Established in 1905 by corporates as the Punjab Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber adopted its present name in 1981.
The acronym PHD stands for : Progress, Harmony & Development
As the premier multi-state apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Northern Region with national and international linkages, continue to :
Enhance its leadership role by being proactive and providing quality services to its constituents.
Act as a catalyst for rapid economic development and prosperity of the community in the region through promotion of trade, industry and services.
Strengthen linkages for technological advancement through effective industry - government - research partnership.
Emphasize productivity, improve work ethos and encourage business ethics.
Enhance the image of business by effectively projecting its credibility and commitment to the society at large.
PHDCCI serves ten States and one Union Territory of Northern India, namely:
Jammu & Kashmir
The Chamber is represented on over 130 Advisory fora, constituted by the Central and State Governments such as :-
The Chamber takes up the views & recommendations of the members more effectively in the respective fora.
The Chamber organises regular interaction with :
Ministers of Central and State Governments
Senior Government Officials
Foreign Ambassadors /Commercial Counsellors
Visiting Business Missions, Dignitaries, Experts, etc.
PHD Chamber offers a common platform for meetings of representatives of Trade, Business, & Industry with Govt Officials at Central & State levels and plays an important role in formulation of Government Policies.