Statements, Position Papers and Press Releases

JFC Statement on the Traffic and Congestion...

6 December, 2017 at 14:34

The Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) in the Philippines urge the Congress to complete plenary consideration of the Traffic and Congestion Crisis legislation.

Business, foreign chambers umbrella group cautions Congress...

28 September, 2017 at 12:07

One of the biggest umbrella groups advocating much-needed reforms in the Philippine justice system, particularly those that impact the business sector, has urged Congress to exercise its impeachment powers under the Constitution…

The JFC to Hold Sixth Arangkada Philippines...

23 August, 2017 at 15:04

On September 14, 2017, the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines will hosts its Sixth Anniversary Forum with the theme “Implementing the Ten-Point Agenda” at the Marriott Grand Ballroom.

The Sixth Anniversary Arangkada Philippines Forum: Implementing...

12 July, 2017 at 10:44

The Sixth Anniversary Arangkada Philippines Forum of the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines will be held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom on September 14, 2017.

Statement of support for President Duterte and...

15 March, 2017 at 11:07

The American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (AmCham) commends and applauds recent decisive actions taken by the Duterte Administration to raid stocks of manufactured products with counterfeit internal revenue stamps and thereby promote corporate tax compliance and ensure…

Foreign business groups back e-receipts policy

16 February, 2017 at 11:02

Foreign business chambers have backed a government proposal for the mandatory use of electronic receipts (e-receipts) contained in the Finance department-backed comprehensive tax reform program.

Joint Foreign Chambers laud PCC efforts to...

6 February, 2017 at 11:48

Given the focus of the Duterte Administration on Infrastructure development which is fully supported by the business community, it will be necessary to create an environment in which infrastructure projects can be implemented effectively and timely.

[PRESS STATEMENT] Business groups call for the...

18 January, 2017 at 16:42

The Philippine Business Group and Joint Foreign Chambers, a coalition of local and foreign business groups, support the Department of Finance’s position to fully implement the “Sin Tax Reform Act” or RA 10351 passed in 2012.

Business Sector Calls for a Policy Framework...

13 October, 2016 at 16:57

A joint group of business leaders and economists today called on government to carefully review the proposal of the Department of Agrarian Reform to prohibit the conversion of agricultural lands to non-agricultural purposes…

[Press Release] Court of Appeals injunction against...

20 September, 2016 at 15:44

The Joint Foreign Chambers in the Philippines (JFC) expresses its concern over the preliminary injunction issued by the Court of Appeals enjoining the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) from reviewing the SMC-PLDT-Globe transaction in May 2016.

TPP Updates – June 2016

20 July, 2016 at 14:44

Recent developments on the Trans-Pacific Partnership gathered from third party sources as indicated in the provided hyperlinks.

Competitive Cities for Jobs and Growth: What,...

18 July, 2016 at 14:01

Cities are the future. They’re where people live and work and hubs for growth and innovation. But they’re also poles of poverty and, much too often, centers of unemployment.


19 May, 2016 at 16:09

Ladies and gentlemen, members of the media, colleagues in government, good morning. The 6.9-percent growth in the first quarter of 2016 showed the continuing high-growth trajectory of our country’s economy.

Bright Future for PHL

10 November, 2015 at 11:07

Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo (third from right) poses with (from left) American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines executive director Ebb Hinchliffe and AmCham board of directors Peter J. Morris, Robert M. Sears, Roberto F. Batungbakal, and Richard J. McGonegal

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