The Commerce and Industry Chamber of the Republic of Bashkortostan was the first in Russia to apply and become a member of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA). This is a subsidiary of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which includes 57 countries (the second largest member countries after the UN).
The decision was made at a meeting of the 38th General Assembly of the Islamic Chamber in Muscat (Oman). Also on that day, an international partner, a business organization from Thailand, was included in the ICCIA.
“We look forward to future cooperation in projects, activities to promote trade and investment opportunities and development in the interests of private enterprise and the Muslim community of Bashkortostan. Your valued organization has full access to the benefits and participation in ICCIA services, meetings and events already as our member. We also consider your accession to the Islamic Chamber as an important pillar for intensifying ties with private business in Russia,” ICCIA Secretary General Yousef Hassan Halavi said.
The confirmation of the application of the Commerce and Industry Chamber RB became known on the sidelines of the XII International Economic Summit "Russia - the Islamic World". The decision of the General Assembly formalized the entry. This became possible thanks to the two-year interaction of CCI of Bashkiria with the ICCIA, as well as the fact that the Bashkir chamber is the only one among Russian organizations that has an agreement with OIC/SMIIC on Halal standardization.
“Given our export opportunities, including in the field of halal, and cooperation with OIC/SMIIC, we plan to enter new markets for our entrepreneurs. This is very important given the sanctions pressure,” Timur Khakimov, head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry RB commented.