About the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saratov Region
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saratov Region was founded on the basis a Resolution of Regional Executive Board No 736-p dated July 16, 1986 as Saratov branch of the USSR Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
On January 01, 1989 according to the Resolution of Presidium of the USSR CCI No 33 (4) dated November 16, 1988 Saratov Regional Branch of the USSR CCI was reorganized into Low-Volga Regional Branch of the USSR CCI, which was acting in the territory of the following regions: Saratov Region, Kalmytskaya Region, Astrakhan Region, Volgograd Region, Penza Region and Tambov Region.
On January 31, 1991 according to the Resolution of Presidium of the USSR CCI No 128 Low-Volga Regional Branch of the USSR CCI was reorganized into Low-Volga CCI of Russian Federation.
In 1997 Low-Volga Chamber of Commerce and Industry was renamed as Saratov Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry by resolution of General meeting and in 2005 it was renamed as Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saratov Region.
In 2001 Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saratov Region has certified its quality management system and in 2002 a Body for certification of quality management systems was created in the CCI of the Region for the first time ever in CCI practice.
Annually quality management system introduced in the CCI of Saratov Region was verified under supervisory control of a certification body. In August 2012 the Chamber has successfully passed another Quality Management System recertification procedure and has got a Certificate of conformity to the requirements of GOST R ISO 9001-2008 (issue 4) standard.
In 2011 the CCI Body for Quality Management System certification has passed another appraisal procedure in the “Rostechregulation” federal agency that included considerable expansion of accreditation scope.
In December 2010 CCI of Saratov Region was certified by the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the second time and has got a Certificate confirming official acknowledgement of competence of the CCI of Saratov Region in the sphere of accomplishment of its main objectives, performance of its functions and rendering of services.
At the moment the CCI of Saratov Region performs its activities in accordance with the Chamber Articles of Association and a Program of activities of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saratov Region for the years of 2011-2015. Accomplishing the objectives provided for in the Articles of Association the CCI of Saratov Region assists in social and economic development of the region, represents and protects interests of business and develops new legislation.
Expert examination, appraisal and introduction of quality management systems, economic studies and investments, support of small business, assistance in development of foreign economic relations and international collaboration – within the scope of these priorities CCI of Saratov Region renders more than 100 types of services, carries on propaganda activities, trains specialists and provides methodological and advisory assistance to entrepreneurs.
Branch network of the Chamber is actively developing in municipal areas of the region. The largest branches are located in Balakovo, Balashov and Engels. Due to operation of the CCI representative offices local entrepreneurs are provided with the whole range of services in support of their businesses.
7 committees and 23 professional guilds which unite specialists and experts in different spheres to resolve common problems are working in the CCI.
Guilds council and arbitration reception office are working; register of reliable partners is kept. The members of Council of Elders help the Chamber in its daily operation in word and deed. Former directors of enterprises who are retired but do not want to stay out of resolution of common problems form the Council of Elders.
Today the CCI of Saratov Region includes more than 1000 organizations and enterprises. Saratov Chamber leads in many aspects being the member of top 5 largest CCIs in Russia.
Since April 2013 CCI President – Mr. Maxim Fateev – also fulfills the duties of an entrepreneurs’ rights commissioner under the Governor of Saratov Region. Choice of measures to be taken in order to solve business problems is the common target for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Business-ombudsman.
In the annual regional competition “Leader of the year – 2005” the Chamber was awarded by a diploma for successful work and contribution to social and economic development of the region in the “For active foreign economic activities” nomination. In May 2008 by a decree of Saratov Region Governor Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saratov Region was brought to regional Recognition Board.
On February 16, 2009 and June 20, 2013 CCI of Saratov Region was awarded by Diplomas of Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry for contribution into development of expert activities and support of entrepreneurship in the region.