WCF is a unique and truly global forum uniting the global network of 12,000 chambers and helping individual chambers to become more productive and strengthens links among them.
A non-political, non-governmental body, WCF is the backbone of the chamber community, uniting the global network of 12,000 chambers and their business communities.
The World Chambers Federation is a unique and truly global forum that not only helps individual chambers to become more productive, but also strengthens links among them. From managing the ATA Carnet system, which allows for the duty-free and tax-free temporary import of goods, to the World Chambers Network (WCN) Chamber Directory, WCF offers a wide range of products and services to help chambers deliver the best possible service to their respective members.
World Chambers Congress
Every two years WCF stages the World Chambers Congress, one of the most anticipated events in the chamber calendar. A key feature of the Congress is the World Chambers Competition, the only global awards programme to recognize the most innovative projects undertaken by chambers around the world.
Mark your calendar 9th World Chambers Congress
10-12 June, 2015
Please click here for more information
Permit the duty-free and tax-free temporary export and import of goods for up to one year.
When showing samples to customers or potential customers, exhibiting at a trade fair or transporting equipment to provide a service, chose the simple and proven way to move business goods to foreign lands – the ATA Carnet, the Passport for Goods.
ATA Carnets in Albania are issued by the Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
For professional advice and to learn how to obtain a Carnet in Albania, please click here.
The ATA system is a product developed by the World Customs Organization and the International Chamber of Commerce.
World Chambers Network
WCN links Chambers of Commerce, companies and their customers from around the world.
WCN’s unique platform is a vital business tool which offers promotion, verification and trust services which:
- foster open and comprehensive exchange of business information on companies, products, services, markets and resources
- establish an electronic commerce network that links Chambers of Commerce, companies and their customers from around the world and
- enables each participating Chamber of Commerce to serve as a unique content provider and become an electronic commerce facilitator for its local companies
Certificates of Origin
WCF provides a critical advocacy and representation role at the global level, promoting the role of chambers as competent authorities in the issuance of COs and the acceptance of electronic COs.
WCF reinforces and enhances the unique position that chambers of commerce hold in issuing and guaranteeing certificates.
WCF’s International Certificate of Origin Guidelines establishes the standard procedures for issuing and attesting COs by chambers. This set of international standard rules and procedures reinforces the trust and integrity of the chamber CO “chain”, not only for benefiting traders but also Customs administrations.
To verify the Certificate of origin you hold, please visit CoO Verification Website.
Apply for the ChamberTrust seal, the trusted search engine exclusively focused on companies, their activities and product lines.
Any company in the world can apply for a ChamberTrust seal for their corporate website, but the seal is primarily designed to assist small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) already active in, or interested in, developing new markets in international trade.
ChamberTrust is a standardized chamber tool designed to deal with online trust, confidence and lack of exposure — issues that SMEs face when they enter the global electronic market place.