About Us

Introduction:

Nepal Chamber of Commerce, established in 1952 (corresponding to Bikram Sambat 2009, is the first Chamber of Commerce in the Kingdom of Nepal. At present, it has more than 1,600 ordinary members and more than 8,000 registered firms are affiliated to it. The Chamber organized the First National Conference on Industry and Commerce in 1955.

Being located in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, the Chamber has been playing an important role in the field of trade promotion and also in the formulation of commercial, industrial and fiscal policies of Government of Nepal.

Vision:

“Making the trade sector competitive for economic development of Nepal”.

Mission:

“Substantiating Nepalese trade in the global market by enhancing the competency of Nepalese traders.”

Objectives:

The prime objective of NCC is to assist in the development of national economy through the promotion and protection of commerce and industries, both at the private and public sector. The leading tasks of NCC are:

  • to foster good relationship and unity among the trading community and industrialists
  • to develop links with commercial, industrial institutions around the world and to co-operate with each other for the betterment of national economy
  • to organize Trade and Industrial Fairs, to co-operate and facilitate the Nepalese participants in such fairs.
  • to issue Certificate of Origin for the Nepalese products.
  • to establish or encourage in establishing the academic institutions related to commerce and industry
    Strategies:

a. Promotion of trade related interactions
NCC Talk Program on economic and trade
Interactive program on topical issues including policy advocacy and policy feedback
Dissemination sessions on national/regional/global trends of traders interests
b. Management of trade facilitation
Capacity building of Nepalese trade sector by enhancing the competency of Nepalese traders through various training on management, international and domestic market and relation building.
Official visits at different levels of national and international organization and government covering critical and new areas and dialog on trade related matters
Establishment of a resource centre for traders
Exploring the competitive and comparative advantages of Nepalese products in the international market.
c. Development of membership base and relation build up and networking
Expansion of membership base
Networking with relevant trade and product related organizations at national, regional and global levels.
Build and establish relation with trade related national and international association/ organization, donor agencies and various international agencies including embassies and mission.
d. Research and information services
Policy and action researches relating to trade, entrepreneur development
Undertaking projects for the development and management of trade sectors
Information services through various modes, including publication and e-devices
Organization Membership:

Any individual firm, company, corporation and organization engaged in trade, industry or related profession is entitled for Chamber’s membership. The following four types of membership have been introduced and practiced in the Chamber.

(a) Life member

(b) Ordinary member

(c) Affiliated member

(d) Honorary member

General Assembly:

The General Meeting of Nepal Chamber of Commerce is held annually to discuss and pass resolutions. It also elects the members of the Executive Committee for the vacant seats. The progress report and audit report of the past fiscal years are submitted to the General Assembly for comments and approval.

Publications:

The Chamber of Commerce publishes fortnightly bulletins “Chamber Patrika” (in English & Nepali) which are circulated to all members & worldwide Chambers. The publications contain information regarding national, international economic and trade issues including other activities of the Chamber.

Relation with Government of Nepal:

From its very inception, Chamber has been playing a vital role in the formulation of commercial and industrial policies of Nepal Government (NG). It has very close relation with all the concerned Ministries, Departments and Offices of NG, Nepal.

The Chamber represents the private sector in many committees formed by the government. The main committees represented by the Chamber are:

  • Revenue Consultative Committee
  • Social Welfare Council
  • Export Promotion Board
  • Press Council
  • Tax Assessment Committee
  • Custom Valuation Committee
  • Cottage and Small Scale Industries Development Committee
  • International trade Fair and Exhibition Organizing Committee
  • Water and Energy Commission
  • Child Labour Relief Working Group
  • Nepal Multi-Model Transit and Trade Facilitation Project
  • Banking Promotion Committee
  • National Development Council
  • Interunit Coordination Committee
  • Business Consultative Group
  • High Level Economic Diplomacy Committee
  • Economic Policy Network
  • Integrated Framework Steering Committee
  • Public Private Partnership
  • Central Supplies Management Committee
  • Social Services:

Nepal Chamber of Commerce is represented in various social welfare organizations. It helps and supports charitable activities. The Chamber has started Free Ambulance and Corpse Van services for the people within the Kathmandu Valley since 1994 AD.

Committees Convened by NCC President:

Advisory Committee
Consultative Committee
Nepal Chamber Foundation
District Co-ordinator Council
Committees Formed by NCC:

Employment Promotion Committee
Environment Committee
Social Service Committee
Small and Medium Enterprises Committee
District and Municipal Coordination Committee
Publicity and Education Committee
Revenue Committee
Information and Technology Committee
Industrial Committee
Seminar, Workshop and Fair Committee
Energy Committee
Nepal India Trade Committee
International Coordination and Women Committee
Retail Food and Supply Committee
Tourism Promotion Committee
Human Resources and Development Committee
Export Committee
Nepal China Trade Promotion Committee
Import and Trade Committee
Economic Diplomacy Committee
Relations with DCCI:

The Chamber has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the following 63 District Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DCCI).

Dhankuta Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Tanahu Chamber of Commerce & Industry
SankhuwasabhaChamber of 4. Commerce & Industry
Tulsipur Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Birgunj Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Kanchanpur Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Damak Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Sunsari Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Rukum Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Khotang Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Lamjung Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Gorkha Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Birgunj Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Rajapur Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Dailekha Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Dhading Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Rolpa Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Makawanpur Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Humla Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Janakpur Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Butwal Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Mechi Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Rasuwa Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Lahan Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Syangja Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Dang Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Mahottari Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Saptari Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Malangawa Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Sindhuli Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Morang Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Waling Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Nawalparasi Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Bhojpur Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Panchathar Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Tikapur Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Taplejung Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Doti Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Jhapa Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Dhulikhel Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Okhaldunga Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Salyan Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Bara (Kalaiya) Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Tehrathum Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Ramechhap Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Ilam Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Dolakha Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Ratnanagar Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Kailali Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Pyuthan Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Bajura Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Palpa Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Leknath Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Gulariya Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Itahari Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Simanta Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Udayapur Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Kalikot Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Sidharthanagar Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Jumla Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Dolpa Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Mugu Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Kavre Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Cooperation Agreement with Foreign CCI:

Nepal Chamber of Commerce has signed the Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement on co-operation with several chambers of commerce and industry for strengthening the economic relations on the basis of mutual benefits. It has signed Memorandum of Understanding as following chambers of commerce and industry:

Singapore Confederation of Industries, Singapore
Hungarian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Hungary
Indian Merchants’ Chamber, India
The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Pakistan
Russian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Russia
Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Japan
Shanghai Federation of Industry and Commerce, China
Bengal National Chamber of Commerce & Industry, India
Indo Overseas Chamber of Commerce & Industry, India
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, China
Tamilnadu Chamber of Commerce & Industry, India
Vietnam Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Vietnam
Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Philippine
Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce & Industry, India
Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Bangladesh
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Saudi Arabia
Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Austria
Jakarta Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Indonesia
Ealing Chamber of Commerce, England
Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kuwait
Jiangsu Chamber of Commerce, China
Cambodia Chamber of Commercem Cambodia
The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia, Malaysia
Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand
CCPIT Sichuan Chamber of Commerce, China
CCPIT Chongqing Chamber of Commerce, China
CCPIT Ghangzhou Chamber of Commerce, China
Ukraine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ukraine
CCPIT Yunnan Chamber of Commerce, China
The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
National Producitivity and Development Center, Mongolia
National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka
Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Pakistan
Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture of Bistrita Nasuad Region, Romania
Relation with International Organizations:

Nepal Chamber of Commerce is representing Nepal as a national focal point for Regional Investment Information and Promotion Services (RIIPS) of UN\ESCAP. The Chamber has been conducting seminar and training, related to business and economy, with the help of International organizations, such as International Trade Centre – ITC (UNCTAD – WTO) and the Asian Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT).

Nepal Chamber of Commerce is also the member of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, France