China's position as a world trading center means that a multitude of chambers of commerce exist there. However due to China's size and diversity, much like the United States ecosystem of chambers, many chambers in China opt to split their organizations by territory to better serve the community. This is a list of chambers of commerce in China, and their subsidiaries by location. There are also situations like the American Chamber of Commerce and others that are actually separate chambers and not association with one another regularly.
As an aspiring leading international business association, the African Chamber of Commerce in China preserves the interests of its members by promoting a healthy business environment in China; encouraging helpful connections, and enabling a platform for relationship-building opportunities between African and Chinese businesses. The AFCHAM also plays a crucial role in assisting African and Chinese companies expand their businesses across both sides of the world by providing general business guidelines and keeping members updated on the latest business trends, as well as business and social opportunities
The China-Australia Chamber of Commerce in Beijing (AustCham Beijing) was established in 1996 and has as its goal the advancement of the broader Australia-China business relationship through the effective representation of its 250 members. We achieve this through building connections between our members and broader stakeholders in Australia and China, delivery of effective advocacy programs and provision of information and insights through our business events and online platform. Core to our ability to deliver on our mission are our member-led industry forums.
All of our events have a strong industry focus. We release White Papers and industry specific position papers throughout the year, an important medium for communicating member priorities. The Chamber regularly engages with government and other key stakeholders on issues of concern to members, and actively contributes to the public debate. Importantly, AustCham Beijing runs unique programs for students of Australian universities and recent graduates which provide opportunities for work experience, mentoring and cultural training. Our members believe in the importance of investing in our future business leaders, and this is a Chamber priority.
The China Australia Chamber of Commerce–South China (AustCham South China) was established in 1994 to develop, promote and expand business relations between Australia and China through the representation of its membership. As a registered NGO office in the People’s Republic of China, AustCham South China serves as Australia’s peak industry body in South China and supports its members by providing information, connections, business services and government relations assistance. For a China wide presence, AustCham South China works closely with its sister Chambers in Beijing, Shanghai, Bohai, West China and Hong Kong & Macau, under the AustCham Greater China banner.
As a non-profit organization, AustCham South China exists to serve its members by connecting Australian and Chinese businesses in the region through promoting trade & investment between Australia and China. The chamber regularly hosts events for the Australian business network in South China in areas such as networking, education and government relations. In addition, through AustCham’s digital communications and media partners, its members are able to elevate their brand presence through our network.
The Australian Chamber of Commerce Shanghai (AustCham Shanghai) is the peak body for Australian business in China. As a membership-based organisation, AustCham Shanghai represents more than 350 businesses and individuals providing support, education, advocacy and business services. AustCham Shanghai is a bridge between Australian and Chinese organisations, facilitating connectivity and promoting bilateral trade between Australia and China. The Chamber successfully links Australian organisations with Chinese counterparts and potential business partners, enhancing the trade relationship between the two countries. China is Australia's largest trading partner and in 2017 the two-way trade relationship was worth over $183.4 billion - a growing dynamic that AustCham Shanghai is well placed to play an active role in.
All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC), or All-China Chamber of Industry and Commerce(ACCIC), was established in 1953. CFIC is a mass organization and chamber of commerce led by the Communist Party of China with non-public enterprises and people in non-public economic activities as the principal composition and with unified, economic and non-governmental characteristics. It is also a bridge linking the Party and the government with people in non-public economic activities, an assistant to the government in managing and serving the non-public economy and an important part of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. CFIC contributes greatly to the Party's united front and economy related work as well as the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics. CFIC aims to promote the sound development of the non-public sector of the economy and relevant professionals, and mainly serves private-owned enterprises, limited liability companies and joint-stock companies in non-public economic sectors, investment enterprises from Hong Kong and Macao, investors in private-owned enterprises, individually-owned businesses, businessmen from Hong Kong and Macao who invest in the Mainland China, etc.
