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Made In Liberia Street Fair Scheduled, Saturday, May 25, 2019.  READ MORE

President Weah issues Executive Order #96 - containing a number of measures aimed at reversing the protracted downturn in economic activities.  READ MORE

President Weah Appoints Special Steering Committee of Special Economic Zone. Chamber, LIBA representing the Private Sector.  READ MORE

President Weah issues Executive Order #96 - containing a number of measures aimed at reversing the protracted downturn in economic activities.  READ MORE

Ms. Jeanine Cooper, Founder & Sr. Managing Partner of FABRAR Liberia and Member of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, will join Pres. Ouattara of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire; World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva, Advisor to the US President, Ivanka Trump and others at West AFRICA Regional Summit of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative. READ MORE

 

Made In Liberia Street Fair Scheduled, Saturday, April 27, 2019.  READ MORE

 

Thanks for Your Service Mrs. Stephanie Harmon Khani  READ MORE

 

Duraplast Receives Liberia’s Maiden National Quality Award 2017 For Promoting Quality Production.  READ MORE 

 

“Child Labor” Workshop at the Liberia Chamber of Commerce.  READ MORE

 

Business Dinner & 2018 Installation  READ MORE

The African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) and the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) signs MoU.  READ MORE

Liberia Chamber of Commerce - First Monthly Business Luncheon a Success. Read More
 

H.E. Chief Dr. Jewel Howard Taylor Launches the Women on Board Network Liberia READ MORE 

 

Ezzat Eid Foundation, Chamber of Commerce Hold Fundraising to Help Liberian Entrepreneurs Gain Access to U.S Market. Read More

 

The Liberia Chamber of Commerce & Ezzat N. Eid Foundation - Made In Liberia Products Pitch Contest.  READ MORE

Wendell Addy Elected President of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce. READ MORE

Judge Scheaplor Dunbar Lifts Court Stay Order filed by Charles Ananaba, and says Ananaba's accusation was cleverly calculated to mislead the court. READ MORE

Ministry of Commerce Launches Lib Business Hub. CLICK HERE for more information

 

The World Trade Organization (WTO):  READ MORE

 

2018 Elections is scheduled for Monday, July 2, 2018.  CLICK HERE for more information

 

LRA Harmonized Customs Tariff 2018 - updated June 8, 2018. CLICK HERE to get a copy

 

CBL Will Stand for Women’s Inclusion at all Levels of the Economy READ MORE

 

Gov. Milton Weeks to serve as Guest Speaker at this year's Conference,  READ MORE

Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Centralized Customs Declaration Processing Attention: Importers, Exporters & Customs Brokers READ MORE

 

World Bank Doing Business In Liberia 2018 Economy Profile.  READ MORE

 

Monrovia - National Port Authority Announces 100% Waiver on Storage, Demurrage On Abandoned Containers.READ MORE

 

Min. Findley raps on GoL private sector partnership with the Liberia Chamber of Commerce

Foreign Minister Milton Gbehzohngar Findley has assured members of the Liberia’s Chamber of Commerce that the Government of Liberia, under the leadership of President Mr. George Weah, remains committed to the private sector’s development of the country.  READ MORE

CBL Will Stand for Women’s Inclusion at all Levels of the Economy

Milton A. Weeks, Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has said the bank will continue to push for women’s inclusion at all levels and sectors of the economy by ensuring female representation internally at the senior management level and up to CBL’s Board.  READ MORE

African trade ministers adopt legal instruments to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area

March 12, 2018 - The fifth meeting of African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) chaired by the Minister of Trade and Investment of Nigeria, the Honourable Okechukwu Enelamah has adopted the legal instruments constituting the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) namely the Agreement Establishing the AfCFTA, the Protocol on Trade in Goods, the Protocol on Trade in Services and the Protocol on Rules and Procedures for the Settlement of Disputes.  READ MORE

ECOWAS Member States to Agree on Regional Investment Climate Scorecard to Unlock Investment in West Africa

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the World Bank Group will co-host the ECOWAS Investment Climate Scorecard Roundtable in Lagos, Nigeria from June 13-14, under the European funded Improved Business and Investment Climate in West Africa Project. The Project seeks to address a range of investment policy issues that constitute barriers for the private sector to invest efficiently across the region.  READ MORE

 

AGOA Training at the Chamber of Commerce

On December 7, and in cooperation with the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Mohamed  Abou iiana, the Trade Hub’s Senior AGOA specialist, conducted an AGOA promotion workshop for more than 30 participants (pictured at left) representing businesses, the private sector, art and crafts producers, agriculture development agencies, SMEs, exporters, and horticulture producers. Dr. Abou iiana led an interactive discussion on AGOA benefits, rules of origin, value addition, certificate of origin, documentation required to export, and market information with the trainees.  READ MORE

