History

The Power to shape the future

Andhra Pradesh Chambers of commerce and Industry Federation (Andhra Pradesh) established in 2000 as a chamber of commerce presently representing the whole state of Andhra Pradesh. It is strategically located at Vijayawada, the center of the New Andhra state the proposed State capital and hub of the state’s economic and political spectrum. The AP Chambers has a three tier membership, representing industry, Trade and service. The AP Chambers has relentlessly pursued the agenda of identifying business opportunities & challenges, addressing critical issues with the single minded focus of sustainable growth in the region. The AP Chambers has been instrumental in influencing policy frameworks and changes. It played an advocacy role on a wide range of matters and acting as impetus to growth and developmental matters. The AP Chambers frequently organized interactive meetings with Ministers, Senior Bureaucrats to express and drive home its views. The AP Chambers provided a platform for interaction to expand business and address issues affecting growth of business in the State. Various state level and district level Associations / Bodies / Chambers are affiliated to the Federation.

Some of the main activities of the chamber are

  • Representing State and Central Governments on issues affecting the commerce and industry.

  • Educating/bringing awareness to members on various state and central laws and amendments.

  • Organizing seminars, workshops, meetings with members & Government officials on vital problems.

  • Acting as a trade facilitation center

The administration of the Chambers is handled by the Board of Directors backed by a professional team headed by Director General / Executive Director. The Board of directors is also assisted by a string of sub-committees on different subjects. All the members are encouraged to actively participate in the sub-committees of their interest to enable them master the subjects and at the same time ensure that the Chambers always has able end experienced leaders to take care of the interests of the members. The Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry Federation will always truly be of the Members, by the members and for the members.