You are here

AmCham Belgium Membership Terms & Conditions

 

  1. All members agree to fully support AmCham Belgium in achieving its aim as laid out in its mission statement:
    ”AmCham Belgium is the undisputed leader in improving business and investment opportunities for the US-Belgian business community.” 

  2. All members agree to fully abide by the Chamber's Articles of Association, which can be consulted on www.amcham.be or at the offices of the Chamber.

  3. Applications for membership must be made in writing to the Board of Directors, (and shall be transmitted to the Secretariat of the Chamber) which will decide upon the admission of members to the Association. The Board may delegate this power to the Executive Committee. (Article 3.1 and 3.2)

    If the application is approved, the applicant shall become a member of the Association as of the first day of the month upon which payment of the membership fee is received by the Association. (Article 3.2). 

  4. Membership is renewable annually on the anniversary of the membership. (Article 3.3). The membership will be tacitly renewed on a yearly basis until explicitly cancelled.

  5. A member wishing to resign must send notice in writing by post, fax or email. Notification of resignation must be received by the Association no later than the last day of the first month of the new membership period. If such notification of resignation is not received, the member will remain on the membership list and will be liable for payment of dues for that year. (Article 3.4)

  6. In no event will any resignation or exclusion of any member entitle such member to any assets of the Association nor to any refund of dues already paid. (Article 3.5)

  7. Any member whose membership fee remains unpaid for a period of 30 days or more after receipt of a second payment reminder will be deemed to have resigned his membership but will remain liable for payment of dues for that year. (Article 3.6)

  8. Membership shall expire automatically upon the death of an individual member or upon the liquidation or bankruptcy of a member which is a legal entity. (Article 3.7)

  9. A member can only be excluded upon a decision of the general meeting deciding by a two-thirds majority of the votes cast by the members present or represented at the general meeting, acting on a reasoned proposal of the Board of Directors. Such exclusion can be requested if, in the opinion of the Board, any member's actions are incompatible with the aims and objectives of the Association. (Article 3.8)

  10. Patron, Sustaining and Regular memberships are valid for only one legal entity with one company registration number. Group Patron membership includes all legal entities in Belgium contained within the same group. The one entity nominated as Group Patron will have the benefits of Patron membership.  All other Group Member entities will enjoy the benefits of Regular membership.

  11. The membership of a company entitles every employee of that specific legal entity to make use of the services offered to members.

  12. The membership fee referred to in Article 5.1 is payable on receipt of an invoice. (Article 5.2). Membership fees will be paid through direct debit or, if otherwise agreed, through other electronic payment methods.

  13. Any new membership of the Association is valid for 12 months with effect from the first day of the month in which payment of the membership fee was received by the Association. Membership for any subsequent years shall start as of the anniversary date of the membership of the preceding year without prejudice to point 5 above (Article 3.3 of the Articles of Association). The Board of Directors may decide on the modalities of invoicing and may modify the corresponding membership periods. (Article 5.3)

  14. Information collected on member companies and other US companies will be added to the AmCham Belgium MemberAdmin Database and will be used as per the Chamber's Privacy Policy, which can be consulted at the offices of the Chamber.

All articles mentioned in the text above are to be found in our Articles of Association.