The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ponta Delgada – Commercial Association of São Miguel and Santa Maria Islands (Azores Islands, Portugal) – is a private, non-profit association that builds on the former Ponta Delgada Business Association, on the former Ponta Delgada District Business Guild of and on the former Ponta Delgada Chamber of Commerce. The CCIPD was set up on the 25th of November 1835. CCIPD takes as members natural and legal persons that pursue activities relating to trade, industry, tourism and service sector and that are domiciled, based or permanent represented in S. Miguel and S. Maria Islands. CCIPD assumes the role of representing and defending its member’s interests, promoting the economic activity and rendering services.
We act at three fundamental levels:
- Social Partner – to defend employers, particularly in the areas of collective bargaining and social-labour affairs;
- Economic Partner – to monitor and defend issues that concern the interests of local economic agents;
- Promoter of Commercial Relations with Foreign Countries – to organise business missions and trade fairs, disseminate business opportunities and support the internationalisation of local companies.