THE signing of a sisterhood agreement between the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCCII) and the Hitachinaka City Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCCI) is seen to foster better business ties between Japanese and Filipino businessmen.
“This agreement is the result of months of preparation and discussions between ourselves and the Hitachinaka chamber, including a visit to Davao of its chairman and president early this year,” DCCCII President Arturo Milan said in a statement Thursday, November 7, posted on the DCCCII Facebook page.
On top of improving business ties between the two nationalities, the agreement also seeks to foster mutual promotion of member businesses.
The agreement was signed on November 6, 2019 at Crystal Palace Hotel in Hitachinaka City, Japan by DCCCII, represented by President Arturo Milan and Executive Vice President John Carlo Tria, and HCCCI, represented by its Chairman, Osami Yagyu and Honorary Chairman, Yoshio Suzuki.
Hitachinaka is an industrial port city located in Ibaraki prefecture around 100 km north of central Tokyo.
In a statement on its official Facebook page, DCCCII said the agreement is part of DCCCII’s trade and business mission to Japan on November 5 to 8. The delegation visited the cities of Tokyo, Hitachinaka and Saitama.
To date, the chamber has sisterhood agreements with several foreign chambers, including the Sarawak Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia, Belgian-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia Putrajaya, Bitung Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce of Texas, Fujian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Malaysia International Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Federation of Sabah Industries, Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce and Industry. (With PR)