Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Membership Procedure Lahore Pakistan

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					Introduction of Chamber Of Commerce and Industry:
Chambers are committed to make effective contributions to the nation's economic
development through the promotion of trade and industry in the various sectors of our
economy. Chamber of Commerce & Industry acts as a two way channel of
communication between business and community. It plays an important role in
policy formulation by maintaining a constant interaction with the relevant
authorities. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides wide array of
services to its members.

Industrialists in almost all the major cities and Industrial clusters have established
a network of Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The chamber is generally composed
of an Executive Committee, which is headed by a President, Senior Vice President and
Vice President as office bearers. The Executive Committee members are elected
through annual elections for a 3- years term to work for the betterment of the business
community on honorary basis. The day to day administration and working is
looked after by a full time employed Executive Head known as the "Secretary", who
is assisted by fully qualified staff.



Classes of Membership:

There are two classes of memberships in almost every Chamber of Commerce and
Industry.

Corporate Class
A member of Chamber of Commerce and Industry which is either a body
corporate or a multinational corporation with its head office or branch office in Pakistan
or a sales tax registered concern having annual turnover of Rs. 50 million or above.

Associate Member

A member of Chamber of Commerce and Industry which is not a body corporate or a
multinational or a sales tax registered business concern having annual turnover of
Rs. 50 million or above.
Lahore Chamber                 of    Commerce           &      Industry        (LCCI)
Membership:

Membership Eligibility:
1. The prospective member is a sole proprietorship or a partnership firm or an association
of persons or a company holding national tax number and sales tax registration, if
applicable, in the name of the business concern.

2. The prospective member’s business fits within the defined business scope or area of
jurisdiction of District Lahore as provided in the memorandum and articles of association
of LCCI and under the license granted by the Federal Government.

3. The application for grant of membership shell be proposed and seconded by existing
members of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

4. The prospective member has no criminal conviction.

5. The prospective member has a valid national tax number and sales tax registration, if
applicable;

6. Membership may be cancelled or disqualified, on the grounds provided under the
memorandum and articles of association, and if the member breaches any provision of the
Trade Organization Ordinance;

7      The membership shall be renewable on annual basis subject to fulfillment of
following conditions,

Payment of prescribed subscription within the time stipulated in the memorandum and
articles of association, which shall not be later than 31st March every year;

Proof of filing income tax return and sales tax, if applicable, for latest preceding
assessment year

Membership Procedure:

Proprietorship:
   ·   Written application on firm’s letterhead addressed to secretary general LCCI for
       grant of membership

   ·   Completely filled in membership form, duly proposed and seconded by two valid
       members whose representative should be different from each other and the
       applicant company
  ·   Completely filled in Signature / Identity Card

  ·   Photocopy of C.N.I.C of the proprietor

  ·   Photocopy of National Tax Number (NTN) certificate of proprietor as a business
      individual

  ·   Photocopy of Sales-Tax Registration number certificate (if applicable)

  ·   Original bank certificate in the name of business title applied for membership.

Partnership Concern:
  ·   A written application on firm/company’s letterhead addressed to Secretary
      General LCCI for grant of membership

  ·   Completely filled in membership form duly proposed and seconded by two valid
      members whose representative should be different from each other and the
      applicant firm/company

  ·   Completely filled in Signature Identity Card in name of partner who is nominated
      to represent in LCCI and attested by any other existing partner.

  ·   Copy of C.N.I.C. of all Partners

  ·   Photocopy of National Tax Number (NTN) certificate of AOP/Registered Firm
      and all partners

  ·   Photocopy of Sales-Tax Registration number certificate (if applicable)

  ·   Original bank certificate in the name of business title applied for membership

  ·   Copy of partnership deed executed on Rs.500/ stamp paper duly attested by
      Notary Public

  ·   Copy of Registration certificate (Form C)



Private Limited or Limited Company:
  ·   A written application on company’s letterhead addressed to the Secretary General
      LCCI for grant of membership
  ·   Completely filled in membership form duly proposed and seconded by two valid
      members whose representative should be different from each other and the
      applicant company

  ·   Completely filled in Signature Identity Card in name of director who is nominated
      to represent in LCCI and attested by any other existing director

  ·   Copy of N.I.C. all directors

  ·   Copy of national tax number certificate of the company

  ·   Copy of Sales-Tax Registration number certificate (If applicable)

  ·   Original bank certificate in the name of business title applied for membership

  ·   Copy of memorandum and articles of association duly attested by S.E.C.P

  ·   Copy of incorporation certificate

  ·   Copy of form 29 duly attested by S.E.C.P.

Note:
  ·   Authority letter must be provided in the name of person authorized for collection
      of documents on behalf of chief executive/ directors (only for partnership, private
      limited and limited concerns)

  ·   Over writing or cutting will not be acceptable.

  ·   Bank certificate must be in original and not older than three months

  ·   Signature on all documents should identical

  ·   Any change in particulars of business may please be intimated to the Chamber to
      up-date the record

  ·   The membership form can be obtained on payment of Rs. 100/-

  ·   Completely filled in Signature / Identity Card

Requirements for Issuance of Certificate of Origin and
Attestation of Commercial Documents:
  ·   Membership of the firm/company should be valid.
   ·   Copy of invoice / bill of landing / airway bill is compulsory.

