History of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry



 

1952

A department of the All-Union Chamber of Commerce was established in Minsk by the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the USSR.

 

1963

The Belarusian Department of the All-Union Chamber of Commerce was assigned the function of expert examination by the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the BSSR

Production of original trade marks and registration thereof, a new type of services, was introduced.

A branch of the All-Union Chamber of Commerce was established in Brest.

 

1969

Patenting, a new type of services, was introduced.

 

1972

The Belarusian Department of the All-Union Chamber of Commerce was reorganized into the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Belarusian SSR.

 

1991

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Belarusian SSR was renamed into the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Belarus

 

1992

Brestvneshservice, Vitebskvneshservice, Gomelvneshservice, Grodnovneshservice, Minskvneshservice and Mogilevvneshservice were reorganized into regional departments of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The Articles of Association of the Exhibition Complex "Minskexpo" were approved.

 

1994

The International Arbitration Court was incorporated under the Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Belarus was renamed into the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

 

1996

Belpatentservice was incorporated under the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

 

1998

The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry became a member of the International Chamber of Commerce.

 

1999

Regional Departments were reorganized into unitary enterprises involved in the rendering of services.

 

2001

Pursuant to Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus, No. 403 dated July 23, 2001 "On the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry" the Chamber was assigned a status of a non-governmental non-commercial entity.

 

2002

Belinterexpo and Center for Business Education were incorporated under the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

2003

The Law of the Republic of Belarus "On the Chamber of Commerce and Industry" was passed.

The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry became a member of the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAMBRES).

 

2004

The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry began to act as a guaranteeing association issuing А.Т.А.carnets on the territory of the Republic of Belarus

 

2006

The first Agreement on cooperation between the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus and the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry was signed.

 

2007

The Competition "Best Exporter of the Year" formerly held among members of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry became nationwide.

 

2010

The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a national exhibition operator represented the interests of the Republic of Belarus at EXPO-2010 World Exhibition in Shanghai.

 

2011

The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry became a coordinator of the East Invest international technical assistance project within the East Alliance programme.

The Minsk Branch of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry got the Certificate attesting the conformity of its quality management system for provision of interpreting and translation services to the requirements of STB ISO 9001-2009.

 

2012

The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus signed Cooperation Agreement for 2012 – 2013.

The First International Business Community Forum dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry was held.

 

2013

Single Economic Space business forum was held in Minsk.

The Minsk Branch of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry got the Certificate attesting the conformity of its quality management system for appraisal and expert examination to the requirements of STB ISO 9001-2009.

 

2014    

Minsk hosted the sessions of the Customs Union and Common Economic Space Chambers of Commerce and Industry Heads' Advisory Council and the CIS States' Chambers of Commerce and Industry Heads' Council.

Regional branches of the BelCCI successfully introduced the quality management systems as applied to the services  for independent value assessment and expert analysis of the credibility of civil rights objects assessment complying with the СТБ ISO 9001-2009 standard.

 

2015    

BelCCI performed as the national exhibition operator of the Belarusian pavilion at EXPO 2015 World Exhibition in Milan.

Minsk hosted the Belarus-China Interregional business forum attended by Alexander Lukashenko, the President of the Republic of Belarus, and Xi Jinping, the President of the People's Republic of China.

Minsk hosted the Belarus-India business forum attended by Alexander Lukashenko, the President of the Republic of Belarus, and Pranab Mukherjee, the President of the Republic of India.

 

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