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ALBANIA

Albanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The vision is the future projection of the Chamber, which will try to give answer the question in how the Chamber wish to be in the future, the position it might get, how it wants that other groups of interest would be interested to perceive it.

The ABCCI wants to assume the leading position in country constituting a reference point for different economic fields, for the civil and business society and for the public administration in Albania.

Population (2014 est.):3,020,209 (growth rate: 0.3%); birth rate: 12.73/1000; infant mortality rate: 13.19/1000; life expectancy: 77.96; density per sq mi: 272

Economic summary:GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $12.8 billion; per capita $10,700.

Real growth rate: .7% (2013 est.).

Inflation: 1.7% (2013 est.).

Industries: food processing, textiles and clothing; lumber, oil, cement, chemicals, mining, basic metals, hydropower.

Exports: $2.323 billion (2013 est.): textiles and footwear; asphalt, metals and metallic ores, crude oil; vegetables, fruits, tobacco.

Imports: $2.1 billion (2012 est.): machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, textiles, chemicals.

Internet users: 1,300,000 (2011).

ALBANIA

Albanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Albanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry envisions its future role as a prominent entity in the country, serving as a reference point for various economic sectors, civil and business communities, and public administration in Albania.

 

The ABCCI aims to establish itself as the leading authority in the nation, garnering interest and recognition from other stakeholders.

 

Population (2014 est.): Approximately 3,020,209 with a growth rate of 0.3%; birth rate: 12.73/1000; infant mortality rate: 13.19/1000; life expectancy: 77.96 years; population density: 272 individuals per square mile.

 

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $12.8 billion; per capita income: $10,700.

 

Real growth rate: 0.7% (2013 est.).

 

Inflation: 1.7% (2013 est.).

 

Key industries: The economy is driven by food processing, textiles, clothing, lumber, oil, cement, chemicals, mining, basic metals, and hydropower.

 

Exports (2013 est.): Totaling $2.323 billion, major exports include textiles, footwear, asphalt, metals and metallic ores, crude oil, vegetables, fruits, and tobacco.

 

Imports (2012 est.): Valued at $2.1 billion, major imports consist of machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, textiles, and chemicals.

 

Internet users: As of 2011, there were 1,300,000 internet users in Albania.

AUSTRIA

Austrian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Austrian Economic Chambers represent a vast network of over 450,000 member companies. As advocates for Austrian business interests, we are dedicated to implementing progressive policies that benefit the economy, such as tax relief, reducing bureaucratic obstacles, and providing subsidies. Our comprehensive services play a crucial role in stimulating the economy. Serving as modern service providers, we offer expert advice on a wide range of topics, including labor laws and customs information. By leveraging our expertise, we support Austrian companies and contribute to enhancing their competitiveness. We achieve this through various educational facilities like WIFI and universities of applied sciences.

 

Population (2014 est.): The estimated population is 8,223,062, with a marginal growth rate of 0.01%. The birth rate is 8.76 per 1000, and the infant mortality rate is 4.16 per 1000. The average life expectancy stands at 80.17 years.

Economic summary: The GDP/PPP as of 2013 is $361 billion, with a per capita income of $42,600.

Real growth rate: The economy experienced a modest growth rate of 0.4%.

Inflation: The inflation rate is recorded at 2.1%.

 

Key industries: Austria’s major industries include construction, machinery, vehicles and parts, food, metals, chemicals, lumber and wood processing, paper and paperboard, communications equipment, and tourism.

 

Exports (2013 est.): The total value of exports is approximately $165.6 billion. Key exports consist of machinery and equipment, motor vehicles and parts, paper and paperboard, metal goods, chemicals, iron and steel, textiles, and foodstuffs.

Imports (2013 est.): The country’s imports amount to $167.9 billion. Major import items include machinery and equipment, motor vehicles, chemicals, metal goods, oil and oil products, and foodstuffs.

 

Internet users: In 2011, the number of internet users in Austria reached 6.143 million.

BULGARIA

Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Established in 1895, the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is an autonomous and non-governmental organization. It aims to support, promote, represent, and safeguard the business interests of its members. Additionally, the chamber plays a crucial role in fostering international economic cooperation and providing assistance for Bulgaria’s European and international integration. BCCI operates on the principles of voluntary membership, autonomy, and self-financing. One of its primary objectives is to cultivate transparent and ethical relationships within the business community.

 

Population (2014 est.): The estimated population is 6,924,716, with a negative growth rate of -0.83%. The birth rate is 8.92 per 1000, and the infant mortality rate is 15.08 per 1000. The average life expectancy is 74.33 years.

 

Economic summary: Bulgaria’s GDP/PPP was recorded at $104.6 billion in 2013, with a per capita income of $14,400.

 

Real growth rate: The economy experienced a modest real growth rate of 0.5%.

Inflation: The inflation rate was relatively low at 1.5%.

 

Key industries: Bulgaria’s industries include electricity, gas, water, food, beverages, tobacco, machinery and equipment, base metals, chemical products, coke, refined petroleum, and nuclear fuel.

 

Exports (2013 est.): The total value of exports amounted to $27.9 billion in 2013. Key export items comprise clothing, footwear, iron and steel, machinery and equipment, and fuels.

Imports (2013 est.): Bulgaria’s imports were valued at $32.88 billion in 2013. Major import items include machinery and equipment, metals and ores, chemicals and plastics, fuels, minerals, and raw materials.

 

Internet users: As of 2009, the number of internet users in Bulgaria reached 3.395 million.

CROATIA
Croatian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Since 1994 when the Czech government passed an act enabling a merger between the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Czechoslovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the CCC (Czech Chamber of Commerce) moved from its traditional values and was established as the legal successor to the Czechoslovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Due to this merger it successfully became the first and only chamber in the Czech Republic with operations in the non-agricultural field. Lead by President Petr Kužel, the CCC is now plays a very important role in Czech Republic’s economic matters and helps to ensure and promote strong requirements in regards to ethical behavior towards respective partners and customers.

The CCC’s services, among many, include supporting small, medium and large organizations with information on export-import procedures, effective tax and finance consultancy services and economic development information. Additionally, the chamber also maintains a strong focus on the support and development of EU integration into the Czech economy through extensive relations with European entrepreneurial organizations such as Eurochambers and UEAPME.

Today, with over 13,600 members and 66% share of Czech Republic’s employable population being employed by member organizations, the CCC has 14 regional Chambers of Commerce and offers a variety of useful entrepreneurial services from consulting and mediation of information to establishing an entrepreneurial environment that helps to prevents various disputes.

Land area: 29,836 sq mi (77,276 sq km); total area: 30,450 sq mi (78,866 sq km)

Population (2012 est.): 10,177,300 (growth rate: –-0.13%); birth rate: 8.62/1000; infant mortality rate: 3.7/1000; life expectancy: 77.38; density per sq km: 132

Economic summary: GDP/PPP(2011 est.): $272.2 billion; per capita $25,900.

Real growth rate: –1.8%.

Inflation: 1.9%.

Industries: metallurgy, machinery and equipment, motor vehicles, glass, armaments.

Exports: $146.7 billion (2011 est.): machinery and transport equipment 52%, chemicals 5%, raw materials and fuel 9% (2003).

Imports: $143.5 billion (2011 est.): machinery and transport equipment 46%, raw materials and fuels 15%, chemicals 10% (2003).

Internet users: 6.681 million (2011).

CZECH REPUBLIC
Czech Republic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Since 1994 when the Czech government passed an act enabling a merger between the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Czechoslovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the CCC (Czech Chamber of Commerce) moved from its traditional values and was established as the legal successor to the Czechoslovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Due to this merger it successfully became the first and only chamber in the Czech Republic with operations in the non-agricultural field. Lead by President Petr Kužel, the CCC is now plays a very important role in Czech Republic’s economic matters and helps to ensure and promote strong requirements in regards to ethical behavior towards respective partners and customers.

The CCC’s services, among many, include supporting small, medium and large organizations with information on export-import procedures, effective tax and finance consultancy services and economic development information. Additionally, the chamber also maintains a strong focus on the support and development of EU integration into the Czech economy through extensive relations with European entrepreneurial organizations such as Eurochambers and UEAPME.

Today, with over 13,600 members and 66% share of Czech Republic’s employable population being employed by member organizations, the CCC has 14 regional Chambers of Commerce and offers a variety of useful entrepreneurial services from consulting and mediation of information to establishing an entrepreneurial environment that helps to prevents various disputes.

Population (2012 est.): 10,177,300 (growth rate: –-0.13%); birth rate: 8.62/1000; infant mortality rate: 3.7/1000; life expectancy: 77.38; density per sq km: 132

Economic summary: GDP/PPP(2011 est.): $272.2 billion; per capita $25,900.

