The American Chamber of Commerce in Okinawa (ACCO) is a non-profit organization made up of over 150 members from the American and Okinawan business communities. Since 1953, the ACCO has been accredited member of the by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America.
The purpose of The American Chamber of Commerce in Okinawa is:
- To further the development of commerce and trade between the United States and Okinawa.
- To promote and undertake projects and other measures designed to benefit and protect the interests of members as well as American business interests in general.
- To represent and effectively express the opinions of the American business community in Okinawa concerning trade, commerce, finance, industry, and other related subjects.
- To collect, evaluate and disseminate statistical, educational and any other information concerning trade and commerce among members and other interested parties.
- To establish liaisons and cooperate with other organizations sharing mutual interests and to perform any other acts incidental or related to the attainment of the abovementioned goals.
In 1968 the American Chamber of Commerce in Okinawa joined with other American Chambers of Commerce in the Far East to form the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) to exchange information on mutual areas of concern and to give a larger voice in Washington.
The strength of the ACCO lies in its membership and committees which are designed to meet the growing needs and concerns of the American and Okinawan business communities. The Chamber maintains close ties with the U.S. Consulate General in Okinawa, the local municipal/prefectural governments, and Japanese governments, along with established contacts in various U.S. Government agencies in Washington has made us a stronger organization.Consider joining our chamber.