CCIMA, like the Consular Assemblies, is an advisory and representative body of the business community in the fields of
trade, industry, mining and handicrafts. It was created in 1921 and is headquartered in Douala, the economic capital.
It acts as a link between the private business community on the one hand, and the public authorities on consultation and
representation on the many fields, the most important of which is the economy. . It also develops an abundant activity of
supervision and especially of promotion of the industrial and commercial enterprises in term of: collection, treatment and
diffusion of the economic and commercial information; production of publications; support for business creation;
international exchanges; promotion of exports through participation in fairs and exhibitions; assistance in finding
partners. It also maintains a network of relations with the Consular Assemblies of all countries and also with the
international organizations interested in the activities of the private sector. In summary, CCIMA has two types of
missions: an economic mission and a public service mission.