Real growth rate: –1.8%.

Inflation: 1.9%.

Industries: metallurgy, machinery and equipment, motor vehicles, glass, armaments.

Natural resources: hard coal, soft coal, kaolin, clay, graphite, timber.

Exports: $146.7 billion (2011 est.): machinery and transport equipment 52%, chemicals 5%, raw materials and fuel 9% (2003).

Imports: $143.5 billion (2011 est.): machinery and transport equipment 46%, raw materials and fuels 15%, chemicals 10% (2003).

Internet users: 6.681 million (2011).

TURKEY
Turkey Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Istanbul Chamber of Commerce was founded during the depressing days of the Pre-Republic era, to serve as an economic organization to ensure economic development and to protect economic rights in the face of foreign campaigns. Named the Assembly of Commerce under the Dersaadet (a former name of Istanbul) Chamber of Commerce, the assembly held its first meeting in January 14, 1882 which proved a milestone for both Turkey and the private sector.

As it changed its name to Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the 1910s, the Chamber took on a more difficult mission in 1925 with the incorporation of the Chambers and the perquisite that businesses register with a chamber. The ICOC adopted its current name, of which it is highly proud, in 1952, when industrial companies gathered under a different name.

The ICOC took on another crucial responsibility as the Istanbul Trade Registry Office was transferred to the ICOC in 1996. Launched to allow members to access services as easily and quickly as possible, ICOC, works to serve its members in the most efficient manner through its Kadıköy and Giyimkent Regional representatives.

Aware of social responsibility and as a broad-based NGO, the ICOC is an strong advocate of democracy and the free market, the uncompromising principles of economic and political stability. In line with these principles, its pioneering and model activities are essential to its mission. The ICOC has always guided the Turkish private sector and society with its projects and initiatives.

Population (July 2014 est.):81,619,392 (growth rate: 1.12%); birth rate: 16.86/1000; infant mortality rate: 21.43/1000; life expectancy: 73.29

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $1.167 trillion; per capita $15,300.

Real growth rate: 3.8%.

Inflation: 7.6%.

Industries: textiles, food processing, autos, electronics, mining (coal, chromite, copper, boron), steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper.

Exports: $167.6 billion (2013 est.): apparel, foodstuffs, textiles, metal manufactures, transport equipment.

Imports:$242.9 billion (2013 est.): machinery, chemicals, semi-finished goods, fuels, transport equipment.

Internet users: 27.233 million (2009).

HUNGRY
Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
In 2004, the former CEO of Parragh Rt. Dr László Parragh was again re-elected for another four-year period as the President of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

With an experience spanning over 150 years, the HCCI (Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) main role is to strengthen the Hungarian economy by providing a stable business environment for the regions domestic entrepreneurs. The chamber represents small, medium and large organisations and currently has over 45, 000 national chamber members. In reference to the 2005-2008 strategy of the HCCI, key objectives include promoting the general interests of the Hungarian economy through supporting and fostering EU integration of businesses, the development of a training system that abides by strict labour market requirements and the establishment of the National Development Plan which will cover the EU budget period for 2007-2013.

“At the international level, the Chamber’s objectives include the provision of assistance to Hungarian entrepreneurs in foreign markets, in particular preparing them for successful contribution to the European integration, and the creation of opportunities to co-operate with the business world of neighbouring countries. The international relationships developing amongst chambers are worth mentioning – bilateral co-operation agreements have been signed with almost all neighbouring countries – and the Chamber has joined the multinational co-operation agreement of the chambers in CEFTA countries. In 1996, the Hungarian National Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Hungary) was set up in Budapest.”

Population (2014 est.): 9,919,128 (growth rate: –0.21%); birth rate: 9.26/1000; infant mortality rate: 5.09/1000; life expectancy: 75.46

Economic summary: GDP/PPP(2013 est.): $196.6 billion; per capita $19,800

Real growth rate: 0.2%.

Inflation: 1.9%.

Industries: mining, metallurgy, construction materials, processed foods, textiles, chemicals (especially pharmaceuticals), motor vehicles.

Exports: $92.98 billion (2013 est.): machinery and equipment 53.5%, other manufactures 31.2%, food products 8.7%, raw materials 3.4%, fuels and electricity 3.9% (2012).

Imports: $89.52 billion (2013 est.): machinery and equipment 45.4%, other manufactures 34.3%, fuels and electricity 12.6%, food products 5.3%, raw materials 2.5% (2012).

Internet users: 6.176 million (2009).

ITALY
Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

ICC Italy is an ICC national committee. These national bodies comprise leading companies and business associations in their countries or territories. National committees shape ICC policies and alert their governments to international business concerns. Companies and business associations interested in joining are invited to contact ICC Italy.

Population (2012 est.): 61,261,254 (growth rate: .38%); birth rate: 9.06/1000; infant mortality rate: 3.36/1000; life expectancy: 81.86

Economic summary: GDP/PPP(2011 est.): $1.871 trillion; per capita $30,900.

Real growth rate: 0.4%.

Inflation: 2.8%.

Industries: tourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear, ceramics.

Exports: $522 billion (2011 est.): engineering products, textiles and clothing, production machinery, motor vehicles, transport equipment, chemicals; food, beverages and tobacco; minerals, and nonferrous metals.

Imports: $556.4 billion (2011 est.): engineering products, chemicals, transport equipment, energy products, minerals and nonferrous metals, textiles and clothing; food, beverages, and tobacco.

Internet users: $29.235 million (2009).

KAZAKHSTAN
Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Kazakh-British Chamber of Commerce has been created with the idea to promote the ever growing economy of Kazakhstan to British businesses and to show to Kazakhstan’s businesses opportunities and possibilities in Britain.

KBCC is a primary bilateral business association created with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the UK and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Since our foundation, our main objective is to help UK and Kazakh members of the Chamber to establish new and develop existing business relationships with a particular focus on promotion and development of exporting capabilities of SME companies in both countries.

Whether you are an international corporation or a sole trader – our services are designed for a wide spectrum of companies – we are equally well placed to assist companies long established in Kazakhstan and those entering the market for the first time. Our services include up-to-date business advice in English, Russian and Kazakh, help with finding potential partners, conducting business-to-business research and promotion at the respective markets.

Population (2014 est.): 17,948,816 (growth rate: 1.17%); birth rate: 19.61/1000; infant mortality rate: 21.61/1000; life expectancy: 70.24

Economic summary: GDP/PPP$243.6 billion (2013 est.); $14,100 (2013 est.).

Real growth rate: 5%.

Inflation: 5.8%.

Industries: oil, coal, iron ore, manganese, chromite, lead, zinc, copper, titanium, bauxite, gold, silver, phosphates, sulfur, iron and steel; tractors and other agricultural machinery, electric motors, construction materials.

Exports: $87.23 billion (2013 est.): oil and oil products, natural gas, ferrous metals, chemicals, machinery, grain, wool, meat, coal.

Imports: $52.03 billion (2013 est.): machinery and equipment, metal products, foodstuffs.

Internet users: 5.299 million (2009).

LATVIA
Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
LCCI is the largest non-governmental organisation of businessmen, which unites individual companies, industry associations, city business clubs, and other businessmen unions. LCCI represents the interests of entrepreneurs in state and regional institutions, as well as offers services so as to ensure Latvia has excellent companies in an excellent business environment. LCCI works in three areas: 1) business environment 2) competitiveness of the companies 3) export.

LCCI is a fully-fledged member of the international network of commerce and industry chambers, which has several hundred years of experience in uniting millions of entrepreneurs from all around the world – the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAMBERS) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The union is one of the oldest Latvian non-governmental organisations – LCCI has been the voice and representative of businessmen for as long as 80 years!

Population (2014 est.):2,165,165 (growth rate: –0.62%); birth rate: 9.79/1000; infant mortality rate: 7.91/1000; life expectancy: 73.44

Economic summary:GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $38.87 billion; per capita $19,100.

Real growth rate: 4%.

Inflation: 0.2%.

Industries: buses, vans, street and railroad cars; synthetic fibers, agricultural machinery, fertilizers, washing machines, radios, electronics, pharmaceuticals, processed foods, textiles; note—dependent on imports for energy and raw materials.

Exports: $12.67 billion (2013 est.): wood and wood products, machinery and equipment, metals, textiles, foodstuffs.

Imports: $15.56 billion (2013 est.): machinery and equipment, chemicals, fuels, vehicles.

Internet users: 1.504 million (2009).

LITHUANIA

Lithuania Chamber of Commerce and Industry
ALCCIC is a member of Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAMBRES) and Association of Baltic countries Chambers of Commerce and Industry. ALCCIC is voluntary organization which represents interests of Lithuanian Chambers.

