Estonia Trade Associations
Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECCI)
The Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECCI) was established in 1925. In 1927, the ECCI was accepted as a member of the International Chamber of Commerce. The ECCI operated as a successful organization until 1940, when the Chamber and all other private organizations were forced to close down by the Soviet occupation.
In 1989, the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry was re-established with some hundred members a private, voluntary membership Chamber. Today, the ECCI is the largest business representation organization in the country. As of January 2012, the ECCI has almost 3200 members. More importantly, according to a study carried out by Krediidiinfo (Credit Info Estonia), the net turnover of the ECCI members makes more than 41% of the net turnover of ALL Estonian companies, the owner’s equity of the ECCI members makes total about 36% of the capital of all Estonian companies and net profits equal 42% of that of all Estonian companies. The ECCI’s members account for over 85 percent of Estonia’s total exports. These enterprises are predominantly in the textile, metal, timber, construction and food industries.