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SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry

SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recognized as a regional apex trade body by South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is a constellation of the eight national Federation Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the member states of SAARC. The rationale behind creation of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the SAARC countries was to promote trade and industry in the region and to develop and achieve common objectives in the areas of trade and industry, moreover the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry is also accepted as the voice of the private sector across the region.[2][3]

SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry
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AbbreviationSAARC CCI
Formation1985; 34 years ago (1985)
FounderS.M Inam
TypeNon-governmental trade association
FocusPolicy advocacy
HeadquartersIslamabad, Pakistan
Coordinates28°37′38″N 77°13′54″E / 28.62722°N 77.23167°E / 28.62722; 77.23167Coordinates: 28°37′38″N 77°13′54″E / 28.62722°N 77.23167°E / 28.62722; 77.23167
Area served
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation countries
ServicesBusiness promotion, networking, policy reforms
Key people
Ruwan Edirisinghe[1] (President)
  • Iftikhar Ali Malik (Senior Vice President) Pakistan
  • Vinod Juneja (Vice President India)
  • Chandi Raj Dhakal Vice President Nepal)
  • Mahbubul Alam (Vice President Bangladesh)
  • Dr. M. Rohitha Silva (Vice President Sri Lanka)
  • Hina Saeed (Secretary General)
Websitesaarcchamber.org


OperationsEdit

Pursuant to the directive of SAARC Secretariat, SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry, assisted by the National Federations, submitted its draft constitution to the SAARC Secretariat and received its approval in December 1992. This signified the official recognition of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI) by all the national governments of SAARC as the apex body of all the National Federations of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of SAARC, namely

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ruwan Edirisinghe takes over as SAARC CCI President". dailymirror. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Welcome to SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry". saarcchamber.org. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  3. ^ "SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry and SAARC Development Fund sign MoU". Retrieved 21 February 2018.