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MEPZCEM Chamber Inc. or the Mactan Export Processing Zone Chamber of Exporters and Manufacturers was organized in 1984 in Mepz 1 with six (6) member companies. The first president of the organization was Mr. Rogelio Q. Lim, former General Manager of TMX Philippines, Inc. MEPZCEM started as a chapter member of EPZCEM or the Export Processing Zone Chamber of Exporters and Manufacturers. EPZCEM was organized in Bataan Export Processing Zone after the zone was established in the mid seventies. MEPZCEM is the first chapter formed outside Bataan Export Processing Zone and followed by the Baguio Export Processing Zone Chapter.
Today, the chamber has grown its membership to 140 companies and support groups and has expanded to other zones in Mez 2 and Cebu Light Industrial Park in Mactan, Cebu Business Park in Cebu City, MRI in Danao City, New Cebu Township One (NCTO) in Naga City, WCIP in Balamban, Cebu and PASAR in Isabel, Leyte. The organization aims to promote the general welfare of its member companies, their employees and the community where they are located. It is committed to the professional and effective delivery of business assistance services primarily to its members and the Cebu business community. It advocates for the simplification and decentralization of PEZA rules and procedure, spearheaded various projects on automation, energy and environment conservation and community relations.
1. The Chamber is organized to enhance the well – being of the business community of the Economic Zones in Mactan and Cebu. All necessary means of promotion and development as provided for in the purposes cited in the Articles of Incorporation shall be undertaken with particular attention given to the interests of all commercial, industrial and service sectors in the area.
2. The Chamber shall foster closer relations, understanding and cooperation among the exporters and manufacturers of its membership by unifying them into one strong and solid group for the better enhancement of economic growth and development of the area. It shall serve as the forum for the development of a consensus of the business community on matters of economic significance. It shall articulate the views, judgments, sentiments and combined wisdom of the local business community in Mactan and Cebu.