Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) established in 1989 is an independent body which represents the business community in Lao PDR. It is the nexus between state and private enterprises and represents employers, groups and joint ventures across all agencies that have been established under the laws of Lao PDR. It currently has more than 4000 members represented through Chambers of Commerce in 18 provinces and business associations and groups. That makes LNCCI the largest and most representative business community in Lao PDR
As the nexus between the state and private enterprises, LNCCI’s responsibility is to identify problems and concerns of its members and make sure that they are presented to the government. In this way, business policies and legislation are developed and adjusted for the improvement of business environment in Lao PDR.
LNCCI represents the business community of Lao PDR undertaking business negotiations and dealing with trade and labor issues at both regional and international levels with a view to expanding trade and investment.
In addition, LNCCI works to strengthen Provincial CCIs, Vientiane CCI, Business Associations and Groups by upgrading services and management. As national economic development requires a pool of knowledge and skills, LNCCI seeks to build capacity through seminars, business meetings, and exhibitions where views can be exchanged and experiences and skills shared.
The Chamber also seeks approaches to address the need of Lao businesses and facilitate the businesses to operate in a friendly business environment.