Provides references to principal business associations, including which accept U.S. companies. Describes the primary role of those associations and to what extent they influence government actions.
Last Published: 7/27/2017

U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC):
The USIBC aims to create an inclusive bilateral trade environment between India and the United States by linking governments to businesses, and supporting long-term commercial partnerships that will nurture entrepreneurship that contribute to the global economy. The Council provides its member companies access to unparalleled leadership in both the public and private sectors. The Council’s primary mission is to promote bilateral trade through pro-growth policies that will advance commercial partnerships. It serves as a direct link between business and government leaders, forges consensus, and plays a proactive role by being the voice of industry

USIBC Corporate Office (India):
12 Hailey Road
New Delhi- 110001, India
Tel: + 91-11-4350 4964 / 4357 9861
Fax: + 91-11-4357 0860
Email: nmehra@usibc.com

American Chamber of Commerce in India (AmCham):
AmCham India is an association of American business organizations operating in India. AmCham India is accredited to the Chamber of Commerce of USA, Washington DC, U.S.A. (COCUSA). It is also a full member of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC).  AmCham’s principal objectives are to promote activities that would encourage and stimulate investment by U.S. companies in India, support ongoing business operations of its members and encourage bilateral trade between the United States and India.

AmCham Corporate Office (India):
PHD House, 4th Floor,
4/2, Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg,
New Delhi -110016, India
Tel: +91-11-2652 5201/ 2652 5202
Fax: +91-11-2652 5203
Email: amcham@amchamindia.com

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII):
CII works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes. CII works on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues with the government. CII aims to build national competitiveness, which emphasizes on industry's role in partnering government to accelerate competitiveness across sectors.

CII Corporate Office (India):
Mantosh Sondhi Centre
23, Institutional Area, Lodi Road,
New Delhi-110003, India
Tel: + 91-11-45771000 / 24629994-7
Fax: +91-11-24626149
Email: info@cii.in

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI):
FICCI assists in influencing policy by engaging with policy makers and civil society. It articulates the views and concerns of industry and serves its members that are from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies, drawing its strength from diverse regional chambers of commerce and industry across states, reaching out to over 250,000 companies. The chamber provides a platform for networking and consensus building within and across sectors from the Indian industry which include policy makers and the international business community. FICCI works with the government at all levels – Center, State and various Ministries.

FICCI Corporate Office (India):
Federation House, Tansen Marg
New Delhi- 110001, India
Tel: +91-11-23738760-70
Fax: +91-11-23320714, 23721504
Email: didar.singh@ficci.com

Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC):
IACC is the apex bilateral chamber dedicated to India-U.S. economic engagement. It promotes bilateral trade, investment and technology transfer, facilitates business collaborations, joint ventures, marketing tie-ups and strategic alliances through a set of proactive business-oriented initiatives. The chamber interacts with the Indian and U.S. Governments and provides them feedback on bilateral issues related to trade and investment. It creates a forum for its member companies to interact with senior officials in both governments.  IACC member companies are involved in a cross-section of business domains such as manufacturing, engineering, construction, consumer goods, electronics, IT, pharmaceuticals, consulting, travel and tourism.

IACC Corporate Office (India):
1-C, Vulcan Insurance Building
Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate,
Mumbai - 400 020, India
Tel: 91-22-22821413 / 22836340
Fax: 91-22-22046141
E-mail: ho@iaccindia.com

The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM):
ASSOCHAM represents the interests of more than 450,000 direct and indirect members across the country. It combines the entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen of owners with management skills and expertise of professionals to set it apart. The Chamber addresses key issues such as India as an investment destination, achieving international competitiveness, promoting international trade, corporate strategies for enhancing stakeholders’ value, government policies in sustaining India’s development, infrastructure development for enhancing India’s competitiveness, building Indian MNCs, role of financial sector the catalyst for India’s transformation. ASSOCHAM derives its strengths from the following Promoter Chambers: Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mumbai; Cochin Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Cochin: Indian Merchant’s Chamber, Mumbai; The Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chennai; PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi.

ASSOCHAM Corporate Office (India):
5, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi – 110021, India
Tel: +91-11- 46550555
Fax: +91-11-23017008
E-mail: assocham@nic.in

U.S.-India Importers’ Council (USIIC):
U.S.- INDIA IMPORTERS’ COUNCIL is a not-for-profit initiative started by a Group of Indian SME (Small & Medium Enterprises) Importers, collectively responsible for imports of over $1 billion from the USA.  The USIIC acts as an intermediary organization to facilitate partnership and trade between Indian and American businesses, thus acting as a catalyst in promoting economic growth between the United States and India. It aims to be the leading organization assisting government bodies, industry associations, corporations, agents, Indian importers, and American exporters in the mutually beneficial exchange of products, services and technologies. USIIC provides services to Indian companies that collaborate with agents, distributors, and joint venture partners from American companies and vice-versa.  It provide expert assistance in identifying products, services and technologies from both the countries in the interest importers.  USIIC also assists with Indian taxes, customs duties and government import policies.
Mr. Robin Rosario, Secretary General
U.S.-India Importers' Council
311/301, Gokul Arcade B, Subhash Road,
Opp. Garware Factory, Vile Parle (E), Mumbai 400057
Tel:  +91 22 4054 3999
Cell:  +91 9167 090 555
Email: robin@usiic.in

U.S.-India Investors Forum (USIIF):
The USIIF has been formed with the support of the U.S. Consulate and U.S. Commercial Service. Its primary focus is to serve as a platform to introduce U.S. and Indian companies and facilitate new business opportunities. USIIF acts as a liaison between the Indian and U.S. companies and its primary mission is to serve as a link between business and government leaders, resulting in increased trade and investment. It provides its members an opportunity to interact with U.S. delegation, provides information on latest investment opportunities and Foreign Direct Investments. It also provides its members access legal and financial expertise in the Indian and U.S. legal and tax systems.

USIIF Corporate Office (India):
7, Tulsiani Chambers,
Free Press Journal Road,
Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021, India
Tel: + 91-9821149666
E-mail: mgursahni@gmail.com

To expand the reach of the U.S. Commercial Service in India, we have built partnerships with key Indian chambers of commerce in 1 Tier 2 cities across India, by establishing American Business Corners (ABCs). For more information, refer to the section on Market Entry Strategy.

Please contact the U.S. Commercial Service for details of other regional chambers of commerce in India.
 

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