Association of Ukrainian-Chinese Co-operation (AUCC)
NGO Association of Ukrainian-Chinese Co-operation (AUCC) was established in 2008 at the request of the Embassy of China in Ukraine, as a voluntary, independent association of legal entities in order to establish, support and promote bilateral co-operation between Ukraine and the People's Republic of China in production, finance, transport, trade, education, science and technology, culture, tourism and others sectors.
Goals and tasks of the Association
Implementation, improvement and expansion of areas, forms and means of mutually beneficial co-operation between Ukrainian and Chinese organizations regardless of forms of ownership in various sectors of economic and cultural life.
Strengthening of friendship traditions, mutual respect and partnership between the peoples of Ukraine and China, support as well as sharing experience of effective interactions within business, social, scientific and cultural circles of two countries.
Subject and main activities
- Assistance in finding and establishing business contacts and partnerships between parties in both countries; - Providing of comprehensive assistance and support of active members of AUCCin the implementation of business, scientific, technical, informational, cultural, educational and other projects in Ukraine, PRC and other countries; - Lobbying and protection of interests of AUCC in government, corporate, diplomatic and international organizations; - Coordination of actions and solving of wide range of practical issues (organizational, legal, visa, logistics, information, representative etc.) that occur in the process of co-operation between business partners- legal entities of Ukraine and China.
Structure and bodies
The highest governing body is the General Meeting of AUCC members.
The executive and supervisory functions are performed by: Board, Executive Committee, Supervisory Board, Audit Committee, Special Committees, the Commission on settlement of disputes.
Chairman of the Board of AUCC is a well-known Ukrainian businessman and public figure Mr. Robert Brovdi (elected in May 2015), member of the Ukrainian part of Bilateral Sub-commission on Co-operation in agriculture, Intergovernmental commission on cooperation between Ukraine and PRC.
1st Vice-Chairman of AUCC’s Board is a well-known Ukrainian diplomat – Mr,Igor Lytvyn, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to China in 1999-2001, deputy head of the Ukrainian part of the joint Ukrainian-Chinese Business Council and member of the Ukrainian Bilateral Intergovernmental Sub-commission on trade and economic co-operation between Ukraine and PRC. Head of AUCC Executive Committee is an entrepreneur and social activist Mr.VitaliyOliynyk, who has large experience in trade and economic spheres of relations between Ukraine and PRC.
AUCC’s membership and partnership
The Association brings together the members of both countries regardless of their activity and form of ownership, and it is open for new members interested in expanding the number of partners.
Activity of AUCC as non-budget organizations is financed entirely by admission and membership fees, charitable assistance and other legal sources.
AUCC is an effective tool of promotion of Ukrainian-Chinese business projects and a reliable partner, representative of interests and communicator.
Ukraine’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry
According to the Law of Ukraine “On the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Ukraine” –this is a non-governmental non-profit self-governing organization that voluntarily unites legal entities and citizens of Ukraine registered as entrepreneurs and their associations.
Currently, members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine include about 10 thousand economic entities of all forms of property. The main goal of Chamber is creation of favorable conditions for entrepreneurship, promotion of the comprehensive development of science, technology and trade ties between Ukrainian businessmen and their foreign partners, representation of interests of its members on economic activity both in Ukraine and abroad.
CCI of Ukraine performs its functions independently or through regional chambers of commerce and trade operating in regions, in the city of Kyiv and also through enterprises and other organizations joined and coordinated by UCCI.
Chambers provide practical assistance to entrepreneurs in their trade and economic operations on the domestic and foreign markets, promote the export of Ukrainian goods and services, which provide their members with a broad range of professional services, including consulting on foreign trade and evaluation of markets, conducting independent examination of products, assessing movable and immovable property, intangible assets, offer services of bar coding, patent-licensing services, draw up documentation in order to protect intellectual property rights etc. Chambers provide Ukrainian and foreign entrepreneurs with business and legal information, organize seminars, conferences, exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad, and provide business discussions on economic issues.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine and regional chambers are authorized by the Government of Ukraine to issue certificates of origin and ATA Carnet, provide services related to the issuance of these documents. The CCI of Ukraine confirms the force majeure, as well as trade and port customs, which are typical for Ukraine. The CCI of Ukraine keeps Private register of domestic enterprises, which financial status testifies their reliability as partners in business in Ukraine and abroad. Registration Certificate issued by the Chamber confirms the good financial standing of their partners and guarantees that such enterprises can be trusted. In Ukraine, theCCI International Commercial Arbitration Court, which has been widely recognized in the world, Maritime Arbitration Commission and Arbitration tribunal are operating.
CCI of Ukraine is a member of International Chamber of Commerce, World Federation of Chambers, European Association of Chambers of Commerce, Business Council of the Black Sea Economic Community and the Association of CCI of Central European Initiative. The UCCI has its representatives in 11 countries and supports partnerships with similar national and regional organizations in almost 90 countries.
In order to promote international economic relations, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine establishes joint advisory bodies with its foreign partners, such as business councils and mixed chambers of commerce. The representatives of the Chamber are among 69 members of the intergovernmental commission on trade and economic co-operation, subcommittees and its working groups.