History

IUBCCI is the world’s largest business organization of the bi-national (bilateral) chambers of commerce and industry and all of their Unions, Federations or Joint Business Councils in the world that have as mission the promotion of bilateral trade and commerce, the bilateral economic diplomacy and the exchange of culture and humanity.

IUBCCI was created in an effort to build an unified organization of all these entities and to provide a form of business network, an international organization of business cooperation whose purpose is to further a worldwide common economic interest and develop the opportunities offered by the Global Economy.

Brief History

The International Union of Bilateral Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IUBCCI) was founded in the year of 2012. On December 9-11, 2012, the International Conference of the Bi-National Chambers of​ Commerce was held in Tel Aviv, Israel. The conference was organized by the Israeli Federation of Bi-National Chambers of Commerce and Industry and presidents of all bi-national chambers of commerce in the world were invited to participate.

 

The event had a great contribution to the history of IUBCCI, there being launched by Prof. Nasty Vladoiu, President of the Union of Bilateral Chambers of Commerce from Romania (UBCCR), the idea of establishing a global organization representing all bi-national chambers in the world.

His idea was not only welcomed but also embraced by those who are forming now the IUBCCI

 

To safeguard and formalize this entity the first official documents were signed: the Resolution of Establishment and the Memorandum of Understanding. The founders were thus the Union of Bilateral Chambers of Commerce from Romania and the Israeli Federation of Bi-National Chambers of Commerce and Industry, organizations that have both dozens of bi-national chambers of commerce as their members.

 

The initial name of IUBCCI as reflected in the initiating acts was however “The World Union of National Organisation of Bilateral Chambers of Commerce and Industry” (WUNOBCCI). With the official incorporation, the name of the organization was changed in International Union of Bilateral Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

 

For two years, the Founding Committee held numerous discussions on the formal incorporation of the newly formed entity, the debate being that the perfect location for its legal incorporation had to be found. No country or city in the world has not been taken into account, and in January 2014 it was decided that the location of such an entity should be in the United States of America.

 

The legal incorporation of the entity in the United States of America turns IUBCCI into an organization that provides an additional guarantee in respecting the rights of all its members and a real possibility to consider themselves, anywhere in the world, at home.

IUBCCI is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization established in Pennsylvania, the place where the first state constitution following the Declaration of Independence was adopted and which has been described as the most democratic in America.