CBC is a Business Member Organization. Its success relies on the size and scope of its membership that is composed of business representative organizations, both national and regional, Corporates and SMEs. The CBC Constitution provides for four categories of members.
CBC offers a variety of tailored services through dedicated services pillars known as i) business policy advocacy at all levels of decision making in COMESA , ii) membership development and iii) business support services- linkages, intelligence and partnerships in the COMESA region.
CBC has a unique advantage as a Policy organ institution it accesses to Governments, ministers and decision makers through various platforms for advocacy which involve sectoral and multi-sectoral business interests in the COMESA Region. Through focused Public Private Partnerships Forum we offer our members the opportunity to interact in open environments with business leaders, policy-makers and industry leaders in the region to discuss issues with regard to private sector development and address constraints in the region.
Furthermore, CBC has also partnered with Regional and International stakeholders with mutual interest. We provide facilitation of business linkages, trade mission and promotion platforms between our counterparts in India, China, United Arab Emirates- Dubai, United States of America (USA), Canada, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Economic Commission for West African States(ECOWAS) and East African Community(EAC) . Furthermore, we also assist potential investors to navigate the private sector environment to engage in investments and joint ventures in the region.
CBC has a number of activities with respect to membership development; where we partner companies and development partners to improve the competitiveness of our members and/or support market access for various industries . We also have Business intelligent services; where through our links and research we provide trade information and business intelligence in COMESA.