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AmCham EU speaks for American companies committed to Europe on trade, investment and competitiveness issues. It aims to ensure a growth-orientated business and investment climate in Europe. AmCham EU facilitates the resolution of transatlantic issues that impact business and plays a role in creating better understanding of EU and US positions on business matters. Aggregate US investment in Europe totalled more than €2 trillion in 2017, directly supports more than 4.7 million jobs in Europe, and generates billions of euros annually in income, trade and research and development.
In January 2018, Fortune Magazine released its annual list of Top 50 World's Most Admired Companies - 25 of which are AmCham EU members.
In February 2018, AmCham EU was awarded the Best European Association 2018 and for Best Lobbying or Advocacy Campaign (Silver) at the European Association Awards.
AmCham EU was presented with the 'Best Professional Body of the Year' and 'Best Trade Body Campaign' for its Single Market study campaign at the European Public Affairs Awards (EuroPAwards) 2017. It was also presented the AmChams in Europe Creative Network Award for the Invested in Europe online platform.
AmCham EU 1948-2018
1948: AmCham Belgium established
1962: Formation of the Common Market Panel
1978: EEC Committee officially established
1981: EEC Committee creates standing committees to follow various EEC policies
1982: EEC Committee officially becomes EC Committee
1983: EC Committee develops a database on European legislation
1993: European-American Industrial Council (EAIC) is established
1995: EC Committee becomes EU Committee
2003/2004: EU Committee becomes AmCham EU, an independent organisation
2006: EAIC rebrands and relaunches as the Executive Council of AmCham EU
2013: AmCham EU celebrates its 50th anniversary
2016: AmCham EU introduces a new 'Fit for the Future' organisational structure for the secretariat
The Secretariat coordinates and works on behalf of AmCham EU members' interests and is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the chamber.
Invested in Europe:
Along with creating jobs, developing infrastructure and driving innovation, American companies are also committed to investing in people and communities. From social and educational programs, to research and development, to environmental and health initiatives, these investments and their social impact are tangible examples of the positive role US businesses play in Europe.