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Spanish Chamber of Commerce

A Spanish Chamber/Business network
Spanish Chamber of Commerce
Leadership team

Julián López-Arenas  (Director of Competitiveness)

Headquarters
Madrid, Spain
Type
Non-profit
Region served
Spain
Year stablished
1898
Address
C/ Ribera de Loira, 12 - 28042 Madrid
Social Media
Summary

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce coordinates and promotes collaboration between the different territorial chambers of commerce in Spain and the 86 official Spanish chambers of commerce abroad, Spanish business associations and local businesses with interests in Spain. This network boasts a long-standing tradition and experience, recognized by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and is capable of providing the support and services needed by businesses to access and operate on international markets.

At a national level, the Spanish Chamber of Commerce represents the network of chambers of commerce and participates actively in different state bodies. 

At an international level, the Spanish Chamber of Commerce plays an important role in representing the Spanish network of chambers of commerce in different fields and organizes and hosts many different activities aimed at providing the necessary institutional support to foster collaboration businesses from Spain and abroad. 

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce acts as a liaising office between the private sector and the World Bank. 

It also acts in this capacity with the Inter-American Development Bank. It also maintains fluid and ongoing relationships with the embassies and official representatives of foreign powers in Spain.


History

Founded in 1898, there are 35 Chambers of Commerce Abroad (CAMACOES), regulated by Royal Decree 786/1979 dated 16 March and its subsequent amendment according to Royal Decree 1717/2004 dated 23 July, establishing the regulations for the General Statute of Official Spanish Chambers of Commerce.


Goals and Purpose

Mission

According to their website, the Chamber's mission is "to promote and defend the general interests of trade, industry, services and maritime navigation"

Vision

The Chamber's vision is to coordinate the network of Chambers of Commerce in Spain and act as its representative before national and international governing bodies, as well as provide advisory services to the Spanish government. For this, the Chamber has created robust channels and the necessary agreements in place to ensure compliance with the institutional role granted to it by law, in terms of liaising with national and international government bodies, business organisations and other economic agents, always in close collaboration with the network of chambers of commerce.


Impact

The network of chambers of commerce has 180 offices in over 31 countries. 

With 86 chambers of commerce in Spain, it is present as 47 local offices in Spain to overcome distances by acting as a network of Local Economic Observatories. 

With over 1,300 agreements, the Spanish Chamber acts as a liaising body and represents the network of Chambers of Commerce before national and international bodies.


References
Spanish Chamber of Commerce
Leadership team

Julián López-Arenas  (Director of Competitiveness)

Headquarters
Madrid, Spain
Type
Non-profit
Region served
Spain
Year stablished
1898
Address
C/ Ribera de Loira, 12 - 28042 Madrid
Social Media