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Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry -Nairobi
The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) -Nairobi County is a chapter of KNCCI, a non-profit autonomous and business membership organisation (BMO) established in 1965 as the umbrella body of the private sector in Kenya.
The Nairobi Chamber represents and protects interests of the business community in Nairobi by supporting the development of Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), lobbying for a favourable environment for businesses in the County and promoting Nairobi as a preferred national/International business and investment hub.
Services Offered by KNCCI-Nairobi
As a Business Membership Organization (BMO), our activities are based on member needs and problems, which includes economic and social issues.
Ordinary Certificate of Origin Kenya
KNCCI -Nairobi also assists exporters in Kenya to obtain the Ordinary Certificate of Origin (COO), an important international trade document that certifies that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in Kenya. Issuance of COO’s by Chambers of commerce is an accepted practice worldwide. To apply for an ordinary […]Read more
Education and Training
Through seminars and workshops members acquire business skills such as export marketing, record keeping, preparing business proposals, how and where to source business finance, among others..Read more
Members participate in business forums where matters affecting their operations are discussed, resolutions passed and actions taken to put right any wrongs. It is at these forums, for instance, that new government policies and their effect on business operations are discussed.Read more
The Chamber acts as a medium of communication between commercial sections of foreign embassies in Kenya and the business community. We also maintain constant communications with Kenya’s commercial attaches abroad for the benefit of our business community.Read more
Trade Information and Business Advisory
Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) – Nairobi has the expertise to advise companies in evaluating and implementing the most appropriate company investment structures in Kenya that meet their goals and maximize their tax efficiency. Our business advisory service includes: Kenya Government Policy Advisory Kenya Business Environment and Industry Surveys Kenya Labour Policy […]Read more
Export Promotion Activities
The Chamber assists members to participate in foreign trade missions, trade fairs and exhibitions. Members also get to meet visiting trade delegations as well as receive trade inquiries from all over the world.Read more
Inbound, Outbound and Trade Delegations
The Chamber organizes partnerships and joint venture meetings between Kenyan entrepreneurs to meet inbound business delegations, co-coordinates outgoing trade delegations and missions thus ensuring successful exploitation of business opportunities.Read more
Internal Trade Promotion
The Chamber promotes trade by campaigning for business friendly economic measures and opposing those that tend to hinder the free exchange of products and services.Read more
Multilateral, Bilateral and Region Integration:
In an attempt to overcome and successfully integrate and participate in the global market economy, Kenya is a member and signatory to a number of regional, bilateral and multilateral trade agreements. To ensure that the interest of the Business Community are represented and to influence the decisions therein, the Chamber is an active member of […]Read more
Memorandum of Understandings and Co-operations:
The Chamber has signed a number of co-operation agreements aimed at fostering trade, commercial and industrial co-operation with Chambers of Commerce and Trade Promotional Organizations. Through these agreements the Chamber is able to address and foster enabling trade relations with our trading partners, organizations and companies.Read more
Being a membership organization the Chamber affords members a collective voice. It lobbies for the formulation of policies that support business development and for the repeal of those that adversely affect business operations. The Chamber also lobbies for the establishment and maintenance of business friendly infrastructures and tax regimes i.e. V.A.T, Single Business PermitsRead more
The following are the benefits which our members have, giving them a competitive edge in their businesses:
- Affiliate Membership to all KNCCI Chambers.
- Invitation to Chamber Events.
- Membership Rate for Chamber Events.
- Discounted Certificate of Origin Rates.
- Information Bulletin-Biweekly Basis.
- Access to Trade Fairs & Exhibitions
- Promote Events on Chamber Calendar-Quarterly Basis.
- Promote Business with Branding Material and Events.
- Referral Programs.
- Government Representation and Participation (round table meetings.)