CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE  

As with most other countries, Brunei Darussalam has its own set of organisations and associations that help to facilitate the nation's economic activities.

Brunei Darussalam possesses three major and distinct Chambers of Commerce, which serves to help develop and drive forward the national economy. They comprise of: -

• The National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Brunei Darussalam
• The Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry Brunei Darussalam
• The Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Today the Chambers are collectively made up of hundreds of prominent local, joint ventures and foreign companies operating in Brunei Darussalam.

And with the recent amendment to the Chamber of Commerce Constitution, the Chambers have also opened their doors to Embassies, Educational Institutions and Trade Associations.

Each of the different Chambers of Commerce have a major role of creating dialogue opportunities between its members and Government officials, diplomatic representatives and other groups and individuals from the private sector.

It also serves to provide its members with a forum for arranging activities of mutual interest and acts as a channel of communication between its members and the Government.

The Chambers of Commerce also aims to promote social welfare, cultural and educational activities.

The Chambers of Commerce also plays a major role in the development of SMEs by setting up contacts and lending a helping hand from the experience of established businesses.

Last year the National Chamber of Commerce received a number of trade missions from countries like China, Indonesia and United Arab Emirates.

The association also acts as a panel in the Integrity Symposium in the Public Service Department and was elected as the chairman for the culture show in conjunction with the Royal Wedding of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Pg Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah and HRH Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah.

Below are the addresses of the three major Chambers of Commerce in Brunei Darussalam:

• National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Brunei Darussalam Unit 1, Block D, Beribi Industrial Complex 1 Jalan Beribi BE 1118, Negara Brunei Darussalam, Tel: +673-2421840, Fax: +673-2421839

• Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Brunei Darussalam Unit 1, Block D, Beribi Industrial Complex 1 Jalan Beribi BE1118, Negara Brunei Darussalam, Tel: +673-2421840, Fax: +673-2421839

• Chinese Chamber of Commerce No. 72, Jalan Roberts, Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8711, Tel: +673-2235494/5/6, Fax: +673-2235492/3

--Courtesy of Brunei Year Book