Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industries

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Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI; Bengali: বাংলাদেশ শিল্প ও বণিক সমিতি) is the apex trade organization of Bangladesh playing a pivotal role in consultative and advisory capacity, safeguarding the interest of the private sector in the country.[1][2]

Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries
বাংলাদেশ শিল্প ও বণিক সমিতি
AbbreviationFBCCI
PredecessorSheikh Fazle Fahim
Formation1973; 49 years ago (1973)
Headquarters60 Motijheel, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Bangladesh
President
Md. Jashim Uddin
Websitefbcci.org

HistoryEdit

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry was established in 1973 under the Trade Organisation Ordinance and Companies Act, 1913.[2]

Objectives and functionsEdit

  • To coordinate and promote the interest of its federating units-Chambers of Commerce, Trade and Industrial Association
  • To aid and stimulate investment, development of trade, commerce, industry, agriculture, tourism, human resources and communication sectors in Bangladesh
  • To project, encourage and safeguard the cause of the private sector through effective participation in the process of consultation and inter-action with the Government, Ministerial Consultative Committees and other inter-ministerial bodies and agencies
  • To assist the Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Associations in organizing of Trade and Industry Fairs in different parts of Bangladesh
  • To collect and disseminate statistical and other information for advancement of trade and industry
  • To make efforts for the spread of commercial, technical and economic knowledge for promotion of commercial, technical, industrial and scientific education in the country
  • To study and undertake research for promotion and growth of trade and industry
  • FBCCI is involved in forging strong bilateral ties between and among different countries of the world through counterpart organizations for commercial and economic cooperation. It helps promote Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) including Joint Ventures in Bangladesh and identify appropriate partners
  • It maintains close relation with Overseas National Chambers of Commerce and other Trade and Industrial Associations including related economic organization
  • The FBCCI as the Apex Trade Organization plays the pivotal role in consultative and advisory capacity in formulation of Commercial, Industrial and Fiscal policies at the national level. It has been playing a very vital role in all Forum of the Government and Economic Development organizations for mutual sharing of views on all vital issues concerning and affecting the national economy
  • FBCCI represents the Private Sector in different permanent committees of the Government and autonomous bodies
  • FBCCI also represents the Private Sector in various Committees and Task Forces on specific issues, constituted by the Government from time to time.[2]

StructureEdit

Board of DirectorsEdit

  • President - 01 (Currently Md. Jashim Uddin)[3]
  • Senior Vice-President - 01 (Currently Mostofa Azad Chowdhury Babu)[4]
  • Vice-Presidents - 06 (Currently: M.A Momen, Md. Aminul Hoque Shamim, Md. Amin Helaly, Salahuddin Alamgir, Md. Habib Ullah Dawn and M. A Razzak Khan)[5]
  • Directors - 46

Division of workEdit

  1. General Affairs Division
  2. Membership & Legal Affairs Division
  3. International Division
  4. Research Division
  5. Trade & Finance Division
  6. PR & Protocols Division
  7. SME & Price Monitoring Division

Member bodiesEdit

  • Chambers of Commerce and Industry
    • A Class Chamber - 60
    • B Class Chamber - 19
  • Trade and Industrial Association
    • A Class Association - 372
    • B Class Association - 05
  • Joint Chamber (with Foreign Countries) - 20

MembersEdit

Members of the Bangla Chamber are regional chambers of business, bilateral and national industry associations.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mazid, Muhammad Abdul (2012). "Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ a b c "The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry". www.fbcci-bd.org. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  3. ^ "President – FBCCI". Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  4. ^ "Senior Vice President – FBCCI". Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  5. ^ "Vice President – FBCCI". Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-09. Retrieved 2017-08-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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