With a view of supporting and promoting economic dimension of the Berlin Process, the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Serbia and Kosovo Chamber of Commerce have proposed establishment of a regional platform that will facilitate closer cooperation among business communities in the region in other to promote economic development and regional cooperation.
On the margins of the Vienna summit, on 27 August 2015, the six chambers of commerce and industry of the Western Balkans, namely Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Albania, Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chamber of Commerce of Kosovo, Economic Chamber of Macedonia, Chamber of Economy of Montenegro and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, along with two chambers from the two EU member states, Croatian Chamber of Economy and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, under the auspices of the EUROCHAMBRES and with the support of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), have established the Western Balkan Chamber Investment Forum (CIF).
CIF’s main objectives are:
WB CIF represents the voice of over 350,000 companies, mostly small and medium-sized enterprises from the region. The platform serves the purpose of intensifying and concretization of the inter-chamber cooperation and conducting activities in the common interest of the business communities.
The mission of Chamber investment Forum is to provide more efficient involvement of business communities of the countries in the Region in the implementation of ongoing and planned infrastructure and other projects of importance for economic prosperity of the Western Balkans.
CIF Main activities are: