The Federation of Central & Eastern European Chambers of Commerce, Inc. (FedeCham) is a non-for-profit, non-political, non-governmental organization, representing the interest of chambers of commerce, business organizations as well as enterprises from all economic sectors and industries of Central & Eastern Europe.
THE ROLE OF FEDECHAM IS:
FEDECHAM’s MEMBER COUNTRIES (CEE20)
FedeCham initiative comprises of twenty Central and Eastern European countries (CEE20). This includes Poland, Hungary, Romania, Greece, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Moldova, Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Belarus and Albania. The founders of this initiative are from: Poland, Hungary Romania and Greece.
VISEGRAD GROUP (V4)
Four of its member countries: Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia, are into a cultural and political alliance known as the Visegrad Group or Visegrad Four (V4 Group) since 1991 and they enter together in European Union.
14 countries of CEE20 are also member countries of NATO: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Romania Slovakia and Slovenia.
3 SEAS INITIATIVE – INTERMARIUM
Another regional alliance is the INTERMARIUM, which is Poland and Croatia Initiative, founded in Dubrovnik in August 2016. In addition to Poland and Croatia, members presently include Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, and Slovenia. This Three Seas Initiative span the space between Baltic, Adriatic and Black seas and one of its main purpose is to better integrate common infrastructure projects north-south in the new EU states of Central Europe. This initiative has high support of current US government.
Interestingly, seven member countries of this project, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania, were part of the Intermarium plan of Jozef Pilsudski of Poland, who proposed a federation of Baltic States after the end of World War I.
CHINA–CEE NEW SILK ROAD “16+1” INITIATIVE
Globalization of Central and Eastern Europe started with China “16+1” New Silk Road Initiative was established in 2012 as China’s initiative to cover various issues such as investment, trade, but also culture or education. The group includes 16 CEE countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
GO AMERICAS “16+2” INITIATIVE
This initiative of Polish American Chamber of Commerce of Florida & the Americas (PACC) is based on state of Florida’s logistic, financial and global trade infrastructure.
Since Florida is undisputed global HUB for international business and Miami-Dade County is home to more than 100 international banks, over 100 foreign consulates, foreign trade offices and 52 bi-national chambers of commerce, one of the largest platforms for international business in the US, which promote and facilitate the flow of commerce and investment around the world.
The region’s 1,400 multinational companies from throughout the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa have regional or global headquarters in Miami to penetrate the Americas market, both North and South America.
Miami is also well-known for its globally trained professional services sector including lawyers, accountants, and bankers who offer multilingual assistance and international experience to clients doing business in Miami and around the world.
|Government Affairs Committee
|Women Enterpreneurship Committee
|Central America & Mexico Committee
Salvadorian Chamber of Commerce
|Caribbean Islands Committee
Chamber of Commerce
|Andean Pact Committee
It is the members who set FedeCham’s agenda.
With access to governments and international forums, FedeCham ensures the voice of our members is heard by those who make decisions that ultimately affect their bottom line. A stream of laws and regulations by governments and intergovernmental organizations affects all aspects of business, among them trade, investment, sustainability, taxation, competition law and intellectual property. Members of FedeCham learn what really matters at an early stage – and win time to make the right decisions.
What’s more, FedeCham members can play a part in drawing up the rules and guidelines that business uses every day to reduce costs and uncertainties – including on arbitration, international banking issues and commercial contracts.
FedeCham’s membership spans more than 20 countries and includes many of the world’s largest companies, SMEs, business associations, banks, law firms and local chambers of commerce. Members represent a broad cross-section of business activity, including manufacturing, trade, services, banking and law.
Joining FedeCham makes good business sense and is simple to do through one of two ways:
üThrough affiliation with an FedeCham national committee or group in your country
üThrough direct membership with the FedeCham International Secretariat when a national committee/group has not yet been established in your country/territory
Chambers of commerce are eligible to join the FedeCham:
Federation of Chambers of Commerce of Central & Eastern Europe , Inc.
Federation of Central & Eastern European Chambers of Commerce, Inc.
9675 NW 117th Ave #405 Miami, FL 33178, U.S.A.
Phone: +1-305-300-2100 | E-Fax: +1-305-908-8688