A new French-Zambian Chamber of Commerce - the FZCC in Lusaka, Zambia

A new French-Zambian Chamber of Commerce - the FZCC in Lusaka, (...)

The Embassy of France welcomes the creation of a new Chamber of Commerce, The French-Zambian Chamber of Commerce - FZCC, in Lusaka.

The Embassy of France welcomes the creation of a new Chamber of Commerce, The French-Zambian Chamber of Commerce - FZCC, in Lusaka. The chamber was officially incorporated on May 17th 2018. Soon after, on June 6th, the executive team was presented during a welcome cocktail organised at the French Residence.
The French-Zambian Chamber of Commerce (FZCC) has since been actively engaged in setting up various activities. We are pleased to share some of its joining benefits :

Why a French-Zambian Chamber of Commerce ?

Africa is the future ; the French President, Emmanuel Macron, wishes to further develop French-African relations. He has underlined this in many speeches, and emphasized the importance of Africa’s role in the present and evolving business world.

The creation of the French-Zambian Chamber of Commerce aims to support the new African economic dynamism, and to contribute to the development of economic relations between France and Africa. The core French expertises, which include notably renewable energies and environment, agriculture, health and tourism, are widely recognised as key assets by Zambian counterparts.

Creating new business

The development of commerce and industry in small and medium enterprises in Zambia will be facilitated through the Chamber of Commerce. The service’s most notable strength includes French-speaking contacts and an expert-based entry point for all the required Zambian administrative procedures.

Benefits of joining the Chamber

The Chamber is proving to be an essential central office for french-speaking businesses in Zambia, supporting French companies and offering accessibility to commercial tenders and contracts. The FZCC is also actively seeking opportunities in the export trade for its members. Overall, it aims to increase commerce, trade and investment links between France and Zambia in general.

Landing in Zambia - Resources

The chamber consults on administrative procedures for members’ investment policy, tax regime, residence and work permits. It contributes to the creation of strategic alliances between Zambian and French companies and offers a social networking platform for digital branding and communications: Facebook, Twitter, Business-In, as well as a members’ website for its users.

All members have access to the FZCC’s professional directory, which gives access to a database of companies and procurers, as well as networking links. The Chamber might also offer soon to SMEs various training and development opportunities.

Finally, the FZCC will be involved in targeted market research, mainly at the request of members. Free access to the business center (room facilities) and some of the organized events will be open to members.

On the agenda in October

The French-Zambian Chamber of Commerce, just created, is already organising a prestigious and widely expected event : the Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 ! This reception, which has been taking place for several years, is a much- awaited and well-attended event, gathering companies’ executives, top Government officials, the diplomatic corps, Lusaka’s cultural community and wine lovers.

Last updated on: 27 September 2018
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