The American Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Panama (AmCham) was created on October 31, 1979, by a handful of business people who felt the organization could be an essential voice in promoting business ideas in Panama. AmCham membership has grown from 68 firms in its first year to over 450 member companies today representing more than 15 commercial and industrial sectors of the Panamanian economy. Since its founding, the Chamber has provided members with conferences, forums, and seminars on various relevant topics.

As the independent voice business in Panama, AmCham has been instrumental in communicating U.S. trade and global commerce concerns to the American Embassy, and the U.S. Congress in Washington. The Chamber´s activities have also resulted in improved communications and better understanding between U.S. and Panamanian member companies. AmCham also promotes and supports the development of CSR programs within the AmCham membership. Since 2008, AmCham has honored member companies for outstanding contributions and leading practices in social responsibility with the “Good Corporate Citizen Award.”

AmCham is a non-profit, non-politica independent association promoting free enterprise in Panama. Panama´s Chamber is affiliated with the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA) and is a fully accredited member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce of America.