The main functions of ALCCIC are:

–represents Chambers activities cooperating with state, government and others management authorities, economic entities and public authorities of foreign countries;

– prepare and offer proposals of economy development to Government of Lithuanian Republic and other national institutions;

– issue ATA Carnet which are used for temporary admission of goods importation;

– represents Chambers in internationals exhibitions, conferences and other events;

– numbering and encoding goods (GS1 Lithuania).

Population (2014 est.): 3,505,738 (growth rate: –0.29%); birth rate: 9.36/1000; infant mortality rate: 6/1000; life expectancy: 75.98

Economic summary: GDP/PPP(2013 est.): $67.43 billion; per capita $22,600.

Real growth rate: 3.4%.

Inflation: 1.2%.

Industries: metal-cutting machine tools, electric motors, television sets, refrigerators and freezers, petroleum refining, shipbuilding (small ships), furniture making, textiles, food processing, fertilizers, agricultural machinery, optical equipment, electronic components, computers, amber jewelry.

Exports: $30.4 billion (2013 est.): mineral products, machinery and equipment, chemicals, textiles, foodstuffs, plastics.

Imports: $32.52 billion (2013 est.): mineral products, machinery and equipment, transport equipment, chemicals, textiles and clothing, metals.(ALCCIC) is a voluntary organization which unites five regional Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai and Panevėžys.

The main functions of ALCCIC are:

–represents Chambers activities cooperating with state, government and others management authorities, economic entities and public authorities of foreign countries;

– prepare and offer proposals of economy development to Government of Lithuanian Republic and other national institutions;

– issue ATA Carnet which are used for temporary admission of goods importation;

– represents Chambers in internationals exhibitions, conferences and other events;

– numbering and encoding goods (GS1 Lithuania).

LITHUANIA

Lithuania Chamber of Commerce and Industry
ALCCIC is a member of Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAMBRES) and Association of Baltic countries Chambers of Commerce and Industry. ALCCIC is voluntary organization which represents interests of Lithuanian Chambers.

The main functions of ALCCIC are:

–represents Chambers activities cooperating with state, government and others management authorities, economic entities and public authorities of foreign countries;

– prepare and offer proposals of economy development to Government of Lithuanian Republic and other national institutions;

– issue ATA Carnet which are used for temporary admission of goods importation;

– represents Chambers in internationals exhibitions, conferences and other events;

– numbering and encoding goods (GS1 Lithuania).

Population (2014 est.): 3,505,738 (growth rate: –0.29%); birth rate: 9.36/1000; infant mortality rate: 6/1000; life expectancy: 75.98

Economic summary: GDP/PPP(2013 est.): $67.43 billion; per capita $22,600.

Real growth rate: 3.4%.

Inflation: 1.2%.

Industries: metal-cutting machine tools, electric motors, television sets, refrigerators and freezers, petroleum refining, shipbuilding (small ships), furniture making, textiles, food processing, fertilizers, agricultural machinery, optical equipment, electronic components, computers, amber jewelry.

Exports: $30.4 billion (2013 est.): mineral products, machinery and equipment, chemicals, textiles, foodstuffs, plastics.

Imports: $32.52 billion (2013 est.): mineral products, machinery and equipment, transport equipment, chemicals, textiles and clothing, metals.(ALCCIC) is a voluntary organization which unites five regional Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai and Panevėžys.

The main functions of ALCCIC are:

–represents Chambers activities cooperating with state, government and others management authorities, economic entities and public authorities of foreign countries;

– prepare and offer proposals of economy development to Government of Lithuanian Republic and other national institutions;

– issue ATA Carnet which are used for temporary admission of goods importation;

– represents Chambers in internationals exhibitions, conferences and other events;

– numbering and encoding goods (GS1 Lithuania).

MOLDOVA
Moldovan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Chairmanship of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Business Council (BSEC BC) was transferred to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova at the Meeting of the Board of Directors of BSEC Business Council which is organized today in Thessaloniki.

The Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Didilica, declared at the event that the priorities of the CCI RM Chairmanship consist in strengthening the activity of BSEC Business Council for promoting the export potential, by diversifying the geography of exports and improving the competitiveness of the products originating from BSEC countries, both on the markets of the member states and on third markets. In this sense, Moldova proposes itself to develop and promote the national brands of the BSEC member states as an instrument of stimulating exports. Therefore, the Vice-President of the CCI RM invited the BSEC partners to participate with an informative stand in the National Exhibition “Made in Moldova”, including the award ceremony of the contest “Trade Mark of the Year” and other dedicated events planned for the end of January 2015.

Population (2014 est.): 3,538,288 (growth rate: –1.02%); birth rate: 12.21/1000; infant mortality rate: 12.93/1000; life expectancy: 70.12

Economic summary: GDP/PPP(2013 est.): $13.25 billion; per capita $3,800.

Real growth rate: 8.9%.

Inflation: 4.6%.

Industries: sugar, vegetable oil, food processing, agricultural machinery; foundry equipment, refrigerators and freezers, washing machines; hosiery, shoes, textiles.

Exports: $2.399 billion (2012 est.): foodstuffs, textiles, machinery.

Imports: $5.493 billion (2013 est.): mineral products and fuel, machinery and equipment, chemicals, textiles.

Internet users: 1.333 million (2009).

NETHERLANDS
Dutch Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Netherlands is a trading nation and is the base of many multinational enterprises. Since its establishment in 1921 ICC Netherlands represents many businesses, ranging from multinationals to small and medium enterprises, banks, law firms and business associations. This makes it an interesting network organization.

ICC Netherlands is a very active contributor to the policy work of ICC. ICC Netherlands frequently organizes events, varying from workshops and seminars to lunch meetings with well-known guest speakers sharing their views on international trade issues. Please contact ICC Netherlands for more information.

Population (2014 est.): 16,877,351 (growth rate: 0.42%); birth rate: 10.83/1000; infant mortality rate: 3.66/1000; life expectancy: 81.12

Economic summary: GDP/PPP(2011 est.): $699.7 billion; per capita $43,300.

Real growth rate: -0.8%.

Inflation: 2.5%.

Industries: agroindustries, metal and engineering products, electrical machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum, construction, microelectronics, fishing.

Exports: $576.9 billion (2013 est.): machinery and equipment, chemicals, fuels; foodstuffs.

Imports: $511 billion (2013 est.): machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, fuels, foodstuffs, clothing.

Internet users: 14.872 million (2009).

ROMANIA
Romania Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania organized during Thursday January 29, 2015, a Reception in the honour of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to Bucharest.

The event, that took place at Romexpo Exhibition Centre, pinpointed the special contribution of foreign diplomats to the national development of the economy, through the support given to bilateral commercial relations between Romania and various states of the world.

In his speech, the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, Mr. Mihai Daraban thanked the Ambassadors and representatives of the Diplomatic Missions for their involvement in intensifying the international economic cooperation and stimulating global investments. The CCIR President underlined the importance of the partnership between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania and the foreign Embassies in Bucharest, which contributes to developing businesses.

Mrs. Angela Filote, Head of the Bucharest Office of the European Commission, thanked the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania for its approaches to promote businesses. Mrs. Filote mentioned the central role of businesses in the European Commission’s approach to diminish the effects of the economic crisis, inviting CCIR to be a partner of the EC in implementing the pan-European investment plan which is meant to revitalize the economy of EU Member States.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, a non-governmental organization, organizes annually the Reception for the Diplomatic Corps accredited to Bucharest. Through this event, CCIR honors the contribution of diplomatic offices from 1864, when foreign diplomats in Bucharest made steps along Alexandru Ioan Cuza in order to issue the first law of the Chambers of Commerce from the United Principalities, signed on September 30, 1864. last year, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania celebrated 150 years from the issuing of Prince A. I. Cuza’s law

Population (2014 est.): 21,729,871 (growth rate: –0.29%); birth rate: 9.27/1000; infant mortality rate: 10.16/1000; life expectancy: 74.69; density per sq mi: 218.6

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $288.5 billion; per capita $14,400.

Real growth rate: 3.5%.

Inflation: 3.2%.

Industries: electric machinery and equipment, textiles and footwear, light machinery, auto assembly, mining, timber, construction materials, metallurgy, chemicals, food processing, petroleum refining.

Exports: $65.84 billion (2013 est.): machinery and equipment, metals and metal products, textiles and footwear, chemicals, agricultural products, minerals and fuels.

Imports: $73.42 billion f.o.b. (2013 est.): machinery and equipment, chemicals, fuels and minerals, metals, textile and products, agricultural products.

Internet users: 7.787 million (2009).

