Chamber of Commerce of Republic of Srpska

Chamber of Commerce and industry of Republic of Srpska, with its Regional Chambers in Banja Luka, Bijeljina, Doboj, East Sarajevo and Trebinje, makes a unique Chamber System of Republic of Srpska.

The Chamber is a non-governmental, independent, professional – business organization, non-profit public – legal association of business subjects and economic associations from the territory of Republic of Srpska. Activities of RS Chamber of Commerce and Industry are primarily focused on representing the interests of members and the economy as a whole before the legislative and executive authorities, as well as to connect entrepreneurs in the RS and BiH and development of economic relations of the RS economy with the economies of other countries, professional trainings and the provision of all necessary information and advisory services to its members.

Chamber members are: companies, banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions engaged in economic activity in Republic of Srpska. Also, members can be: business and professional associations, interest associations, scientific – research and educational institutions, associations, foundations, entrepreneurs, agricultural cooperatives and other entities engaged in activities of importance to the economy, if they show interest in membership in the Chamber.

Chamber activities are governed by its members through their representatives, on the principle of democratic decision-making and mutual responsibility. Chamber members exercise their rights via direct participation of its representatives in the work of the bodies of the Chamber and via other forms of organization and work of the Chamber. The Chamber achieves its tasks through the Assembly and the Board of Directors, branch associations and their bodies, committees, councils and through other forms of organization and work in the Chamber, as well as through its Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry and their bodies.

Funds for the Chamber activities are collected from membership fees, paid by Chamber members as mandatory, incomes from providing business services and other sources. The fee paid by the Chamber members, is calculated on the basis of their economic strength. The decision on the method of calculation, the amount of annual membership fees, terms and manner of payment, on the basis of previously defined criteria, adopts the Assembly of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Republic of Srpska.

In order to meet the needs of members and to improve the operations of the Chamber, in the Unique Chamber system a quality management system in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001: 2008 was introduced and certified.

The business environment is in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Republic of Srpska dealt within the Department for Legal Issues. This Department provides consultancy in the general business law (labor, corporate, commercial, etc.), tax law, and so on.

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