The Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a non-governmental, non-profit, self-governing organization which unites legal entities and citizens of Ukraine, registered as entrepreneurs, and also their associations, on a voluntary basis. We are an organization which successfully unites traditions and innovations in our activity.
Developed and competitive Ukrainian business on the world markets is our goal.
The development of the Chamber movement in indepenedent Ukraine was marked by the passing of the Law «On chambers of commerce and industry in Ukraine» on December 2, 1997. In the years of its existence the system of chambers of commerce and industry proved its effectiveness in business support. The central UCCI and 25 regional CCIs are part of the regional structure of the chambers of commerce and industry. Today the system of Chambers unites around 8 thousand members. Over 1000 representatives of business from all parts of our country receive daily professional consultations and help from experts of chambers of commerce and industry in different directions.
The Chambers provide practical help to entrepreneurs in carrying out trade and economic operations on inner and outer markets, promote the development of export of Ukrainian goods and services, for which they provide their members a wide spectrum of professional services, including consultations on issues of foreign trade and market evaluation, carry out independent expertise of goods, evaluate personal and real estate, non-material activities, provide services of barcoding goods, patent and licensing services, registration of documentation with the goal to provide protection of rights for intellectual property, etc.
The Chamber provides Ukrainian and foreign entrepreneurs with business, legal information, organizes seminars, conferences, exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad, provides business negotiations on economic issues, provides a line of other services for business activity.
The UCCI is authorized to issue certificates of origin and carnets ATA, certify force-majeure circumstances, and also trade and port customs instituted in Ukraine. The International Commercial Arbitration Court acts on the basis of the UCCI, having received wide acclaim in the world, as well as the Maritime Arbitration Commission and Arbitration Court.
Branch committees of entrepreneurs function at the Chamber, conducting an independent expertise of legal and regulatory acts, regulating entreprenural and foreign economic activity, and also expertise on issues which relate to rights and interests of entrepreneurs, preparing on behalf of the Chamber members proposals to organs of state governments as to their improvement.
The UCCI has 70 representatives in 56 countries, has signed 174 international agreements of cooperation with foreign organizations. The UCCI is the founder and coordinator of 45 bilateral business councils.
85% members of the Chamber are small and medium businesses, 15% - large companies, including JSC «Ukrnafta», JSC «Zaporizhstal», «Metinvest Holding» Ltd., JSC «Turboatom», JSC «Motor-Sich», SE «Antonov» and others.
Among the membership society of the Chamber – over 60 business associations of the country: the Ukrainian Association for Quality, the Ukrainian Association of Light Industry Enterprises «Ukrlegprom», The Association of Turkish Business in Ukraine TUID.
The UCCI is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce, the World Chambers Federation and Eurochambres.