The Benelux Chamber of Commerce - BenCham - is the most active Benelux business platform in China. Its members, leading companies from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, share an active interest in developing trade and business in China. It is the only Chamber of Commerce that is officially recognized and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in China. BenCham currently has over 350 members, aspiring to grow further every day. Its base consists of Large Enterprises, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) as well as individuals with an active interest in developing their business in China. As an independent, non-profit organisation, BenCham is managed by a full-time secretariat of both Benelux and Chinese staff. All practices are guided by an active Board of Directors. BenCham sustains itself through government subsidies, membership subscriptions, sponsorships and event fees.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is the pre-eminent member driven organization supporting Canadian business and community interests. CanCham informs and promotes Canadian interests in Eastern China and fosters connections within the Canadian business community and with its Chinese counterparts.
The Colombo China Chamber of Investment and Commerce was created in 2010 by the Colombian Pacific Foundation, the National Business Association (ANDI), the National Federation of Traders (FENALCO), the Farmers Society of Colombia (SAC), the Ambassador in Special Mission for Expo Shanghai 2010 and a distinguished group of entrepreneurs. The bi-national agency has had the support of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Colombia, as well as the Colombian government and its Embassy in China. The Colombo China Chamber of Investment and Commerce is a bi-national, non-profit organization whose main objective is to promote relations between Colombia and the People's Republic of China in the political, economic, commercial and cultural spheres. We represent the interests of our affiliates with the governments of China and Colombia, and with national and international organizations. Within the chamber we have more than 130 affiliates among which are guilds, academia and renowned Chinese and Colombian companies.
The objectives of the Danish Chamber of Commerce in China are to promote, study and advance commercial and industrial relations, investments and trade between Denmark and China, in particular by providing information from members’ knowledge to the Chinese and Danish Governments and other authorities on legislative and other measures affecting trade between Denmark and China and making recommendations on method or policy where deemed appropriate or required; by organizing regular meetings and other social functions and discussions, lectures or seminars; and by promoting among its members the sharing of knowledge about statistical and other information concerning commerce or other understandings of interest to them.
The Danish Camber of Commerce in China (Beijing) was established initially as an informal gathering of business people in 1995. This became the Danish Business Association at the end of 1996 and in 1999 the process of becoming DCCC was initiated. In October of 2000, DCCC was formally approved.
Bordering the South China Sea in the South and the Taiwan Straits to the South East, the Danish Chamber of Commerce - South China (or DCC–SC for short) covers the four provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, Guangxi and Hainan. DCC–SC is an organization strongly rooted in especially the Pearl River Delta and Fujian province, a geographically integrated area and economic power zone where proximity and close ties to Hong Kong and Macau plays an important role. Over the years South China has become host to an increasing number of Danish Companies. A membership of DCCSC opens for access to a network of Danish Companies and Danes across Guangdong, Fujian, Guangxi and Hainan provinces. DCCSC has over the years become host to an increasing number of Danish Companies as well as individual memberships. We focus on blending Business and Social events equally to ensure also family members can feel the special Danish “touch” and presence in China. A membership helps to pay for the minimum 4 events we host annually. Besides Membership fees we get generous support from Corporate Danish sponsorships. As a member, you can of course attend our events at a special price! Therefore – do not hesitate - join us to help us keeping up the good work and support all the voluntary Danes who make DCCSC a continued success.
The European Union Chambers of Commerce was established in April 2004 and currently has around 100 members based in Nanjing, Changzhou, Suzhou, Xuzhou, Zhenjiang. The chapter is devoted to helping its members address their concerns to the local authorities at both senior and working levels through various meetings and events. These have included annual conference at provincial and city levels, and some regularly meetings or seminars in the fields of Human Resources, Sourcing and Finance & Taxation. The goals of these meetings are to establish an ongoing information exchange between government and industry to facilitate the business operations and also to contribute to the further development of Nanjing as an investment destination. The Nanjing chapter also strive to promote action beyond immediate business interests, and is proud to hold events such as Green & Clean Forum and the CSR Awards.
