Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industries

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Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries
বাংলাদেশ শিল্প ও বণিক সমিতি
Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries logo.png
Abbreviation FBCCI
Formation 1973; 44 years ago (1973)
Headquarters 60 Motijheel, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Bangladesh
President
Md. Shafiul Islam (Mohiuddin)
Website fbcci-bd.org

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]

History[edit]

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

FBCCI's Board Objectives and Functions[edit]

  • 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]

Structure[edit]

Board of Directors[edit]

  • President - 01 (Currently Shafiul Islam)
  • First Vice-President - 01 (Currently Sheikh Fazle Fahim)
  • Vice-President - 01 (Currently Muntakim Ashraf)
  • Directors - 49

Division of work[edit]

  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 Bodies[edit]

  • 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

Members[edit]

Members of the Bangla Chamber are regional chambers of business, bilateral and national industry associations.[3]

Chamber Members[edit]

~A~ Class Chambers

  • Bagerhat Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Bangladesh Chamber of Industries
  • Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Bandarban Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Barisal Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Barisal Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Barisal Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Bhola Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Bogra Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Brahmanbaria Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Chandpur Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Chapai Nawabganj Chamber of Commerce & Industry

~B~ Class Chambers

Joint Chamber Members[edit]

~A~ Class Chambers

  • American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh
  • Australia–Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Bangladesh China Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Bangladesh-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industr
  • Canada–Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry


~B~ Class Chambers

  • Bangladesh-Thai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Bangladesh-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Dutch-Bangla Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Industry Association Members[edit]

~A~ Class Association

  • Advertising Agencies Association of Bangladesh
  • Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association-Bangladesh
  • Animal Health Companies Association of Bangladesh
  • Association of Bangladesh Mineral and Purified Drinking Water Manufacturers
  • Association of Export Oriented Ship Building Industries of Bangladesh


~B~ Class Association

  • Bangladesh Cement Traders' Association
  • Bangladesh Chemists & Druggists' Samity
  • Bangladesh Fishing Industries Association
  • Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Importers Association
  • Bangladesh Samoikee Prokashana Samity

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mazid, Muhammad Abdul (2012). "Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ a b c (http://fbcci-bd.org/), FBCCI. "The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry". www.fbcci-bd.org. Retrieved 2017-09-18. 
  3. ^ http://www.fbcci-bd.org/gb-members/chief-of-member-bodies-latest-with-name.pdf

External links[edit]