Regional chambers
CCI of the Pskov region - contributes to the development of the Russian economy and its integration into the world economic system and provides favorable conditions for the development of all business activities

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Pskov Region

The CCI of the Pskov region (the CCI) is nongovernmental nonprofit organization, the activity of which is regulated by the Law of Russian Federation “On Chambers of commerce and industry in Russian Federation” # 5340-1 d.d. 07.07.1993. The Chamber is the member of the CCI of the Russian Federation and the member of Association of chambers of commerce and industry of North-West Federal district of RF.

In 2014 the Chamber of Commerce and Industry celebrates the 20thanniversary of its activity. For these years the membership of the Chamber has increased by more than 30 times: beginning from the year 1994 the number of membering companies was 16, they were first founders of the Regional CCI. Nowadays the CCI unites about 500 enterprises and organizations of the Pskov region representing small, medium and large-scale business on the voluntary basis. They are – the most active part of entrepreneurship in region. Entering the membership of the Regional CCI companies and organizations become at the same time the members of the CCI of the Russian Federation.

20 years experience of Chamber’s activity in assistance to development of regional business and its consolidation, growth of member base prove the fact that the companies prefer membership of the CCI to other associations of entrepreneurs.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry has always been the most authoritative and really independent organization that unites business of all branches, presents its segments from small to large, express and protects the interests of entrepreneurship in general. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry presenting the interests of regional business conducts constant and constructive dialog with state bodies at all levels and general public of the Pskov Region.

The Pskov region is the only subject of the Russian Federation, which borders at once 3 foreign states, two of which, Latvia and Estonia, are EU members, therefore international cooperation is the priority line in activity of the CCI of the Pskov region. The major emphasis is made on development of boundary business cooperation. In this direction our active partners are the CCI of Byelorussia, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and their regional branches. In particular, for these years strong partnership has been created with Valmiera department of Latvian CCI. Foreign partners also include Chambers of Commerce and the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Germany, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the Czech Republic, the USA.

Besides active foreign contacts the CCI of the Pskov Region supports business links with many regional Russian chambers of the CCI system of the RF. The closest relations have been established with colleagues from the Association of the CCI of the North-West Federal District.

The Chamber supports active information exchange with diplomatic missions and trade representatives as with Russian ones – in different countries of the world, as with many foreign ones in the Russian Federation. Also the CCI has good business contacts with national non-commercial organizations, associations and representations assisting to development of international cooperation of entrepreneurs.

In 2013 the following events for regional business development were organized by Russian and foreign colleagues and partners of the Chamber :

- traditional international conference at the Day of Russian Entrepreneurship in Pskov;

- regional forum «Energy saving and increasing of energy efficiency in the Pskov region – 2013»

- more than 30 specialized seminars, presentations and webinars for different targeted audiences. Please note that namely the CCI of the Pskov region was the first organization in region that implemented webinars practice in 2010. The work of the CCI in this business education sphere was awarded by the CCI of the Russian Federation with public medal for service in entrepreneurship. In 2013 the CCI of the Pskov region was honored with certificate for contribution to the economic, entrepreneurial development and active participation in strengthening of foreign economic relations of the Pskov region by the CCI of the Russian Federation.

- international business meetings with entrepreneurs in Pskov, Saint-Petersburg, Latvia (Riga, Balvi, Valmiera, Cesis), Lithuania (Vilnus), Estonia (Valga), Belorussia (Vitebsk);

- visits for leaders and specialists of companies in different industry exhibitions in Saint-Petersburg, Vilnus, Valmiera (Latvia)

- specialized business visits for delegations of leaders and specialists of core companies in exchange of experience, knowing with technologies and work organization: in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belorussia

- in autumn 2013 the CCI organized again “the Day of chief” – event for informal communication of leaders and business owners. This project initiated by the CCI of the Pskov region in 2012 got active support by Pskov business community that gives reason to make “Day of chief” traditional annual event of the Chamber.

Organizational structure of the CCI of the Pskov region:

- Financial & economic Department;

- Certification, independent examination and assessment department;

- Registration & communication with CCI members Department;

- Interregional relations & business cooperation Department;

- Department of consulting and entrepreneurship development;

- Legal services

- Public relations department;

- Translation Department.

