The Chamber of Commerce was established in 1917 to represent the entire old State of Hyderabad that included parts of the present Karnataka, Maharashtra and all Telugu speaking districts of the old Nizam's dominions. After the formation of Andhra Pradesh in 1956, its name was changed to 'The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry'in 1958. After the bifurcation of the State into erstwhile Andhra Pradesh and newly formed State of Telangana in 2014, it was rechristened as 'The Federation of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry.'
FTAPCCI liaises between Trade, Industry and the Government, participating & suggesting to the government on their policies on industry, labor laws, energy, environment, direct & indirect taxes & various issues. It also draws attention and represents industry about the issues and challenges of industry & trade. FTAPCCI conducts studies on various subjects related to trade and industry and acts as a knowledge chamber. In 2017, we would be completing 100 years. FTAPCCI has got a membership of more than 3000 direct members and with its 160 Associations/Chambers of Commerce and an indirect membership of over 25000. FTAPCCI has become an important forum for interaction between Govt. and business and industry in a global perspective. FTAPCCI also had the proud privilege of visits by Sri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India and Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India and they addressed the members of the industry on several subjects.