U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce

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United States - Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC)
Type Advocacy group
Founded 1995
Founder(s) James Baker III
Headquarters
Key people T. Don Stacy (Chairman Emeritus), James A. Baker, IV (Co-Chair) and Reza Vaziri (Co-Chair)
Area served United States United States
Focus(es) Business advocacy
Method(s) Media attention, direct-appeal campaigns
Political lobbying
Website U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce Official Website

The United States - Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) is a not-for-profit lobbying group aiming to develop long-term business ties between the firms in the United States and Azerbaijan and attract US investment to Azerbaijan Republic.[1][2]

Mission[edit]

The mission of the USACC is to facilitate and encourage investment and trade between US and Azerbaijan; provide a medium for interaction for NGOs, business firms and think tanks from these countries; assist and promote commercial objectives of businesses investing in Azerbaijan; promote Azerbaijan's potential; sponsor educational programs, trade missions, seminars, conferences and publications; enhance understanding between the two nations by establishing and developing cultural links. In September 2000, USACC founded Azerbaijan Trade and Cultural Center (ATCC) to stimulate intercultural ties between United States and Azerbaijan.[3]

Many businesses, including ones from Fortune 500 Companies are members of USACC. USACC has been the driving force behind world's longest oil pipeline, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline, operational today. The chamber actively promoted commercial links in agriculture, construction, information technology, alternative energy and tourism.[2]

Leadership[edit]

The Chamber is chaired by T. Don Stacy, co-chaired by James A. Baker, IV (Baker Botts, LLP) and Reza Vaziri (R.V. Investment Group).

Honorary Council of Advisors include former Secretary of State James Baker III, former National Security Advisor to U.S. President Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Secretary of State and Assistant to U.S President on National Security Affairs Henry Kissinger, former Assistant to U.S. President on National Security Affairs Brent Scowcroft, former Chief of Staff to the U.S. President, John Sununu.

Board of directors[edit]

Former directors include former Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney and former Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Armitage.

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