The Federation of Palestinian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and agriculture was established in 1989 in the city of Jerusalem at the initiative of the Chamber of the Palestinian members distributed geographically on all the governorates of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip(13 in the West Bank, and 5 chambers in the governorates of Gaza Strip) with a membership of more than 70,000 registered facilities until the end of 2019. The last elections to the governing boards of the Palestinian chambers were held in the summer of 2019. The Palestinian chambers are governed by Decree-Law No. 9 of 2011 on the industrial and commercial chambers, promulgated on 4 August 2011. Its work is regulated by the system of industrial chambers of Commerce adopted by the Council of ministers on 29/1/2013. As the Palestinian Coordinating Council for private enterprises chairs The Federation of Chambers of, an area which includes all the representative institutions of the Palestinian private sector (10 institutions) by virtue of being the largest institution from where the member as well as being the oldest representative institutions of the Palestinian private sector to add to the inclusiveness and representation of all economic sectors in all governorates of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
The Federation’s membership base includes 18 main chambers (13 in the WB and 5 in Gaza STRIP) with a membership base of more than 70000 members from the operating businesses in the PT.