EuroCham Myanmar, also known as the European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar, serves as the voice of the European businesses operating in Myanmar and represents the interest of the European business community. As an independent organization, its primary focus is to advocate for the interests of its members with the relevant stakeholders in Myanmar, the ASEAN region, and the European Union. EuroCham Myanmar has been operational since December 2014 and was initially established with funding from the European Union. The project was carried out by a consortium led by the French Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FMCCI) in collaboration with EuroChambres. In October 2020, after the EU grant ended, EuroCham Myanmar became a self-sustainable organization with direct membership.
EuroCham Myanmar’s mission encompasses several key objectives. It aims to support European companies in Myanmar to continue their operations in a high-risk market with a strong focus on responsible business conduct in line with international norms and regulations.
With a strong, growing network of partners and members, EuroCham Myanmar offers on-the-ground support to European businesses interested in commercial endeavours in Myanmar, whether in the form of advocacy, business services, research, networking, or other related activities. A key instrument in EuroCham Myanmar’s policy work is Advocacy Groups, established on a sectoral and transversal level, which serve as a platform for information-sharing, sector coordination and identifying solutions to navigate the regulatory uncertainty. Currently, EuroCham Myanmar represents 151 members, European companies operating in Myanmar from various industries, from agrobusiness to construction or logistics. In addition to the membership for businesses, EuroCham Myanmar launched the affiliate membership for not-for-profit organizations active in Myanmar with European backgrounds or strong European ties, such as foreign embassies, associations, educational institutions, and NGOs, to join the Chamber’s network and services.
The activities of EuroCham Myanmar not only contribute to the development of sustainable and responsible business practices in Myanmar while providing jobs and livelihood opportunities for the Myanmar population. Moreover, EuroCham Myanmar supports the due diligence efforts of its members by providing timely and reliable information, as well as guidance on how to navigate a high-risk market.