The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) is an umbrella organisation of the Nepalese private sector. It was established in 1965 with the aim of promoting business and industry while protecting the rights and interests of business and industrial communities, FNCCI has been playing a key role in promoting business and industry in the country. It provides, inter alia, information, advisory, consultative, promotional and representative services to business and government and organises training / workshop / seminar on a regular basis.
The FNCCI Membership, at present, is comprised of :
- 96 District / Municipality Level Chambers in 75 Districts of Nepal
- 89 Commodity / Sectoral Associations
- 607 leading public and private sector undertakings
- 20 Bi-national Chambers
The FNCCI is represented in almost all national councils / boards / committees / policy advisory bodies concerned with business and industry.
"Leading the Nation's Economic Progress"
"Facilitating Nepalese Businesses Become Globally Competitive"
FNCCI has adopted the following set of objectives.
Functional Principles :
- Play a catalytic role in the business, industrial development and establish sound industrial relations in the country
- Reinforce business community's commitment to the society
- Provide advisory services to government, lobby as and when required in formulation and execution of business and industry related policies, acts and programmes
- Foster cooperation with related national and foreign organisations
- Provide up-to-date information services to business and government and the community at large
- Create awareness and support for business and industry efforts on issues affecting business like quality, social responsibility, corporate governance, HIV /AIDS, child labour, environment etc.
FNCCI - activities are underpinned by the following principles.
General Assembly and Executive Committee :
- Professionalism in operation
- Partnership approach in working with government, international organizations
- Presentation of total business and industry view
- Commitment to fairness, transparency, de-regulation, de-centralisation and de-licensing
- Confidence in fair competition and private initiative
- Extensive consultation in deciding industry and business views
- Close cooperation with foreign federations / chambers
- Proactive role, i.e., initiating ideas and proposals
The highest policy making body of the FNCCI is its General Assembly which generally meets on an annual basis. The activities and functions of the FNCCI are planned and managed by the Executive Committee consisting 74 members including President and 5 nominated members who have tenure of three years (As per the Fifth amendment of FNCCI Constitution). Immediate Past President is the ex-officio member of this Committee. The Executive Committee elects Vice-Presidents and constitutes the Councils and various Committees and Forums. It also appoints Director General who heads the FNCCI Secretariat.
The Office Bearers (President, Immediate Past President, Vice-Presidents) and Chairpersons of the Committee form the Standing Committee, which takes care of the urgent matters on behalf of the Executive Committee.
There are three Councils viz: District / Municipality Council, Commodity Council and Employers' Council within FNCCI looking after the specific interests of the various segments of its member.
The Employers' Council, a permanent organ of the FNCCI acts as the national organization of Employers'. It establishes links between employers, employees and the government through regular contacts. It also presents unified opinion on labour related issues, industrial relations and organises programme activities in the related areas.
Membership Committee :
The Membership Committee scrutinizes the applications for memberships and submits recommendation to the Executive Committee for decision to grant membership of FNCCI.
Committees / Forums / Councils :
The Executive Committee forms various Committees/ Forums/ Councils focussing generally on the sectoral and other specialised activities. The Committees / Forums / Councils presently operating are:
- Banking, Finance & Insurance
- Branding & Income Generation
- Cottage & Small Scale Industry
- Export Promotion
- ICT Development
- One District One Product
- Productivity & Quality
- Surface Transport & Transit
- Tax & Revenue
- Women Entrepreneurs Development
Forums / Councils
- Culture & Entertainment Forum
- Environment Forum
- Investment Promotion Forum
- Janakpur Development Forum
- Sick Industry Rehabilitation Forum
- Social Service Forum
- Trade School Forum
- Urban Development Forum
- FNCCI-CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) Joint Economic Council
- FNCCI-FBCCI (Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry) Joint Business Council
- Nepal-China Non-Governmental Co-operation Forum
- FNCCI-FPCCI (Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry) Joint Business Council
For effective day-to-day operation of the FNCCI, there is a Professional Secretariat with Business Library, Training Unit, Human Resource Development (HRD) Centre, Database / Computer Unit, Display Hall and Conference / Meeting Halls besides Office Bearers and Administrative wings supported by professional and support staff.
