The CCI Caen Normandie and its string of projects for 2014

The 2014/01/27 at 13:00
The CCI Caen Normandie is becoming a model for its peers. Managing a port, an airport, a school for cont...

63 memorable orientation evenings with the CCIs of France

The 2014/01/15 at 11:40
For five years now, French Chambers of Commerce and Industry have been offering everyone the possibility of spending a whole evening on gathering information on a range of professions. An experience to try o...

Exclusive interview with Richard Weber, the new President of Eurochambres

The 2013/12/12 at 14:44
Richard Weber will be replacing Alessandro Barberis from January 2014 onwards at the head of Eurochambre...

Once upon a time… the CCI

The 2013/11/11 at 12:05
The world’s oldest CCI was established in Marseille, in 1599, to oversee the protection of French trade ...

French CCIs deprived of 270 million euros in 2014: how will they manage?

The 2013/10/04 at 12:31
The 2014 French Finance Bill presented to the Ministerial Council on 25 September backs 15 billion euros in savings and 3 billion euros in new tax takings. The cutting of public expenses will hit CCIs full i...

CCI of Nice Côte d’Azur - Towards smart energy grids

The 2013/08/02 at 07:49
The CCI of Nice Côte d’Azur is laying down the foundations of a global project in favour of more dynamic smart energy grids in its territory.

Paris Seine Normandie: when regional CCIs get together

The 2013/07/24 at 08:27
The CCIs of Haute-Normandie, Basse-Normandie amd Paris Île-de-France have spawned an original joint stru...

BCC - British exporters identify buoyant new markets

The 2013/05/31 at 08:12
The United Arab Emirates, Poland and China emerge as markets with strong growth potential, according to ...

France’s Confidence Pact: French CCIs expectant

The 2013/05/06 at 07:55
French CCIs expect a great deal from the Confidence Pact that President François Hollande wishes to sign...

CCI Paris - France-Israel, promoting bilateral hi-tech cooperation

The 2013/04/24 at 08:20
Hi tech was on the agenda at the 12th France-Israel Economic and Technological Forum. The objective of t...

DIHK - Tax increase: 1% more equals 200,000 fewer jobs

The 2013/04/18 at 08:34
Taxation and high incomes are at the heart of the German electoral debate. The DIHK, the federation of German CCIs, estimates that if the opposition parties are victorious, there is a risk that the country’s...

CCI Bretagne : Warehouses and offices - the perks of pooling property

The 2013/04/11 at 08:36
Long under study, property pooling solutions have finally spread to businesses, now reaping considerable...

Britain’s tumble from the triple A opens a new era

The 2013/03/07 at 08:04
According to the BCC, the loss of Britain’s triple A status should encourage the country to take more ra...

Peter Mihok, Chairman of the World Chambers Federation: “We are very happy to organize our Congress in Doha this year”

The 2013/02/21 at 08:16
Qatar will host the 8th Congress of the ICC World Chambers of Commerce co-organized by the ICC World Cha...

Britain beefs up its banking reform

The 2013/02/12 at 08:06
The body representing British Chambers of Commerce warns against the negative consequences for SMEs.

Men continue to dominate German CCIs

The 2013/01/22 at 08:39
In the context of debate on female representation in company management, the President of the German Cha...

150,000 new jobs in German SMEs

The 2013/01/17 at 08:50
In terms of employment, could it be that the ageing of the population is more decisive factor than the financial crisis and the economic recession? Decisive enough, in any case, to push German SMEs to create...

Spain: Slight rise in optimism for 2013

The 2013/01/16 at 08:52
Spanish businesses expect good results on the export front but remain pessimistic about employment and i...

Gust of optimism blows through the British business community

The 2013/01/11 at 08:11
In a context of weak growth, the BCC is calling on the British government to continue its efforts to support the country’s businesses.

Youth employment in Europe: Austrian, German and Luxembourg CCIs hold the keys

The 2012/12/28 at 07:58
Inspiring Europe in the fight against youth unemployment: this is the task to which Austria, German and ...

