“Member of The Chamber of Commerce & Industry” means a firm that includes a proprietorship, an association of persons, a partnership, a company, or a multinational corporation, engaged in trade, industry, manufacturer, or services and enrolled as a member of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
There shall be two classes of members of GCCI, given below:
Note: Normally, there is no difference in services to the members of GCCI belonging to different classes. All the members of GCCI, regardless of their class of membership, have the same privileges. The difference is only in the membership fee of different classes as well as the voting rights during an election.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR CORPORATE CLASS & ASSOCIATE CLASS
A body corporate or a multinational corporation with its head office or branch office in Pakistan or a sales-tax registered manufacturing concern or a sales-tax-registered business concern having annual turnover of not less than fifty million Rupees engaged in trade, commerce, manufacturing, industry, transport, banking, insurance, accountancy or mining, or any other lawful business for profit shall be eligible for enrolment as a Corporate Member, in their conventional or corporate name provided they have their principal place of business or Head Office situated in the areas falling within the jurisdiction of the Chamber.
Associate member means a member of the Chamber which is not a body corporate or a multinational or a sales tax registered manufacturing concern or a sales-tax-registered business concern having annual turnover of not less than fifty million Rupees engaged in trade, commerce, agriculture, mining, or manufacturing or in any other lawful business for profit, persons interested in or having expert knowledge of accounts, trade, commerce, finance, industry, transport or agriculture in any particular branch or these lines, also persons engaged in or connected with economics, arts, sciences or literature bearing upon trade, commerce, finance, industry, mining, manufacturing, agriculture or transport, or any other lawful business for profit provided they have their principal place of business or Head Quarter situated in the area falling within the jurisdiction of the Chamber.
Any business concern shall be eligible for registration of membership of any trade organization if such business concern meets the following conditions, namely:
The prospective member is a sole proprietorship or a partnership firm or an association of persons or a company holding a national tax number and sales tax registration, if applicable, in name of the business concern.
The prospective member’s business fits within the defined business scope or area of jurisdiction of the trade organization as provided in the said trade organization’s approved memorandum and articles of association and under the license granted by the Federal Government.
The application for a grant of membership has been proposed and seconded by existing members of the said trade organization.
The prospective member has no criminal conviction.
The prospective member has a valid national tax number and sales tax registration, if applicable.
RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP
The Membership shall be renewable on an annual basis subject to fulfillment of the following conditions namely:
A member applying for renewal of membership must fulfill the respective membership class criteria.
Payment of the prescribed subscription within the time stipulated as mentioned in the memorandum, which shall not be later than the 31st of March every year.
Proof of filing return of income tax and sales tax, if applicable for the preceding year.
RESTORATION OF MEMBERSHIP
If a business entity remained a member of GCCI in the past but could not pay described subscriptions within the stipulated time i.e., 31st of March of every year.