150th Anniversary of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI) 1860-2010 Commemorative Postage Stamp April 07, 2010:- Established in 1860, the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI) is one of the oldest Investment Chambers in the region. The building which houses the OICCI had its foundation stone laid by his Excellency Lieutenant Colonel The Right Honourable, Sir Lesile Orme Wilson, P.C.G.C.I.E., C.M.G., D.S.C., Governor of Bombay on 9th December 1924. The building was inaugurated by His Excellency The Right Honourable, Baron Irwin of Kirby Underdale, G.M.S.I., G.M.I.E., Viceroy and Governor General of
Ever since its inception, OICCI has been navigating the region’s economy thrusting it towards development, growth and prosperity. At the time of its inception the Chamber had 7 members and
OICCI’s primary function is to foster a conducive, open and equitable business environment in
OICCI plays an active role in terms of representation and advocacy to the government, various regulatory bodies and policy makers as it aims at resolving industry specific issues of member companies through mediation and representation. OICCI invites relevant Ministries to the Chamber to highlight/resolve some of the most important issues affecting member companies. OICCI also participates in the policy making process through submission of Trade Policies, Budget Proposals, among others. Training sessions and workshops are frequently arranged for members on different topics that affect businesses at large and will help enhance their performance.
To commemorate 150th Anniversary of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI) 1860-2010, Pakistan Post is issuing a Commemorative Postage Stamp of Rs.8/- denomination on 07, April 2010.