Featured Organization :: Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC)
Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC) is an international business confederation mainly composed of commercial associations from One Belt One Road (OBOR) countries. Its main goal is promoting business and cultural exchange.
The SRCIC states that it currently has over 90 organizational members from 75 countries, including state-level organizations and correspondents, plus millions of affiliated enterprises.
SRCIC connects businesses and governments and serves as a cooperative platform between business associations and SRCIC members. It promotes OBOR by participating in international collaboration and global governance.
More concretely, cooperation between SRCIC and international organizations involves sharing events, networks and business opportunities.
SRCIC has set up the following platforms for cooperation among members:
- Eight professional committees addressing trade, finance, culture, transportation, energy, information, industrial parks, and standards;
- Five alliances: Silk Road Urban Alliance, Silk Road Enterprise Development Alliance, Belt and Road Association Alliance, Silk Road International Museum Alliance, and Silk Road Think Tank Alliance; and
- Six sub-organizations: www.eSilkRoad.com, Silk Road International Development Fund, Silk Road Cultural Business Park, Silk Road International Commodity Exchanges, Silk Road Transnational Financial Leasing Alliance, and International Artwork Trading Center.
Links to Israel
As Israel is part of the OBOR initiative, it is no surprise that the start-up nation is connected to SRCIC.
The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce formally joined SRCIC last September. Director of the International Trade Division Mr Zeev Lavie stated that the Federation hopes to work with SRCIC for resource integration, business collaboration, and shared platforms to promote Israeli hi-tech projects.
Mr Oren Shachor is a Vice Chairman of SRCIC. He currently serves as President of ICC Israel and as Vice President of the Israeli Association of Chambers of Commerce.
Cooperation between Israeli organizations and the SRCIC is yet another thread within the ever tightening relationship between Israel and China.
Summary of information sourced from: SRCIC, Interviews
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