THE ROLE OF KNCCI
As a business membership organization, our activities are based on member needs and problems, which includes economic and social issues.Below are some of the services offered by the Chamber:
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 Permits
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.
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 the National Committee on WTO, COMESA, EAC and ACP – EU
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chamber provides trade information related to exports and imports. We collect and keep up-to-date information on all markets, tariffs, shipping information and documentation. From the Chamber you can also get contacts of all known trade and investment promotion agencies worldwide.
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.
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..
The Chamber issues Ordinary Certificates of Origin in the country. Issuance of COO’s by Chambers of commerce is an accepted practice worldwide.