The Mallorca Chamber of Commerce is a corporation governed by public law. It was founded on 29th September, 1886 to promote the economic and business development of companies within its territorial remit offering them different services and thereby fulfilling its public administration function assigned to it by law. It is managed by the same companies who represent the different business sectors on the island and operates as a consulting and collaborative entity, liaising with various public administration bodies.
The Chamber defends the business interests of all Mallorcan companies primarily by promoting their competitiveness and internationalisation processes, putting into practice training programmes to facilitate the employment of young people, carrying out arbitration and mediation to settle disputes between companies, encouraging and supporting the creation of new start-ups and carrying out projects in particular sectors and areas.
Real Decreto 669/2015 por el que se desarrolla la Ley 4/2014 Básica de las Cámaras (362 KB)
Ley 1/2017, de 12 de mayo, de cámaras oficiales de comercio, industria, servicios y navegación de las Illes Balears (267 KB)
Reglamento régimen interior de la Cámara Mallorca (313 KB)
Subsanación formal del censo publicado en el Reglamento de Régimen Interior (350 KB)
The Mallorca Chamber of Commerce is a corporation that has been designed to be run democratically. Its governing bodies are made up of the General Assembly, the Executive Committee and the position of Chairman.
In 2017, the electoral process for renewing the members of these bodies began in October and concluded on 25th June, 2018 with the election of the General Assembly and the new Chairman.
Democratically elected by members of the General Assembly, Antoni Mercant has been Chairman of the Mallorca Chamber of Commerce since 25th June, 2018.
This fixed operating organ is responsible for the management, administration and strategy of the Chamber and is made up of nine members from the General Assembly.
- Chairman: Antoni Mercant Morató
- 1st Vice-Chairman: Carmen Planas Palou
- 2nd Vice-Chairman: Josep Lluís Aguiló Veny
- Treasurer: Eduardo Soriano Torres
- Members: Rafael Roig Grimalt, Javier Vich Vélez, Ana Francisca Ferrá Palazón, Rafael Ballester Salvá and Rafael Salas Pons
Acting as Advisory Boards, the work commissions offer personalised consultancy services in all areas of the Chamber's activities. For the present mandate 2018-2021, their sector areas are:
Chairperson: Carmen Planas - Technical Secretary: Alicia Bueno email@example.com
- In-Company Training & Apprenticeship
Chairperson: Josep Lluís Aguiló - Technical Secretary: Cristina Julià firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairperson: Rafael Salas - Technical Secretary: Carlos Bibiloni email@example.com
- Tourism, Catering Industry & Tourism Services
Chairperson: Javier Vich - Technical Secretary: Susana Munar firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairperson: Rafael Ballester - Technical Secretary: Pedro Serrano email@example.com
- Industry, Construction & Promotion
Chairperson: Ana Ferrà - Technical Secretary: Cati Barceló firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairperson: Rafael Roig - Technical Secretary: Gabriel Garcia del Moral email@example.com
The institution operates internally under the direction of the secretary-general, Antonio Grimalt, and in turn is divided into areas which correspond to the Chamber's programmes and functions formally bestowed upon it.
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION GUARDIAN
The current representative for transparency with the Public Administration is the Director General of Commerce and Business in Balears, Miquel Piñol.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
This is the supreme governing and representative body, made up of 42 members in total, 28 of whom are democratically elected from companies registered on the island and distributed into groups representing the different economic activities in Mallorca, four people of outstanding recognition in economic circles are chosen by sectorial associations and ten members representing the Chamber's Partner Companies who contribute the most funding.
In accordance with Law 4/2014 on Basics of the Chambers and Law 19/2013 of 9th January concerning transparency and access to public information and good government, a platform was created by the Mallorca Chamber providing helpful institutional information for the general public about its organization, economy and budgets.
In the General Assembly Meeting of 26th March 2015, the Chamber passed the Code of Good Practice which set down the Rules & Regulations to follow for Members of Public Office in general and in particular, for the whole organization.