U.S. House of Representatives Passes AGOA and MCA Modernization Act

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, applauded the passage of the African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) and Millennium Challenge Act (MCA) Modernization Act, which passed by a unanimous voice vote on the House Floor. The bill, introduced by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.), will make AGOA more effective by directing the President to establish a website with information regarding AGOA and by encouraging embassies in chosen countries promote export opportunities to the United States.  READ MORE

 

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APM Terminal 2018 Tariffs

 

LCC’s Secretary General Serves as Panelist at the Trade and Investment High Level Forum

The Secretary General of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce Ms. Stephanie SalaMartu Duncan recently attended and served as panelist at the Trade and Investment High Level Forum held on November 2-3, 2017 in Abuja Nigeria.  The Federal Government of Nigeria and the ECOWAS Commission in partnership with the WTO Friends of Investment Facilitation for Development (FIFD) sponsored the Forum.  READ MORE

IMPORTANT UNCTAD SURVEY
UNCTAD has partnered with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of Liberia, to carry out an eTrade Readiness Assessment (aka e.T.Ready) for the country.  For more information CLICK HERE 
A Message from LRA (November 10, 2017): 
A team of three  from the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) comprising the Manager for Customs Risk Management, the Manager for Post Clearance Audit and a staff from the Taxpayer Services Division is currently providing door-to-door taxpayer education on customs compliance to the top 100 registered businesses doing business with Customs.  READ MORE

Liberia Chamber of Commerce Business and Human Rights Awards

The Liberia Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Business and Human Rights Network Secretariat and Technical support and advice from UNMIL Human Rights and Protection Service, is looking for well deserving businesses that are promoting and practicing business ethics and corporate social responsibility.  CLICK HERE for More information 

A Message from LRA Regarding Abrupt Changes in the Exchange Rate

The LRA has listened to concerns from the Business community from several stakeholder meetings regarding abrupt changes in the exchange rate. Considering the impact it may have on the payment process, they have taken the following steps:

  • Changes to the exchange rate that will affect the following business day will be made any time between 6PM to 8PM of the previous day

  • The official exchange rate for payment of taxes will always be published on the official LRA website for public reference

  • Once published on the website, the new rate will be simultaneously uploaded in the ASYCUDA before the start of business day

  • Taxpayers are encouraged to visit the LRA official website (www.lra.gov.lr) to obtain exchange rate information for tax purposes.

A Message from LRA (November 10, 2017): 
A team of three  from the LRA comprising the Manager for Customs Risk Management, the Manager for Post Clearance Audit and a staff from the Taxpayer Services Division is currently providing door-to-door taxpayer education on customs compliance to the top 100 registered businesses doing business with Customs. The one week exercise is primarily aimed at expanding the on-going Compliant Trader Program introduced by the LRA more than a year ago. The team is under strict instructions to deal directly with senior managers and/or owners of businesses. It will be in the interest of all to give the team your kind attention in order to assist you on how be in compliance with all your Customs and Tax obligations. As the team will share with you, there is certainly a good reward for voluntary compliance i.e., expeditious clearance and more.

LCC Welcomes New US Economic Officer

Monrovia, Liberia - The Liberia Chamber of Commerce President, Mr. Charles Ananaba welcomed Ms. Colette Clark, the new Economic Officer at the US Embassy today. Ms. Clark, accompanied by Mr. Alusine M. Sherriff will replace Ms. Lilieth R. Whyte.  Ms. Clark’s office is responsible for providing information to American companies and potential investors on general business environments and opportunities in Liberia.

 

The Liberia Chamber of Commerce currently works with the economic & commercial section of the Embassy (through USAID West Africa Trade Hub) to promote the African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA).  Ms. Clark reconfirmed her officer will continue to work on more trade shows.

IFC, Chamber of Commerce in Confab Today - Address Women's Absence in Formal Biz

Monrovia Liberia - A one-day women entrepreneurs conference intended to raise awareness on the benefits of having a diverse board and supporting the need for targeting more women to become actively involved in business, will be held today by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in partnership with the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC).  READ MORE

Draft Laws on Standard & Food Regulation Completed & Validated

Monrovia, Liberia  - Barely a week after stakeholders discussed the need to establish legislations to better regulate food in Liberia, draft bills has been prepared and validated.   READ MORE

NOBEL Liberia, FABRAR to export Liberian Country Rice

Monrovia, Liberia - In its bid to help in the promotion of Liberian businesses locally and internationally, and to empower farmers throughout the Country, the management of NOBEL Liberia recently formed a partnership with the Fabrar Liberia Incorporated importer of red Liberian country rice to the to the United States for distribution.   READ MORE

African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Trade Resource Center 

On behalf of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, we are pleased to announce the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Trade Resource Center  (ATRC).   The ATRC, located at the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, is a one-stop shop for local export-oriented companies to learn about regional and international trade opportunities, particularly those available under AGOA, a tariff preference program enacted by the U.S. Congress in 2000 to increase exports from eligible sub-Saharan African countries.  READ MORE

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