RUSSIA
Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Headed by President Mr. Evgeni Primakov, the RF CCI (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation) is both a non-profit and nongovernmental organization focused on meeting the goals and objectives laid out in the Russian Federation Law on Chambers of Commerce and Industry whilst helping to increase the growth of Russia’s economy into the worldwide economic system. The RF CCI represents companies of various sizes and is in involved in all business sectors such as agriculture, domestic and foreign trade, the finance system, manufacturing and also the service sector.

Some of the many tasks of the RF CCI include helping to create and maintain connections with foreign partner organizations and worldwide business organizations, providing adequate support in the development of new innovations and modern technology, developing and increasing the level of business service infrastructure in order to broaden the amount of service offered to businesses and active involvement in drafting regulatory acts and laws affecting Russian entrepreneurs.

Today the RF CCI has helped to unite over 20,000 companies and public institutions and includes 156 regional chambers of commerce and industry and 16 foreign representative offices. As a western-based producer you can utilize the services offered by the chamber through consultations from the Chamber’s experts in regards to various sectors of trade activity

Population (2014 est.): 142,470,272 (growth rate: –0.03%); birth rate: 11.87/1000; infant mortality rate: 7.08/1000; life expectancy: 70.16; density per sq mi: 21.5

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $2.553 trillion; per capita $18,100.

Real growth rate: 1.3%.

Inflation: 6.8%.

Industries: complete range of mining and extractive industries producing coal, oil, gas, chemicals, and metals; all forms of machine building from rolling mills to high-performance aircraft and space vehicles; defense industries including radar, missile production, and advanced electronic components, shipbuilding; road and rail transportation equipment; communications equipment; agricultural machinery, tractors, and construction equipment; electric power generating and transmitting equipment; medical and scientific instruments; consumer durables, textiles, foodstuffs, handicrafts.

Exports: $515 billion (2013 est.): petroleum and petroleum products, natural gas, wood and wood products, metals, chemicals, and a wide variety of civilian and military manufactures.

Imports: $341 billion (2013 est.): machinery, vehicles, pharmaceutical products, plastic, semi-finished metal products, meat, fruits and nuts, optical and medical instruments, iron, steel.

Internet users: 40.853 million (2009).

SERBIA
Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
ICC Serbia is an ICC national committee. These national bodies comprise leading companies and business associations in their countries or territories. National committees shape ICC policies and alert their governments to international business concerns. Companies and business associations interested in joining are invited to contact ICC Serbia

Population (July 2014 est): 7,209,764 (growth rate: –0.46%); birth rate: 9.13/1000; infant mortality rate: 6.4/1000; life expectancy: 75.02.

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $80.47 billion; per capita $11,100.

Real growth rate: 2%.

Inflation: 2.2%.

Industries: automobiles, base metals, furniture, food processing, machinery, chemicals, sugar, tires, clothes, pharmaceuticals.

Exports: $14.61 billion (2013 est.): iron and steel, rubber, clothes, wheat, fruit and vegetables, nonferrous metals, electric appliances, metal products, weapons and ammunition, automobiles.

Imports: $20.54 billion (2013).

Internet users: 4.107 million (2009).

SLOVENIA

Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Slovenian economy is highly dynamic and flexible, firmly embedded in international economic flows and globally competitive.

Leading-edge products of the highest quality, globally recognised brands, advanced technological solutions, an innovative business environment, modern design applying the latest principles, a well developed infrastructure, environmental awareness and a highly educated and motivated workforce fluent in several foreign languages are features that best characterise Slovenia.

We pride ourselves on numerous excellent companies, spreading our country’s reputation and the reputation of our economy across the globe. The latest in technological developments is being implemented in Slovenian companies’ development and production strategies as we speak. We have numerous globally recognised brands that indicate the exceptional quality of Slovenian products in various and niche fields, the high added value and corresponding successful competition with other companies in the global market. It is more than clear that such a business environment offers opportunities for cooperation that should be seized.

As the largest and strongest association of Slovenian companies, its activities and cooperation with its international partner network allow the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to support and facilitate your entrance to the Slovenian market. It can help you search for new contacts and provide you with a wide range of useful business information. I am convinced that you will be able to seize the opportunities offered by Slovenia. We will do our best to help you in your endeavours

Population (2014 est.): 1,988,292 (growth rate: -0.23%); birth rate: 8.54/1000; infant mortality rate: 4.04/1000; life expectancy: 77.83

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $57.36 billion; per capita $27,400.

Real growth rate: -1.1%.

Inflation: 1.8%.

Internet users: 1.298 million (2009).

SLOVAKIA

Slovakian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
ICC Slovakia is an ICC national committee. These national bodies comprise leading companies and business associations in their countries or territories. National committees shape ICC policies and alert their governments to international business concerns. Companies and business associations interested in joining are invited to contact ICC Slovakia.

Population (2014 est.): 5,443,583 (growth rate: 0.03%); birth rate: 10.01/1000; infant mortality rate: 5.35/1000; life expectancy: 76.69; density per sq mi: 287

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $133.4 billion; per capita $24,700.

Real growth rate: 0.8%.

Inflation: 1.7%.

Industries: metal and metal products; food and beverages; electricity, gas, coke, oil, nuclear fuel; chemicals, synthetic fibers; machinery; paper and printing; earthenware and ceramics; transport vehicles; textiles; electrical and optical apparatus; rubber products.

Exports: $82.7 billion (2013 est.): vehicles 21%, machinery and electrical equipment 35.9%, base metals 11.3%, chemicals and minerals 8.1%, plastics 4.9% (2009).

Imports: $77.96 billion (2013 est.): machinery and transport equipment 31%, mineral products 13%, vehicles 12%, base metals 9%, chemicals 8%, plastics 6% (2009).

Internet users: 4.063 million (2009).

SWEDEN
Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Industry
ICC Sweden is an ICC national committee. These national bodies comprise leading companies and business associations in their countries or territories. National committees shape ICC policies and alert their governments to international business concerns. Companies and business associations interested in joining are invited to contact ICC Sweden.

Population (2014 est.):9,723,809 (growth rate: 0.79%); birth rate: 11.92/1000; infant mortality rate: 2.6/1000; life expectancy: 81.89; density per sq mi: 55.6

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $393.8 billion; per capita $40,900.

Real growth rate: 0.9%.

Inflation: 0%.

Industries: iron and steel, precision equipment (bearings, radio and telephone parts, armaments), wood pulp and paper products, processed foods, motor vehicles.

Exports: $181.5 billion (2013 est.): machinery 35%, motor vehicles, paper products, pulp and wood, iron and steel products, chemicals.

Imports: $158 billion (2013 est.): machinery, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, motor vehicles, iron and steel; foodstuffs, clothing.

Internet users: 8.398 million (2009).

UK
United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is a dynamic, high-profile and independent business network, with Chambers across the UK. Local Chambers sit at the heart of the community, working with businesses of all sizes, and representing all sectors. BCC mission is to make the Chamber network an essential part of growing business; BCC do this by sharing opportunities, knowledge and expertise.

BCC been growing British business for more than 150 years, providing companies with practical support, useful connections and valuable access to new ideas and innovations. Even though we’re not for profit, we’re powerfully placed to help those who are

Firms can join a unique organisation with a strong campaigning voice for the interests of business in Westminster, Whitehall, town halls and Brussels, where we promote pro-growth policies and defend business priorities. Firms can also access a range of services, networking and support from their Chamber, to help them do business every day.

Population (2014 est.): 63,742,977 (growth rate: 0.54%); birth rate: 12.22/1000; infant mortality rate: 4.44/1000; life expectancy: 80.42; density per sq km: 255.6

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $2.387 trillion; per capita $37,300.

Real growth rate: 1.8%.

Inflation: 2%.

Industries: machine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, electronics and communications equipment, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper and paper products, food processing, textiles, clothing, other consumer goods.

Exports: $813.2 billion (2013 est.): manufactured goods, fuels, chemicals; food, beverages, tobacco.

Imports: $782.5 billion (2013 est.): manufactured goods, machinery, fuels; foodstuffs.

Internet users: 51.444 million (2009).

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BAHRAIN

Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry is considered one of the leading Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the region. It has kept pace with economic development in Bahrain since its inception. The Chamber has played an effective role in enhancing the importance of the role played by the private commercial and industrial sector in the country’s development

Since its launch, the Chamber has also contributed to the welfare and prosperity of the society through the development and support of its commercial and economic events, as well as providing various services to such events and broadening their scope to keep up with the aims of economic development in Bahrain.

The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides the following services: Supporting national products. Advocating the interests of members and the private sector towards the competent authorities and likewise representing them in related local, regional and international committees, bodies, and institutions and defending their interests.

