Welcome To FICCI!

The Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) was established on the 1st of July 1963 in the port city of Chittagong under the name and style of the “Agrabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry” (‘Agrabad’ being the name of the commercial hub of the city) with the initiative of the foreign companies located in and around Chittagong. It may be mentioned here that, at that point of time, most of the foreign companies, mainly British, had their establishments located in that region of the country.


Executive Committee

Mrs. Rupali Chowdhury


Mr. Kevin Lyon

Vice President

News & Events

Agriculture Growth Reduces Poverty in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is well known for its progress in human development. But its achievements in agriculture remain an untold story despite being key to reducing poverty since 2000. A new World Bank report “Dynamics of Rural Growth in Bangladesh: Sustaining Poverty Reduction” identifies changes in the farm and non-farm sectors of the rural.....View Details

Asian Development Outlook 2016: Highlights

To ensure a healthy future for potential growth, Asia must employ the full range of policy responses to augment labor supply, improve labor productivity, enhance institutional quality, and maintain macroeconomic stability....View Details

Bangladesh Advances 12 Spots in Global Innovation Index

Bangladesh advanced 12 spots, from 129 last year, to 117 in the Global Innovation Index (GII). Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) jointly released the rankings...View Details

Remittances Hurt by Falling Oil Prices

Remittances fell 4.78 percent year-on-year to $14.59 billion in the just concluded fiscal year as weak oil prices continue to bleed countries hosting the majority of Bangladeshi migrant... View Details

Bangladesh Trade Deficit Lowest in 6 Years

Bangladesh’s trade deficit shrank to its lowest in six years in the financial year that ended in June 2016, to stand at nearly $5.5 billion, down 15 percent from a year earlier, thanks to a drop in global commodities prices and steady garment exports...View Details

Basel Index on Money Laundering, Terror Financing Risk

Bangladesh holds a better position among South Asian countries regarding risk of money laundering and terrorist financing. The country has also improved its ranking two steps globally....View Details

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