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CHAMBER OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY FOR CIS COUNTRIES

The Chamber for Commercial Relations with the Confederation of Independent States, which was set up by the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic as a special chamber of commerce, was established in March 1997. The foundation of the CIS Chamber was approved by the law No. 42/1980 Sv. “On economic liaisons with foreign countries”.

The purpose of its activities is to assist Czech businessmen when entering promising CIS markets and to support Czech exports to these countries.

At the moment, the Chamber consolidates more than one hundred and fifty business entities whose activities are connected with the CIS markets from various industries such as manufacturing, banking, trade and services.

The Chamber closely cooperates with state authorities, primarily with the Ministry of industry and Trade, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, with representative offices of the Czech Republic in the CIS countries and with offices of the CIS countries accredited in the Czech Republic.

It provides commercial services and advice (at improved terms for CIS Chamber members) to Czech and foreign business entities:

  • arranges seminars and conferences;
  • arranges business meetings with representatives of the CIS countries;
  • arranges contact days with entrepreneurs from the CIS countries and areas in Czech Republic;
  • arranges trade missions for Czech businessmen to the CIS regions;
  • provides Czech business entities with contact addresses;
  • presents Czech companies in the CIS countries and the CIS companies in Czech Republic;
  • informs of exhibitions and other events;
  • provides business entities from the CIS countries with opportunity to publish their demand and supply on of the Chamber website free of charge – by sending them on fax or email

The Chamber takes an active part in preparation for negotiations of the intergovernmental commissions, by expressing at the preliminary stage its opinion regarding materials and reports (protocols) thereof for the purposes of achieving more flexible clearance of obstacles in mutual trade relation. It participates in the events organized by the Embassies of the CIS countries in the Czech Republic. The Chamber takes an active part in determining the regions with good prospects for cooperation, as well as in creating judicial base for cooperation with partners from CIS countries, primarily with Chambers of Commerce and Industry, official representatives of business community, who will provide the Czech businessmen with highly professional services necessary for their activities on the territory of CIS countries.

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EEPCINDIA INDIAN INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION

EEPC India is the premier trade and investment promotion organization in India. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and caters to the Indian engineering sector. As an advisory body it actively contributes to the policies of Government of India and acts as an interface between the engineering industry and the Government.

Set up in 1955, EEPC India now has a membership base of over 13,000 out of whom 60% are SMEs.

EEPC India organizes a large number of promotional activities such as buyer-seller meets (BSM) – both in India and abroad, overseas trade fairs/exhibitions, and India pavilion/information booths in selected overseas exhibitions to demonstrate the capabilities of Indian engineering industry and to provide the overseas buyers with true value as propagated by Brand India.

India Engineering Exhibition (INDEE) is EEPC India’s own brand and is one of the largest expositions of engineering in the world. This has been happening for the last few decades and is established as the largest and most important showcase for Indian engineering.

EEPC India facilitates sourcing from India and boosts the SMEs to raise their standard at par with the international best practices. It also encourages the SMEs to integrate their business to the global value chain.

To encourage building global partnerships with India, EEPC India organizes India Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS), the largest display of engineering products and services every year. This is recognized as the only sourcing event in India – showcasing the latest technologies and a preferred meeting place for global buyers & sellers. This show is also important to encourage foreign investments in line with the newly initiated “Make in India” campaign, by Government of India.

Extending its regular agenda, EEPC India publishes several reports/studies to make the members aware about the international trends and opportunities in order to enhance their global footprints.

Keeping ‘Engineering the Future’ as the motto, EEPC India serves as the reference point for the Indian engineering industry and the international business community in its efforts towards establishing India as a major engineering hub in the future.

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INDIAN INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION

Indian Industries Association (A GOLD rated association by NABET, QCI & member of National Board of MSME) In support of MSME's for more than 31 years.

IIA Profile

Indian Industries Association (IIA) is an apex representative body of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) with a strong membership base of about 6500 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). IIA is a member of National Board of MSME as well as an accredited association from NABET, QCI with GOLD GRADE. IIAs motto is to create an enabling environment for the development of MSMEs in today’s ever changing and extremely competitive industrial scenario.

IIA's formidable presence is the direct result of its extensive network of more than 40 chapters spread in most of the industrialized districts of U.P, Delhi, Uttarakhand and surrounding states. It has carved a niche for itself as a leading perpetrator and facilitator in the MSME circle while striving for their cause since its inception in 1985.

In 1985, a group of committed young professionals joined forces and conceived the idea of an organization that can act as a catalyst for the promotion and growth for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. It was thus that U.P Chapter of NAYE (National Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs) came into being. In July 1992, however, NAYE was renamed Indian Industries Association (IIA) with the roles and objectives of the organization further widened to suit the needs of changing socio-economic environment.

Objectives

IIA operates on the board based objective of fostering co-operation and support for the promotion of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. For more than 30 years now IIA has worked consistently in creating an environment conducive to industrial growth specially for MSMEs, disseminating valuable information on legal & technical aspects, latest development in industry & market, about latest Government policies, procedure and laws etc. apart from solving the teething problems of the Industry.

Representation

IIA is an active and permanent member of more than 30 consultative committees/boards/expert groups formed by Govt. of India and the State Government. The important few are: Member of High Level Task Force constituted by the Prime Minister Office for MSME develpoment, Member of National Board for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (NBMSME), Member of Planning Commission’s working groups on MSME Growth and HRD with special focus on Skill Development & labour flexibility for the formation of 12th five year plan, RBI Standing Advisory Committee on flow of credit to MSME, Regional Advisory Committee of CBEC & CBDT, Member SLIIC, All industry related committee/bodies of Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, Export Promotion, Minimum Wages Advisory Board, Committee for Selection of MSME for National Award and Udyog Bandhu at all levels etc.