Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (Addis Chamber), established in 1947, provides numerous business development and advocacy services to help business people start, run, and grow their businesses. It is an autonomous non-governmental, non-political, and a non-profit organization to serve the interest of the business community of Addis Ababa and its members.
Addis Chamber has been recognized for its engagement to strengthen the private sector through providing multiples of services to promote trade and investment and continued serving as a bridge between the government and the private sector. It provides a wide range of non-financial assistance to businesses in the country and plays a major role in voicing the businesses’ concerns to the government. With over 17,000 registered members, Addis Chamber is the largest and oldest chamber of commerce in Ethiopia. Being a member of the world chamber of federations, it has a prominent place among the international chamber houses.
Addis Chamber has been promoting good corporate governance and business ethics through various strategies so as to ensure sustainable and competitive businesses by establishing a responsible unit called Addis Chamber Corporate Governance Council.