About Us

MISSION

We exist to advance the interests of businesses in Malawi through representation and provision of value adding services

 VISION

To be a strong voice and catalyst for local and global competitiveness of Malawian businesses

CORE VALUES 

  • Professionalism: We act with the degree of competence and skills expected of us.
  • Empathy: We are human beings serving human beings.
  • Teamwork: We are committed to common goals, and supportive of each other, each other’s talents, capabilities, limitations, and weaknesses.
  • Reliability: We deliver on our promises on a consistent basis.
  • Integrity: We act with honesty without compromising the truth, and take responsibility for our actions.


BUSINESS FACILITATION SERVICES

MCCCI offers a number of services to its members and the entire business community. The services include the following:

  • Providing business and economic information for decision making;
  • Issuing certificates of origin;
  • Organizing trade promotion events;
  • Providing business management training;
  • Representing the business community at national, regional and international fora;
  • Offering business premises to small entreprises.


LOBBYING AND ADVOCACY

MCCCI carries out research and analyzes policies and regulations to identify obstacles to doing business in the country to ensure a conducive environment for private sector development. The research and analysis provides MCCCI with a basis for lobbying on issues that need to be addressed by the government. MCCCI uses a number of platforms in its lobbying and advocacy process. These include but are not limited to:

  1. PUBLIC PRIVATE DIALOGUE FORUM: This is a high level forum of public and private sector representatives. It is co-chaired by Ministry of Industry and Trade and private sector members. The Forum  discusses challenges faced by the business community and adopts resolutions that would ultimately improve the  socio-economic, legal and regulatory environment for business operations.

  2. BUSINESS MEETINGS: These are held with the relevant government officials and the Parliamentary committees to discuss and resolve issues affecting the operations of businesses. 

  3. PRESS BRIEFINGS:  MCCCI holds conferences to brief the media on private sector development issues and also comments through the media on issues of national socio-economic importance.

  4. NATIONAL ANNUAL BUDGET CONSULTATIONS: MCCCI provides input into the National Annual Budget through Pre- and Post-Budget consultation.

 AFFILIATION

MCCCI is a member of:

  1. Association of SADC Chambers of Commerce  and Industry (ASCCI).
  2. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Business Council