As the voice of the largest and most active international business community in Kazakhstan, Amcham is involved in a number of advocacy efforts through which it promotes member interests and engages directly with key officials and agencies in the Government of Kazakhstan, U.S. Government, and International Financial Institutions.
Begun in 2008, The AmCham Economic Policy Program (AEPP) presented a series of annual White Papers to the government, organized public conferences on investor issues, and produced publications focused on advocacy issues. Interacting with the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, AEPP became the basis for the development of AmCham's expanded advocacy and continues today.
In March 2012 the Prime Minister’s Council to Improve the Investment Climate (CIIC) was formed at the request of Prime Minister Karim Massimov as the latest forum for AmCham advocacy. The Council is now the centerpiece of AEPP, holding monthly meetings between an AmCham panel of leading investors and a panel of government ministers, chaired by the Prime Minister.
Four Inter-Ministerial Working Groups were created by Prime Minister Massimov in 2014 for AmCham to work with Cabinet Ministers on issues in the AmCham Investment White Paper.
The InterMinisterial Working Groups are open by invitation only and meet with Cabinet Ministers for the purpose of legislative reform and to resolve specific investment problems.