The US Chamber of Commerce improves the ability of US businesses to compete in the global marketplace by providing its members valuable tools and resources, as well as cutting-edge events that bring world leaders to its members. The U.S. Chamber's experts, policy specialists, lobbyists, and lawyers, make up the world's largest not-for-profit business federation, representing 3,000,000 businesses, 2,800 state and local chambers, 830 business associations and 102 American Chambers of Commerce abroad. More than 96% of U.S. Chamber members are small businesses with 100 employees or fewer.
The Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) is the umbrella group of AmChams in the A/P region. Formed in 1968 and with a membership of 27 independent member AmChams located in 21 economies of the Asia-Pacific Region, APCAC represents the growing interests of over 10,000 business entities and over 50,000 business executives. The APCAC membership manages trade volumes in excess of US$400 billion and direct investments (FDI) of over US$300 billion as of October 2009
The US Embassy in Colombo is leading the American Government's efforts at promoting and defending American interests in Sri Lanka and the Maldives..