CCIC in Lithuania
The first Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts in Lithuania was established in 1924. Its operation area covered the territory of Lithuania proper and the autonomous region of Klaipėda, where a separate Chamber of Commerce and Industry was founded. On 7 July 1936, the official newspaper Vyriausybės žinios (No. 539) published the new Law of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, and on 15 October the President of the Republic of Lithuania appointed Vladas Kurkauskas Chairman of the Chamber. In the years between the two world wars, the Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts developed trade, industry and other businesses actively. On 29 July 1940 the occupation Soviet government liquidated the Chamber.
In 1973, a branch of the USSR Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in Vilnius. The office rendered services only (organized exhibitions, received foreign guests, carried out expert surveys of commodities, raw materials, equipment, etc.).
On 25 October 1991, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania adopted a resolution, whereby regional chambers of commerce and industry were established in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, Panevėžys and Marijampolė.
On 23 September 1992, the Lithuanian regional chambers of commerce and industry registered the Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry with the Ministry of Economy. Mindaugas Černiauskas was elected its President.
On 26 December 1995 the Law of the Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts adopted by the Seimas on 16 November 1995 came into force. Pursuant to the law, there are five chambers in Lithuania: in Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, Panevėžys and Vilnius. These chambers were established on the basis of former regional chambers of commerce and industry.
Accordingly, the Association of Regional Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts was reorganized into the Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts. Mindaugas Černiauskas remained its President.
Since 1998 the President of the Association was Simas Romutis Petrikis, then - Eimutis Žvybas.
On 18 March 2008 LCCIC Association elected the president of JSC "Silberauto" general directors', doctor of social sciences Rimantas Stankevičius.