The CCIMA, like the Consular Assemblies, is an advisory body representative of the business community in the fields of commerce, industry, mines and crafts. It was created in 1921, its headquarters are in Douala, the economic capital.
It plays the role of a transmission belt between, on the one hand, the private business community and, on the other hand, the public authorities in matters of consultation and representation, concerning the many fields at the forefront of which is the economy. . It also develops an abundant activity of supervision and especially of promotion of industrial and commercial companies in terms of: collection, processing and dissemination of economic and commercial information; production of publications; support for business creation; international exchanges; export promotion through participation in fairs and shows; assistance in finding partners. Finally, it maintains a network of relationships with Consular assemblies of all countries and also with International organizations interested in private sector activities. In summary, the CCIMA has two types of missions: an economic mission and a public service mission.