Local PCCI forges cooperation with Texas Chamber

KALIBO, Aklan -- The Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce of Texas (Rio Grande Valley Region) has officially forged a partnership with the Aklan Provincial Government and the local chapters of Kalibo and Boracay of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

Ramel Buncalan, PCCI-Kalibo president, said Monday, June 24, they held a joint signing of the cooperation agreement at the Provincial Governor's Office last June 20.

Buncalan signed the deal on behalf of the PCCI-Kalibo, while Elena Brugger signed on behalf of PCCI-Boracay. Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores and Texas Chamber Chair Rhodora Elizondo also signed the cooperation agreement.

"We welcome this development as this is another milestone for business and trade sector in the province," said Buncalan.

Under the agreement, the forms of cooperation include the exchange of economic and industrial technical data about the participant's regions for the purpose of educating each other on their respective strengths for possible import and export of products, visits and exchanges of representatives, trade policy analysts and other experts in technical personnel, information exchange on mutual market issues, technical meetings, joint seminars, workshops and exhibitions, bilateral trade and investment missions and business exposition, joint or cooperative programs and projects, establishment of closer links between business interests, education and training participation in an ongoing program, creation of a sister chambers, and other forms of cooperative activities. (Jun N. Aguirre)


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