Spanish Chambers of Commerce await a new bill

The 2012/12/27 at 08:09
Spanish CCIs find themselves at a turning point in their history. For now, they have committed, during t...

German CCIs prepare for renewal

The 2012/12/17 at 08:26
German Chambers will be electing their President in March next year. The candidate put forward by the current President is already promising a break with the former style of governance in the federation. As ...

German CCIs lift their veils

The 2012/12/11 at 08:49
Justification of their budgets and structures, demonstrating to businesses that their fee contributions ...

France hankers after Libya’s agro-food sector

The 2012/12/07 at 08:08
In a context of reconstruction, cooperation projects are currently being set up between France and Libya...

Trade fairs head overseas

The 2012/12/03 at 08:02
Like their German counterparts, successful French trade fairs are being cloned in countries synonymous with development opportunities. This is a means for exporter companies to explore promising markets more...

Germany CCIs play the transparency card

The 2012/11/19 at 09:58
Under the aegis of their federation, the DIHK, the 80 German Chambers of Commerce and Industry have comm...

Chamber of Corse-du-Sud struck by terror

The 2012/11/16 at 09:49
Grief hangs over Ajaccio following the assassination of Jacques Nacer, President of the Chamber of Comme...

French foreign trade: absorbing the deficit in 5 years via new measures

The 2012/09/24 at 13:29
Following the French State's announcement that it will be relying on the country's regional authorities to restructure export support provided to businesses, the Chambers of Commerce are hailing the governm...

The ACFCI and French Chambers are changing their identity to make way for the "CCI France" and the "CCI de France"

The 2012/09/04 at 08:06
On 30 August, the network of French Chambers of Commerce unveiled its new single logo. A symbol emphasis...

16th French CCI Summer School: 19-29 years, the challenges of a generation

The 2012/09/03 at 08:00
Today marks the start, in Versailles, of the 16th Université d’Été (Summer School) of the French CCIs on the theme “19-29 years, the challenges of a generation”. From school benches to the working world, the...

What is “Made in Germany” worth?

The 2012/08/20 at 08:45
A prestigious brand, a symbol of quality, often seen as a guarantor of German exports, the “Made in Germ...

The Chamber of Commerce of Cyprus ready for the EU presidency

The 2012/07/11 at 10:00
At a time when Cyprus recently took over presidency of the European Union, Commerce International met with Panayiotis Loizides, Secretary General of the country’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 1975....

Rio+20: International Chamber of Commerce lays down conditions for a green economy

The 2012/06/21 at 07:00
ICC has developed programmes and tools to help businesses implement sustainable-development strategies. Jean-Guy Carrier, its Secretary General, reviews corporate social and environmental responsibilities.

German Chambers looking out for their community

The 2012/05/16 at 11:30
Business creation, training, seminars… no piece of information escapes the notice of social networks, a ...

Spanish CCIs: Social networks to draw businesses

The 2012/05/15 at 07:45
Given that businesses are no longer required to pay Chambers membership fees, Spanish CCIs have been for...

British Isles CCIs join in the web 2.0 game

The 2012/05/14 at 14:30
Present on a majority of social networks, Irish and British Chambers of Commerce are using these communication tools to reach out to a wider public and to keep up to date.

French CCIs: Social networks a source of inspiration

The 2012/05/11 at 08:30
The Chambers of Commerce of Paris, Loiret and Montpellier are amongst the structures that are using soci...

When will CCI leadership catch onto diversity?

The 2012/04/06 at 09:30
Fingers are regularly pointed to inequality between the sexes, in terms of salary as well as career evol...

Africallia Forum: West African integration on the right track

The 2012/03/30 at 05:43
While integration is a catchword, there remains much to be done to develop infrastructures and eliminate informal work.

Programme Understanding China: conseils et méthodes pour s'implanter sur le marché chinois

The 2012/03/29 at 13:04
Businesses often find it hard to navigate the labyrinth of information on the Chinese market and to get practical answers to their internationalisation questions. In 2012, the Understanding China programme w...

Businesses give the British budget no more than a pass

The 2012/03/27 at 05:45
Determined to continue its belt-tightening policy, the British government has announced new measures for businesses. Without really convincing them.

