Presently the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Abkhazia is a member of:
• World Chambers Federation, membership of which gives numerous benefits to our domestic enterprises and organizations, the opportunity of direct contacts with the most influential representatives of all major areas of international businesses;
• Non-Profit Partnership for Enterprise Development, "Business Council of the International Black Sea Club;
• Association of Chambers of Commerce of the Southern Federal District of Russia;
• Association of Chambers of Commerce of the North Caucasus Federal District of Russia.
(WCF) – is an autonomous body of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Founded in 2001 as a successor to the International Bureau of Chambers of Commerce.
The main reason for the change of the name was the necessity to activate its efforts to expand global inter-chamber cooperation under the auspices of IIC in the world and lend it the great importance.
In accordance with the regulations of the WCF, chambers that have established national committees of the ICC (and thus, the Russian Chamber members WCF) automatically become members of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce. Membership in WCF is not associated with the performance of any obligations and payment of membership dues. Every two years the Federation holds its congress to discuss issues of cooperation, exchange views and experiences. The first congress like that was held in Marseille (France) in 1999.
Activities of the WCF are coordinated by the Steering Committee, which will be known as the General Council since 2009. The Committee is headed by the Chairman R. Yirkali (Turkey), his deputies - Heads of Chambers of Commerce in Slovakia (AP Migok), Orlando, USA (R. Roecker Constraints) and Barcelona, Spain (AP Vicens). The functions performed by staff members of the Secretariat of the RK ICC in Paris, headed by Executive Director VFTP E.Parksom. RK meets twice a year (spring and fall), as a rule, in Paris. WCF inherited from the International Bureau of Chambers of Commerce majority of issues within the purview of the latter. It is on the management of the TDI (Temporary Duty-free import of certain goods and products) and organization of information inter-chamber exchange. These questions are developed by the International Bureau of the existing working bodies of the TDI carnets and Information Network chambers. A new area of interest is WCF’ certificates of origin, which formed a special working group. As part of the RK, it is preparing proposals to expand the terms of reference of the Federation.
Non-profit Partnership for Enterprise Development, "Business Council of the International Black Sea Club" - an international non-profit organization established by the International Black Sea Club (IBSC) and Chambers of Commerce member cities IBSC.
One of the goals of IBSC is to promote economic development in the area of IBSC.
In the Non-Profit Partnership for Enterprise Development, "Business Council of the International Black Sea Club includes:
The Abkhazia CCI;
Donetsk Chamber of Commerce;
Yeisk Interdistrict CCI;
CCI of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky;
Chamber of Commerce of the Crimea;
RCCI Mykolaiv region;
Odessa Regional Chamber of Commerce;
Chamber of Transdnistria;
CCI of the Rostov Region;
Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce;
Taganrog Interregional Chamber of Commerce;
Tuapse Chamber of Commerce;
The Association of Chambers of Commerce of the Southern Federal District (SFD) includes the following Chambers of Commerce:
Republic of Adygea;
Republic of Dagestan;
Republic of Kalmykia;
Republic of North Ossetia-Alania;
Republic of Ingushetia;
Of the municipalities:
Krasnodar Region, Abinskaya, Anapa, Apsheronsk, Armavir, Beloglinskaya, Belorechenskaya, Bryukhovetskaya, Viselkovsky, Gelendzhik, Goryachii Kluch, Gulkevichsky, Yeisk;
Rostov Region, Novocherkassk, Taganrog, Shakhty
Stavropol-Nevinnomyssk, Budenovskoye, Pyatigorsk.
The main purpose of the Association of the Southern Federal District Chamber of Commerce is to enhance the participation and integration capabilities of chambers of commerce in the South Federal District industrial, economic, scientific and technical development.
Association of Chambers of Commerce of the North Caucasus federal district established February 26, 2010.
Chairman of the Association of Chamber of Commerce SKFO - Tuganov Kazbek H., a member of the Board of Russian Chamber of Commerce, President of the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania.
The Association of Chambers of Commerce of the North Caucasus Federal District includes:
CCI of the Republic of Dagestan;
Chamber of the Chechen Republic;
CCI of the Republic of Ingushetia;
CCI of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania;
Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of South Ossetia;
Chamber of Commerce of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic;
Chamber of Karachai-Cherkess Republic;
CCI of the Stavropol Territory;
In addition to membership in the leading associations of Chambers of Commerce, the Chamber of Abkhazia has 44 agreements on bilateral co-operation with foreign chambers of commerce and industry. Such expansion of foreign economic cooperation on the level of the Chambers of Commerce, promotes the mobility and profitability of small and medium enterprises of the Republic of Abkhazia.
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