The Chamber of Commerce and industry Swiss Zambia (CCISZ) is an association under Swiss law, independant and non-profit organisation and responsible for developing trade and economic relations between Switzerland and Zambia and thus constitute, through the services it offers and its network of members, effective support for the private sector.


To be the influential and innovative facilitator promoting the development of the private sector between Switzerland and Zambia

About Us

The Chamber

The Chamber of Commerce and industry Swiss Zambia (CCISZ) is an association under Swiss law, independant and non-profit organisation and responsible for developing trade and economic relations between Switzerland and Zambia and thus constitute, through the services it offers and its network of members, effective support for the private sector.

“The Swiss-Zambia Chamber of Commerce is a bridge that connects our nations through economic exchange and cooperation. Together, we weave strong bonds for a prosperous future”

President of CCISZ

Our Business objective

  • Facilitate trade and economic relations of the private sector
  • Accelerator role for businesses in both countries.
  • Develop relationships between our members and the business community
  • Encourage investment relations between Switzerland and Zambia

To catalyze private sector growth between Switzerland and Zambia through innovation and strategic facilitation.

Zambia, The country

Home of natural wonders


Blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, huge water bodies and vast open spaces, Zambia offers unforgettable holidays exploring the real Africa


The Economy

Mining and quarrying have traditionally contributed the largest proportion of Zambia’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It accounts for 10% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), over 70% of foreign exchange earnings, 30% of Government revenues, and 8% of formal employment. Zambia is endowed with various minerals such as copper, cobalt, gold, and various precious stones including amethyst, blue stones, and emeralds. Zambia has around 6% of the world’s known reserves of copper and is Africa’s second-largest producer of copper with 800,696 tonnes produced in 2021. Other contributors to the economy are industry, fishing and agriculture. Zambia’s manufacturing sector accounts for nearly 8% of the country’s GDP and has been consistently growing due to growing investment in the sector.

Our team


Advisory team

Word from our President

The Swiss-Zambia Chamber of Commerce is a bridge that connects our nations through economic exchange and cooperation. Together, we weave strong bonds for a prosperous future
President of ccisz


The Union of African Chambers of Commerce in Switzerland (UCCAS) results from the union of the Chambers of Commerce of various African countries in Switzerland

Investment opportunities


Zambia stands as the seventh largest global producer of Copper, having generated 861,946 metric tonnes in 2018. Furthermore, it possesses six percent of the world’s known Copper reserves. Copper and Cobalt, which have long been the nation’s primary exports, contribute to over 70 percent of its total export earnings. The Copper mines of Zambia are primarily concentrated in the Copperbelt Province, although the past decade has seen the establishment of mines in other regions, such as the North-Western Province.

In addition to Copper and Cobalt, Zambia boasts an array of valuable mineral resources. These include Gold, Zinc, Lead, Iron Ore, Manganese, Nickel, Feldspar, sands, Talc, Barite, Apatite, Limestone, Dolomite, Uranium, Coal, and various gemstones like Diamonds, Emeralds, Aquamarine, Topaz, Opal, Agate, and Amethysts. Notably, Zambia accounts for over 20% of the world’s Emerald production, with untapped potential for increasing its output.

This extensive range of mineral resources encompasses diverse industrial minerals and energy sources, such as Uranium, Coal, and hydrocarbons. Consequently, it presents lucrative investment opportunities, particularly in the extraction and processing of these minerals.


In recent years, the tourism industry in Zambia has experienced significant growth, marked by the establishment of hotels in prominent tourist hubs like Livingstone and Lusaka. The country holds immense potential in the tourism sector, thanks to its natural splendor. Among its notable attractions is the breathtaking Victoria Falls, renowned as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, radiating unparalleled beauty. Additionally, Zambia’s abundant wildlife resources, yet to be fully explored, contribute to its allure.

Zambia is home to several captivating waterfalls, including Kalambo, Ngonye, Chishimba, Chipempe, and Ntumbachushi, to name just a few. The nation boasts 20 national parks and 34 game management areas, preserving a total of 23 million hectares of land for wildlife conservation. Moreover, Zambia takes pride in its numerous museums, such as the Lusaka National Museum, Moto-Moto Museum, and Livingstone Museum, which house invaluable historical artifacts.

