What is AmCham?

The American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan is a leading private, non-profit business association supporting and promoting the interests of foreign and local businesses in Azerbaijan. Established in 1996, AmCham is composed of over 270 Regular and Associate Member Companies active in every sector of the Azerbaijani economy. AmCham Azerbaijan represents nearly 80% of all foreign investment, as well as a significant portion of local investment, in Azerbaijan. Through its 8 industry sector committees, Member Companies are able to share information, raise issues of common concern and propose possible solutions.  Being one of the largest and the most influential organizations in the country AmCham provides the best networking opportunities. Other membership benefits include access to the data on the latest tendencies in the market (through such information resources as Annual National Employee Salary Surveys, Quarterly Inflation Surveys, AmCham White Papers, AmCham Annual Reports, IMPACT Azerbaijan Quarterly Magazines); chance to be heard and influence (Member Companies represent themselves in committees in the areas of Tax & Customs, Banking, Finance & Insurance, Human Resources & Labor, Information & Communications Technologies, Travel, Tourism & Hospitality, Corporate Social Responsibility, Healthcare & Medical Insurance as well as Legal & Compliance to make a real contribution to the future of business in Azerbaijan); Member-to-Member Discount Program offers; U.S. Business Visa Facilitation Program benefits etc.

How do I apply for membership?

In order to apply for the membership you will need to fill in and submit an application in the form available on our website at https://system.amcham.az/en/join   (including logo and certificate of registration along with some information).

After the next Board of Directors meeting, where new member applications will be considered, our team will contact you regarding the further steps.

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Who can apply for membership? Only American companies?

For affiliation with AmCham as a Member, a candidate must be a legal entity, registered and doing business in Azerbaijan and be in good standing in the community, as determined by the Board of Directors. A legal entity, branch or representative office of a legal entity is eligible to be affiliated with AmCham as an Associate, subject to the Board of Directors’ determination of good standing in the community.

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How can we pay our membership fees?

Fees may be paid either through a bank transfer or in cash in Azeri Manats according to the exchange rate of the date of payment.

Who has an access to the U.S. Visa Facilitation Program?

The program applies only to direct employee of AmCham Regular Member Companies who have already obtained the U.S. B1/B2 Non-immigrant Visa within the last 12 months (as well as their family members - a legal spouse and children - if they accompany him/her in the trip)

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What are the requirements for an Associate affiliation?

To be eligible for affiliation with the Chamber as an Associate, a candidate must:

a) be a legal entity doing business in Azerbaijan or any other country; and

b) have good business reputation; and

c) belong to the category of small entrepreneurs or non-profit organizations under criteria defined by the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan;* and

d) be considered appropriate by the Board of Directors, in accordance with objectives and duties under the Charter of the Chamber.

* Excerpt from the Decision No 556 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan, dated December 21, 2018, on approval of “Criteria for micro, small, medium and large entrepreneurship” (please see at http://e-qanun.az/framework/41048 )

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