Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), is an autonomous, non-profit, membership-based and private sector lobby institution with a countrywide outreach of over 100 branches and more than 10,000 members through which Chamber activities and services are extended to the entire business community and to all sectors of the economy.

The jurisdiction of branches is based on the newly formed administrative counties and provides suitable infrastructure for the country’s economic growth. The Chamber works in close collaboration with the government, stakeholders and business development organizations nationally, regionally and internationally.

It is an affiliate member of the International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), based in Paris, France, and a founder member of Pan African Chambers of Commerce and Industry (PACCI), East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA), the East African Business Council (EABC) and the Group of 77 Chambers of Commerce and Industry (G77 CCI), among others.

Some of the KNCCI key services include:

1.    Internal Trade Promotion: KNCCI promotes trade by campaigning for business friendly measures and opposing those that tend to hinder free exchange of products and services. The Chamber also maintains a business directory of members, giving each member’s contacts and line of business.

2.    Business Forums: Members participate in business forums where matters affecting their operations are discussed, resolutions passed and actions taken to put right any wrongs.

 3.    Certificates of Origin: Many countries require that a Kenyan exporter must provide a certificate of origin of the goods being exported from Kenya. The Chamber has dedicated officers who sign these certificates on behalf of the Government.

4.    The Chamber also acts as a medium between the Commercial Sections of foreign embassies in Kenya and the business community.