OUR HISTORY

The Gilgit-Baltistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Gilgit has been established and started its functions here with effect from 15th February 1995 under section 3 of the Trade Organizations Ordinance 1961 (XLV of 1961) vide license No. 44 Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan. In 2007 the licenses of all Chambers were suspened including GBCCI and currently revised Licenses were issued. 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
To issue Visa recommendation letters to the respective Embassies of the deserving members.
To issue Certificate of Origin and other required documents to the Exporters.
To issue membership Certificates and Identity Cards to the Regular Members.
To issue information letters on demand, with regard to Import/Export business and other related informations/documents.
To settle all kind of disputes if created between and within Chamber Members.
The GBCCI is providing the facility of Pak-China Border Pass to its regular members. The issuing authority of Pak-China Border Pass is the Chief Secretary Govt. of Gilgit-Baltistan but the recommending authority is GBCCI, which recommends the said cases in respect of regular members who are doing legal business of Import/Export. The Pak-China Border Pass is an important document which is being used in lieu of multiple visa.
It is a fact that there is shortage of electricity in the entire region of Gilgit-Baltistan and due to the shortage there is no any industry functioning here so far. To solve this problem the GBCCI tried to contact Chinese authorities and as result the Naltar Power Project of 18 MW has approved and started functioning. The Next phase at Guro Power Project will also be started in a short period of time and GBCCI is also in contact with foreign companies to build such projects to full fill the energy crises.
The GBCCI is trying to promote with regard to Gemstone, Minerals and Mining fields especially exploration of precious and semi precious stones and the important matter is their cutting, polishing and finishing.  The GBCCI is in progress to promote and introduce Horti-business sectors, with Agribusiness Development and diversification project of Gilgit-Baltistan.
To introduce The Gemstone of Gilgit-Baltistan in the National and International markets through exhibitions / trade fairs etc. 

FUTURE PLANS / SUGGESTIONS

1.    DECLARATION OF GILGIT-BALTISTAN AS SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE.
2.    EXEMPTION OF DUTIES ON IMPORT OF LPG AND COAL FROM CHINA & CENTRAL ASIA.
3.    LINKING OF GILGIT-BALTISTAN WITH NATIONAL GRID.
4.    CONSTRUCTION OF TAJIKISTAN ROAD.
5.    OPENING OF KKH WHOLE YEAR.
6.    CONSTRUCTION OF INTERNATION AIRPORT IN GILGIT.
7.    RESOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF TRADERS DUE TO ATTABAD LAKE.
8.    ESTABLISHMET OF FOOD PROCESSING ZONE IN GILGIT-BALTISTAN.