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2017 NAMBC AGM, April 27-28, includes former Presidential Chief of Staff, Finance Minister, Education Minister; BCM Chairman, former CEO/Erdenes Mongol LLC; senior officers of foreign mining investors plus analysts on Trump Asia policy; reserve hotel rooms by April 5

2017-03-15T18:02:50+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Home Page|

NAMBC Chairman Frank Herbert said yesterday that “we are delighted to confirm that P. Tsagaan, former Chief of Staff to President Ts. Elbegdorj, accepted our invitation” to address the 27th NAMBC Annual Meeting & Investors Forum, April 27-28, at the Residence Inn Pentagon City Arlington, adjacent to Washington’s Reagan National Airport. “Tsagaan was part of the team that advanced Mongolia’s peaceful democratic transition and subsequently has been a leader in Mongolian government, business and civil society for over a quarter century,” Herbert said. Tsagaan previously served as Finance Minister, Minister of Education and Culture and as CEO of several financial [...]

Canada-Mongolia FIPA investment accord in effect after ratification by Canadian Parliament, announced during PDAC; full text of agreement

2017-03-15T17:47:00+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Home Page|

On March 7, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada's Minister of International Trade, met with His Excellency Tsedev Dashdorj, Mongolia’s Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry, on the sidelines of the annual convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in Toronto to jointly announce that the long-awaited Canada-Mongolia Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) has entered into force, following its recent ratification by the Canadian Parliament. This agreement will lead to a more transparent and predictable regulatory environment for Canadian investors. It sets out a framework of legally binding rights and obligations that will protect Canadian investors in [...]

Colorado company Wagner Asia celebrates 20th anniversary in Mongolia with “20 Years, 20 Good Deeds” for its extended Mongolian family; full text of CSR report

2017-03-16T18:03:36+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Home Page|

Denver-based Wagner Asia, one of the earliest and currently the largest American investor in Mongolia, celebrated its 20th anniversary of establishment in Mongolia in 2016 with yet more good deeds as part of its continuing core commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability for its extended Mongolian family. A link to the full text of Wagner's CSR Report follows below. Best known as Caterpillar’s exclusive dealer in Mongolia and a major factor in mining expansion, Wagner Asia observed their anniversary by good deeds that included, for some examples: delivering winter food staples and supplies to 27 snowbound households of the [...]

US State Department issues annual global Human Rights Report for 2016; full text of Mongolia Country Report

2017-03-13T03:19:36+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Home Page|

The US State Department released its annual report to Congress on the state of human rights across the globe on March 3. The department has been mandated by Congress to annually report on all countries receiving assistance since 1961 and on all United Nations member states since 1974. A link to the full text of the Mongolia section follows below. The executive summary of the Mongolia country report included the following findings: "Parliamentary elections in 2016 and the presidential election in 2013 were generally free and fair, although observers expressed concern about late changes to the election law before the [...]

Mongolian Ambassador to Canada R. Altangerel honored by President Elbegdorj with highest diplomatic award

2017-03-13T03:21:54+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Home Page|

As part of the annual Tsagaan Sar honors list, President Ts. Elbegdorj bestowed the nation's highest diplomatic award on His Excellency Radnaabazar Altangerel, who has served as Mongolia's ambassador to Canada since May 2014. Ambassador Altangerel received the permanent life-time title of "Ambassador Extraordinary and Envoy Plenipotentiary of Mongolia." He will be a speaker the NAMBC's 27th Annual Meeting & Investors Forum on April 27 in Washington DC. Minister of Foreign Affairs Ts. Munkh-Orgil was similarly honored by the President; Munkh-Orgil previously served as Foreign Minister when Elbegdorj was Prime Minister, 2004-2006. President Elbegdorj noted that this year marks the [...]

Sign up for free March 5 Mongolia@PDAC Investment Forum, Toronto; RSVP requested; updated agenda follows below

2017-03-05T16:09:28+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Categories: Archives|

Last chance to sign up for the free Mongolia@PDAC 2017 Investment Forum and reception on Sunday, March 5, Level 200, Room 206D, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building (MTCC), 255 Front Street West, Toronto. A detailed schedule follows below. Free to attend but please register in advance at http://www.mongoliapdac.ca/register.html. His Excellency Ts. Dashdorj, Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry, is the keynote speaker. Speakers and panelists will include other senior Mongolian officials, senior executives of top foreign mining companies already operating in Mongolia, Mongolian Ambassador to Canada R. Altangerel, and Canadian Ambassador to Mongolia Ed Jager. Other presenters include the popular columnist [...]

27th Annual NAMBC AGM & Investors Forum set for April 27-28, Washington DC; prospects under the Trump Administration

2017-03-15T17:43:52+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Categories: Archives|

NAMBC Chairman Frank Herbert (President, Centerra Gold) has announced that the 27th Annual General Meeting & Investors Forum will be held April 27-28, 2017, at the Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City, adjacent to Reagan National Airport in Washington DC. The second day, April 28, will feature door-knock meetings with US government officials and on Capitol Hill. The program will commemorate the 30th anniversary of US-Mongolia diplomatic relations by presenting program segments on future investment opportunities in Mongolia, prospects for US-Mongolia and US-Asia engagement under the Trump Administration, and other matters. Speakers will include Mongolian and US officials and business leaders. [...]

Register now for Oyu Tolgoi LLC Supplier Forum in Ulaanbaatar, January 31

2017-01-30T01:52:11+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Categories: Archives|

Another open Oyu Tolgoi LLC Supplier Forum will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Ulaanbaatar. This forum is in furtherance of Oyu Tolgoi’s continuing commitment to building an in-country supply chain with a focus on Life of Mine goods/ services, covering both operations and underground development. This event follows the Oyu Tolgoi Underground Development Supplier Forum hosted by the company on November 4, 2015.  To register online, go to: http://ot.mn/welcome-to-oyu-tolgoi-supplier-s-forum-registration-page/  . If you have any questions, please write to SupplierForum@ot.mn. Further details will be communicated to registrants after their registrations are confirmed by the [...]

First class of 30 Mongolian “Leaders Advancing Democracy” (LEAD) Fellows appointed, will visit USA in January

2017-03-13T02:59:00+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Categories: Archives|

The first class of 30 young Mongolian fellows has been competitively selected for the USAID-funded “Leaders Advancing Democracy” program (LEAD). The fellows had their first meeting at a Democratic Foundations Workshop, November 28-December 2, in Ulaanbaatar. They will visit the US in January for a three-week series of meetings, discussions and other events. In Washington, DC, and at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, they will take part in study sessions, site visits, discussions with advocates and policy makers, and networking events, during which they will explore issues of poverty alleviation, environmental protection, and transparency and anti-corruption. For more information [...]

5.11 Tactical sponsors MMA and marksmanship competitions

2017-03-13T02:58:27+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Categories: Archives|

NAMBC Member 5.11 Tactical – together with its Mongolian dealer, Brother Merchants LLC – recently sponsored the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) match series between the Mongolian team, “MGL-1,” versus a Japanese team, “DEEP,” at the Mongolian Wrestling Stadium earlier this fall. Each team had seven fighters, including one woman. “MGL-1” was founded in 2009. MMA competitions have become increasingly popular among law enforcement and military personnel throughout Asia. 5.11 also regularly sponsors marksmanship competitions hosted by the Mongolian Practical Shooting Federation (MPSF), the Mongolian branch of the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC).  5.11 Tactical – the California-based manufacturer of tactical, [...]