Both the Federation and the Chambers of Commerce have access to a worldwide network. This enables us to help companies explore new markets and make foreign connections. This network also helps us to defend our companies’ interests at the right level: locally, regionally, nationally, but also in Europe and beyond.
European policy intervenes in numerous aspects of the lives of citizens and companies: energy, work, environment, education, innovation, entrepreneurship, international trade, etc. Together with EUROCHAMBRES, the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry, we wish to shape this policy and ensure that it takes into account the needs and constraints of companies, in particular small and medium enterprises. After all, companies constitute the source of all wealth, and should not be restricted unnecessarily.
As chambers of commerce, we are not only talkers but also doers. We walk our talk. We not only talk about the importance of internationalisation for our enterprises, but we also assist them in the field. We not only emphasise the need for a proper link between education and the labour market, but we are also involved in a number of training projects up to and including managing technical and professional courses in certain countries. Within EUROCHAMBERS, this translates into a considerable raft of projects where new concepts are often tried out. Nevertheless, this is always based on experience and the close links with the companies making our chambers so unique.
EUROCHAMBRES, a network of 1700 regional and local chambers of commerce in 42 countries, of 20 million companies jointly providing 120 million people employment.
ICC – World Chambers Federation
ICC rightly calls itself the world business organisation. It is the voice of the business world on a global level. It devotes itself to open, free and fair trade, in a spirit of compliance and social responsibility. It advocates self-regulation and alternative dispute resolution by means of mediation and arbitration. In Belgium, ICC is active through its ICC Belgium national committee, of which the Federation is one of the founders.
Within ICC, the chambers of commerce have joined together in the World Chambers Federation. For us, WCF is the forum where we meet colleagues from all around the globe. For Belgian companies, it is the springboard to the rest of the world.
WCF fulfils a crucial role in the issuing of export documents by the Chambers of Commerce:
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You get all the benefits from our global network as a member of a Chamber. However, if you are searching for information about the Chambers, don’t hesitate to contact the Federation. We would be happy to show you around.