarks on its 22nd year of service.
FPACC, affectionately called “The Federation” by its members, is a coalition of well-established Filipino-American Chambers of Commerce in the United States. Building upon its bi-national (Philippine-American) platform, the federation is now looking at catapulting its reach to a global stage to include all Filipino business diasporas worldwide, a vision stated by its president, Marie Cunning, during FPACC’s November 2017 bi-national trade conference and leadership elections in Arizona.
The Federation is a strong advocate of business ownership among Filipino-Americans and provides a well-established network of trade and commerce resources for its member chapters in the United States. Among its most senior member chambers are the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii (since 1956) and the San Francisco Filipino American Chamber of Commerce (founded in 1973).
FPACC’s counterpart in the Philippines, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and its Philippines-USA Economic & Business Council (PUBC) provide access and opportunities for the Philippine-based chamber chapters with U.S.-based businesses through a memorandum-of-agreement between these twin powerhouse organizations that encompass ongoing business-matching, collaboration and trade missions.
Growing US-Philippines Trade and Commerce is FPACC’s cornerstone program and has been a hallmark success story for the Federation. The super trade mission put together by the Federation in October 2016 in collaboration with the PCCI reached a record breaking $900 Million+ (USD) in trade partnership agreements between the B2B (business-to-business) participants from both countries. With the Philippine homeland’s explosive growth in global economic stature, new business opportunities and investments channels are opened for Filipinos both at home and abroad.
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The U.S. Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce, Inc., is a not for profit corporation incorporated under the not for profit laws of California. It has 42 chapter members from all over the United States mainland to include Hawaii. Incorporated in 1996, it bridges US Philippines trade and commerce, promotes goodwill and mutually beneficial projects between the two countries. It holds an annual conference in the US and one trade mission a year to the Philippines. It currently has several major Memorandums of Agreement with major Public and Private sector departments of the Philippines, including a major one with the US-SBA.
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