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CCI FRANCE CHINE assists French companies in every phase of their export, sourcing or implementation project. It also offers a Shared Export Sales service to represent your company in China and assists you in your business development. Teams are located in CCI FRANCE CHINE Shanghai Office but can cover the entire territory thanks to other offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, and to many partners all across China.
AHK Greater China is part of the German Chambers of Commerce Worldwide Network (AHK) which includes 140 offices in 92 countries. The AHK's history in Greater China stretches back to 1981, when the first office was opened in Taipei.
With our five main offices and seven supporting offices in Greater China and Germany, we focus on trade and investment between these two regions. We also support our more than 2,700 members' business interests through the comprehensive services provided by our business and investment, and membership platforms. Under the brand DEinternational, our organization is not only the first contact point for German companies deciding to enter the Chinese market and for Chinese companies entering the German market, but also a provider of a wide range of customised advice and services.
INACHAM is a formal Indonesian chamber of commerce in China. INACHAM has function as a platform for business networking. During 65th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relationship between Indonesia and China on 13 April 2015 in Beijing, Our Excellency Ambassador of Indonesia in China and Mongolia, Soegeng Rahardjo, announced the establishment of INACHAM. The inauguration subsequently took place on 27 Aug 2015 during the celebration of Indonesia 70th Independence Day in Shanghai. The Ambassador is the Patron of the chamber, and INACHAM is the only approved Indonesia Chamber of Commerce in China. INACHAM consists of few committees that reflecting vision and mission of the chamber, to be the platform for economic / social / culturalactivities for Indonesians, open for businessmen and professionals, and free from politics.
The Irish Chamber of Commerce in China supports the interests of its members through advocacy, information sharing and by providing opportunities and a platform to network. The chamber’s membership is made up of a network of Irish businesses and individuals with commercial interests in China. The chamber is a non-for-profit volunteer led organisation with the executive committee made up of senior professionals in China.
The Israel Chamber of Commerce in China (IsCham) is a non-profit organization established to represent and assist the Israeli business community in developing commercial relations between China, Israel, and the Jewish world. IsCham strives to promote Israeli businesses in China and to serve Israeli companies and individuals – whether they are already conducting business in China or wish to take their first steps in this important market. IsCham was launched during the Olympic games in August 2008, by the Israeli President, his Excellency Mr. Shimon Peres. Though a non-governmental organization, IsCham works in collaboration with the Israeli embassy in Beijing and enjoys the full support of the Israeli Ambassador, Mr. Zvi Heifetz and the Trade Mission to China.
The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) is the only business organisation recognised by both the Italian Government (Ministry of Economic Development, MiSE) and People’s Republic of China (Ministry of Civil Affairs, MoCA) that aims to boost the internationalisation of Italian business and to promote the “Made in Italy” in the PRC. Established in 1991, CICC has now offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Suzhou. The CICC Members (546 in 2018) represent the Italian business community such as public-invested and multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises (both manufacturing and commercial), service companies etc. To companies settled in China and those with on-going business within the Chinese market, the CICC offers informative, training and business networking opportunities. Besides, the CICC qualifies itself as a voicing platform for them to share topics of common interest. To companies interested in strengthening their business in China, the CICC offers consultancy, assistance and marketing services. The established network together with the institutional endorsement provided the CICC with the opportunities to organise several activities boosting private businesses, b2b, institutional and business missions, participation to fairs both in China and in Italy, networking events, gala dinners, awarding ceremonies, culinary events, concerts, career days, etc.
The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China is a local organization of businesses and companies in Beijing with the intention to develop and further the interests of local companies and businesses in China. Many businesses are international operating companies with offices in China. Members of a Chamber of Commerce are usually international and local operating companies, such as lawyers, property developers, tourism companies, airlines, manufacturing companies, import and export businesses, banks, finance companies, legal advisors, IT and electronics manufacturers etc. Chambers of Commerce main activities are, among others, safeguarding business interests and sharing business experiences and business interests, contact with governments, civil society, local media and the press and organzing trade shows and events.
