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CODE OF ETHICS
Membership is accepted on the basis of mutual trust respect, dignity and best business practices by members of the Association who are expected:
- To be loyal to the Nation and respect the laws of other Nations in our dealings with them.
- To protect the economic environment and the health and safety of ourselves and other foreigners in our midst.
- To be fair, firm and transparent with customers, suppliers and competitors. To respect the right to fair competition as an acceptable global phenomenon.
- To respect all confidential and business information or trade secrets of member associations and corporate members who may have entrusted them to us and to ensure that they are used only appropriately.
- To make use of other tools available to us in the course of our work and contacts for the benefit of our members and never using them or reproducing the for unapproved use.
- Not to take undue advantage of fellow member’s known weaknesses or performance or to unethically seek to take over ownership of a member’s business by fraudulent or dishonest means.
- To generally further and protect the interest of private sectors operators, big and small by healthy networking.
- To comply with import and export control, immigration laws and other trade regulations by exhibiting good corporate citizenship at all times.
- To respect foreign trade and other relevant international business laws and requirements, thus carving for our Nation a good NAME for the private sector.
- To cooperate with tax and other approved authorities on legitimate assessments and demands ensuring compliance with such laws and regulations but avoiding and never evading taxes due when properly demanded.
- To shun abuse of office, bribery, (kickback, kick forward) corruption as a members of Nigerian apex body of business organizations and a respected voice of the private sector.
- To always remain partners with the Government of our fast developing Nation. However, to be non-hesitant on our duties to criticize and/or disagree with bad policies and/or actions of Governments whilst similarly commending other policies that enhances better living standards and the economic growth of our Nation, Nigeria.
- On matters pertaining to disagreements within the Chambers of Commerce Movement, members shall in the first instance report to the President of the Chamber/Business Association, and copy of Ethics and Best Business Practices Committee as desirable. The Association would view it as embarrassing and bad publicity for any member to take any grievance to the Courts without first exhaustively exploring the intervention of the City/State Chambers as well as National Association (NACCIMA).