Video article. Going back on retrenchment would threaten French businesses, according to the CCIP.

The 2012/03/14 at 13:05
The Cour de Cassation (final court of appeal in France) has postponed to 11 April 2012 the handing down of its decision on the cancellation of a downsizing plan at Viveo France. If the employees are successf...

“Eurochambres, a relevant counterpart of the EU”

The 2012/03/14 at 06:40
Alessandro Barberis, is the President of the Association of European Chambers of Commerce. Review of his presidency, marked by tireless lobbying for businesses, the setting up of concrete programmes and the ...

Hands off “made in Germany”!

The 2012/03/08 at 10:59
Chambers of Commerce and the German government are expressing outrage at the European Commission’s desir...

Innovation imposed upon Spanish CCIs

The 2012/03/07 at 06:45
The end of compulsory membership fees is forcing Spain’s CCIs to vie with one another in imagination to seduce businesses.

CCI Midi-Pyrénées: stimulating the renewable energies sector

The 2012/03/01 at 06:50
The Regional Chamber of Commerce Midi-Pyrénées signed, on 19 January, a partnership agreement with Derbi...

2012, the deep unknown for the Spanish Chambers of Commerce

The 2012/02/20 at 06:50
After a year 2011 marked by retrenchments, Spanish CCIs may well have to play it by ear this year.

Australia debate on workplace law

The 2012/02/09 at 06:50
The Australian government has appointed three experts to carry out discussions on the Fair Work Act, a new employment relations system introduced in 2009.

Video article. Proposals from the French CCIs to boost trade

The 2012/02/03 at 06:34
The Carrousel du Louvre played host, on 30 January 2011, to the high point of the “Passion Commerce” operation launched by French CCIs six months ago. Concrete proposals have been formulated to restore visi...

Tensions on Franco-Turkish economic exchange

The 2012/02/02 at 06:30
Debate surrounding the French vote condemning denial of the Armenian genocide has had an effect on bilat...

The CCI of Nice aims to “refocus on its core activity”

The 2012/02/01 at 06:00
For several months, the CCI Nice Côte d’Azur (France) has been undergoing significant changes.

US companies in Spain express concern

The 2012/01/16 at 06:50
he President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain demands that the new government implement measures.

Autumn statement: British Chambers of Commerce are concerned about the time required

The 2012/01/06 at 06:55
Announcements on measures including credit easing for SMEs now needs to be followed up by action, according to the CCIs.

Chamber of Commerce of Picardie: Moving internationally with the times

The 2012/01/05 at 16:35
The Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Picardie will be inaugurating its new Chamber building on 27 January in Amiens.

André Deljarry, President of the CCI of Montpellier: “We need to rally together”

The 2012/01/04 at 06:50
Destabilised in the last 5 years, the CCI of Montpellier reached the summit of its crisis in 2011.

German employers say no to the financial transactions tax

The 2011/12/29 at 06:50
German employer federations are opposed to the introduction of this tax. The German economic world fears...

Scottish Chambers: "Creating a powerful renewable energy industry"

The 2011/12/14 at 06:46
As well as its energy resources, Scotland has made technology and services the axes of its economic take-off.

Peru-Ecuador: towards greater cooperation

The 2011/12/06 at 07:00
Meeting in the city of Chiclayo, on the Peruvian Pacific coast, representatives from northern Peruvian and southern Ecuadorian Chambers of Commerce have signed a cooperation convention.

A new Franco-Algerian Chamber of Commerce to strengthen exchange between the two countries

The 2011/12/01 at 06:40
In Marseille, a Franco-Algerian Chamber of Commerce was created in October this year to reassure and sup...

Interview with the President of the Colombian Confederation of Chambers of Commerce

The 2011/11/29 at 06:35
Julián Domínguez Rivera retraces the current success of the Colombian economy.

The United Kingdom giving a nudge to apprenticeship

The 2011/11/23 at 06:34
At a time when youth employment is on the rise on the other side of the Channel, the British government ...

British government to form a development plan for the air sector

The 2011/11/14 at 06:07
British economic players have expressed concern about the future of the air sector.