Furthermore, Zambia showcases its rich cultural heritage through various traditional ceremonies held at different times of the year. These vibrant events provide a glimpse into the country’s diverse traditions and customs, adding to the tapestry of its cultural identity.


The manufacturing sector contributes approximately 8% to Zambia’s GDP and has shown consistent growth, primarily driven by increased investments in the sector. Within this sector, there are several sub-sectors that present attractive investment opportunities. These include Engineering, Textiles, Wood & Wood Products, Building Materials, Processed Foods, Chemicals, Leather and Leather Products, Electric Vehicles, Pharmaceuticals, Rubber, Plastic, Paper, Tobacco, and Handicrafts.

Currently, Zambia’s manufacturing activities are primarily focused on the following areas:

  1. Food and beverages
  2. Textile and Leather Industries
  3. Wood and Wood Products
  4. Paper and Paper Products
  5. Chemicals, Rubber, and Plastic Products
  6. Non-metallic mineral products
  7. Basic metal products
  8. Fabricated metal products

In terms of export destinations, the top countries for Zambian exports in 2016 were China (USD 2.14 billion), India (USD 719 million), South Africa (USD 486 million), the United Arab Emirates (USD 392 million), and Belgium-Luxembourg (USD 297 million). These markets have served as key trading partners for Zambia’s manufactured goods.


Zambia currently possesses an installed electricity generation capacity of 2,898 MW. Among the various energy sources, hydro power stands as the most significant, contributing 2,398 MW (83%) of the total capacity. Diesel and Coal are also utilized to a lesser extent. The country’s abundance of water resources grants it an untapped hydro power potential of approximately 6,000 MW, presenting lucrative investment opportunities in hydro power generation.

The demand for electricity in Zambia has been steadily increasing at an average annual rate of 3%. This growth is primarily driven by heightened economic activity, particularly in the Agriculture, Manufacturing, and Mining sectors. Furthermore, the expanding population has led to a rise in demand for alternative energy sources such as petroleum and solar energy for transportation and domestic use, especially in rural areas.

In the energy landscape, the state-owned ZESCO Ltd plays a central role as the sole entity responsible for power generation and transmission. However, companies like the Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) procure power from ZESCO to supply the mining sector. The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) serves as the regulatory authority overseeing the energy sector in Zambia.


green tractor on brown grass field under blue sky during daytime

Zambia possesses a significant arable land resource base, encompassing 42 million hectares, yet only 1.5 million hectares are cultivated annually. The country’s water resources for irrigation are abundant, with Zambia accounting for 40 percent of the water resources in the SADC region. This rich resource endowment positions Zambia with immense potential to expand its agricultural production. The climate in Zambia follows a similar pattern to that of most Southern African countries, characterized by rainy seasons from November to April and a dry season with low humidity spanning May to November. Summer temperatures average around 30°C, while winter temperatures can drop as low as 5°C.

Despite the availability of vast arable land, well-developed transport infrastructure, abundant water resources, and a readily available labor force (as evidenced by more than half of the total labor force being employed in the agricultural sector), only 10 percent of the arable land is currently under cultivation. To address this, the government has established farming blocks aimed at facilitating investment in the agricultural sector and promoting increased agricultural activities.



  • Strengthen your notoriety and be more visible
  • Strengthen your business network
  • Marketing services, marketing Research
  • Product and product information standards and regulations
  • General information for professional organizations and trade professionals
  • Contact details for professional and professional organizations
  • Information on foreign investment incentives, potential business partners
  • Organization of trade delegations and trade missions

Membership categories

  • CHF 1,200/year for small businesses based in Zambia (<50 employees)
  • CHF 2,000/year for small businesses based in Switzerland (<50 employees)
  • CHF 2,000/year for medium-sized businesses in Zambia (<250 employees)
  • CHF 3,000/year for medium-sized Swiss companies (<250 employees)
  • CHF 5,000/year for large companies (more than 300 employees)
  • CHF 300.-/year Startup, entrepreneurs with employees between 1 and 3 employees.
  • CHF 1000.-/year for associations or non-profit organizations
  • CHF 150.-/year for individuals


Our Location

Nations Business Center Rue du Pré-de-la Bichette 1 1202 Geneva, Switzerland

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