The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1923. It is one of the oldest and largest chambers of commerce in Pakistan, representing the interests of the business community in Lahore and the surrounding regions.
The LCCI has a diverse membership base, including large corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and individual business owners. Its members represent a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, services, agriculture, and trading.
The main objective of the LCCI is to promote economic growth and development in Lahore and Pakistan by supporting and advocating for the interests of the business community. To achieve this, the LCCI provides a range of services and initiatives to its members.
One of the key services offered by the LCCI is business networking opportunities. The LCCI organizes events and conferences where members can meet and network with other businesses, both local and international. These events provide an opportunity for businesses to expand their customer base and explore new markets.
In addition, the LCCI provides members with access to market research and business intelligence reports. These reports can help businesses make informed decisions about their operations, identify new opportunities, and stay up to date with industry trends.
The LCCI also plays a significant role in promoting trade and investment in Lahore and Pakistan. The LCCI collaborates with other local and international chambers of commerce to promote bilateral trade and investment opportunities. The LCCI has signed several Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with foreign chambers of commerce, including those in the United States, China, and Turkey.
The LCCI also offers trade promotion services to its members, such as organizing trade delegations and participating in international trade fairs and exhibitions. These initiatives provide members with an opportunity to showcase their products and services to international buyers, explore new markets, and establish business relationships with foreign companies.
Another important role of the LCCI is to advocate for policies and reforms that promote a business-friendly environment in Lahore and Pakistan. The LCCI engages with policymakers and government officials to advocate for policies that support economic growth and development. Some of the issues the LCCI advocates for include reducing the tax burden on businesses, improving infrastructure, and addressing energy shortages.
The LCCI also provides training and development programs to its members to enhance their skills and knowledge. These programs include workshops, seminars, and conferences on topics such as marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship. By providing members with these resources, the LCCI helps businesses stay competitive and adapt to changing market conditions.
The LCCI has also been actively involved in promoting corporate social responsibility (CSR) among its members. The LCCI believes that businesses have a responsibility to give back to society and contribute to the well-being of their communities. To promote CSR, the LCCI has established a CSR Committee that works with its members to identify and implement CSR initiatives.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
A sole Proprietorship, or a Partnership or an Association of Persons or a Body Corporate or a Multinational Corporation or a Service concern shall be eligible for the membership of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, such a firm or company is being assessed for the purpose of income tax or sales tax if applicable at Lahore or has its head office, registered office or manufacturing concern located in the Lahore district.
|CORPORATE MEMBER||ASSOCIATE MEMBER|
|This class of membership shall be open to all industrial and commercial undertakings either a body corporate or a multinational corporation with its head office or branch office in Pakistan or a sales-tax-registered manufacturing or a sales-tax-registered business concern having annual turn- over of Rs. 50 million or above.||This class of membership shall be open to medium and small industrial and commercial undertakings, which are not a body corporate or a multinational or a sales Tax registered manufacturing concern or a sales-tax-registered business concern having annual turn-over Rs. 50 million or above.|
Documents Required for Different Categories of Business
|PROPRIETORSHIP||PARTNERSHIP||PUBLIC LIMITED / PRIVATE LTD|
|Application on firm/Company original letterhead signed by the Proprietor.||Application on firm/Company original letterhead signed by the Managing Partner.||Application on Company original letterhead signed by the Managing Director.|
|Completely filled Membership Form duly proposed and seconded by two valid members.||Completely filled in Membership Form, duly proposed and seconded by two valid members.||Completely filled in Membership Form, duly proposed and seconded by two valid members.|
C.N.I.C of the proprietor. (A4 size page with clear impression).
NTN (RTO/CTO-Lahore) as a business individual bearing the title of business applied for membership.
00 STRN Certificate (if applicable). Utility bill of business premises.
C.N.I.C of all partners (A4 size page with clear impression)
NTN (RTO-Lahore) of company along with all partners.
STRN Certificate (if applicable). Partnership deed on Rs.1000 stamp paper
Form-C in case of registered firm.
Utility bill of business premises.
C.N.I.C of all directors. (A4 size page with clear impression)
Copy of Passport in case of a Foreign National.
NTN (RTO Lahore) of the Company.
STRN Certificate (if applicable).
Electricity bill of business premises.
|Memorandum and Articles of Association, Incorporation certificate, Latest Form 29, dully certified by SECP.|
|Bank Account maintenance certificate in original (Not older than three months) from Bank situated in Lahore, bearing title of business applied for membership.||Bank Account maintenance certificate in original (Not older than three months) from Bank situated in Lahore bearing title of business applied for membership.||Bank Account maintenance certificate in original (Not older than three months) from Bank situated in Lahore bearing title of business applied for membership.|
*The membership shall be granted for the period of one year and shall expire on 31st day of March every year irrespective of the date of grant of membership.
- Following additional requirements are to be complied in case of a Firm/Company represented by a foreigner or a local having partnership with a foreigner/foreigners.
- Copy of valid visas of
- Police character
- Copy of Ownership Documents or Rent agreement of Business
- Pay Order equivalent to 750 USD in favor of LCCI for International Trade Development
- Membership fee will be received through Pay Order drawn on same bank account of the company/firm of which account maintenance certificate is attached with membership application.
- Size of photographs should be 2”x 2” with white back
NEW MEMBERSHIP FEE DETAIL
New Membership applications submitted for Executive processing must be attached with reason in writing for seeking membership on urgent bases.