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On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Isfahan and St. Petersburg sisterhood relation, a delegation consisting of the Mayor of Isfahan
Official Meeting between members of Asian Parliamentary Association (APA) and members of Representative Board of Esfahan Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA)
Iraq Minister of Industry and Minerals in Esfahan Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA)
 
  • History of Isfahan
Covering an area of around 107,044 sq.km (5.6% of Iran’s area), and a population of 5.12 million, the province of Isfahan is located in the center of Iran. Connecting North to South and East to West, Isfahan is considered as the most strategic state of the country, since it is the junction of roads and railroads of Iran between the warm water of Persian Gulf, CIS countries and Eastern Europe, which is also in the corridor of international flights that is considered as one of the advantages of Isfahan.
The primary core of Isfahan was formed in 6th century BC (pre Islamic period). The name of "Isfahan" is an integral and indivisible part of Iran throughout the world. In the course of history, Isfahan has been the center of civilization, culture, and economy of Iran and it keeps abreast of the oldest civilizations in the world which dates back to 5500 BC- 6000 BC.
Enjoying its unique geography and the blessings of nature, Isfahan has also been one of the greatest economic centers of Iran, for which the proof is the hosting of "Silk Road".
Isfahan city started its developing trend since it was adopted as the capital during the Seljuk dynasty. It was so progressed and expanded during the time of the Safavids that soon turned into one of the most important cities of that time, having a population of over 400,000. Isfahan has always been called “Nesf-e-Jahan” (Half of the world). Throughout the history, religious minorities as Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians have been living in Isfahan city, which is regarded as the sign of peace and tranquility of the city.
There are more than 2000 historical monuments, of which only 400 are visited by the tourists. Isfahan province is the top state of the country considering the number of tourist sites. The Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan is one of the biggest city squares in the world and an outstanding example of Iranian and Islamic architecture. It has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The city also has a wide variety of historic monuments. Islamic architectural sites were built from 11th to the 19th century while older pre-Islamic monuments date back to 1000 B.C.
 
  • Isfahan Today
Isfahan city is the center of Isfahan province with an area over 250 sqkm in central Iran.  It has a population of about 2 million including its suburbs and is considered as one of the metropolitan cities of Iran and the third largest city in the country.
Today, relying on the great capabilities of its people and its abundant God-gifted natural resources as well as its human resources, Isfahan province is looked upon as one of the major centers contributing to the domestic production and macro-economy of the country. Isfahan is producing fine carpets, textiles, steel and handicrafts. It is the capital of knowledge based economy of Iran relying on its active pioneers in the realm of nanotechnology, biotechnology and nuclear technology.
Over 9000 industrial units are located in Isfahan province, ranking the first in Iran. There are also over 800 active mines in the province which is counted as 7.3% of total active mines of the country, ranked 3rd in this regard.
Isfahan province is exporting 310 different goods, including agricultural products, chemical and industrial goods, minerals and precious metals, to 72 countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, UAE and Oman. Total value of exports has been registered over 3 bn USD last year.
The lion share of total export value of the province belongs to gold products, followed by carpet, iron and Crude steel, steel products, chemical and petrochemical products, carpets. Considering the capabilities of province in production of different articles from gold, silvers and gems, Isfahan ranks the first in exporting these articles.
The value of imports to province was about 5.6 bn. USD last year, which mostly include mechanical machinery, electrical machinery, spare parts, ceramic products, chemical products. Top importing partners of the province are from China, Italy, Germany, South Korea and France.

 
A Brief Background of Its Establishment
 
Foundation bases of "Businessmen Association" in Isfahan root back to over 100 years ago which was a valuable motivation in establishing the "Chamber of Commerce" in 1931.
 
By the collective efforts of Isfahan artisans "Chamber of Industry" was also formed, which was later merged with the "Chamber of Commerce" in 1970.
 
In 2012 the name of “Chamber of Industry” changed to "Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture", referred to as "ECCIMA".

ECCIMA was awarded as "The Best Local Chamber" (Big Chamber Category) by The Confederation of Asia – Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) in October 2012, in recognition of its outstanding achievement in promoting the industrial, commercial and social well-being of its community, and in supporting the chamber movement in region.
It was also the finalist in 2017 World Chambers Competition, selected 2nd in Best CSR project.
 
The Mission
Esfahan Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIM) benefits from having both an executive team and a board of directors with extensive professional experience in entrepreneurship, marketing and trade.
The Board of Directors is made of recognized entrepreneurs who are in the social and professional community in Esfahan, whose members are experienced entrepreneurs with established businesses in Esfahan province. Composed of 5 members, the board main mission is to bring their experience, both in management and entrepreneurship expertise to facilitate the achievement of the services of the chamber and to put their best endeavor in bringing their expertise to the members wishing to enhance their business in Esfahan.

Consultant to the Iranian Powers

Supporting 4426 members, ECCIMA ranks the second biggest in Iran. Isfahan Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture leaning upon the capabilities of its members, human resources and the economic capacities of Isfahan Province, tried to perform its key role as the consultant of the three Powers of I.R. Iran. Doing this great job, ECCIMA managed to have meetings with different organizations, parliament members, and governmental and judicial authorities in local, national and international level to study the situation of industry and commerce in Iran and Isfahan, and to develop this status.

