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Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

2011-09-07 source
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
We are a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization uniting its members for meeting the tasks and goal objectives set out in the Russian Federation Law on Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the Russian Federation and the Chamber's own Charter.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

We represent the interests of small, medium-size, and big business and it encompasses all business sectors – manufacturing, domestic and foreign trade, agriculture, the finance system, and the services.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

 Promotes the growth of the Russian economy and its integration into the world economic system and it provides favorable conditions for the advancement of all business sectors.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
gives priority to the following objectives and lines of activity:

 * Contributing to the development and large-scale application of innovations, modern technologies and also promotion of the knowledge-driven economy;
 * Representing and protecting the business community's interests in government agencies and local authorities;
 * Active participation in drafting of laws and other regulatory acts affecting the interests of entrepreneurs and establishing an efficient system for independent expert analysis of such legislation;
 * Participating in building up and development of business service infrastructure, broadening the sphere of the services rendered to businesses by the Chambers, enhancing the quality of these services and make them more accessible to businesses, nongovernmental and government agencies, and municipalities;
 * Establishing and cultivating links with foreign partner organizations and business quarters, and international business organizations;
 * Assisting in efficient and constructive settlement of civil law disputes by developing various forms of arbitration proceedings;
* Promoting of goods and services produced by Russian businesses on the domestic and foreign markets;
* Encouraging the principles of civilized conduct of business and social responsibility in the business environment;
 * Formation of a positive image of Russian producers of goods and services. 

The RF CCI envisages promoting mutually rewarding cooperation between small and big business, in the innovative endeavor, above all.

At present the system built up by the Russian Chamber
of Commerce and Industry comprises:

 * over 170 territorial chambers of commerce and industry;
* nearly 200 Federal-level and over 250 regional-level entrepreneurs' trade associations and similar regional associations representing the key sectors of the Russian economy;
* over 70 major companies delivering efficient performance in the key leading sectors of the country's economy;
 * about 40,000 enterprises and organizations in various ownership categories;
 * upward of 30 RF CCI committees responsible for various lines of activities  and business sectors, some 800 committees, commissions, councils, other    nongovernmental units created by territorial chambers; and other public  formations set up by territorial chambers;
 * representative offices in foreign countries. 

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation gives practical assistance to over 40 Russian business councils formed jointly with foreign countries.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce, the World Federation of Chambers of Commerce, the Eurochambers, the Council of the Chairmen of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in CIS Member Countries, and other international and regional organizations.

The International Trade Center, Expo Center, Sojuzexpertiza, and Sojuzpatent associations that are well known in Russia in abroad, along with over 350 other enterprises and firms set up by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and territorial chambers of commerce and industry form the infrastructure that provides services to businesses at the federal and regional levels.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
provides the following services:

* expert examination of goods;
* appraisal of property;
* holding of exhibitions and fairs;
* intellectual property protection;
* information services and legal consultations;
* keeping of nongovernmental registers of experts in goods inspection and property appraisal, and the Reliable Partners Register;
* verifying of force-majeure circumstances;
* execution of documents related to international economic activity; and
* accrediting of foreign firms. 

Commercial dispute settlement institutions at the
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation:

    * International Commercial Arbitration Court;
    * Court of Arbitration for Resolution of Economic Disputes;
    * Maritime Arbitration Commission;
    * Court of Arbitration for Sport;
    * Association of Average Adjusters; and
    * Panel of Mediators in Conciliation Proceedings.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation has inherited rich traditions of the preceding generations of Russian industrialists and entrepreneurs, and is drawing up on their experience of cooperation with the public and government authorities.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry
of the Russian Federation

* Holds annually:
 - the National Gold Mercury Prize Competition in the area of entrepreneurial activity; and
- the "Russia's Economic Revival" All-Russian competition among journalists; and

* Publishes the Commerce and Industry News newspaper, and the RF CCI Partner magazine. 

The following entities are affiliated to
the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation:

 * Mercury Club, which invites political and public figures, along with business and media people, to discuss problems facing Russia's economic growth, ways to support business, and drafts of economic programs.

 * Center of Support for Homeless Children, a charity foundation established by the Chamber as a revival of one of the Russian entrepreneurship's best traditions – philanthropy and charity.

* Commercial and Industrial Pension Fund, an all CCI socially oriented project to offer pension benefits to enterprises in different ownership categories and to individuals, on an unrestricted basis.

 * International Press Center, which holds up to 100 press conferences and briefings a year for journalists on the results of the Chamber's major projects, meetings with the Chamber's President and top officials, and adoption of the latest key legislative and executive government documents. 

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