Africa assumes a special position within the Federation’s international operation. Directly and indirectly, we have a large number of contacts that are able to assist Belgian companies in doing business in this increasingly important market. Since 2005, the Federation has been a member of the Conférence Permanente des Chambres Consulaires Africaines et Francophones. Through the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Belgium-Luxembourg-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific, we also possess a network covering the entire continent.


The Conférence Permanente des Chambres Consulaires Africaines et Francophones (CPCCAF), headquartered in Paris, was founded in 1973 with the aim – by means of collaboration between chambers of commerce – to contribute toward the economic development of the private sector in French-speaking Africa. Priority domains of action are technical and professional training, supporting and guiding companies, international enterprise, economic information, advocacy and managing public infrastructure. Besides developing the capacity of chambers in Africa, CPCCAF also regularly organises trade missions.


Capacity development in Botswana

Since 2013 we have been involved in expanding the Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry and Manpower (BOCCIM) into a fully-fledged APEX structure whereby BOCCIM not only fulfils the role of social partner and defends the interests of the business world, but is also able to offer services to companies so that the private sector in the country is able to develop fully. This projects fits within the Botswana government’s Private Sector Development Programme, and is co-financed from Europe.

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