CanCham President’s speech on FDI in the Philippines

On September 25, CanCham President Julian Payne, spoke on “Foreign Investment in the Philippines” to the Pasig Rotary Club. He said increased foreign direct investment is essential for the Philippines to sustain its long-term economic growth and that the Philippines has advantages that make it attractive for FDI. However, he noted major impediments to increasing FDI including excessive restrictions on foreign [...]

CanCham will join Judicial Reform Initiative (JRI)

At its meeting on October 1, CanCham’s Board of Trustees approved in principle a proposal that CanCham joins the Judicial Reform Initiative (JRI) as a founding and regular voting member when JRI is formally incorporated as a non-profit organization. The proposed JRI mandate is to advocate and support reforms in the judiciary related to the business and [...]

CanCham backs calls to expand int’l port

Tuesday, October 14, 2014. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (CanCham) has expressed support for the call of Cebu business owners to accelerate expansion of Cebu’s international port to stimulate economic activities in the province as well as boost international trade. CanCham president Julian Payne said good infrastructure is essential to a good economy, [...]

JFC requests more international flights to Davao

CanCham joined AmCham, ECCP & JCCM in signing a letter to Philippines Airlines requesting start of direct flights from both Cagayan de Oro Davao to Hongkong to facilitate business and trade with Mindanao. CanCham President signed the joint letter to PAL on September 19 at the South Mindanao Growth and Investment Conference in Davao.


Reforms to Mining Act opposed

MANILA, Philippines–The joint foreign chambers and local business groups have pressed the government anew to respect the Philippine Mining Act as proposed reforms to the law threaten to make the sector even more unattractive to foreign investors. In a briefing Wednesday, Julian H. Payne, president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, said [...]

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