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Chamber of Commerce Registration

A chamber of commerce is an association or network of businesspeople designed to promote and protect the interests of its members. A chamber of commerce is often made up of a group of business owners that share a locale or interests, but can also be international in scope. They will choose leadership, name representatives, and debate which policies to espouse and promote.

Chamber registration may help business individuals and companies to interact with other businessmen. Chamber of Commerce Registration in Pakistan is not so expensive but has deep positive impacts on business development.

Registration to the chamber of commerce and industry can be quite a frustrating procedure and if you have no experience in dealing with matters related to law, you will surely struggle to sort out this matter easily. Moreover, the pre-requisites are sometimes extremely difficult to follow as compared to other legal affairs. There are hundreds of legal firms working to help people out, but The Case Lawyer is one of the few law firms that provide proper guidance and complete consultation.

Eligibility Criteria for Membership

In order to become eligible for the registration with the Chamber of Commerce, you must follow;

  • For the grant of membership, a prospective member must declare their business concern whether it is a Sole Proprietorship, Partnership Firm, Association of Persons (AoP), or a Company holding valid NTN (National Tax Number) and Sales Tax Registration.
  • The prospective member must either be a permanent citizen of the Capital or should have substantial business interests in industrial and corporate business.
  • Territorial jurisdictions of the Chamber will make an assessment about Income Tax and Sales Tax of a member.
  • The application will be proposed, and the existing members will review the application.
  • The member should not have any criminal record.
Membership Classes

Corporate Class: Multinational corporations or organizations with their headquarters or branches in Pakistan are considered corporate class organizations. Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Pakistan members include these companies and organizations. Also, their turnover must be at least Rs.50 million. There should be a minimum annual turnover of Rs.50 million.

Associate Class: In the context of the Associate class, a management organization must have an annual turnover of less than Rs. 50 million, and not be a body within the corporate or multinational sector.

Documents Required for Membership

  • Copies of CNIC of all directors. In the case of foreign nationals, passport copies will be required.
  • Company’s National Tax Number
  • Company’s latest Income Tax Returns copies (where applicable)
  • A copy of Sales Tax Registration & Latest Sales Tax Returns (where applicable)
  • 3x photographs of representative
  • Appointment letter of premises / lease deed
  • Original bank certificate on the business name
  • Copies of Memorandum and Article of Associations
  •  Copy of the certificate of incorporation or filing proofs of forms 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45 with BOI letter approved by SECP.  
  • The Chamber of Commerce must be notified of all correspondence by an authorized representative by giving power of attorney to one director or general manager.

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