With the direction of the modern Saudi state in the era of the founder, King Abdulaziz, towards organizing the economic activity and encouraging commercial activity, the first system for Chambers of Commerce was issued in sync with the establishment of the first Chamber of Commerce in Jeddah in 1946. Since that day until now, about 28 chamber of commerce were established in the Kingdom, and several amendments were introduced in the system and regulations of the chambers of commerce and industry to keep up with the economic development in the Kingdom. The Chambers of Commerce represent the business sector and its interests in each region where such chambers exist and they work on the development of the economic environment, promote investment, services provided to the region and the business people whom the chamber represents.
Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the Kingdom are divided into three types; large, medium and small. Such assignments are in accordance with the number of members in each chamber. Each chamber has a board of directors; the number of its members depends on the size of the chamber. Two thirds of its members are elected every four years, directly by the chamber's members and the remaining third is appointed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. These chambers are distributed throughout the Kingdom in Riyadh - Jeddah – The Eastern Region - Makkah – Al-Madina - Qaseem - Taif - Al Ahsa - Hail - Abha - Najran - Jazan – Al-Baha – Al-Qurayat – Al-Jouf - Arar - Yanbu – Al-Majmaah – Al-Zulfy - Tabuk – Al-Kharj - Onaizah – Al-Gowaiyia – Al-Mukhawah - Bisha – Al-Bekairiyah – Al-Rass – Hafr Al-Batin. Some of these chambers have branches in other cities.