The Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECCI) is the oldest and largest Estonian representative organization of entrepreneurs and was founded to represent and protect common interests of Estonian merchants, manufacturers, bankers, and ship-owners in the year 1925.
The ECCI Mission is to develop entrepreneurship in Estonia. The ECCI is an active partner to the parliament, government, and ministries in designing the economic policy and climate. Whenever tax policies, corporate law, laws on property and obligations, foreign trade and EU-related issues or professional qualification are discussed, the Chamber speaks actively on behalf of the Estonian business community.
The ECCI Membership today: the ECCI with over 3,300 members appears to be the largest business representation organization in the country. We forward information to our members, if necessary, we intervene and send the opinion of entrepreneurs to the legislators. The Chamber is a partner valued by state authorities, because our positions are reasoned; but we are often a feared partner, because in our positions we always show strength of principle and clearly disagree when an initiative has a negative impact.
The ECCI Services: the ECCI provides many business-related services – consultation (legal, foreign trade, EU-related), business match-making (trade missions, trade fair visits, B2B meetings, presentations), information services (business contacts, co-operation proposals etc.), training and foreign trade documents.
Apart from that, the ECCI hosts the Arbitration Court, which is the only permanent arbitration court in Estonia. We are also members of the BCCA (Baltic Sea Chambers of Commerce Association) and Eurochambres.
The ECCI and the INBETS project: Being a part of INBETS project, the ECCI got the opportunity to get to know better and has become more aware of the SMEs transfers within Estonian business network.