Established in Beijing on September 1, 1988, China Chamber of Commerce of Metals Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC) is a subordinate unit of Ministry of Commerce of China and registered in Ministry of Civil Affairs of China. With a membership of more than 5700 till now, CCCMC gathers a large group of foreign trade companies in the industry. The business of member companies covers ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, non-metallic minerals and related products, coal and coal products, construction materials, hardware and related products, oil and oil products, chemicals, plastics, fine chemicals, agro-chemicals, rubber products, etc. The total import and export volume of member companies accounts for 30% of the whole industry and about 250 member companies are listed on the Top 500 Importing & Exporting Companies of China every year. The members of CCCMC represent the overall level of the metal, mineral and chemical industries in China.
The major functions of CCCMC are to abide by the laws and administrative regulations, to coordinate and instruct the import and export activities of members according to the constitution; to ensure the normal import and export operation and interests of members; to make coordination efforts in responding to the anti-dumping lawsuits from abroad; to make investigations and research on the international market; to provide information and consulting service to the members; to mediate disputes between the members; to convey to the government the demands and ideas of the members and put forward policy recommendations to the government; to supervise and guide the operation of the members; to organize the bidding of import and export quotas with the authorization by the responsible department; to coordinate and promote overseas investment of energy and mineral resources; to participate in the organization of export commodities fairs; to make suggestions to the law enforcement agencies, or according to business rules, to take punitive action against the members who violate the coordination regulations; to fulfill other duties assigned by the government or requested by the member.