French companies invited to reconstruct Libya

The 2011/11/10 at 17:54
Since Western intervention, many French expatriates and companies have withdrawn from Libya and exchanges have been at a standstill.

Peru reassures entrepreneurs

The 2011/11/07 at 06:00
Three months after its investiture, the government of Ollanta Humala has appeased entrepreneurs concerne...

Great Britain to possibly reform rules on unfair dismissals

The 2011/11/04 at 06:40
The British Chambers of Commerce support a controversial proposal whose impact includes backing the economy on the other side of the Channel.

Judith Jiguet, the new Director General of the Assembly of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry

The 2011/10/30 at 15:04
Judith Jiguet arrived at the helm of the ACFCI with one idea in mind: leading the reform of the CCIs. An immense task that this tenacious high-ranking official has the means and experience to carry out, afte...

A Chambers of Commerce federation in Peruvian Amazonia

The 2011/10/10 at 06:05
The vast region of Amazonia is a challenge for investors, but Peruvian entrepreneurs have come together to form a federation, already a platform for demands.

Video article: CCIR of Pays de la Loire explains the region's educational projects

The 2011/10/05 at 07:20
With 3.7% of growth rate of level education in 2009, the Pays de la Loire is ranked in fifth place in the Education section. This region holds 3,538,033 inhabitants for a surface area of 32,081.8 km2.

Interview with the President of the Spanish Chambers of Commerce

The 2011/10/04 at 05:00
Spanish CCIs are traversing a storm never before witnessed.

French Chambers of Commerce: the Regional CCIs strike back

The 2011/09/28 at 12:48
While Chamber representatives met in Poitiers for the 15th Université d’Été, discussions outside of the ...

Nantes Airport causes teeth grinding in Rennes

The 2011/09/20 at 17:22
The commissioning in 2017 of the Notre-Dame-des-Landes Airport aims to make the region more accessible to the rest of Europe. The intention is clear: Nantes is to be promoted in the eyes of Europe as a regio...

Video: Meet the President of the French CCIs

The 2011/09/20 at 14:26
Eight months following his election, André Marcon, President of the ACFCI, takes stock on the reform.

Video: Meet the President of Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The 2011/09/20 at 06:14
Meet the President of the Industrie und Handelskammer zu Berlin (IHK Berlin), the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Dr Eric Schweitzer presents how German Chambers operate and the economic and industr...

Interview with the President of the South Africa

The 2011/09/19 at 17:33
While the nationalisation of mines occupies the South African media arena, the national Chamber of Commerce has decided to take part in the debate. Yet its priorities are situated elsewhere: it wishes to hel...

Spanish Chambers retrenchments

The 2011/09/19 at 10:00
As expected, the effects of the abolition of compulsory membership fees in Spain have not taken long to ...

Video: Meet the Chairwoman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

The 2011/09/18 at 11:17
An interview with the Chairwoman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). Xiong Jiuling presents the specificities of this Beijing Chamber that she represents, retracing China's...

Video: Meet the President of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The 2011/09/18 at 10:30
Meet the President of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the British capital's major Chamber of Commerce. He explains and details how British Chambers work, confiding in his hopes for the 2012 Olympics...

The CCIs back a sustainable future for improved economic development

The 2011/09/15 at 15:00
The Seventh World Chambers Congress (WCCI) took place from 8 to 10 June 2011 in Mexico City, highlighting the themes of peace and prosperity. Here follows a review of a few key moments of this major event.

Video: So what is the French CCI University for?

The 2011/09/10 at 14:22
On 1 and 2 September 2011, the 15th edition of the Université des CCI took place at Futuroscope in Poitiers. To understand the utility of such an event, the Commerce International team met the CCI Presidents.

Video: Review of the 15th Université des CCI in France

The 2011/09/07 at 14:25
On 1 and 2 September 2011, the 15th edition of the Université des CCI took place at Futuroscope in Poitiers. A summary of these two days, brought to you by our editorial team.

Montpellier’s fraud entanglement

The 2011/07/15 at 08:44
In mid-May, police placed in custody some fifteen persons, mainly members of the newly elected Chamber t...

