Publicat pe 03/07/2019

Bucharest, July 2nd, 2019: The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR) Board of Directors met on Tuesday, July 2nd, at the CCIR Business Center, in an operative meeting where, for the first time, a member of the Romanian Government participated in, Minister for the Business Environment, Trade and Entrepreneurship, Mr. Ştefan Radu Oprea.

Among the topics on the working agenda, the position of the Chamber of Commerce, as representative of the business environment, as a partner for the Romanian Government was discussed, as well as the support that the whole chamber system can provide in initiating and supporting projects that will support the environment business in our country.

The President of CCIR, Mr. Mihai Daraban, supported the need to involve the chambers of commerce in the development of projects to support the economy and the Romanian entrepreneur, giving as an example the Hungarian model that can be adapted to the Cameral System in our country: “Both the National Chamber and the County Chambers need of certain Government prerogatives for developing services for the Romanian business community. The Hungarian model and subsequently adapted to the Romanian Cameral System, which would only bring benefits. I think there is a common need to represent the business environment”.

Minister for the Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Mr. Ştefan Radu Oprea said: “From an institutional and governmental point of view there is a certain business culture according to which the Government has as a representative partner the Chamber of Commerce, so that the internationally recognized partner of the Romanian Government is the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania. (…) it is necessary to involve the chambers of commerce in the format of the Joint Commissions in order to organize them through the business environment they represent”.

Mr. Mihai Daraban also presented the National Top of Companies, a CCIR emblem event, as possible radiography of the Romanian economy: “The National Top of Companies is not just a gala event, but a very large report from which some very useful conclusions can be drawn. CCIR uses a unique national software based on important criteria such as turnover, operating profit, thus the hierarchy of the Romanian economy is configurated”.

During the meeting, there were also debates on the issue of joint projects such as the organization of business forums and the development of initiatives to support the business community. It also reiterated the involvement of CCIR in supporting and promoting dual-level vocational education as well as the development and modernization of Romexpo commercial spaces as a means of promotion and development at the international level.