ICCIA In Brief

ISLAMIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY & AGRICULTURE (ICCIA)

The idea of setting up an Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (ICCIA) was mooted in the Seventh Islamic Conference effective site of Foreign Ministers held in May 1976 in Istanbul-Turkey, which was approved by the First Conference of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry held in October 1977 in Istanbul. Its constitution was adopted by the Second Conference of Chambers of Commerce and Industry held in December, 1978 in Karachi – Pakistan.‎

Objectives:

The Islamic Chamber is an affiliated organ of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and represents the private sector of 57 Member Islamic Countries. It aims at strengthening closer collaboration in the field of trade, commerce, information technology, insurance/reinsurance, shipping, banking, promotion of investment opportunities and joint ventures in the Member countries. Its membership is comprised of the National Chambers / Unions / Federations of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the member countries.

Main Activities:

The General Secretariat of ICCIA has been undertaking activities in line with its objective by holding the following activities:-

  • Organization of business forums: Private Sector Meetings and Businesswomen Forums.
  • Workshops, Training programs on capacity building, poverty alleviation, upgrading marketing and managing skills, value-addition, gender development, economic empowerment of women, promotion & development of Small & Medium Enterprises, utilization of microfinance, developing Entrepreneurship, particularly in women and the youth.
  • Playing a role for increasing the level of Intra Islamic Trade as per the OIC Vision 2025.
  • Promoting the concept of Zakat, as a means to economic development.
  • Clarifying the concepts of Halal.
  • Creating awareness about the various OIC agreements for enhancing economic cooperation, particularly the Trade Preferential System among the Member States of ‎the Organization of Islamic ‎Cooperation (TPS-OIC)‎.
  • Implementing the relevant aspects of the OIC Program of Action.
  • Cooperating with OIC & other related International Organizations for the development of SMEs.
Structure of the ICCIA:

The ICCIA is composed of the following bodies:

  1. The General Assembly.
  2. The Board of Directors.
  3. The Executive Committee.
  4. The Financial Committee.
  5. The Qualitative Committees and Sub-committees.
  6. The General Secretariat.
  7. The Offices.
Members of the Islamic Chamber:
  • Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries
  • Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Albania
  • Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers’) Organizations of Azerbaijan Republic (ASK)
  • Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry
  • Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Benin
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Brunei Dar-us-Salaam
  • Burkina Faso Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Handicrafts
  • Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Crafts of Cameroon
  • Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture, Mines & Handicrafts of Chad
  • Union of Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture of Comoros
  • Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce
  • Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture, Industry & Mines of Gabon
  • Gambia Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture of the Republic of Guinea
  • Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agricultural of Guinea Bissau
  • Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
  • Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Mines.
  • Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce & Industry.
  • International Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Djibouti.
  • Jordan Chamber of Commerce
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kyrgyzstan
  • Chamber of Commerce & Industry & Agriculture in Beirut and Mount of Lebanon
  • Federation of Libyan Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture
  • Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia
  • Maldives National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Mali
  • Federation of Moroccan Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
  • Mozambique Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture, Industry and Handicrafts of the Republic of Niger
  • Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture
  • Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
  • Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry.
  • Federation of Palestinian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture.
  • Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce & Industry
  • National Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Senegal
  • Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture
  • Somali Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture
  • Sudanese Businessmen and Employers Federation
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Suriname
  • The Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce
  • Tunisian Union of Industry Commerce & Handicraft
  • Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Turkmenistan
  • Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture & Industry of Togo
  • Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey
  • Uganda National Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Federation of U.A.E. Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Federation of Yemen Chambers of Commerce & Industry
  • Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Guyana
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Côte d’Ivoire
Observers:
  1. Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce
  2. Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Industry
  3. Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia & Herzegovina
  4. Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  5. Thai Islamic Trade and Industrial Association.
Contact us:

Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (ICCIA)
ST 2/A, Block 9, KDA Scheme 5, Clifton, P.O. Box: 3831
Karachi-75600 – Pakistan
Tel. 009221-35830535, 35830646, 35874756, 35874910
Fax: 009221-35870765, 35874212

Email:
icciaoic@gmail.com
icci@icci-oic.org

Website:
www.icciabin.org
www.iccia.com

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