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Advocacy

The Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines represents the interest of the Netherlands-Philippine business community and advocates for stronger Netherlands-Philippines business ties. Our members represent a wide variety of industries and needs. We work together with government and non-government partners to advocate for an even playing field for Dutch-Philippines businesses entering the Philippines, and channel various issues our members may run into while they are active locally.

DCCP’s primary advocacy runs two-fold:

  1. Promote the Philippines as a market for Dutch companies looking to expand beyond the Netherlands.

  2. Promote Dutch products, technology, innovation, or know-how to local partners in the Philippines.

Committees

DCCP further caters to a number of Committees and Networks that are used as a primary platform for communication with government and non-government stakeholders. Participating members contribute by raising topics, inviting key speakers, setting priority items on the agenda, and information dissemination.

Interested in DCCP Committees, please reach out to us here: secretariat@dccp.ph.

Joint Maritime Committee (JMC)

The Joint Maritime Committee is a cooperative effort between the Dutch Chamber, the German Chamber, the Nordic Chamber and the Norwegian Business Council, and covers the maritime industry, including manning and shipping. The JMC convenes monthly on the last Thursday of the month. DCCP has been a member of the JMC since 2019.

Young-Professionals Network (YPN)

The Young Professionals Network is a DCCP member-only initiative that convenes once a quarter run by Future Leaders of DCCP members. Meetings are focused on networking or HR-related topics including management and leadership, cross-cultural communication, digitalization, hybrid work, and others. The DCCP YPN has been active since 2021.

Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee is a DCCP member-only initiative initiated in 2023 covering topics including legislative development, PPP projects, BIR compliance, investment promotion, and others.

Agri-Food Committee

The Agri-Food Committee is a DCCP member-only initiative that convenes once a quarter, covering the topics agriculture, horticulture, food manufacturing and processing, food imports and exports, innovative and industry trends. The DCCP Agri-Food Committee has been active since 2021.

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Agriculture and food is one of the most important sectors for the Dutch-Philippine business community. Ranging from innovative products, technical know-how to food manufacturing and imports, the many facets of this sector are well represented by Dutch business active in the Philippines. This brochure highlights not only what individual companies can offer, but also expertise of the country as a whole.

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