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Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce & Indian American International Chamber of Commerce Sign MOU agreement at World Trade Week in NYC


 
Pic L-R ELIAS M. LEVY Consul General Panama 🇵🇦,Korean Chamber of Commerce President, Sibu Nair Governor Hochul’s Deputy Director of Asian Affairs, Amit shah, NYC Commissioner of International Affairs Edward Mermelstein, Duvi Honig Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce , James W McCament ACTING CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (CBP), Mark Jaffe Greater New York Chamber,James Kim Chairman American Korean Chamber of Commerce, Tenavel Thomas US Customs and border Control Port Director Newark / NY U.S. Department Of Homeland Security, Appen Menon Indian American International Chamber of Commerce (IAICC), Danielle Outlaw DEP
 

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The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce and the Indian American International Chamber of Commerce recently made headlines by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement at the World Trade Week in NYC. The signing ceremony was attended by Vishal Harsh, Trade Minister of the Consul General of India in NYC, and James McCament, Acting Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Customs & Border Protection, who traveled from Washington DC as the event's Guest of Honor.

:R-L Sibu Nair Governor Hochul’s Deputy Director of Asian Affairs, 
James W McCament ACTING CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (CBP),
Appen Menon Indian American International Chamber of Commerce (IAICC), Danielle Outlaw DEPUTY CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER OF THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

 

The event, hosted by the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce together with the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, was a celebration of World Trade Week 2024. In addition to the signing of the MOU between the two chambers of commerce Executive Chairmans & CEOs Duvi Honig and Appen Menon, an additional MOU was signed with Mark Jaffe, President of the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce.
 

The presence of India's Trade Minister highlighted the importance of international trade and commerce in strengthening relationships between countries. The mission of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce to unite the world through commerce was echoed by Executive Chairman & CEO of the Indian American International Chamber of Commerce, Appen Menon, as he emphasized the significance of collaboration and partnership between the two chambers.

The event which took place at The Korean American Association of Greater NY Headquarters also recognized key individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to world trade. Danielle M. Outlaw, Deputy Chief Security Officer of the Port Authority of NY and NJ, and Edward Mermelstein, New York City’s Commissioner for International Affairs, were among the honorees who were acknowledged for their roles in promoting international trade and economic development.
 


 

 

The presence of high-level officials and trade ministers from European and Asian countries added to the significance of the event. The participation of Commissioner Edward Mermelstein further demonstrated the commitment of New York City to strengthening trade relations with international partners.


 

The event also included a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, with Amit Shah, Community Board 6 member and Co-Chair, leading the program to honor AAPI trading partners. The event brought together ambassadors, trade leaders, and government officials to discuss the current state of global trade and explore opportunities for collaboration and growth.

The event recognized USA World Trade Leadership Acting Commissioner Troy Miller of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for his leadership in facilitating trade and travel through ports of entry. The event provided a platform for participants to establish valuable connections and explore potential business partnerships.
 

 

In addition to the MOUs signed between the chambers of commerce, the event highlighted the importance of international trade in promoting economic growth and fostering diplomatic relationships. The active network of over 70 organizations in the New York metro region collaborated to promote international trade and economic development, reflecting the strong commitment to enhancing global trade relations.

World Trade Week NYC which brought together world and governmental leaders was a celebration of international trade and cooperation. The presence of high-level officials, trade ministers, and business leaders emphasized the importance of collaboration and partnership in today's global economy. The event provided a platform for networking, establishing connections, and exploring opportunities for growth in the international trade sector.
 

Other awardees and attendees included Sibu Nair Governor Hochul’s Deputy Director of Asian Affairs Benedict Uy Trade Commissioner Philippine Consulate General of NY Mr. Md. Najmul Huda Consul General of Bangladesh in N.Y. Man-Li Lin Economic Development Specialist U.S. Small Business Administration Kwang Kim Korean American Association of Greater New York President Danial Akhtar Abd. Consul at Consulate General of Maylasia Olivia Sznaza U.S. Department of State Office of Foreign Missions and James Kim President Korean AmericanChamber of Commerce.