Established under the Royal Command of His Majesty the King in 1980, the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) is a non-profit organization comprising of members from business community in the country, and is the apex body of the private sector in Bhutan. The General Body of the BCCI is the apex forum that comprises of business representatives from twenty Dzongkhags elected for the term of five years by the respective business members in each Dzongkhags and meets annually with the BCCI for Annual General Meeting (AGM). Under the General Body, the Executive Committee consist of President of BCCI and two Vice Presidents, and Presidents of ten sector associations, while additional five regional Executive Committee members are elected by the General Body members during the AGM once in five years. Below the Executive Committee, the Secretariat is managed by a salaried Secretary General overseeing the day-to-day functioning of the organization.
Hold regular dialogues with Royal Government of Bhutan to advocate, provide feedback & represent businesses of Bhutan during the fine-tune policies and legislation regulating the business procedures and practices.
BCCI shall serve on statutory boards and government committees to help formulate policy guidelines and set standards that will enhance business environment and members’ competitiveness.
Establish alliances with local & foreign business organisations to develop mutually beneficial relationships via Memorandum of Understanding, Joint Consultative Committees and more.
Join a global network of Chambers of Commerce to facilitate co-operation and development of business in Bhutan.
Provide platform to co-ordinate members’ efforts to trouble-shoot, address, solve common problems or issues affecting business operations.
Human Resource development of business entity via in-country or ex-country training limited to the availability of fund or sponsorship or from government.
Provide relevant business information on business opportunities, technology advancement, government rules & regulations etc.
Maintain business listing for members’ use.
Conducts market surveys and economic research & circulate reports to members through newsletters, bulletins, circulars via email or website.
Trade and Business Development
Publish directory of members, their business and capabilities
Process Trade inquiries
B2B services as buyer-seller meetings, facilities & services for meetings/forum between trade visitors & members.
Identify trade & investment opportunities to maximize these through organizing trade and investment missions, meetings between members & associations etc.
Organizing & facilitate members on Trade Fairs & Exhibitions
Coordinating members’ participation in trade shows.
Organize meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars to provide members with fora for exchange of views and experiences.
Encourage member companies to enhance competitiveness through quality management, improved product design etc.
Initiate/advice on involvement of Information & Communication Technology to achieve greater efficiency.
Coordinate with Sector Associates for enhancing business environment.