During the Japanese occupation which lasted almost three years from February 1942 to August 1945, the Chamber continued to function despite the unsettled conditions of the occupation period. Leaders like Messrs. C.J. Doshi, Bhagwan Singh, S.M. Dass were at the helm of the Chamber activities and assisted among other trading matters, the distribution of food and clothing which were in short supply. In fact the Japanese authorities used the Chamber premises for such distribution until the liberation by the Allied Forces.