The Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and of Industry is known to be the oldest non profitable institution in Mauritius representing the private sector. The institution has been created in 1850. There has been in the first decade, when Mauritius was under the British control, an increase in the volume of trade in Mauritius.
At this time the community of Mauritian business felt that was a need of a representational framework to settle the conflicts which may arise in trading activities.
The Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry was incorperated by the Royal Charter on 25 June 1892 and was formed on 22 January 1850.
In the past the institution was only known as Chamber which turns to Chamber of Commerce and it was only in 1965, when Mauritius was getting to independence, that it got its present name Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The services offered by the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce an Industry are for the Trade Tools: Trade Stastics, Customs Duties and Taxes and other Useful Resources. The Mauritius Chamber of Commerce also operates at the International Airport for different services as refund of duty and VAT on purchased articles from foreigners. Services as barcodes are also offered by the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce. Arbitration and mediation is also offered.
The short term of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry is MCCI.