Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) is a non-government institution representing business establishments in Kuwait. The Chamber acts on the behalf of, represents and lobbies for the interests of businesspersons and industrialists in Kuwait.
The establishment of a Chamber of Commerce was first mooted in 1952. Three years later, the Chamber was established and, in 1959, the election of the Chamber’s first Board of Directors took place.
KCCI is a truly democratic organisation. The members of the Board of Directors are all elected and its leading figures are known for their contribution to industry and business.
The Chamber is a repository of information on commerce and industry and it distributes information and statistics for the benefit of all concerned and provides the government with reports, information and ideas relevant to commercial and industrial issues. The Chamber also releases a periodical bulletin with relevant information on commerce and industry.
To provide effective and high quality training to young and qualified Kuwaitis, it has established the Abdulaziz Hamad Al-Sager Training Centre. The Chamber of Commerce was awarded the ISO 0991 Certificate in 1998 for excellence in all of its activities.
The Chamber takes part in all the GCC meetings and seminars, visits members of the European Union’s Gulf branches and participates in the board of directors meeting of the GCC.
At international level, the Chamber participates in international economic conferences and seminars, contributes to meetings and activities of the International Chambers of Commerce in Paris (France), the Islamic Chamber of Commerce in Karachi (Pakistan) and the International Labour Organisation.
Since its establishment in 1959 until 1998, the number of members of the Chamber rose from 481 to 19,000 and more.