The foundation of the Europe India Chamber of Commerce (EICC) was laid on 4th. October 2004 during the GOPIO Conference on “Trade and Investment and NRI/PIO Business Networking”. More than 220 participants from 24 countries attended the Conference in Brussels endorsed the idea of setting up an Institution. The Conference was covered by News and Media and the following News collection speaks of the broad resolution of the EICC.
Founded on 4 October 2004 the EICC is the premier non-profit, privately funded non-government organization which serves as the key liaising body representing the views of both European and Indian business and enterprises having business interest in their respective countries. As the voice of business, the Chamber’s core objective is to advocate for free and enterprise with European Parliament, European Commission, regulatory bodies such as WTO, and governments around the EU countries, and in India. The EICC promotes the interests of its member’s businesses while cooperatively working to establish an environment and economic climate for success in the business community in EU and India. The EICC provides platform for profitable interaction between the European and Indian business communities to enhance trade and commerce in their respective countries. In doing so, the EICC directs its energy in assisting Indian inbound investments into Europe, and leverages on this experience by assisting European organizations through the various networks which have been built in India. Currently the EICC is the only chamber of its kind at the apex level to the existing bi-lateral chambers across Europe. The EICC, with the support of its satellite offices in Spain, the Netherlands and Italy liaises with local/bilateral chamber of commerce to promote our member’s interest. From its headquarters in Brussels, the Chamber maintains a team of experts to help drive and to meet the challenges and goals, its pro-business agenda and the mission with which it was established. The chamber works to achieve these objectives by means of activities, services and lobbying, such as networking events, trade and investment information, business development opportunities, etc.