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The Tamil Chamber of Commerce


  • Liaison with Other Bodies

    We are represented in :

    Customs / Central Excise / Service Tax / Income Tax / Railways / Ports / Port User Committee / Advisory Board Member - Ennore Port

    Associated with FICCI, CII, MMA, TIE

  • Certificate Of Origin

    The Chamber is authorized by Government to issue Certificates of Origin for goods exported from India. This facility is offered to members as well as non-members at a nominal fee.

    Trade Agreements between various countries allow allotment of imports of certain quantity of a particular article/commodity from a specified country e.g. coffee imports into European countries. Some Trade Agreements allow preferential treatment of customs duties if the article/commodity is imported from specific countries e.g. UK and Commonwealth countries.

    For the above purpose, the country of origin of the goods becomes necessary either for assessing the quantity or for customs formalities. In these cases, invariably the contracting Governments are required to specify certifying agencies in their respective countries to issue certificate of origin under Article 11 of the International Convention relating to the simplification of the Customs formalities signed at Geneva in 1923. The Government of India issued in 1958 a list of Chambers of Commerce and Trade Associations in India authorized to issue the certificates of origin and The Tamil Chamber of Commerce is one of them.

    The Chamber issues certificates of origin to members as well as non-members and there is no distinction in the form of the certificate or the method of issue as between members and non-members. The fee charged for the issue of a certificate is :

    • Rs.89/- per set consisting of 5 copies + Service Tax (for members)
    • Rs.100/- per set consisting of 5 copies + Service Tax (for non-members)

    The certificate of origin issued by the Chamber contains all particulars such as the name of the exporter, goods, quantity, marks, destination, vessel in which exported, date of shipment, etc.

    The Chamber also certifies / attests other documents such as invoice, packing list, agency agreements, etc. on payment of a nominal fee.


  • Business Visa Recommendations

    In view of the tremendous increase in the number of executives traveling overseas, the Diplomatic Missions insist on recommendation letters from leading Chambers of Commerce for grant of visa and the Tamil Chamber issues letters of introduction to the Executives of member companies to go abroad on business promotion.

    The recommendation letters are issued only to MEMBERS on a nominal fee of Rs 200/- + Service Tax per letter.

    The member company requesting for such a letter should send a requisition to the Chamber Secretariat  giving the following details:

    • Country for which visa is sought
    • Consent Letter from the Company
    • Passport copy
    • Invitation copy from Abroad company
    • Name of the Executive/designation
    • Passport No., Place of issue, Date of Issue and Validity
    • Approximate date of travel /period of stay

    The letters are issued on receipt of such a request from members immediately.