National Name: Mamlakat al Bahrayn

Languages: Arabic (official), English, Farsi, Urdu

Ethnicity/race: Bahraini 46%, Asian 45.5%, other Arabs 4.7%, African 1.6%, European 1%, other 1.2% (includes Gulf Co-operative country nationals, North and South Americans, and Oceanians) (2010 est.)

Religion: Muslim 70.3%, Christian 14.5%, Hindu 9.8%, Buddhist 2.5%, Jewish 0.6%, folk religion

National Holiday: National Day, December 16

Literacy rate: 94.6% (2010 est.)

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est): $34.96 billion; per capita $29,800. Real growth rate: 4.4%. Inflation: 3.1%. Unemployment: 15%. Arable land: 1.79%. Agriculture: fruit, vegetables; poultry, dairy products; shrimp, fish. Labor force: 716,500; note: 44% of the population in the 15–64 age group is non-national (2013); agriculture 1%, industry, commerce, and services 79%, government 20% (1997 est.). Industries: petroleum processing and refining, aluminum smelting, iron pelletization, fertilizers, offshore banking, ship repairing, tourism. Natural resources: oil, associated and nonassociated natural gas, fish, pearls. Exports: $20.69 billion (2013 est.): petroleum and petroleum products, aluminum, textiles. Imports: $14.41 billion (2013 est.): crude oil, machinery, chemicals. Major trading partners: Saudi Arabia, U.S., UAE, Japan, France, India, China (2004).

Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 290,000 (2012); mobile cellular: 2.125 million (2012). Broadcast media: state-run Bahrain Radio and Television Corporation (BRTC) operates 5 terrestrial TV networks and several radio stations; satellite TV systems provide access to international broadcasts; 1 private FM station directs broadcasts to Indian listeners; radio and TV broadcasts from countries in the region are available (2007). Internet hosts: 47,727 (2012). Internet users: 419,500 (2009).

Transportation: Railways: 0 km. Highways: total: 4,122 km; paved: 3,392 (2010). Ports and harbors: Mina’ Salman, Sitrah. Airports: 4 (2013).

BAHRAIN

Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry is considered one of the leading Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the region. It has kept pace with economic development in Bahrain since its inception. The Chamber has played an effective role in enhancing the importance of the role played by the private commercial and industrial sector in the country’s development

Since its launch, the Chamber has also contributed to the welfare and prosperity of the society through the development and support of its commercial and economic events, as well as providing various services to such events and broadening their scope to keep up with the aims of economic development in Bahrain.

The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides the following services: Supporting national products. Advocating the interests of members and the private sector towards the competent authorities and likewise representing them in related local, regional and international committees, bodies, and institutions and defending their interests.

National Name: Mamlakat al Bahrayn

Languages: Arabic (official), English, Farsi, Urdu

Ethnicity/race: Bahraini 46%, Asian 45.5%, other Arabs 4.7%, African 1.6%, European 1%, other 1.2% (includes Gulf Co-operative country nationals, North and South Americans, and Oceanians) (2010 est.)

Religion: Muslim 70.3%, Christian 14.5%, Hindu 9.8%, Buddhist 2.5%, Jewish 0.6%, folk religion

National Holiday: National Day, December 16

Literacy rate: 94.6% (2010 est.)

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est): $34.96 billion; per capita $29,800. Real growth rate: 4.4%. Inflation: 3.1%. Unemployment: 15%. Arable land: 1.79%. Agriculture: fruit, vegetables; poultry, dairy products; shrimp, fish. Labor force: 716,500; note: 44% of the population in the 15–64 age group is non-national (2013); agriculture 1%, industry, commerce, and services 79%, government 20% (1997 est.). Industries: petroleum processing and refining, aluminum smelting, iron pelletization, fertilizers, offshore banking, ship repairing, tourism. Natural resources: oil, associated and nonassociated natural gas, fish, pearls. Exports: $20.69 billion (2013 est.): petroleum and petroleum products, aluminum, textiles. Imports: $14.41 billion (2013 est.): crude oil, machinery, chemicals. Major trading partners: Saudi Arabia, U.S., UAE, Japan, France, India, China (2004).

Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 290,000 (2012); mobile cellular: 2.125 million (2012). Broadcast media: state-run Bahrain Radio and Television Corporation (BRTC) operates 5 terrestrial TV networks and several radio stations; satellite TV systems provide access to international broadcasts; 1 private FM station directs broadcasts to Indian listeners; radio and TV broadcasts from countries in the region are available (2007). Internet hosts: 47,727 (2012). Internet users: 419,500 (2009).

Transportation: Railways: 0 km. Highways: total: 4,122 km; paved: 3,392 (2010). Ports and harbors: Mina’ Salman, Sitrah. Airports: 4 (2013).

EGYPT
Egypt Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Cairo Chamber of Commerce was the first Egyptian Chamber established in Cairo by Abdelkhalek Madkour Pasha in the name of the “Cairo Trade Secret ” in1913, and had included Some traders and its chairman was named, “Shahbandar of Traders”.

Shahbandar is a word with Turkish roots, and it means chairman. In 1941 the first world war broke out and hindered its formation.

In 1919 group of Capital traders headed by Abdul Qader AlGamal pasha decided to establish an Egyptian commercial chamber in Cairo and they elected him as chairman and King Fouad bestowed the title “shahbander of Cairo traders” upon him .The Chamber Participation fees had first been optional until 1930, then the Ministry of Finance decided to pay a yearly contribution amounted 2000 Egyptian pounds.

National name: Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiyah

Languages: Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes

Ethnicity/race: Egyptian 99.6%, other 0.4% (2006 census)

National Holiday: Revolution Day, July 23

Religions: Muslim (predominantly Sunni) 90%, Christian (majority Coptic Orthodox, other Christians include Armenian Apostolic, Catholic, Maronite, Orthodox, and Anglican) 10% (2012 est.)

Literacy rate: 73.9% (2012 est.)

Economic summary: GDP/PPP $551.4 billion (2013 est.); per capita $6,600. Real growth rate:1.8%. Inflation: 9%. Unemployment: 13.4%. Arable land: 2.87%. Agriculture: cotton, rice, corn, wheat, beans, fruits, vegetables; cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats. Labor force: 27.69 million (2013); agriculture 29%, industry 24%, services 47% (2011 est.). Industries: textiles, food processing, tourism, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, hydrocarbons, construction, cement, metals, light manufactures. Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, manganese, limestone, gypsum, talc, asbestos, lead, zinc. Exports: $24.81 billion (2013 est.): crude oil and petroleum products, cotton, textiles, metal products, chemicals. Imports:$59.22 billion (2013 est.): machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, wood products, fuels. Major trading partners: Italy, U.S., Germany, China, UK, Saudi Arabia, India, Turkey, Libya, Ukraine, Russia (2012).

Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 8.557 million (2012); mobile cellular: 96.8 million (2012). Broadcast media: mix of state-run and private broadcast media; state-run TV operates 2 national and 6 regional terrestrial networks as well as a few satellite channels; about 20 private satellite channels and a large number of Arabic satellite channels are available via subscription; state-run radio operates about 70 stations belonging to 8 networks; 2 privately owned radio stations operational (2008). Internet hosts: 200,430 (2012).Internet users: 20.136 million (2009).

Transportation: Railways: total: 5,083 km (2009). Roadways: total: 137,430 km; (2010 est.).Waterways: 3,500 km; note: includes Nile River, Lake Nasser, Alexandria-Cairo Waterway, and numerous smaller canals in delta; Suez Canal (193.5 km including approaches) navigable by oceangoing vessels drawing up to 17.68 m (2011). Ports and harbors:Alexandria, Damietta, El Dekheila, Port Said, Suez, Zeit. Airports: 83 (2013).

OMAN
Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Iran Chamber of Commerce &Industry was established of 15th May 1973 as a public utility establishment that aims at regulating commercial and industrial interest and represent it in addition to protect it in different field. Besides working with the different available means to activate the economic work in the sultanate by contributing effectively in performing different development plans that aiming at diversifying national income sources. It consists of the bodies of the chamber:

General Assembly:

It consists of all members affiliated to it from the different regions and governorates subject that they have paid the required OCCI fees. The GA approves the final audited accounts. It also gives the directives it deems appropriate to the Board members.

Board:

OCCI Board of Directors undertakes its obligations in accordance with the laws and regulations in forces. The Board is responsible for guiding and following up the implementation of OCCI roles. It consists of 15 members.