MAYCHAM CHINA was incorporated formally in China on August 19, 2003 in accordance with the Interim Provisions for the Administration of Foreign Chambers of Commerce in China, and received the approval certificate for foreign chamber of commerce from the Ministry of Commerce, P.R.C., and the registration certificate for social groups as legal person from the Ministry of Civil Affairs, P.R.C. The main objective of MAYCHAM CHINA is to promote the trade and exchange between China and Malaysia and further facilitates and strengthens the economic relationship between the two countries. MAYCHAM CHINA is a non-profit social organization as legal person, coordinated voluntarily by Malaysian corporations and individuals within the territory of China. MAYCHAM CHINA is also the first chamber of commerce officially and legally recognized by Malaysian Authority outside Malaysia
MEXCHAM is a private organization representing all areas of business, composed by professionals and entrepreneurs, together to promote the factors that contribute to the development of all economic sectors in Mexico, based on private initiative and free enterprise. As part of its objectives, the MEXCHAM is committed to the defense of the free enterprise system, under the premise that the government should be a stimulating agent in promoting business. Our mission is to strengthen the trade between Mexico and China offering high-level services, knowledge, experience and multi-sectoral representation to our members, protecting their core values as well as their socio-economic development and quality of life.
The CPCC is a non-profit and non-government organization. The CPCC application was approved by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, and its registration was permitted by the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs. As exclusive Philippine Chamber in China, we are officially authorited by Chinese government to engage trade and investment activities all over China, at national & local levels.
The Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China (SingCham) is a non-profit organization established with the strong support of the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore to People's Republic of China and International Enterprise Singapore (formerly Singapore Trade Development Board). The formation of SingCham was approved by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of PRC MOFTEC (Currently Ministry of Commerce of PRC - MOFCOM) on 22 Aug 2001, at the recommendation of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). Following the final endorsement by the State Council, it was registered on 25 December 2001 with The Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA). SingCham is the 15th foreign chamber officially approved in China and the first formally approved chamber from Southeast Asia. One of the key objectives of SingCham is to promote Singapore's interest as well as expand economic relations between Singapore and China. SingCham also aims to facilitate business and economic exchanges between its members and the relevant Chinese authorities, enterprises and institutions, and amongst Singapore firms with business interests in China.
Officially launched in November 2018, SingCham Shanghai is the Shanghai chapter of the Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China (SingCham). As a non-profit, membership-based organisation, SingCham Shanghai champions the commercial interests of the Singaporean business community in Shanghai and supports its members' growth by providing Sino-Singapore networks, advocacy and business services. The organisation has its roots in the Shanghai Singapore Business Association (SSBA), with more than 20 years' history of serving Singaporeans in Shanghai.
The KCCI is the oldest and largest business organization in Korea. Established as a public legal person by a special act, the KCCI is composed of 73 regional chambers of commerce and more than 100 major institutions and organizations that are related to commerce and industry. Furthermore, the KCCI represents approximately 180,000 member companies of all sizes, sectors and nationalities, ranging from big businesses to SMEs, manufacturing to services, and domestic companies to foreign invested companies. Internationally, the KCCI is a national member organization of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the World Chambers Federation (WCF), which together form a global network of national chambers of commerce.
The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in China has the objective to promote commercial and economic relations between companies in China and Spain within its three headquarters: Beijing, Shanghai and South of China, potentiate the external trade of Spain, as well as the interests of their active and preferential members. The Chamber organizes activities and discussion forums about subjects that affect business between Spanish and Chinese companies. The Chamber also offers services oriented to facilitate the development between both countries, as well as a consulting role of the Commercial Administration in the common defense of the collective interests between Spanish businessmen.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China is an independent, non-profit member organisation, network and platform for Swedish businesses and decision makers in China. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China was founded in 1998 and has around 300 member companies and Associate members. There are Swedish Chambers in 26 countries around the world and the chamber in China is among the top 10 worldwide when it comes to amount of members, revenue and number of events per year.
