The St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SPb CCI) is a non-governmental organization based on membership. It was founded in 1921 on the initiative of Russian entrepreneurs, profit and non-profit organizations. Its operations are regulated by the Law of Russian Federation “On Chambers of commerce and industry in Russian Federation”. Today the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the largest in Russia.
The Chamber aims to develop St. Petersburg’s economy and promote favorable conditions for development of both Russian and foreign companies; it strives to protect their interests, rending a board spectrum of services for them.
The mission of the Chamber is to establish reliable partnership with all companies operating in the region and to facilitate commercial relations between them, and to improve the business climate in St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg CCI brings together more than 3800 Russian and foreign small, middle and large companies which operate in different fields of business in St. Petersburg and the Leningradskaya oblast (Leningrad region).
By helping Russian and foreign entrepreneurs to establish contacts with partners, the Chamber contributes to the development of exports and boosters investment to the Russian economy.
St. Petersburg CCI collaborates with 300 Chambers from 70 countries and has signed more than 50 collaboration agreements with foreign organizations. The Chamber also organizes meetings in Russia and beyond with representatives from Russian and foreign companies to ensure that there is a constant exchange of information between them.
Both Russian and foreign entrepreneurs may face difficulties while conducting their business. In order to solve these difficulties it’s important for them to know that Chambers of Commerce and Industry can help by providing information, technologies, and useful contacts; moreover the chambers are staffed by professional experts, specialists and managers who are always ready to advise and help them.