National name: Saltanat Uman

Languages: Arabic (official), English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects

Ethnicity/race: Arab, Baluchi, South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi), African

Religions: Muslim (official; majority are Ibadhi, lesser numbers of Sunni and Shia) 85.9%, Christian 6.5%, Hindu 5.5%, Buddhist 0.8%, Jewish note: approximately 75% of Omani citizens, who compose almost 70% of the country’s total population, are Ibadhi Muslims; the Omani government does not keep statistics on religious affiliation (2013)

National Holiday: Birthday of Sultan Qaboos, November 18

Literacy rate: 86.9% (2010 est.)

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $94.86 billion; per capita $29,800. Real growth rate: 5.1%. Inflation: 1.6%. Unemployment: 15% (2004 est.). Arable land: 0.1%. Agriculture: dates, limes, bananas, alfalfa, vegetables; camels, cattle; fish. Labor force: 968,800 (2007 est.); agriculture n.a., industry n.a., services n.a. Industries: crude oil production and refining, natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production; construction, cement, copper, steel, chemicals, optic fiber. Natural resources: petroleum, copper, asbestos, some marble, limestone, chromium, gypsum, natural gas. Exports: $56.22 billion (2013 est.): petroleum, reexports, fish, metals, textiles. Imports: $30.75 billion (2013 est.): machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, livestock, lubricants. Major trading partners: China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, UAE, U.S., Singapore, India (2012).

Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 305,000 (2012); mobile cellular: 5.278 million (2012). Broadcast media: 1 state-run TV broadcaster; TV stations transmitting from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Yemen available via satellite TV; state-run radio operates multiple stations; first private radio station began operating in 2007 and 2 additional stations now operating (2007). Internet hosts: 14,531 (2012). Internet users: 1.465 million (2009).

Transportation: Railways: 0 km. Highways: total: 60,240 km; paved: 29,685 km (including 1,943 km of expressways); unpaved: 30,545 km (2012). Ports and harbors: Mina’ Qabus, Salalah, Suhar. Airports: 132 (2013).

ISRAEL
Israeli Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The FICC was founded in 1919 as an independent and non-profit entity. It is the leading economic organization representing the trade and service sector, the largest sector in Israel. The FICC serves as roof organization to over 5000 businesses and organizations operating in more than 120 divisions which represent various economic branches including export, import, trade, real estate, financial and business services.

In the last decade, the FICC led several sectoral struggles:

The reduction of purchasing tax.

Abolishing import barriers and opening the market to competing imports.

Advocating policy changes in standardization requirements, reducing import barriers.

Petitioning against strikes initiated by employees of essential public services.

Succeeded to reduce corporate taxes.

Campaigning to reduce market monopoly.

Amendments and equality in the Tender Act Law, enabling more equal opportunities for SMEs.

National name: Medinat Yisra’el

Languages: Hebrew (official), Arabic, English

Ethnicity/race: Jewish 75.1% (of which Israel-born 73.6%, Europe/America/Oceania-born 17.9%, Africa-born 5.2%, Asia-born 3.2%), non-Jewish 24.9% (mostly Arab) (2012 est.)

Religions: Jewish 75.1%, Muslim 17.4%, Christian 2%, Druze 1.6%, other 3.9% (2012 est.)

National Holiday: Independence Day, April or May 14

Literacy rate: 97% (2004 est.)

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2014 est.): $273.2 billion; per capita $36,200. Real growth rate: 3.3%. Inflation: 3.9%. Unemployment: 1.7%. Arable land: 13.68%. Agriculture: citrus, vegetables, cotton; beef, poultry, dairy products. Labor force: 3.493 million; agriculture 1.65%; industry 18.1%; services 80.3% (2012). Industries: high-technology projects (including aviation, communications, computer-aided design and manufactures, medical electronics, fiber optics), wood and paper products, potash and phosphates, food, beverages, and tobacco, caustic soda, cement, construction, metals products, chemical products, plastics, diamond cutting, textiles, footwear. Natural resources: timber, potash, copper ore, natural gas, phosphate rock, magnesium bromide, clays, sand. Exports: $62.32 billion (2012 est.): machinery and equipment, software, cut diamonds, agricultural products, chemicals, textiles and apparel. Imports: $67.03 billion (2013 est.): raw materials, military equipment, investment goods, rough diamonds, fuels, grain, consumer goods. Major trading partners:U.S., Belgium, Hong Kong, Germany, Switzerland, UK, China (2006).

Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 3.594 million (2012); mobile cellular 9.225 million (2012). Broadcast media: state broadcasting network, operated by the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA), broadcasts on 2 channels, one in Hebrew and the other in Arabic; 5 commercial channels including a channel broadcasting in Russian, a channel broadcasting Knesset proceedings, and a music channel supervised by a public body; multi-channel satellite and cable TV packages provide access to foreign channels; IBA broadcasts on 8 radio networks with multiple repeaters and Israel Defense Forces Radio broadcasts over multiple stations; about 15 privately owned radio stations; overall more than 100 stations and repeater stations (2008). Internet hosts: 2.483 million (2012). Internet users:4.525 million (2009).

Transportation: Railways: total: 975 km (2008). Roadways: total: 18,566 km; paved: 18,566 km (including 449 km of expressways) (2011). Ports and terminals: Ashdod, Elat (Eilat), Hadera, Haifa. Airports: 47 (2013).

QATAR
Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Qatar Chamber is one of the oldest Chambers of Commerce in the GCC Countries. Having been established in 1963 by virtue of Law No (4) of the year 1963 dated on 16/2/1963, it used to operate within the structure of Government agencies until the promulgation of law no. (11) Of 1990 which empowered the Chamber to operate independently. This enabled the Qatar Chamber to exercise a wide range of activities commensurate with national, regional and international developments and serve the commercial, industrial and agricultural interests of its participants in the private sector.

Despite the promulgation of law no (11) of 1990, the QCCI Board Members were still appointed by the Government through an Emiri Decree. The Board Members would, in their first meeting, select a Chairman, a Vice Chairman and a Treasury Secretary. The term of office of the Board was Five years. On 8th July, 1996 Qatar witnessed, in its first democratic experience, the promulgation of law no (11) of 1996, which amended some of the provisions of law no (11) of 1990, article (13) in particular, that Board Members shall be directly elected by the QCCI General Assembly which represents the various economic sectors in Qatar.

National name: Dawlat Qatar

Languages: Arabic (official); English a common second language

Ethnicity/race: Arab 40%, Pakistani 18%, Indian 18%, Iranian 10%, other 14%

Religion: Religion Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, other 14% (2004 census)

Literacy rate: 96.3% (2010)

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $198.7 billion; per capita $102,100. Real growth rate: 5.5%. Inflation: 3.1%. Unemployment: 0.3%. Arable land: 1.21%. Agriculture: fruits, vegetables; poultry, dairy products, beef; fish. Labor force: 1.424 million (2013 est.).Industries: liquefied natural gas, crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, commercial ship repair. Natural resources:petroleum, natural gas, fish. Exports: $12.7 billion (2013 est.): liquefied natural gas (LNG), petroleum products, fertilizers, steel. Imports: $39.58 billion (2011 est.): machinery and transport equipment, food, chemicals. Major trading partners: Japan, South Korea, Singapore, India, Italy, China, France, U.S., Saudi Arabia, UAE, Germany, UK (2013).

Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 327,000 (2012); mobile cellular: 2.6 million (2012). Radio broadcast stations: AM 6, FM 5, shortwave 1 (1998). Radios: 256,000 (1997).Television broadcast stations: 1 (2014). Televisions: 230,000 (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 897 (2012). Internet users: 563,800 (2009).

Transportation: Railways: 0 km. Highways: total: 9,830 km (2010). Ports and harbors: Doha, Mesaieed (Umaieed), Ra’s Laffan. Airports: 6 (2013).

SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Council for Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry is the official federation for the 28 Saudi Chambers. The Council was formed as per the Royal Decree # R/6 dated 30/04/1400 Hijri (March 1980) with its head office in Riyadh. Its main objective is to observe the common interests of the Saudi Chambers, represent them on local and international levels and assist in the enhancement of the private sector’s role in the development of the national economy.

When the Council formed its executive arm, the General Secretariat of the Council, it started its actual tasks as of 1401 H (1981). Since then, the Council took good strides towards the realization of the objectives assigned to it.

The key role of the Council is to serve the common interests of the Saudi Chambers, support the development of the private sector and enhance its role in the national development.

The Council managed, through the support of the Chambers and relevant government authorities, to realize a large portion of its objectives in different fields.

Official Name: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Political System: Monarchy System

The Kingdom’s King and the Prime Minister: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud.

Government type: The system of government in the Kingdom goes in accordance with Articles (7) and (8) of the Basic Law of Government as follows:

Article (7): The law in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia derives its power from the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and both govern this system and all country regulations.