   ·   Documents should be stamped and signed by the authorized representative of the
       firm/company


Issuance of Visa Recommendation Letter:

1. Prescribed application form will be used to applying for the issuance of visa
recommendation letter for business trip only.

2. The prescribed form shall be filled in completely, signed by the applicant who is
proceeding abroad and shall duly be signed by the authorized representative of the
member firm/company as per record with LCCI.

3. Application form shall be attached with:

   ·   Financial Standing of the member firm or company being a proprietor, partner or
       director for not less than two years.

   ·   No application shall be entertained through agent or legal advisor except from
       private limited, limited and multinational concerns.

   ·   Undertaking to return within the period stipulated in the prescribed form of the
       LCCI.

   ·   Documentary evidence for proposed visit i.e. bonafide fax/invitation letters for
       import/export/inspection/negotiation in original.

4. Separate procedure will be adopted for visit of salaried senior executives. The
Chamber shall not entertain applications concerning nominees being sent abroad as
representatives or agents on behalf of member firms.
5. In case of Salaried Executive of the member firm/company a certificate indicating their
designation, period of service, (minimum three years) monthly salary and copies of paid
tax challan on behalf of the employer company / firm shall also be provided along with
the application.(Non Taxable salaried employees of member concern are not entitled for
this service)

6. The office bearers of the Chamber may interview any applicant, if they so desire, while
considering the application. The members of the Executive Committee of LCCI may
make recommendations for interview to the office bearers.

7. The Executive Committee of the Chamber authorizes the President and the office
bearers of the LCCI for fully and speedily meeting the genuine needs of the member
firms. However, they exercise their discretion and take necessary measures so that this
important facility of the Chamber is not misused in any way and its image is not thereby
spoiled.




Membership Fee And Service Charges:
Serial
No.:      Description                                               Fee (Rs.)
          Recommendation letter for Business visit of proprietor
          /partner/director for Asian Countries (per person / per
1-        country)                                                1000/=

          Recommendation letter for Business visit of salaried
          executive of a member concern for Asian Countries (per
2-        person / per country)                                  2000/=
          Recommendation letter for Business visit of proprietor
          /partner/director for USA Australia Europe and Africa
3-        (per person / per country)                             2,000/=
          Recommendation letter for Business visit of salaried
          executive of a member concern for USA Australia
4-        Europe and Africa (per person / per country)           2,500/=
          Note
          Attestation of any document in assistance to visa
          proceeding will be charged as per service under
          serial 1 to 4 accordingly
          Invitation letter for grant of visa to foreigners in
          connection with business required by member’s
          firm/company for Asian countries (Per Person/Per
5-        Country)                                              750/=
          Invitation letter for grant of visa to foreigners in
          connection with business required by member’s
          firm/company for USA Australia Europe and Africa (Per
6-        Person/Per Country)                                   1500/=
          Letter to T.D.A.P. for business visa in favour of
          members regarding their participation in Trade Fairs
7-        held in different Countries of the world.                 1500/=
          Letter to Immigration authorities of international
          Airports, Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad) regarding entry
          visa on arrival in favor of foreign visitors invited by a
          member firm/company in case of Asian National (per
8-        person)                                                   1500/=
      Letter to Immigration authorities of international
      Airports, Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad) regarding entry
      visa on arrival in favor of foreign visitors invited by a
      member firm/company in case of USA Australia Europe
9-    and African National (per person)                         3000/=
      Letter to Ministry of Interior, Immigration Authority,
      Passport Office for extension in the visa of foreign
10-   visitors in case of Asian National .(per person)       1500/=
      Letter to Ministry of Interior, Immigration Authority,
      Passport Office for extension in the visa of foreign
11-   visitors in case of other than Asian National (per person) 3000/=
      Attestation of Certificate of Origin (Six pages set)
12-   Rs.50/ will be charged per extra copy.               250/=
      Attestation of Commercial Invoices / Documents for 4
13-   pages. Per extra copy Rs. 50/- will be charged       400/=
14-   Company profile letter                               500/=
15-   Membership Form                                      100/=
16-   LCCI Directory (hard copy)                           1000/=
17-   LCCI Directory (Soft copy)                           300/=
      Chamber Membership Identity Card fee (Per Scanned
18-   Cards)                                            100/=
19-   New Membership fee (Associate Class)              2600/=
      Urgent Membership Fee for new membership (Associate
20-   Class) in addition to regular fee (Rs. 2600/-)      800/=
21-   New Membership Fee (Corporate Class )               7100/=
      Urgent Membership Fee for new membership
22-   (Corporate Class) in addition to regular fee (Rs. 7,100/-) 2500/=
23-   Annual membership renewal charges (Associate class)        1600/=
      Late renewal fee after 31st March every year (Associate
24-   Class) in addition to regular renewal fee (Rs. 1600/-)  300/=
25-   Annual membership renewal charges (Corporate class)     4100/=
      Late renewal fee after 31st March every year (Corporate
26-   Class) in addition to regular renewal fee (Rs. 4100/-)  750/=

				
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