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Klaipeda Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (KCCIC) consolidates more than 230 members among which - the biggest companies of the region and representatives of small and medium-size businesses. The Chamber also represents interests of entrepreneurs and business development objectives in Klaipeda and Taurage regions.

Promoting export and development of small and medium-size business, the Chamber takes part in various international projects and programmes.

Vision

professional business support organization: reliable, flexible, modern

Mission

to represent the interests of entrepreneurs and aim for business development in the regions of Western Lithuania

2013 - 2016 have been arranged

107

Conferences, discussions, meetings

18

Export - import as well as other business cooperation contracts signed

15

Foreign business delegations received

112

Foreign business partners searches performed

Activities

The Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts of Lithuania are non-state, non-profit self-governmenting entrepreneurial organizations, that effectively participate in the international system of chambers of industry and commerce. Chambers of commerce, industry and crafts operate in five major Lithuanian cities: Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai and Panevėžys. They are united under the Association of Lithuanian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, which is a member of the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry ("Eurochambers") and the Baltic Sea Chambers of Commerce Association.

The Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts in Lithuania operate in compliance with the law adopted in 1995; it is the only self-governmenting entrepreneurial organization operating under a separate law. According to the provisions of the law, the membership in the Chamber is voluntary. The principal objective of a Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts is to represent the interests of its members, and render them necessary services.

Klaipėda Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts unites more than 230 members, that include major enterprises in the region and companies representing medium and small businesses. The Chamber represents the interests of the businessmen of Klaipėda and Tauragė regions, and promotes business development in this part of the country. The Chamber promotes the development of small and medium enterprises, and also export, taking an active part in various international projects and programmes.

  • Promotes foreign trade.
  • Influences the development of small and medium enterprises.
  • Provides information of business offers received from foreign companies.
  • Searches for foreign partners at the request of the members of the Chamber.
  • Distributes information about the members of the Chamber and their businesses to embassies and counterpart chambers abroad.
  • Provides information about exhibitions, trade fairs and conferences held in Lithuania and abroad.
  • Makes arrangements for business missions, visits to companies, and meetings with foreign businessmen.
  • Organizes seminars, training courses for businessmen, conferences, and presentations.
  • Renders assistance to organizers of vocational training in the region.
  • Issues Certificates of Origin of Goods.
  • Issues ATA Carnets.
  • Issues GS1 bar codes.
  • Certifies certificates confirming the force-majeure circumstances, and the authenticity of international operation documents.

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The gods are gone, but symbols still remain

 Over the centuries of the human history, a great number of organizations created by people have disappeared, however, one of them, which promotes the development of business, has survived, gained strength, and developed, and now throughout the civilized world its is known as a chamber of commerce and industry.

   Today it is worthwhile recalling the meaning of symbols, which businessmen have chose as an emblem symbolizing their global unity. The symbols are much older than the chambers of commerce and industry themselves, and their origin dates back to the times of the gods of ancient Greece. Ancient merchants chose one of them as their guardian. Thus Hermes became the god of trade. In Roman mythology, the equivalent of Hermes was Mercury. In 495 B.C. a temple dedicated to Mercury was built in Rome at the decision of the general meeting of the people, and a merchant’s college that adored Mercury was established. The name of Mercury originates from the Latin word merx (commodity), or mercor (to obtain, to buy).

   Winged sandals, a golden caduceus and a helmet: these are the well-known attributes of Hermes (Mercury) that used to help him in his deeds, and that have become the usual symbols of the god of trade. The image of Hermes himself can be found on ancient cutlery and signs of banks and companies involved in trade and shipping. Today, these symbols can be seen the emblem of the Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (LCCTC). Finally, Mercury, the god of trade, has become the principal symbol.

   The image of the caduceus that allegedly possesses miraculous powers got formed, too. It could help to send to sleep or wake up anyone of the gods or mortals, to send them prophetical or deceitful dreams, to resolve disputes and to reconcile enemies, and to mediate between the gods and the mortals. The latter function somewhat symbolizes the activity of modern chambers of commerce, industry and crafts, which find compromise between the state government institutions and businessmen, reconcile disputing parties and set general rules in the international trade. The great philosophical meaning of the miraculous caduceus is the unity and cooperation of all chambers of commerce and industry in the world.

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