The bilateral chambers constitute a significant and essential supplementation to the official network of Belgian representatives abroad. They collaborate closely and provide an additional dimension, namely a direct line with the private sector. Since we do not wish Belgian companies to turn to just anyone, we have set up an accreditation programme for the bilateral chambers. Prior to being able to become a member of the Federation, chambers have to demonstrate they fulfil all the accreditation programme’s criteria. They ensure that the bilateral chambers are able to be reliable partners for Belgian enterprises.
Activities of bilateral chambers
The below list contains examples of services offered by the bilateral chambers. Not every chamber offers the entire range. To find out what services a specific chamber offers, it is best to contact the chamber in question.
|TranslationsTranslationsAdvice on import and export procedures||Organisation of trade missions|
|Help acquiring a visa||Seeking out commercial partners|
|Business awards||Participating in trade fairs|
|Cultural events||Help with business travel (schedule, appointments)|
|Help recruiting staff||Training on business culture|
|Seminars||Domiciliation and secretary services|
|Wage administration||Help with dispute mediation|
|VAT recovery||Business centre facilities|