Training and Consultative Programs

Enjoying leading national and international trainers, ECCIMA arranges over 20000 person/hour training and Consultative programs for the members to develop their knowledge in management, marketing, macro economy, and other related fields, to enable them to compete in universal markets.

International Relations

Isfahan Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture is directly organizing and sponsoring over 100 trade and investment missions, and also domestic and international specialized exhibitions to explore opportunities for the economic activists. ECCIMA is also responsible for issuing commercial card, certificate of origin and other trade documents. Investment Isfahan Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture succeeded to invest, initiate, pursue or support different projects from infrastructure to research projects.

Investment

in "Isfahan Intl. Air Cargo Terminal" and "Isfahan Intl. Exhibition Co." are some instances, which was completed in order to generate employment and services, and also to provide a favorable environment for the economic activists of Iran and Isfahan.

International Arbitration

Arbitration Center of Isfahan Chamber was founded in 2010 as the bureau of Arbitration Center of Iran Chamber (ACIC) for the purpose of settlement of both domestic and international disputes through arbitration or conciliation. ACIC is recognized as the first Iranian independent arbitration institution, which is organized as an affiliate to the Iran Chamber of Commerce but enjoys independent legal personality. For more information about Arbitration Center of Iran Chamber, please refer to www.Arbitration.ir

  • Specialized Commissions and Associations
There are 9 active specialized commissions under ECCIMA in different field as following:
  1. Commission on "Trade, Services and Communications "
  2. Commission on " Development and Improvement of Business Environment"
  3. Commission on " Legal and Parliamentary affairs"
  4. Commission on " Agriculture and Environment"
  5. Commission on " Industries"
  6. Commission on "Mines"
  7. Commission on "Social Responsibilities and NGOs"
  8. Commission on "Tourism and Barnding"
  9. Commission on "Energy, Refining and Petrochemical Industries"
These commissions are headed by board members of the chamber and have their own sub committees to study the related issues in the economic and business atmosphere of the country and its impacts on the members and community.

 
 

  • History of Isfahan
Covering an area of around 107,044 sq.km (5.6% of Iran’s area), and a population of 5.12 million, the province of Isfahan is located in the center of Iran. Connecting North to South and East to West, Isfahan is considered as the most strategic state of the country, since it is the junction of roads and railroads of Iran between the warm water of Persian Gulf, CIS countries and Eastern Europe, which is also in the corridor of international flights that is considered as one of the advantages of Isfahan.
The primary core of Isfahan was formed in 6th century BC (pre Islamic period). The name of "Isfahan" is an integral and indivisible part of Iran throughout the world. In the course of history, Isfahan has been the center of civilization, culture, and economy of Iran and it keeps abreast of the oldest civilizations in the world which dates back to 5500 BC- 6000 BC.
Enjoying its unique geography and the blessings of nature, Isfahan has also been one of the greatest economic centers of Iran, for which the proof is the hosting of "Silk Road".
Isfahan city started its developing trend since it was adopted as the capital during the Seljuk dynasty. It was so progressed and expanded during the time of the Safavids that soon turned into one of the most important cities of that time, having a population of over 400,000. Isfahan has always been called “Nesf-e-Jahan” (Half of the world). Throughout the history, religious minorities as Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians have been living in Isfahan city, which is regarded as the sign of peace and tranquility of the city.
There are more than 2000 historical monuments, of which only 400 are visited by the tourists. Isfahan province is the top state of the country considering the number of tourist sites. The Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan is one of the biggest city squares in the world and an outstanding example of Iranian and Islamic architecture. It has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The city also has a wide variety of historic monuments. Islamic architectural sites were built from 11th to the 19th century while older pre-Islamic monuments date back to 1000 B.C.
 
  • Isfahan Today
Isfahan city is the center of Isfahan province with an area over 250 sqkm in central Iran.  It has a population of about 2 million including its suburbs and is considered as one of the metropolitan cities of Iran and the third largest city in the country.
Today, relying on the great capabilities of its people and its abundant God-gifted natural resources as well as its human resources, Isfahan province is looked upon as one of the major centers contributing to the domestic production and macro-economy of the country. Isfahan is producing fine carpets, textiles, steel and handicrafts. It is the capital of knowledge based economy of Iran relying on its active pioneers in the realm of nanotechnology, biotechnology and nuclear technology.
Over 9000 industrial units are located in Isfahan province, ranking the first in Iran. There are also over 800 active mines in the province which is counted as 7.3% of total active mines of the country, ranked 3rd in this regard.
Isfahan province is exporting 310 different goods, including agricultural products, chemical and industrial goods, minerals and precious metals, to 72 countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, UAE and Oman. Total value of exports has been registered over 3 bn USD last year.
The lion share of total export value of the province belongs to gold products, followed by carpet, iron and Crude steel, steel products, chemical and petrochemical products, carpets. Considering the capabilities of province in production of different articles from gold, silvers and gems, Isfahan ranks the first in exporting these articles.
The value of imports to province was about 5.6 bn. USD last year, which mostly include mechanical machinery, electrical machinery, spare parts, ceramic products, chemical products. Top importing partners of the province are from China, Italy, Germany, South Korea and France.

 

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