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The National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (NCCIM) is the apex trade organisation in Malaysia; and a federation of 5 national trade organisations.


The origins of NCCIM is traced to 1962, where by virtue of a decision of the cabinet of the Government of the Federation of Malaya to establish a unified private sector organisation representing Malayan businesses in the domestic and international trade; 4 major chambers of commerce came together to form the United Chambers of Commerce of the Federation of Malaya.

The idea of UCCFM was mooted for a few years, and its realisation is accredited to the tireless efforts its promoters, the principal one being the Honourable Encik Mohamed Khir Bin Johari, Minister of Commerce and Industry.

The inaugural meeting was held on 10th July 1962 at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Kuala Lumpur; where Encik Mahmood bin Ambak, Associated Malay Chambers of Commerce, was elected as the First Chairman of UCCFM.

The inauguration ceremony of UCCFM was held on 31st August 1962, officiated by Honourable Encik Mohamed Khir Bin Johari, Minister of Commerce and Industry.

With the formation of Malaysia in 1963, the chamber’s name was changed on 29th July 1964 to United Chambers of Commerce of Malaysia (UCCM).

The coalition was restructured in 1974 to include the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and renamed as the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (NCCIM).


In the early days, the key expectations placed on UCCFM/UCCM is to promote Malaysian exports and inbound investments from abroad, as well as to help create a conducive investment climate in Malaya for local businesses and foreign investors; including to give constructive business feedback to the Government on economic matters of Malaya, and  to complement the efforts and initiatives of the Government and its agencies to attract foreign investment.

The initial expectations have not changed, but evolved over the years into an enlarged scope of responsibilities in coping with the growing sophistication of the economic ecosystem.

Today, NCCIM, as a unified private sector organisation, the role is best encapsulated as “to represent and promote the interests of the business community in Malaysia on the domestic and global fronts; and to be the voice of the business community”.

In pursuant to the NCCIM Constitution, the prime objective of NCCIM is to promote, foster and protect the interests of all corporations and persons carrying out commerce and industry activities in Malaysia, and in particular (but not by way of limitation):

● To promote the consideration and discussion of all questions connected with or relating to Commerce and Industry;

● To collect members’ views and of any other person or organisation which it considers is interested in commerce and industry, and submit the same to the Government of Malaysia or any State Government and to any other relevant organisation, Council or Committee.

● To represent the interests of the members in all matters which may be referred to it by any such Government or by any of the said members.

● To collect, publish and circulate statistics and any other information relating to commerce and industry.

● To coordinate and cooperate with the public and private sector in order to promote better growth and understanding in commerce and industry.

● To represent commerce and industry within the region and internationally, including but not limited to further the objectives and interests of regional trade associations and business councils, and towards this end to serve as the main platform for Malaysian private sector participation in the economic activities of the region and internationally.

● To do all such things as may be deemed incidental or conducive to the furtherance for all or any of the above objectives.



National Chamber of Commerce
and Industry of Malaysia
Level 3, West Wing, Menara MATRADE
Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Tel: +603 6204 9811
Email: enquiry@nccim.org.my