Chamber of Commerce Timor-Leste history

Timor-Leste gained independence from Indonesia on May 20, 2002. Having a history of being colonized by Portugal since the sixteenth Century through to 1975, Timor-Leste now firmly has its sights on a robust, sustainable. and independent future.

Established in 2010, the Chamber of Commerce Timor-Leste (CCI-TL) is the recognized representative of the private business sector in Timor-Leste and is a trusted strategic partner with the Government.

When it was established CCI-TL’s focus was to:

  • consolidate and create CCI-TL networks in all 13 Municipalities
  • provide training and advocacy
  • represent the needs of members by being a representative of business community across all levels of business, as  a result  Resolution n. 17/2017 by the Timor-Leste Government recognized  CCI-TL an official strategic partner.

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