About SRCIC

 

Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC), mainly composed of national chambers of commerce of the Belt and Road countries, is the first transnational business confederation named after the Silk Road. Currently SRCIC has 218 organizational members from 82 countries, including state-level and regional chambers of commerce and millions of affiliated enterprises. In addition, 62 cities from 22 countries have joined the Silk Road Urban Alliance initiated by the SRCIC. SRCIC serves as a bridge connecting enterprises and governments, providing a cooperative platform between business associations and SRCIC members. It is also a key voice in the promotion of Belt and Road construction, and plays a vital role in advancing economic and social development with an emphasis on international collaboration and global governance.

 

Over the past four years since its establishment, SRCIC held nine important conferences, including three Silk Road Business Summits successively. SRCIC also conducted over 30 international visits and road shows, and met with 20 plus Silk Road country leaders. Heads of state from China, Georgia, and the Philippines have participated in SRCIC international events. State leaders, government officials and international organization leaders congratulated on the events held by SRCIC through videos or letters, including leaders from Russia, Japan, Georgia, the Philippines, Czech Republic, Lebanon, Mongolia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Nepal, UN Under Secretary-General, Vice Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee Leung Chun-ying, and Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor.

 

SRCIC signed the Framework Agreement on Jointly Establishing a Mechanism and Platform for International Industry and Commerce Cooperation with more than 60 participating state-level members and international organizations. SRCIC also signed the Proposal for Jointly Establishing Rules and Standards of Transnational Artwork Trading with over 80 state-level chambers of commerce, and issued the Zhangjiajie Consensus of Harmonious Efforts in Co-Building a Shared Community for Integrated World Business Development and the Xi'an Consensus for Contributing to a Global Community for a Shared Future.

 

SRCIC signed strategic cooperation agreements with the government of Georgia, International Chamber of Commerce - World Chambers Federation, the Intergovernmental Commission of Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia, China Chamber of International Commerce, China NGO Network for International Exchanges, China Association for Friendship, and the New World Development Group in Hong Kong to jointly promote trade and cultural exchange within the Belt and Road framework. SRCIC has earned a reputation as an Action Team and a Super Liaison in the Belt and Road construction.

 

SRCIC created committees of Trade, Finance, Culture, Transportation, Energy, and Industrial Parks. SRCIC facilitated four alliances, including the Silk Road Urban Alliance, Silk Road Enterprise Development Alliance, Silk Road Association Alliance, and the Silk Road International Museum Alliance. There are also five sub-organizations under SRCIC framework: www.eSilkRoad.com, the Silk Road International Development Fund, International Artwork Trading Center, Silk Road Cultural Park, and the Silk Road Transnational Financial Leasing Alliance. These organizations serve as platforms for pragmatic cooperation among SRCIC members.

 

SRCIC maintains the Silk Road spirit of peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning, mutual benefit, and the principle of achieving shared growth through discussion and collaboration to contribute to the building of a global community with a shared future. Promoting business and cultural exchange for a win-win outcome is the goal and mission for SRCIC in this new historical era.

 

SRCIC's headquarters is based in Hong Kong, Secretariat in Xi'an, and its representative offices in Beijing and Shanghai. With the number of participating countries constantly rising, SRCIC will join hands with its members to deepen cooperation, seize the opportunities of Belt and Road Initiative, and promote the high-quality and sustainable development of global economy.