Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MACCIA) provides a platform for policy directions to Government of Maharashtra on various issues related to trade, commerce, industry & agriculture for economic development.
With more than 3500 direct Members, comprising of industries, traders, agriculturist & professionals, MACCIA is the only Chamber in Maharashtra, which has deep-roots in all districts and Talukas of Maharashtra.
In addition, over 800 local Trade & Industry associations with a collective membership of over 700,000 business organizations from all over the State are affiliated to the Chamber and thus it virtually functions as the Apex Chamber of the state.
MACCIA was established in the year 1927 by the great visionary Industrialist Late Seth Walchand Hirachand with the mission to unite & organize the business class emerging in the pre-independent India.
The Chamber is affiliated to national level organizations of Trade and Industry such as Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), New Delhi, International Chamber of Commerce – National Committee, New Delhi, Indian Council of Arbitration, New Delhi, All India Organization of Employers, New Delhi.
MACCIA works closely with State Government for chalking out growth oriented policies for the Maharashtra State. MACCIA suggests Policy directions to Government of Maharashtra on various issues and concerns related to trade, commerce, industry & agriculture such as suggestions on draft policy matters, circulars and notifications, budget recommendations.
Recently the Conference on Ports of Maharashtra-Gateway to India resulted in the formulation of Port Policy of Maharashtra.
MACCIA’s stand on policy issues is sort out by Government, industry, think tanks, policy makers and academia. We provide a platform for consensus building on policy matters.