KCCI joins hands with international chamber movement

Karachi: Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry KCCI and International Chamber of Commerce Pakistan ICCP have agreed to make a special joint ICC Pakistan-KCCI World Chambers’ Federation WCF Commission to be chaired by the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry and co-chaired by International Chamber of Commerce Pakistan to enhance participation of Pakistani Chambers in worldwide chamber movement.

This agreement was reached between President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry Muhammad Haroon Agar and International Chamber of Commerce Pakistan Chair Tariq M. Rangoonwala in the presence of Chairman Businessmen Group and former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli, KCCI’s Office Bearers and the Managing Committee Members in a meeting held at Karachi Chamber.

Chairman Businessmen Group & Former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli, speaking on this occasion said that the policy of the Businessmen Group BMG is “Public Service” irrespective of membership. BMGians are committed to promote trade and industry and boost the economy while speeding up the process of developing a “public service oriented” mindset in trade bodies. Upon success in forging the culture of “public service” in trade politics and inculcate the values and ethics of service to the people, the trade bodies will serve the Nation in a much better manner. The BMG at KCCI, being supported by the business and industrial community of Karachi has not lost even a single seat in elections during last 15 years and winning unopposed since last consecutive six years. He endorsed the formation ICC Pakistan-KCCI WCF Commission to strengthen business ties with the international counterparts.

Muhammad Haroon Agar stated that KCCI believes in optimum reciprocating to the Nation. Maintaining highest level of ethics and social values, KCCI is committed to promote trade and industry, enhance exports, attract foreign direct investment and forge long-lasting business relations with its international business community. The KCCI attach high importance to international trade and enjoys the privilege of being torchbearers Chamber of Pakistan representing the Business and Industrial Community of Pakistan in the World Chambers’ Federation/ International Chamber of Commerce.

Ex-President KCCI Abdul Majid Haji Muhammad is representing KCCI as the General Council Member in the World Chambers’ Federation. The KCCI is maintaining more than 100 Memorandum of Understanding with international chambers/ organizations and recently formed Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce & Industry. With the formation of ICC Pakistan-KCCI WCF Commission, the KCCI will ensure its powerful presence in the global activities of World Chambers Federation.

Tariq M. Rangoonwala recognized the role of KCCI in the socioeconomic development of Pakistan and global business activities. He acknowledged the global presence of KCCI in the ICC’s World Chambers’ Federation maintaining membership and representation in WCF General Council. In keeping with the objectives of enhancing interaction between Pakistan’s largest chamber of commerce KCCI and its counterparts in 130 countries, he proposed joint enterprise making ICC Pak-KCCI WCF Commission to be chaired by the KCCI and co-chaired by ICC Pakistan to further enhance participation of chambers in Pakistan with the worldwide chamber movement. He also urged KCCI’s powerful presence in the WCF 2015 to be organized in EU.

ICC Pakistan and KCCI have decided to further formalize working relations while make a special joint commission namely ICC Pak-KCCI WCF Commission for enhancing Pakistan’s interaction for its business community using the forum of ICC’s World Chambers Federation. It was agreed that an ongoing relationship between the KCCI and the WCF be established to increase the level of interaction in order that the appropriate level of participation and role be realized for the KCCI and other chambers of commerce in Pakistan as it would be their rightful place in the global business community. ICC Pakistan represents the International Chamber of Commerce which includes the World Chambers Federation WCF which is ICC’s worldwide network of chambers of commerce.

ICC works closely with the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and intergovernmental forums including G20. Its global network comprises over 6 million companies, chambers of commerce and business associations in more than 130 countries. ICC National Committees work with their members such as the KCCI to facilitate and address their concerns both nationally and internationally. It is in the context of enhancing international interaction that KCCI’s affiliation with ICC’s World Chambers Federation had resulted in its former President Abdul Majeed Haji Mohammed’s election to the WCF General Council.