Following are the main services being provided by FNCCI:
International Linkages :
- Representing the entire business community of the country in national and international forums
- Preparing recommendations for promoting exports and investment
- Promoting joint ventures
- Providing expertise service to exporters, importers and investors
- Facilitating participation in national and international trade fairs and exhibitions
- Promoting better industrial relations
- Providing business information and research services
- Strengthening local chambers and associations
- Promoting entrepreneurship
- Conducting, on a regular basis, trainings, workshops, seminars on chamber management, publication, information exchange, documentation, industrial relation, productivity, entrepreneurship, quality management, environment etc.
- Providing "One Stop" service to its members
FNCCI is the member of the following international organisations.
Cooperative Agreements :
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
38, Cours Albert 1er - 75008, Paris (France)
Tel. (331) 49532822. Fax (331) 49532924.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.iccwbo.org
International Organisation of Employers' (IOE)
GPO. Box 68, 26 Chemin de Joinville, CH - 1226 Cointrin/Geneva
Tel. 4122 7981616. Fax 7988862.
E-mail: email@example.com Url: http://www.ioe-emp.org
Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI)
9th Fl., 3 Sungshou Road, Taipei 110, Taiwan
Tel. (886 2) 2725-5663/4. Fax (886 2) 2725-5665.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.cacci.org.tw
SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI)
House #. 5, Street #. 59, F-8/4 Islamabad, Pakistan-756001
Tel. (92-51) 2281395-96. Fax (92-51) 2281390.
E-mail: email@example.com Url: http://www.saarcnet.org
Standing Committee for the Chamber of Commerce of Group-77
Asian Trade Promotion Forum (ATPF) (JETRO)
2-5, Toranomon 2-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105.
Tel. (813) 35825574. Fax (813) 35851630
World Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME)
Saraswoti House, 27, Nehru Place, New Delhi - 110 019, India.
Tel. (9111) 6411417, 6443585. Fax (9111) 6414058.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.wasmeinfo.org
It cooperates with the following foreign chambers and organisations through memorandum of understanding / agreement :
Project and Cooperation Arrangements :
Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), (27 November, 1983)
60, Motijheel C/A, GPO Box 2079, Dhaka 1000.
Tel. (8802) 9560598, 9560102-3. Fax (8802) 7176030, 9560588.
E-mail: email@example.com Url:http://www.fbcci-bd.org
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), (12 March, 1988)
PHD House, Opp. Asian Games Village, New Delhi 110 016.
Tel. (9111) 6863801-4. Fax (9111) 6863135.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.phdcci.org
The Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland (CCCF), (17 June, 1993)
Aleksanterinkatu 17, GPO Box 1000, 00101 Helsinki, Finland.
Tel. (3589) 696969. Fax (3589) 650303.
E-mail: email@example.com Url: http://www.keskuskauppakamari.fi
Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (AFEC), (21 June, 1993)
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 63, GPO Box 150, 1045 Vienna, Austria.
Tel. (431) 501054787. Fax (431) 50105265.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.wko.at
The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, (25 June, 1993)
84 Hahashmonaim Street, Tel Aviv 67011, Israel.
Tel. (9723) 5631020. Fax (9723) 5619027.
E-mail: email@example.com Url: http://www.chamber.org.il
Federation of Egyptian Chamber of Commerce (FECC), (28 June, 1993)
4 Midan EI - Falaky Square, Cairo, Egypt.
Tel. (202) 7956066, 7953677. Fax (202) 7951164
Egyptian Businessmen's Association (EBA), (28 June, 1993)
Nile Tower - 21, Giza Street, GPO Box 265, Giza, Cairo.
Tel. (202) 5736030. Fax (202) 5737258.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.eba.org.eg
The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), (13 October, 1993)
11, Community Centre, Zamrudpur, New Delhi 110 048, India.
Tel. (9111) 6446321. Fax (9111) 6451981.
E-mail: email@example.com Url: http://www.assocham.org
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, (29 October, 1993)
Regional Office South Asia, USO House, 6, Special Institutional Area, New Delhi 110 067, India.
Tel. (9111) 6862064 / 6863846. Fax (9111) 6862042
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.fnst.org
Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL), (21 December, 1993)
29, Gregory's Road, GPO Box 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Tel. (941) 699530, 698225. Fax (941) 699530.
E-mail: email@example.com Url: http://www.fccisl.org
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, (19 August, 1994)
2, Octavian Goga Boulevard, R-74244, Bucharest, Romania.
Tel. (401) 3229516. Fax (401) 3229517.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.ccir.ro
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), (8 February, 1995)
23, Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110 003.
