General Presentation of the CCIMC

As common with consular assemblies, the CCIMC is a consultative organ representing the business community in the spheres of trade, industry, mines and crafts. It was created in 1921 and its head office is located in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon..

Since 25th January 2008, Mr. Christophe EKEN , a Douala-based businessman, has been at its helm.

The CCIMC is assigned the main missions of acting as a link between the business community and public authorities in the areas of consultation and representation in many domains, prominent among which is the economy.

It also develops many activities for the guidance and especially the promotion of industrial and trading companies through:

  • gathering, processing and disseminating economic and commercial information;
  • issuing publications;
  • assisting in enterprise creation;
  • international trade;
  • promoting exports during trade fairs and exhibitions;
  • assistance in the search for partners;
  • organising vocational training (continuous training, seminars, conferences)

It maintains a network of relations with trade chambers from all countries and international organisations with an interest in the activities of the private sector.

Generally speaking, all industrial and trading companies are members of the CCIMC.

Besides the annual subsidy the CCIMC receives from the State, its products and services are many and varied. The most important of these products are:

  • Certificates of Origin;
  • Registration of firms in the Chamber’s Company Directory against the issuance of an attestation renewable each financial year;
  • The issuance of various accreditation letters;
  • The initiation and coordination of the participation of businesses in foreign commercial events;
  • The collection, processing and dissemination of data on enterprises, products and markets;
  • The production of promotional publications, such as:
    • Notes on the economic situation; ;
    • Company directories;
    • Enterprise creation handbook;
    • News bulletins; 
    • Sector factsheets;
    • Etc....




Nos Partenaires

Chambre d'Agriculture, des Pêches, de l'Elevage et des Forêts du Cameroun (CAPEF)
Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie du Bénin
Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Cote-d'Ivoire
Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie du Burkina-Faso;
Chambre de Métiers et de l'Artisanat de la Vendée
International Chamber of Commerce
La Bourse de Sous-Traitance et de Partenariat du Cameroun (BSTP-CMR)
Agence de Promotion des Investissements (API)
Le Fonds National de l’Emploi (FNE)
Agence des Normes et de la Qualité du Cameroun (ANOR)
Institut National de la Statistique du Cameroun (INS)
L'Agence de Régulation des Marchés Publics (ARMP)
Le Douala Stock Exchange
Investir en Zone Franc
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)
Conférence Permanente des Chambres Consulaires Africaines et Francophones
L'Institut international de recherche sur les cultures des zones tropicales semi-arides (ICRISAT)
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Organisation Mondiale du Commerce(OMC);
Centre de Commerce International (ITC)
Programme des Nations-Unies pour le Développement au Cameroun (PNUD)
Organisation des Nations Unies pour le Développement Industriel (ONUDI)
L'Agence des États-Unis pour le développement international (United States Agency for International Development ou USAID)
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Banque Mondiale
Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD)
Cameroon On Business