The Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry according to the law is a non-government non-profit self-governing organisation incorporating on a voluntary basis legal entities and Ukrainian citizens registered as entrepreneurs as well as their associations.
Nearly 10,000 enterprises and companies of different forms of property are now members of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The main chamber objective is primarily creating favorable conditions for the entrepreneurial activity, assisting all-round development of scientific, technological and trade relations between Ukrainian economic operators and their foreign partners, representing economic concerns of the chamber members in Ukraine and overseas.
The Ukrainian CCI carries out its tasks either alone or through the regional chambers of commerce and industry operating in the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea, administrative regions of Ukraine and the cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol, through their enterprises and other institutions it incorporates and whose activities it coordinates.
The Chamber renders practical assistance to entrepreneurs in conducting trade and economy transactions in internal and external markets, promotes exports of Ukrainian goods and services, providing its members with a broad range of its professional services, including consultations on foreign trade and market conditions, independent inspection of foreign trade goods, evaluating property, non-material assets, services in bar coding for goods, protecting intellectual property etc. The chambers provide the Ukrainian and foreign customers with economic and legal information, organize seminars, conferences, exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad, facilitate business negotiations.
The Ukrainian CCI and the regional chambers, with endorsement from the Ukrainian government, issue certificates of origin of goods, ATA carnets, provide appropriate services.
The Ukrainian CCI testifies to force majeur circumstances, port and trade praxes effective in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian CCI keeps a non-government register of Ukrainian companies whose financial standing proves their sustainability as business partners in Ukraine and abroad. Certificates issued by the Chamber to such companies testify to reliability of Ukrainian companies vis-a-vis their foreign counterparts.
The International Commercial Arbitration Court that has won recognition among the world business community is operating with the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with the Maritime Arbitration Commission and Arbitrary Court of Justice.
A structural division of the Chamber is the Committee on subcontractation with enterprises in Russia and other CIS countries. The Chamber maintains sectoral business committees which carry out independent analysis of parliamentary bills on the development of international economic relations and other issues of business activity in the country to submit their suggestions on behalf of the Ukrainian CCI and its member companies to the national government for consideration.
The Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce and World Chamber Federation, the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Eurochambres), Black Sea Economic
The Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has its representatives in 11 countries, maintains partnership relations on an agreement basis with chambers of commerce and other partner organizations in about 90 countries.
To facilitate international economic relations the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry establishes joint advisory bodies with its foreign partners - business councils, mixed chambers of commerce. The Chamber officials are members of 69 intergovernmental commissions and working groups on trade and economic cooperation.
Promotion of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, support of entrepreneurship, keeping the broad business community informed about modifications in tax and customs legislation of Ukraine, situation in the internal and foreign markets - all those are the tasks of the Chamber Business Herald Magazine. The Chamber TV program on Channel 5 of the Ukrainian television is another continuous source of information about Chamber activities.