Composed of 26 American Chambers of Commerce, APCAC was established in 1968. Leveraging the growth of the Asia-Pacific region to create jobs in the United States, APCAC pursued a number of key issues in 2014, including the protection of intellectual property. Another key topic covered the creation of a process for global entry interviews and signature collection that would take place at U.S. embassies rather than requiring applicants for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards travel to the United States.
APCAC also sponsors an annual business summit that provides numerous opportunities for business, diplomatic, and government leaders to meet. Discussion topics for the 2015 conference range from the perspectives of American ambassadors to the next generation of business in Asia, along with local business tours of APCAC member organizations. People who attend the business summit also have the opportunity to interview for their business travel cards without having to fly to the United States.