Code of Business Conduct
AMCHAM Myanmar is a non-partisan, non-profit business organization. We advocate the principles of free trade, open markets, private enterprise, the unrestricted flow of information, and ethical business practices.
It is fundamental to our philosophy that good ethics and good business are synonymous. We believe that American business plays an important role as a catalyst for positive social change by promoting human welfare and the principles of free enterprise. AMCHAM recognizes that American companies already set the highest standards for ethical business practices.
We encourage members to communicate information about their existing programs and practices relative to good corporate citizenship in the markets in which they operate.
Board of Governor Meetings and the Annual General Meeting
In 2020, the Board of Governors met 13 times, including the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on January 28, 2021.
The AGM is open to all members of AMCHAM Myanmar and observers from the U.S. Embassy, our externally engaged accountants, and the auditor, who is approved by the membership each year. This year Yangon Professional Ltd. (YP) was elected by the membership to complete the 2021 financial year audit. The AMCHAM financial year follows the calendar year (January-December).
Only corporate members whose dues have been paid for the upcoming year can vote at the AGM. Associate members of AMCHAM are not entitled to vote for new members of the Board of Governors.
Our AGM, one of the biggest events of the year, is a special event marked by the end of the AMCHAM year, a celebration of the outgoing board, a recognition of our accomplishments during the year, and a special welcoming of the incoming board. The event is the formal business meeting for the membership of AMCHAM Myanmar and a festive celebratory event that is normally attended by the U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar.
AMCHAM Myanmar is a registered entity in Myanmar. Our DICA registration number is 115666037.