CanCham calls for more competitive mining taxes and a review of “no-go zones”

The President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, Julian Payne, called for a strong statement in the upcoming State of the Nation Address in support of minerals development as a key element in the administration strategy of encouraging inclusive growth and economic development. Speaking to a forum on Minerals Development Policy at [...]

Gov’t warned vs hiking mining tax further

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines has cautioned the government against further raising taxes from the mining industry under the proposed reforms to the existing Mining Act, as this would only serve as a disincentive to many prospective investors. The Philippine government must also be equally restrictive with small scale and illegal miners [...]

Canada firms eyeing PH

Citing the Philippines’ huge potential as a market, Canadian firms hoping to enter or expand operations in Southeast Asia are now considering the country to be a viable site where they can set up their regional headquarters. Julian H. Payne, president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, said in an interview that [...]


CanCham President in Davao on June 23-24, 2014

CanCham will open a Davao office and establish a Davao chapter in 2014. Companies and individuals based in Davao with Canada-Philippines business interests are invited to apply for membership in CanCham. The President of CanCham, Mr. Julian Payne, will be in Davao on June 23-24. He will meet those who are interested in becoming founding [...]

CanCham welcomes Hon. Andrew Saxton

CanCham welcomed Honourable Andrew Saxton, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver last Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Fairmont Hotel in Makati. The lawmaker talked about Philippines’ very positive business climate and mentioned about how Canada-Philippines’ trade relationship is getting stronger. Read full speech of Hon. Andrew Saxton at CanCham [...]