Article (8): Governance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is based on justice, consultation, and equality in accordance with Islamic law.

Location: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is located in the far south-west of Asia. It is bordered by the Red Sea on the west, the Persian Gulf, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates on the east, Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan on the north, and Yemen and Oman on the south.

Capital: Riyadh.

Area: The area of ​​the Kingdom is about two million square kilometers.

Climate: Saudi Arabia has a desert climate; hot during summer and cold during winter.

Official language: Arabic, and English is used in many business communications.

Major cities: Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Makkah, Madinah, and Taif.

Administrative division of the Kingdom: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia consists of 13 administrative regions each of which includes a number of provinces. There are 43 Category (A) provinces and 61 Category (B) provinces in the Kingdom.

SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Council for Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry is the official federation for the 28 Saudi Chambers. The Council was formed as per the Royal Decree # R/6 dated 30/04/1400 Hijri (March 1980) with its head office in Riyadh. Its main objective is to observe the common interests of the Saudi Chambers, represent them on local and international levels and assist in the enhancement of the private sector’s role in the development of the national economy.

When the Council formed its executive arm, the General Secretariat of the Council, it started its actual tasks as of 1401 H (1981). Since then, the Council took good strides towards the realization of the objectives assigned to it.

The key role of the Council is to serve the common interests of the Saudi Chambers, support the development of the private sector and enhance its role in the national development.

The Council managed, through the support of the Chambers and relevant government authorities, to realize a large portion of its objectives in different fields.

Official Name: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Political System: Monarchy System

The Kingdom’s King and the Prime Minister: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud.

Government type: The system of government in the Kingdom goes in accordance with Articles (7) and (8) of the Basic Law of Government as follows:

Article (7): The law in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia derives its power from the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and both govern this system and all country regulations.

Article (8): Governance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is based on justice, consultation, and equality in accordance with Islamic law.

Location: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is located in the far south-west of Asia. It is bordered by the Red Sea on the west, the Persian Gulf, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates on the east, Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan on the north, and Yemen and Oman on the south.

Capital: Riyadh.

Area: The area of ​​the Kingdom is about two million square kilometers.

Climate: Saudi Arabia has a desert climate; hot during summer and cold during winter.

Official language: Arabic, and English is used in many business communications.

Major cities: Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Makkah, Madinah, and Taif.

Administrative division of the Kingdom: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia consists of 13 administrative regions each of which includes a number of provinces. There are 43 Category (A) provinces and 61 Category (B) provinces in the Kingdom.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry is an autonomous institution of public interest. It enjoys its own legal entity to represent the various productive and services activities of the private sector in Abu Dhabi ​Emirate. According to the provisions of the Chamber law, all natural and legal persons, having their headquarters, branch or representation office in the Emirate to exercise any commercial, industrial, vocational or professional activity​ in the Emirate must join the Chamber and get their membership certificates.​

Hence, the Chamber is viewed to be the party concerned with patronizing the various activities of the private sector. It is among its tasks and duties to render best services to member firms and companies. Membership certificates are duly issued to such members who are kept updated on how to take the utmost advantages of the Chamber services and available data or information. They are also well apprised of the Chamber’s regular and occasional functions or events, as well as of its tasks and duties in general.

Through such data and information, the Chamber members can participate in various domestic and international functions or events through which they may be better able to introduce their companies or products. Through such interaction, the Chamber may have a much clearer vision on their problems and the obstacles they are facing. Such problems are usually discussed in a bid to find appropriate solutions. Recommendations seeking that end may, thereafter be presented to competent authorities requesting required actions to be taken whenever necessary.

The Chamber is also represented in such boards as those of the UAE-Turkish Businessmen Board, UAE-Syrian Businessmen Board and the UAE-Indian Businessmen Board. It is also member in the Federation of the AGCC Chambers of Commerce & Industry, the Federation of Arab Chambers of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture, the Islamic Chamber and the Arab Labor Organization. Such representation, of course comes within the framework of its membership in the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce & Industry.

However, the Chamber has a branch office in Al-Ain city. The said branch is meeting the demands of the business community in Al-Ain and offers them whatever services or information they need.

The Chamber has its own web site through which it avails every piece of information required by the business community in Abu Dhabi and the UAE at large. The site is also visited by individuals, tourists and organizations from different world countries.

The Chamber Web Site won the award of Best Web Site in the whole Middle East Region for the year 1999.

President: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan (2004)

Prime Minister: Sheikh Muhammad ibn Rashid al-Maktoum (2006)

Total area: 32,278 sq mi (83,600 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 5,628,805 (growth rate: 2.71%); birth rate: 15.54/1000; infant mortality rate: 10.92/1000; life expectancy: 77.09; density per sq mi: 256

Capital (2012 est.): Abu Dhabi, 942,000

Largest city: Dubai, 1.978 million

Monetary unit: U.A.E. dirham

National name: Al-Imarat al-‘Arabiyah al-Muttahidah

Languages: Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu

Ethnicity/race: Emiri 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8% (1982)

Religions: Muslim (Islam; official) 76%, Christian 9%, other (primarily Hindu and Buddhist, less than 5% of the population consists of Parsi, Baha’i, Druze, Sikh, Ahmadi, Ismaili, Dawoodi Bohra Muslim, and Jewish) 15%. Note: represents the total population; about 85% of the population consists of noncitizens (2005 est.)

Literacy rate: 90% (2005 est.)

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $269.8 billion; per capita $29,900. Real growth rate: 4%. Inflation: 1.3%. Unemployment: 2.4% (2001). Arable land: 0.61%. Agriculture: dates, vegetables, watermelons; poultry, eggs, dairy products; fish. Labor force: 4.588 million; note: 85% of the population in the 15–64 age group is nonnational (2013 est.); services 78%, industry 15%, agriculture 7% (2000 est.). Industries: petroleum and petrochemicals; fishing, aluminum, cement, fertilizers, commercial ship repair, construction materials, some boat building, handicrafts, textiles. Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas. Exports: $368.9 billion (2013 est.): crude oil 45%, natural gas, reexports, dried fish, dates. Imports: $249.6 billion (2013 est.): machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food. Major trading partners: Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand, China, Germany, Iran, U.S., Singapore (2012).

Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 1.967 million (2012); mobile cellular: 13.775 million (2012). Radio broadcast stations: except for the many organizations now operating in Dubai’s Media Free Zone, most TV and radio stations remain government-owned; widespread use of satellite dishes provides access to pan-Arab and other international broadcasts (2007). Radios: 820,000 (1997). Television broadcast stations: 15 (1997). Televisions: 310,000 (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 337,804 (2012). Internet users: 3.449 million (2009).

Transportation: Railways: 0 km. Highways: total: 4,080 km; paved: 4,080 km; unpaved: 0 km (2008 est.). Ports and harbors: Al Fujayrah, Mina’ Jabal ‘Ali (Dubai), Khor Fakkan (Khawr Fakkan), Mubarraz Island, Mina’ Rashid (Dubai), Mina’ Saqr (Ra’s al Khaymah). Airports: 43 (2013).

International disputes: Boundary agreement was signed and ratified with Oman in 2003 for entire border, including Oman’s Musandam Peninsula and Al Madhah enclaves, but contents of the agreement and detailed maps showing the alignment have not been published; Iran and UAE dispute Tunb Islands and Abu Musa Island, which Iran occupies

YEMEN
Yemen Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Yemen, officially known as the Republic of Yemen, is an Arab country in Western Asia, occupying the southwestern to southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen is the second largest country in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 km²

National name: Al-Jumhuriyah al-Yamaniyah

Language: Arabic

Ethnicity/race: predominantly Arab; but also Afro-Arab, South Asians, Europeans

Religions: Islam 99.1% (official; virtually all are citizens, an estimated 65% are Sunni and 35% are Shia), other 0.9% (includes Jewish, Baha’i, Hindu, and Christian; many are refugees or temporary foreign residents) (2010 est.)

Literacy rate: 65.3% (2011 est.)

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $61.63 billion; per capita $2,500. Real growth rate:3.8%. Inflation: 11.8%. Unemployment: 35% (2003 est.). Arable land: 2.2%. Agriculture: grain, fruits, vegetables, pulses, qat, coffee, cotton; dairy products, livestock (sheep, goats, cattle, camels), poultry; fish. Labor force: 7.1 million (2013 est.); most people are employed in agriculture and herding; services, construction, industry, and commerce account for less than one-fourth of the labor force. Industries: crude oil production and petroleum refining; small-scale production of cotton textiles, leather goods; food processing; handicrafts; aluminum products; cement; commercial ship repair; natural gas production. Natural resources:petroleum, fish, rock salt, marble, small deposits of coal, gold, lead, nickel, copper, fertile soil in west. Exports: $6.694 billion (2013 est.): crude oil, coffee, dried and salted fish, liquefied natural gas. Imports: $10.97 billion (2013 est.): food and live animals, machinery and equipment, chemicals. Major trading partners: Thailand, China, UAE, India, South Korea, Switzerland, EU (2013).

Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 1.1 million (2012); mobile cellular: 13.9 million (2012). Radio broadcast stations: state-run TV with 2 stations; state-run radio with 2 national radio stations and 5 local stations; stations from Oman and Saudi Arabia can be accessed (2007). Radios: 1.05 million (1997). Television broadcast stations: 7 (plus several low-power repeaters) (1997). Televisions: 470,000 (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs):33,206 (2012). Internet users: 2.349 million (2009).

Transportation: Railways: 0 km. Highways: total: 71,300 km ; paved: 6,200 km; unpaved: 65,100 km (2005 est.). Ports and harbors: Aden, Al Hudaydah, Al Mukalla, As Salif, Ras Issa, Mocha, Nishtun. Airports: 57 (2013).

JORDAN
Israeli Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Jordan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Federation of Jordanian Chambers of Commerce (FJCC)” was established and commenced its operations, on December 19, 1955, in accordance with the (Jordanian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Law No. 41 of 1949).

JCC’s primary responsibility is to cooperate, through dialogue, with the country various private and public sector bodies and plays an advisory role vis-à-vis government and parliament.

The principle activities of JCC include representing the general interest of the business community, providing information and advice to members, promoting economic development, providing market information and economic statistics, encouraging foreign investment, and facilitating international trade.
On 12th June 2003, a Provisional Law, No. 70 of 2003 was enacted under the name of (Chambers of Commerce), in which Jordan Chamber of Commerce was established to take over the role of the former (Federation of Jordanian Chambers of Commerce), noting that mandatory membership is applied to all chambers including JCC.

Ruler: King Abdullah II (1999)

Prime Minister: Abdullah Ensour (2012)

Land area: 34,286 sq mi (88,802 sq km); total area: 34,495 sq mi (89,342 sq km) excludes West Bank

Population (2012 est.): 6,508,887 (growth rate: -0.965%); birth rate: 26.52/1000; infant mortality rate: 15.83/1000; life expectancy: 80.18

Capital and largest city (2009 est.): Amman, 1.088 million

Monetary unit: Jordanian dinar

National name: Al-Mamlaka al-Urduniya al-Hashimiyah

Languages: Arabic (official), English

Ethnicity/race: Arab 98%, Circassian 1%, Armenian 1%

Religions: Islam (Sunni) 92%, Christian 6% (mostly Greek Orthodox), other 2%

National Holiday: Independence Day, May 25

Literacy rate: 92.6% (2010 est.)

KUWAIT
Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry

KCCI is a non-profit, self-financed private institution. Currently the registered members exceeds 79000 and represents the general assembly. The general assembly elects 24 members for the Board of Directors for a period of 4 years, half of whom are elected every two years. Subscriptions and authentication fees are the main resources of income. The President and the Board Members are considered volunteers for public services. The Chamber is a consultative entity in all economic affairs.

Emir: Sheik Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah (2006)

Prime Minister: Sheikh Jabir al-Mubarak al-Hamad al-Sabah (2011)

Total area: 6,880 sq mi (17,819 sq km)

Population (2012 est.): 2,646,314 (growth rate: 1.883%); birth rate: 20.96/1000; infant

Mortality rate: 7.87/1000; life expectancy: 77.28

Capital (2009 est.): Kuwait, 2.23 million

Monetary unit: Kuwaiti dinar (KD)

National name: Dawlat al-Kuwayt

Languages: Arabic (official), English

Ethnicity/race: Kuwaiti 45%, other Arab 35%, South Asian 9%, Iranian 4%, other 7%

Religions: Islam 85% (Sunni 70%, Shiite 30%); Christian, Hindu, Parsi, and other 15%

National Holiday: National Day, February 25

Literacy rate: 93.3% (2005 census)

Economic summary: GDP/PPP(2011 est.): $155.5 billion; per capita $42,200. Real growth rate:8.2%. Inflation: 5.6%.Unemployment: 2.2% (2004 est.).Arable land: 0.84%. Agriculture:practically no crops; fish. Labor force: 2.243 million; note: non-Kuwaitis represent about 60% of the labor force; agriculture n.a., industry n.a., services n.a.Industries: petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, desalination, food processing, construction materials. Natural resources: petroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas. Exports: $94.47 billion (2011 est.): oil and refined products, fertilizers. Imports:$22.41billion (2011 est.): food, construction materials, vehicles and parts, clothing. Major trading partners: Japan, India, South Korea, U.S., Germany, UAE, Saudi Arabia, China (2011).

Communications: Telephones:main lines in use: 566,300 (2009); mobile cellular: 4.4 million (2009).Broadcast media: state-owned TV broadcaster operates 4 networks and a satellite channel; several private TV broadcasters have emerged since 2003; satellite TV is available with pan-Arab TV stations especially popular; state-owned Radio Kuwait broadcasts on a number of channels in Arabic and English; first private radio station emerged in 2005; transmissions of at least 2 international radio broadcasters are available (2007). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 2,730 (2010). Internet users: 1.1 million (2009).

Transportation: Railways: 0 km.Highways: total: 5,749 km; paved: 4,887 km; unpaved: 862 km (2004). Waterways: none. Ports and harbors: Ash Shu’aybah, Ash Shuwaykh, Az Zawr (Mina’ Sa’ud), Mina’ ‘Abd Allah, Mina’ al Ahmadi. Airports: 7 (2012)

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INDIA

Albanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The vision is the future projection of the Chamber, which will try to give answer the question in how the Chamber wish to be in the future, the position it might get, how it wants that other groups of interest would be interested to perceive it.

The ABCCI wants to assume the leading position in country constituting a reference point for different economic fields, for the civil and business society and for the public administration in Albania.

Population (2014 est.):3,020,209 (growth rate: 0.3%); birth rate: 12.73/1000; infant mortality rate: 13.19/1000; life expectancy: 77.96; density per sq mi: 272

Economic summary:GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $12.8 billion; per capita $10,700.

Real growth rate: .7% (2013 est.).

Inflation: 1.7% (2013 est.).

Industries: food processing, textiles and clothing; lumber, oil, cement, chemicals, mining, basic metals, hydropower.

Exports: $2.323 billion (2013 est.): textiles and footwear; asphalt, metals and metallic ores, crude oil; vegetables, fruits, tobacco.

Imports: $2.1 billion (2012 est.): machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, textiles, chemicals.

Internet users: 1,300,000 (2011).

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Lithuania Chamber of Commerce and Industry
ALCCIC is a member of Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAMBRES) and Association of Baltic countries Chambers of Commerce and Industry. ALCCIC is voluntary organization which represents interests of Lithuanian Chambers.

The main functions of ALCCIC are:

–represents Chambers activities cooperating with state, government and others management authorities, economic entities and public authorities of foreign countries;

– prepare and offer proposals of economy development to Government of Lithuanian Republic and other national institutions;

– issue ATA Carnet which are used for temporary admission of goods importation;

– represents Chambers in internationals exhibitions, conferences and other events;

– numbering and encoding goods (GS1 Lithuania).

Population (2014 est.): 3,505,738 (growth rate: –0.29%); birth rate: 9.36/1000; infant mortality rate: 6/1000; life expectancy: 75.98

Economic summary: GDP/PPP(2013 est.): $67.43 billion; per capita $22,600.

Real growth rate: 3.4%.

Inflation: 1.2%.

Industries: metal-cutting machine tools, electric motors, television sets, refrigerators and freezers, petroleum refining, shipbuilding (small ships), furniture making, textiles, food processing, fertilizers, agricultural machinery, optical equipment, electronic components, computers, amber jewelry.

Exports: $30.4 billion (2013 est.): mineral products, machinery and equipment, chemicals, textiles, foodstuffs, plastics.

Imports: $32.52 billion (2013 est.): mineral products, machinery and equipment, transport equipment, chemicals, textiles and clothing, metals.(ALCCIC) is a voluntary organization which unites five regional Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai and Panevėžys.

The main functions of ALCCIC are:

–represents Chambers activities cooperating with state, government and others management authorities, economic entities and public authorities of foreign countries;

– prepare and offer proposals of economy development to Government of Lithuanian Republic and other national institutions;

– issue ATA Carnet which are used for temporary admission of goods importation;

– represents Chambers in internationals exhibitions, conferences and other events;

– numbering and encoding goods (GS1 Lithuania).

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