Profile of Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry

By : |November 23, 2012 0

BANGALORE, INDIA:The Bombay Chamber is one of the oldest Chambers of Commerce in the country. Having been established in 1836, the Chamber has a long and illustrious history of 168 years of continuos services to business and industry.

The Bombay Chamber established the Foundation in 1995 to sponsor, promote and support policy initiatives for the betterment of Bombay and welfare of its inhabitants and to make the city a better place to live, work or visit. While the Foundation is primarily engaged in research, its advocacy functions are done by Bombay First, which is registered separately under The Societies Act. Currently, Bombay First operates from leased offices in the Y B Chavan Pratishthan while the BCPRF functions from the Chamber offices.

Today, the membership of the Chamber is over 4,000 and includes most reputed large and medium, professionally managed, corporate manufacturing and commercial companies, financial institutions, multinationals, public sector companies, auditors, architects and chartered accountants. The member companies of the Chamber together contribute roughly one third of India’s GDP in the manufacturing and services sector.


The Chamber provides a forum for interaction of its members and formation of considered industry opinions and viewpoints. The Chamber provides services to its members through dissemination of information, publications, special studies and through activities like organizing business delegations, seminars and training programmes. The Chamber also provides labor advisory services for its members. Other services include visa facilitation services to its members and issue of non-preferential certificates of origin.

BCCI has recently adopted ITI Bhokar (Nanded), Maharashtra under Public Private Partnership scheme and intends to upgrade the infrastructure and introduce new or short modular training courses in various sectors that are required by the employers


Certification of Origin
Labour Advisory Services
Arbitration Facility
Visa Facilitation
Economic Updates
Inflation Updates


Complimentary copy of the Bombay Chamber Review
Opportunity to participate in Meetings, Seminars, Workshops organised by the Chamber
Participate in lectures and discussion meetings on subject of topical interest
Participate Employees Training & Development Programmes
Participate in meetings with visiting Delegations, Consular Corps and dignitaries from abroad
Visa Recommendation letter to Embassies and Consulates for grant of visa for overseas business travel
Certificate of export documentation and endorsement (Certificate of Origin)
Labour Advisory services


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