In the month of December 2004, a survey was conducted by the Finance Department among the Tibetan business community in exile, where more than 81% of the total respondents agreed that an association of Tibetan Businesses is needed for the betterment of the Tibetan Business community.
Therefore, In June of 2005, Finance Department, CTA held a two-day conference which was attended by Kalon Tripa Samdhong Rinpoche, then Finance Minister Lobsang Nyandak Zayul and Special Envoy Ven. Lodi Gyari to formally introduce the concept of Tibetan Chamber of Commerce to the Tibetan businessmen attending at the conference.
On June 19th of year 2005, established w.s. Tibetan Chamber of Commerce with 39 members from diverse group of Businessmen such as Carpet manufacturers, Exporters, Hoteliers and Tours and Travel agents in India, Nepal and Russia.
Patronized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, on Oct 7, 2005 the Tibetan Chamber of Commerce was registered as Welfare Society Tibetan Chamber of Commerce under the Societies Act of 1860 at the Registrar of Societies, Delhi.The chamber works mainly to undertake activities and steps to enhance and benefit the business interest of the chamber’s members and the Tibetan business community and Tibetan community in general. Also, the chamber aims to support the new and aspiring Tibetan entrepreneurs in future
TCC’s goal is to ensure that the business community continues to grow and expand through exposure to international chambers of commerce, business institutions, and experts by empowering Tibetan Businessmen and women in their future endeavour.
Looking into the future, TCC aims to continue to invest into Tibetan society by promoting an entrepreneurial spirit through education, professional development and exposure to opportunities to engage with the international business community.