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Our Vision

ASCCI is a regional private sector apex organization that brings together SADC National Chambers of Commerce and Industry from all the SADC Member States. It represents National Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Trade Associations and Employer Organisations in all the SADC Member States. Mandated to be the voice of the private sector, ASCCI aims to enhance the private sector’s role in the regional integration agenda.

ASCCI’s operations are based on the following vision, mission and  core values:


A unified and vibrant private sector apex body actively participating in the regional, continental and global agenda.



To promote an enabling environment for business development in the SADC region.


Core Values

ASCCI is founded on the following values and principles:

  • Democratic control by members;
  • Transparency (in all operations);
  • Integrity;
  • Accountability;
  • Representativeness; and
  • Non-discrimination.


It is important to note that ASCCI’s membership comprise national private sector organisations representing large scale businesses as well as small, micro, medium enterprises (SMMEs).