FCEF is recognized by Government and by the Trade Union movement, and also the International Labour Organization (ILO), as being the most representative organisation of employers in Fiji. It follows that Government consults regularly with FCEF and that representations made to Government on a wide range of subjects are heard.

FCEF is asked to provide, on a regular annual or biannual basis, representatives from its members to fill vacancies on Boards of forty-eight Government majority and/or minority owned entities, Boards, Councils and other statutory bodies, including the Fiji National Provident Fund Board, TPAF now NTPC Council and its Industry Advisory Councils, the Fiji Trade Union Advisory Committee, the ten Industry Wages Councils, the periodic Economic Summits, as well as numerous other ad hoc committees at national level.