The Chamber offers information, networking opportunities, networking groups and advocacy as our main services, all to help our Swedish and Swedish-related companies do better business in China. We are regularly organizing activities such as expert seminars and professional workshops as well as breakfast meetings with invited speakers. The Chamber is organizing meetings with officials from central and local government bodies from Sweden and China, social functions and festivals and other networking opportunities such as the Nordic Chamber Golf Tournament, Crayfish Party, Christmas Party, etc. Our activities are either free for members, or offered at a member price.
The Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce is a networking and information platform for Swiss companies in China and Chinese companies interested in Switzerland. Our main goal is to gather on a common platform all actors of the Sino-Swiss business community, in order to strengthen the economic bonds between the two countries, stimulate interaction and develop business opportunities.
Thai Chamber of Commerce in China aims to become a community center for Thai business people who come to China for business primarily under the supervision of the Department of Civil Affairs of China. Thai private enterprises operating in China, along with business people, are integrated to play an important role in promoting cooperation and economic relations between Thailand and China in the areas of commodities and services, trade, investment, tourism, and transportation. In 2005, Mr. Julapong Nonsrichai, Ambassador of Royal Thai Embassy, had the idea of setting up a Thai Chamber of Commerce in Beijing to expand the trade between two countries. He also organized a meeting of Thai businessmen in Beijing and Tianjin during the establishment of the Thai Chamber of Commerce in China. It was agreed on that day that the Thai private sector should benefit from the establishment of the Thai Chamber of Commerce in China.
The primary objective of The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai is to support member companies and individuals working in Shanghai and the East China region, as well as British commerce in general. The Chamber provides a forum through which members and guests can widen their contacts and tackle the many issues facing foreign companies operating in China. Our membership consists of UK companies and UK nationals as well as organisations and individuals with strong interests in, or links to, the UK.
The British Chamber of Commerce has been operating in Southwest China since 1997 with offices in Chengdu. We are a membership based, non-for-profit organisation that is sustained solely by membership fees and sponsorship. We are powered by our members, directed by our members, for our members, and act as the voice of British Business in Southwest China.
The British chamber of commerce in china is a membership organization for British business focused on boosting UK-China trade and investment. We operate as an independent, non-profit organization with a strong and diverse membership. With over two decades’ worth of business experience in China, our aim is to help member companies thrive in one of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets.
The British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong (BritCham) is an independent international organisation in China, helping members with business development. Established in 1996, BritCham is one of the most active and influential chambers in PRD.
The AmCham family has attracted mostly top 500 companies, foreign companies, and well-known Chinese enterprises. As the request from members and expansion of business, we have also set up Chongqing office since 2009. Our BOG and members have made significant strides in accomplishing AmCham Southwest’s mission with its influence on local government policy, member services, and corporate social responsibilities.
The American Chamber of Commerce in china (AmCham China) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose membership comprises 4,000 individuals from 900 companies operating across China. The Chamber’s nationwide mission is to help American companies succeed in China through advocacy, information, networking, and business support services. In addition to our headquarters in Beijing, AmCham China serves Tianjin, Central China, and Northeast China through our Chapters in Tianjin, Dalian, Shenyang, and Wuhan. Across the five offices, AmCham China has more than 30 working groups, and holds more than 150 events each year. We produces several reports during the year through which it engages the various levels of the national and local governments in China, helping our members make their voices heard when it comes to improving the business environment.
The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating bilateral trade between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Certified in 1995 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., AmCham South China represents more than 2,300 corporate and individual members, is governed by a fully-independent Board of Governors elected from its membership, and provides dynamic, on-the-ground support for American and International companies doing business in South China. In 2016, AmCham South China hosted nearly 10,000 business executives and government leaders from around the world at its briefings, seminars, committee meetings and social gatherings.
The United States of America-China Chamber of Commerce (USCCC) is a not-for-profit, bi-national membership organization dedicated to developing increased U.S.-China trade and investment activities by assisting American and Chinese companies, professionals and the general public to better understand the business environments and cultural traditions relevant to successfully doing business in both countries.
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