The new president of the Durban CCI, Thato Tsautse

The 2011/07/13 at 09:16
As the first woman to be elected to the head of the Durban CCI in April this year, this lawyer intends to optimise the city's economic potential to rival with Johannesburg.

Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Egypt: a tool for optimising exchanges between companies

The 2011/07/12 at 09:11
Figures relating to the economic impact of the Egyptian revolution reveal great difficulties, but foreig...

The CCI of Strasbourg and the Bas-Rhin organises the "Parcours du Design" to give a new boost to regional economic fabric.

The 2011/07/07 at 15:02
For its 4th edition taking place in Strasbourg from 6 to 11 June 2011, the "Parcours du Design" brought together 57 companies, 31 designers and 12 design colleges almost all based in the Strasbourg region. T...

Australia intends to introduce deep changes to the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade).

The 2011/07/07 at 10:25
The Australian Minister for Trade presented in May a series of reforms to the structures and strategies ...

Rona Yircali, chairman of the World Chambers Federation (WCF): 7th World Chambers Congress in Mexico City

The 2011/05/27 at 10:53
This edition, of which Commerce International will be a media partner, will be organised for the first t...

Spain: unequal backing for social networks

The 2011/05/27 at 10:24
The pioneering Chambers of Commerce of Madrid and Salamanca are collecting Facebook “friends”. The prese...

Spain CCIs: an end to compulsory fees

The 2011/05/02 at 08:23
In spite of sometimes stormy relations, the Spanish employers’ organisation and the Council of Chambers of Commerce are joining forces to redefine their roles together.

Pierre-Antoine Gailly, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Paris: the last CCIP President

The 2011/03/29 at 10:11
On 6 January this year, Pierre-Antoine Gailly took over the helm of the CCIP representing 400,000 busine...

Île-de-france Chambers of Commerce: the final quarrel

The 2011/03/29 at 10:05
The new law requests that Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the Île-de-France region, representing al...

Taxe d’apprentissage: a disturbing reform

The 2011/03/29 at 09:20
Presented on 1 March by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, this reform is expected to be translated by a ...

Territorial Chambers of Commerce and Industry: towards specialised interlocutors

The 2011/03/29 at 08:46
In the future Chamber configuration, the CCITs (Territorial Chambers of Commerce and Industry) will deve...

Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry: strong links in the chain

The 2011/03/29 at 08:31
The Chamber reform has turned CCIR (Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry) into references of power...

Interview with André Marcon, President of the Assembly of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ACFCI)

The 2011/03/29 at 07:50
A new President for the new network of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry. André Marcon became Pre...

Spanish Chambers of Commerce: casting light on a sombre legislative future

The 2011/03/28 at 14:59
In the face of pressure from the Spanish Upper Council of Chambers, Spanish parliament members have adju...

Carlos Durand Chahud, President of the Lima Chamber of Commerce

The 2011/03/28 at 14:36
On the strength of its 122 years of existence and its 8,500 members, the Lima Chamber of Commerce (LCC) stands out today as one of the key institutions in Peruvian economic life and is a privileged contact p...

La Réunion Chamber of Commerce: an exit to the crisis by the end of 2011?

The 2011/02/28 at 11:58
Elected to the head of the La Réunion CCI in January, Ibrahim Patel inherits a structure facing a mediocre economy and new circumstances: at the end of the year, the region’s port and airport will no longer ...

Spanish Chambers of Commerce: surviving the abolishment of compulsory fees

The 2011/02/28 at 11:52
Stupefaction has given way to anger, but also imagination, at the Spanish Chambers of Commerce, since le...

Interview with Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland

The 2011/02/28 at 11:35
Bearing the brunt of the 2008 financial crisis, Ireland’s difficulties at the end of 2010, lead it to accept an 85 billion euro rescue package from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. So ...

Canadian Chamber of Commerce: subdued economic prospects

The 2011/01/31 at 10:21
“Canada’s economic engine is chugging along, but not at full steam,” observes the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in its Economic Outlook for 2011. Canada was quick to get out of the recession.

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