The Management of the CCI of the Pskov region:

-president - Zubov Vladimir Anatolyevich;

-vice-president - Alekseev Alexander Nikolajevich, head of certification, independent examination and assessment department;

The Chamber created LLC «CCI-Service», having the representation in Velikie Luki. The head of Velikie Luki office is Kriklivets Vasiliy Nikolajevich. The branch of LLC «CCI-Service» provides the same as the CCI of the Pskov region spectrum of services for business and supervises the members of Chamber, operating in south part of the Pskov region – cities Velikie Luki, Novosokolniki, Nevel, Sebezh. In 2013 the members of representatives of named cities and districts of the Chamber comprised more than 120 enterprises, organizations and individual entrepreneurs.

Registration & communication with CCI members Departmentconducts work for effective providing of communication with members of Chamber and municipal authority. The members of the Chamber interested in services address the department with certain questions and requests: to place commercial offer at the web site of the Chamber, to make mailing according to the CCI RF system, to help in searching a partner, to choose business or contact information, to prepare programs of individual business visits to the Russian regions or abroad and to solve many other problems. The department also conducts work in attracting new members to the CCI and helps them to fill in all the documents. Besides the department involves the members of the CCI in discussing federal law projects, compile offers and send them to profile committees of the CCI of Russia.

Department for Interregional relations & business cooperation of the Chamber arranges international business activities, trade missions, visits for leaders and subject matter specialists with the purpose of exchange of experience and knowing with work organization, visits of delegation of specialists to specialized exhibitions and other business activities assisting to entrepreneurs in expansion of horizons of business communication. The aim of such actions is expansion into new markets, exchange of experience, acquaintance of new technologies, creation of business contacts with potential partners in Russia and abroad. One may also receive help in being sent to foreign business trip within the framework of active business trips.

The Chamber organizes expertise of investment projects, marketing research, assists in finding production site, consults in staff recruitment and establishment of customs logistics for future production for Russian and foreign companies interested in investments to the Pskov region. This range of services is rendered by Department of consulting and entrepreneurship development.

Other direction of activity of department is organization of seminars, trainings, presentations, conferences for information-consulting support of managers and specialists of companies. For first-time entrepreneurs in partnership with regional employment service Department conducts specialized training seminars «Entrepreneurship and algorithm of setting up own business».

The consulting department together with legal department of Chamber organizes for businessmen in Pskov and districts of region practical seminars on the questions of legal support explaining separate aspects of the legislation, responsibility and means of legal defense, gives practical recommendations.

Certification, independent examination and assessment departmentissues certificates of origin for the enterprises exporting products abroad. Also the experts of department perform criminalistic expertises: tracing, vehicles examination, handwriting expertise, cold arms examination, technical-and-criminalistic examination of documents authenticity, infringing products etc. Yearly department issues more than 800 certificates of origin and about 400 expert reports of different kind.

The CCI having available all required licenses executes assessment activity.

The CCI specialists appraise all kinds of property, as well as business valuation. Besides, there is available expertise on vehicles appraisal, particularly, appraisal of market and customs value of vehicle, assessment of damage caused by traffic accident, calculation of vehicle commercial value loss.

PR of Chamber, contacts with regional and federal Mass Media, issuing and advertisement activity – enter the competence of the PR department.

Specialists of the department prepare the magazine of business community “Business course: Pskov Region” (5 times per year), annual catalogue “Business directory of the CCI members of the Pskov Region” and several other business publications.

Besides of traditional editorial projects the Department provides information support of the web site of the CCI of the Pskov region ( including layout in electronic form of the abovementioned magazine “Business course: Pskov Region”.

The Translation Department of the Chamber offers services on interpretation and translation from foreign languages to Russian and from Russian to foreign languages. There are written translations of documents related to foreign economic activity, in particular: bank documents, contracts, CMR, Cargo Customs Declarations, invoices, price-lists, technical documentation etc. The Chamber specialists assist to firms in telephone negotiations in foreign language on issues related to foreign economic activity.

All translations are certified by the seal of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Pskov region.

For years of its activity the CCI of the Pskov region has got the reputation of highly professional and reliable partner. The Chamber has been and remains the most active business association of region!

We help to expand horizons of business cooperation!

We work for business and for the benefit of business, that is - for economic development of the Pskov region!

We are always ready to new creative projects and initiatives, and glad to new interesting partners!