Seychelles has only one Chamber of
commerce: the Seychelles Chamber of commerce and Industry (SCCI)
more commonly referred to as "The chamber".
It is the only organization which
represents all sectors of the private sector in Seychelles.
The objectives of the
(a) The promotion and
protection of trade, commerce, industry, agriculture, tourism,
transport, insurance, banking and other services in the Republic of
(b) The promotion,
support or making of representation in relation to legislative or
other measures affecting the aforesaid interests.
collection, classification and dissemination of statistical data
and other information of relevance and interest to all sectors of
activities of the Seychelles economy.
(d) The sponsorship of
and assistance in the organisation of fairs and missions which may
foster the economic development of the country.
(e) Keeping and
maintaining a reference library for members.
Providing facilities to enable members to operate properly as far
as is practical.
(g) The issuing of
certificates in respect of goods which are grown, produced,
processed, manufactured in or exported from Seychelles.
(h) The carrying out of
surveys independently or in partnership with other
organizing and running of training courses and seminars.
provision for arbitration in respect of disputes arising in the
course of commerce, industry, tourism, transport or other business
matters, and the securing of the services of expert technical and
other persons to that end, if necessary or desirable.
acquisition of movable and immovable property by purchase,
donation, legacy or otherwise.
selling, leasing, exchanging and mortgaging of such property.
(m) The doing of all that may be
necessary or conducive to the development of industry, commerce,
transport, insurance, banking, tourism, trade and services or
incidental to the realization or attainment of the above-mentioned
(n) Entering any
agreement with any Government Ministry or Department or other
authority, both in and outside Seychelles, which in the opinion of
the Chamber shall be deemed to be in the interest of its members
and to obtain from any such Government Ministry or Department or
authority any rights, privileges and concessions in furtherance of
the objectives of the Chamber.
(o) To subscribe to and
form part of any local or foreign federation or association
pursuing similar or related objectives.
The management of the affairs and
business of the Chamber is vested and deputed to a council made up
of 15 councilors among which there is one chairperson, one vice
chairperson and one treasurer. The councilors are elected during
the annual General meeting of the SCCI.
The council meets regularly once a
The councilors are from various
sectors of the economy: Legal, insurance, construction, Human
Resources, Agriculture, International trade, medical and finance
The permanent staff of the SCCI at
the secretariat consists of: one secretary General, one executive
secretary, one trade promotion officer and one messenger/clerk.
The SCCI is represented on
Statutory Authorities and National Committees in Seychelles.
- National Economic Committee (chaired by the President of the
- National Tender Board
- Seychelles tourism board
- Seychelles fishing Authority
- Seychelles Pension Fund
- Town and Country Planning Authority
- Social Welfare Agency Board
- SIBA Board
- Seychelles Agricultural Agency Board
- Seychelles Investment Board
- Seychelles Petroleum Company
- National Food Control Board
- Commission Nationale de la Francophonie
- National Committee for Social Renaissance
- Waste management fund board
- National Tobacco Control board
- Marine Conservation Society of Seychelles and Green Island
Foundation project steering Committee.
- Steering Committee for Strategic Planning for HIV and Aids
The Seychelles Chamber of
Commerce and Industry is also a member of regional and
- L'Union des chambres de Commerce
et d'Industrie des îles de l'Océan Indien(UCCIOI)
- The Comesa business Council
- The Association of chambers of the
- Works in close affiliation with
the Commission de l'Océan Indien