Chamber of Trade has completed twenty five (25) glorious years
and now has become one of the largest trade bodies having a
membership strength of about 600 members. It started 25 years
ago when traders of the area felt it necessary to create a
platform to draw the attention of the Govt and other
administrative bodies towards the problems faced by traders in
general. growing antisocial activities and perennial labour
problems in the area. Thus N. S. Road General Traders
Association was born on 11th November 1983. And in the years
to follow, as the area of operation and activities grew and
diversified, the name was changed to Calcutta Chamber of Trade
on 14' October 1991. Main objectives of the Chamber thus
formed were :
To foster fellow
feelings among the traders:
To act as a
platform for traders to alleviate their sufferings,
To organise deputations to Central
& State Government and to other public bodies to highlight the
burning issues in the interest of trade and commerce.
To act as a mediator in case of
any dispute relating to tenancy, labour, taxation etc.
lo organise seminars and
discussions for diffusion of knowledge amongst traders.
To publish useful literature and
booklets relating to the general interest of members.
To discharge social obligations as
and when exigencies arise.
there is any change in fiscal policies of the Government,
changes in Tax structure, introduction of new taxes and
levies, members are informed by means of trade circulars. The
Chamber is also active in sending pre-budget memoranda to
Central and State Governments which receives due importance
and recognition from the respective ministries.
To highlight the ill effects of any proposed Taxes and Levies
the memoranda are sent to the respective ministries followed
Some of the
success stories include revocation of Way-Bill by the
Government of West Bengal for Exports, Internal movement of
goods within the state and on personal carriage of' goods;
implementation of our suggestions in conversion of the
Multi-Point System of Taxation to Single Point for 530
commodities; a complete overhaul of West Bengal Premises
Tenancy Act withdrawal of Turnover Tax, trade - friendly
changes in the Value Added Tax.
continuing with the present activities which are generally
trade and business oriented, the Chamber is planning to do
some social service for the betterment of society, at large.
Rather than just being a problem solving body Calcutta
Chamber of Trade has arduously built a learn of dedicated
workers, in order to lay the foundation for a better tomorrow.
Members of this Chamber are from diversified fields dealing in
Hand & Power Tools, Fasteners, Agricultural Equipments,
Bearings. Pipe, Pipefitting & Valves, Sanitary Wares,
Pneumatic & Hydraulic Equipments, Welding Equipments and
consumables, Polymer & Rubber Products, Material Handing &
Lifting Equipments, Abrasives. Non-Ferrous & Ferrous Alloys,
Machinery & Spares, General Hardware Products.
Office of the Chamber is situated at the heart of the business
center at 23, Strand Road Kolkata - 700 001.
fold comprises of firms as old as 100 years, companies whose
products and services have received national recognition, for
adopting time tested quality standards, high moral and ethical
business precepts and policies.
In the years ahead the Chamber craves to wear many a golden
feather in its cap.