Association of Ukrainian-Chinese Strategic Partnership (AUCSP)
The non-governmental organization Association of Ukrainian-Chinese Strategic Partnership (AUCSP) is a voluntary, non-profit association of legal entities registered in Ukraine aimed at the further adjustment, support and development of bilateral relations between Ukraine and the People's Republic of China within the strategic partnership format in production, economy and finance, transport, trade, education, science and technology, culture and tourism, etc.
Association's goals and objectives:
- introduction, improvement and expansion of directions, forms and means of mutually beneficial cooperation of Ukraine and China institutions, organizations and various entities of any ownership form engaged in various areas;
- strengthening of traditions of friendship, mutual respect and partnership between the peoples of Ukraine and China, support and dissemination of experience of effective interaction between business, social and scientific and cultural circles of two countries.
Subject and main course of action:
- facilitating the search for and establishment of business contacts and partnerships between entities of both countries;
- providing comprehensive assistance and active support to AUCSP members in business, science & engineering, information, cultural & educational and other projects on the territory of Ukraine, China and other countries;
- lobbying and defending the AUCSP members' interests in state, corporate, diplomatic and international structures;
- coordination of actions and solutions of a wide range of practical issues (organizational, legal, visa, logistics, information, representative, etc.) that arise in the process of cooperation between business partners - legal entities of Ukraine and China.
Structure and governance
The highest decision-making body of the Association is the General Assembly of the AUCSP members.
Executive and supervisory functions are performed by the Executive Board, the Executive Committee, the Supervisory Board, and the specialized Committees.
Chairman of the Board of AUCSP is a well-known Ukrainian diplomat Igor Lytvyn - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the PRC in 1999-2001, Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian Part of the joint Ukrainian-Chinese Business Council and a member of the Ukrainian Section of the Bilateral Intergovernmental Sub-Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation between Ukraine and China.
AUCSP membership and partnerships
The Association brings together participants regardless of their activities profile and form of ownership, is open to new members interested in expanding the range of Chinese partners.
AUCSP's activities as a non-budgetary organization financed exclusively by entrance and membership fees, charitable assistance from other legal sources.
AUCSP is an effective tool for promoting Ukrainian-Chinese business projects, 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.