Tel. (9111) 4629994, 4626164, 4366225. Fax (9111) 4626149, 4366311.
E-mail: email@example.com Url: http://www.ciionline.org
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), (13 February, 1996)
Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi 110 001, India.
Tel. (9111) 3738760. Fax (9111) 3320714.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.ficci.com
All China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC), (5 September, 1996)
93 Bei He Yan Dajie, Beijing 100006, China.
Tel. (8610) 65136677, 651332312-2313. Fax (8610) 65131769
E-mail: email@example.com Url: http://www.chinachamber.org.cn
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), (2 November, 1996)
Federation House, Main Clifton Road, GPO Box 13875, Karachi 75600, Pakistan
Tel. (9221)5873691,93-94. Fax (9221) 5874332.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.fpcci.com.pk
Union of Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), (4 April, 1997)
No. 504/506, Merchant St., Kyauktada Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel. (95-1) 246495, 243151, 381284, 381285. Fax (951) 248177.
E-mail: email@example.com Url: http://www.umfcci.com.mm
Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), (5 November, 1998)
3-2-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100
Tel. (813) 32837851. Fax (813) 32166497.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.jcci.or.jp
Federation of Jordanian Chambers of Commerce (FJCC), (7 April 2000)
P.O. Box 7029 Amman, 11118 Jordan
Tel. (962-6) 5665492, 5690398. Fax (962-6) 5685997.
E-mail: email@example.com Url: http://www.fjcc.com
- The Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), (18 May 2000)
45, 4-Ka, Namaemun-ro, Chung-Ku, Seoul, Korea
Tel. (82-2) 316-3114. Fax (82-2) 757-9475.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.kcci.or.kr
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), (21 June 2000)
No. 1 Fuxingmenwai Street, Beijing, P.R China(100860)
Tel. (8610) 68020229, 68034823, 68013344. Fax (8610) 68030747, 68011370.
E-mail: email@example.com Url: http://www.ccpit.org
The Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UCCI), (18 September 2000)
Information Department, 33, vul. Velyka Zhytomyrska, Kiev, 01601, Ukraine
Tel. (0038044) 2722911. Fax (0038044) 2723353.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.ucci.org.ua
Confederation of Danish Industries (CODI), (2 February 2001)
18, H.C. Andersens Boulevard, DK-1787 Copenhagen V.
Tel. (0045) 33773377. Fax (0045) 33773300.
E-mail: email@example.com Url: http://www.di.dk
Foreign Investment and Foreign Trade Agency of Mongolia (FIFTAM), (5 February 2001)
Room 209, Second Floor, State Property Building-1, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Tel. (0097611) 326040, 320871, 321438, 320793. Fax (0097611) 324076.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.investmongolia.com
The French Business Confederation (MEDEF International), (7 March 2001)
31 Avenue Pierre 1er de serbie 75784 Paris, Cedex 16 France
Tel. 33 1 40 69 96 00. Fax 33 1 47 23 47 32.
E-mail: email@example.com Url: http://www.medefinternational.fr
The Singapore Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Indsutry (SFCCI), (21 March 2001)
47, Hill Street, No. 03-01, Chinese Chamber of Commerce Bldg., Singapore 179365
Tel. (0065) 3389761. Fax (0065) 3395630.
Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (11 September 2001)
775, Safat 13008, Kuwait, State of Kuwait
Tel. (00965) 805580 Ext.#555. Fax (00965) 2460693.
Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), (14 March 2003)
P.O. Box 147, Doybum Lam, Thimpu, Bhutan
Tel. (00975) 2322742, 2324254. Fax (00975) 2223936
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.bcci.com.bt
Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI), (16 June 2005)
P.O. Box 402, Doha, Qatar
Tel. (00974) 4559111. Fax (00974) 4661693, 4661697
E-mail: email@example.com Url: http://www.qcci.org
Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), (29 October 2005)
11 Chavchavadre Avenue, 0179 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel. (00995 32) 230045, 293375. Fax (00995 32) 235760
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.gcci.ge
Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists of Turkiye (TUSKON), (17 June 2008)
Merkez Mh. Abide-i Hurriyet Cad., Hanimefendi Sk. No : 135 / 4B Sisli / Istanbul
Tel. 0212 368 81 10 (Pbx). Fax: 0 212 368 81 06
E-mail : email@example.com Url: http://www.tuskon.org/?yenilisan=en
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (23 October 2008)
3rd Floor, ECC Building, 355 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Tel. (632)896-4549. Fax: (632)899-1727
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.philippinechamber.com
The Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland, (2 April 2009)
World Trade Center Helsinki, Aleksanterinkatu 17, P.O. Box 1000, 00101 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 9 4242 6200. Fax: +358 9 650 303
E-mail : email@example.com Url: http://www.keskuskauppakamari.fi/en_GB/
The Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, (30 July 2009)
Commerce House, Level 3, 24 Brisbane Avenue, BARTON ACT 2600
PO Box 6005, KINGSTON ACT 2604
Tel. 61 2 6273 2311. Fax: 61 2 6273 3286
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Url: http://www.acci.asn.au
Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers, (18 November 2009)
Wisma FMM, No. 3, Persiaran Dagang, PJU 9
Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel. 603-6276 1211. Fax: 603-6274 1266/7288
Federation of UAE Chamber of Commerce & Industry, (27 April 2010)
P.O. Box 738 Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
Tel. +971 9 2222400. Fax: +971 9 2221464
E-mail : email@example.com
World Trade Center Association, (12 January 2011)
420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 518 New York
Tel. +1-800 937-8886
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, (25 July 2011)
109012 Moscow, St. Ilyinka, 6
Tel. +7 (495) 620-0009. Fax: +7 (495) 620-0360
The Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (2 August 2012)
MNCCI Building, Mahatma Gandhi street
1st khoroo, Khan-Uul district
Ulaanbaatar 17011, UB Post - 101011001
Tel. +976-11-327176. Fax: +976-11-324620
E-mail : email@example.com
The Bhutan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, (11 August 2013)
Post Box: 147
Doybum Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
Tel. +975-2-324254 / 322742. Fax: +975-2-323936
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
FNCCI has been actively cooperating also with various foreign / international organisations such as UNDP, USAID, DFID, UNIDO, UNCTAD/GATT/ITC, THE WORLD BANK, ILO, PPPUE, SEQUA-GTZ Private Sector Promotion Project, UNFPA, Asia-Invest, JICA, IOE, NIKKEIREN, APO, JETRO, SAARC Secretariat, ICIMOD, AOTS
etc. in carrying out various activities for the promotion of business and industry.
In cooperation with USAID/Nepal, it has established an Agro Enterprise Centre, which promotes agro business in the country.
The Government of Nepal has authorised FNCCI to issue and delegate the authority to its member chambers to issue Certificate of Origin for the products to be exported from Nepal.
Technology and Trade Information Promotion System (TIPS) National Bureau is established at FNCCI.
To raise the awareness on prevention of HIV/AIDS on public, the FNCCI has established a "HIV/AIDS Cell".
It has established well-equipped HRD (Human Resource Development) Centre at FNCCI with the support from the Embassy of Japan.
The FNCCI has also established specialised Cells like WTO Cell, Industrial Environment and Energy Promotion Program to expand specialized services to its members.
The FNCCI has joined the South-Asian Alliance for Responsible Business (SARB) and is involved in promoting corporate social responsibility related program among its members.
The FNCCI has also initiated the Non Resident Nepali (NRN) Cell, which is working as the Secretariat of Non Resident Nepali Association.
The FNCCI has promoted the Nepalese Young Entrepreneurs' Forum (NYEF), and National Youth Business Forum (NYBF) with an aim of creating entrepreneurship through idea exchange, fellowship, education, training and advocacy among the Nepali Youth.
Corporate Financial Governance (CFG) Project is established in the FNCCI with the aims of supporting long-term process for sustainable private and financial sector development by strengthening the basic foundations of Nepal's legal, corporate and financial sectors, with a joint partnership between FNCCI and ADB. FNCCI has taken the role of the implementation agency and Ministry of Finance as the executing agency.
FNCCI has established a Commercial Mediation Centre (CMC) with the support of ARD, Inc, Rule of Law Project / USAID/ Nepal. It is a centre for alternative dispute settlement and also provides pre-litigation and post-litigation commercial mediation services for FNCCI Members and other businesses.
The FNCCI has partnered with WINROCK International, in a project in Mid-Western Development Region designed to provide education and vocational training for employment generation and conflict mitigation project - (named EIG-CM) funded by USAID.
The FNCCI in partnership with Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka, is involved in implementing activities of the Project called South Europe meets South Asia (SEMSA) financed under EU Asia Invest Programme. The project focuses on activities to enhance networking and investment in IT and IT enabled services and food processing sub-sectors.