The Chamber also serves as a meeting place for companies looking invest in new markets. Six times a year we organize "Do buisness with ..." seminars for companies interested in information about foreign markets.
Members of the Chamber can contact our experts on international trade who will answer questions on customs and trade regulations.
There are 12,000 Chambers of Commerce in the world this creates a unique network.
Furthermore, the Chamber is a member of the European Association called Eurochambres whose members represent 20 million companies in 44 countries. The associations aim is to improve conditions for businesses and entrepreneurs.
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This study contextualises trade policy in four global cities in Europe: Helsinki, London, Paris and Stockholm. They are in several ways different, but they share one character: they are cities that spur specialisation in a larger economy. Even small cities like Helsinki and Stockholm play that role and increasingly so as adaptation to data and the modern digital sector have become competitive strengths (or weaknesses) for a larger region. While Lon- don and Paris can utilise their size to achieve agglomerative effects in capital and labour, a city like Stockholm does it by serving the larger Nordic region and by stronger reliance on qualitative characters of specialisation.
The study also outlines the trade-policy for global cities in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. TTIP is an interesting trade-policy initiative for global cities because it is premised on the idea of ushering trade policy into the 21st cen- tury and begin the process of building new trade-policy mechanisms to address modern obstacles to trade. Such obstacles are much about the policy realities facing the movement of people, capital and data. Furthermore, a liberalisation of public procurement could be a boon for global cities that face infrastructural needs. Fragmented markets for infrastructural goods and services only serve to raise the cost of adapting cities to bigger population and the concentration of some environmental problems.