The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government business organization comprised of small, medium, and large enterprises, local chambers and industry associations representing various sectors of business, all working together to foster a healthier Philippine economy and improve the viability of business in the community.
PCCI is the result of a merger in July 1, 1978 of Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, established in July 19, 1903 and the Philippine Chamber of Industry, established in March 4, 1950. PCCI is recognized as the “sole official representative and voice of entire private business community” by virtue of Letter of Instruction No. 780 signed by then President Ferdinand Marcos.
Vision and Mission
PCCI is the voice of Philippine business recognized by government and international institutions. As a proactive catalyst of development, PCCI promotes and supports the drive for globally competitive Philippine enterprises in partnership with government, local chambers, and other business organizations.
The main responsibility of PCCI is to provide focused advocacy for business growth and sustainable development by providing business services for the advancement of grassroots entrepreneurship, chamber development, international trade relations, business innovation and excellence, and operating efficiency. These will be achieved through a professional organization working in close cooperation with various stakeholders in public and private sectors.
To operationalize its MISSION and VISION, PCCI adopts the following strategic thrusts:
- Steadfast support for the promotion and growth of micro, small and medium enterprises nationwide;
- Pioneer policy reform initiatives to improve the business climate and sustain socio-economic development;
- Spearhead national and international networking through business matching, trade missions, and information sharing;
- Support capability building for local chambers and industry associations.