Objectives: The main goals and objectives of AmCham are to develop mutually beneficial economic relations between the U.S. and Albania; to develop similar economic relations with Europe and other regions; to promote local economic development and make other contributions for the benefit of Albania and the Balkan region; to monitor U.S. legislation and policies that affect the competitiveness of United States businesses abroad, especially in relation to economic developments in Albania; to monitor Albanian legislation and policies that affect business and economic development; and to be an effective partner with and an intermediary between government, businesses, and the media.
AmCham provides a forum where U.S., international and Albanian businesses can network, look for business partners, and acquire vital information on specific business opportunities. It also provides an opportunity for international visitors who want to address Albanian business and political leaders. Through AmCham, member businesses are empowered to come together and work as a group to lobby leading politicians and government officials, and to influence the development of business-friendly policies, legislation and institutions.
AmCham considers the establishment of high standards of business conduct and integrity, and adherence to principles of good corporate citizenship to be one of its most significant goals. AmCham has taken an active and leading role in promoting business standards and principles, first, by adopting a code of business practices; second, by encouraging AmCham members to adopt and enforce the code of business practices.
AmCham Albania is part of the worldwide network of American Chambers of Commerce Abroad and since June 2003 is accredited with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington. In Albania, AmCham is member of the National Economic Council and Tax Council.