History of Brest branch

The history of the Brest Branch goes back to the year of 1962 when a representation office of the All-Union Chamber of Commerce was opened at the Brest-Central Station of the Belarusian Railway. In 1964 the Representation office was transformed into the Brest Region Commodity Examination Bureau under the Byelorussian Branch of the All-Union Chamber of Commerce. In 1979 it was transformed into the Brest Branch of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Byelorussian SSR.

At present the unitary enterprise «Brest Branch of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry» has been implementing the aims and tasks of its founder, i.e. the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in its region.

Many-sided activity carried out by the Unitary Enterprise has its specific features attributed to location of the Brest region and the city of Brest at the junction of state borders of Belarus, Poland and Ukraine. This is a very important transport and trade crossroad. The pioneer free economic zone «Brest» as well as the establishment and development of an Euro-region «Bug» exert primary control over operation of the Enterprise.

The «Belovezhskaya Pushcha» National Park is also located in the territory of the Brest region. This is the oldest forest preserve in Europe placed on the World Heritage List and given the status of a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO's resolution.

In its activity the Enterprise closely cooperates with governmental bodies and first of all with the Committee for economic and marketing relations, with the regional territorial committee for business and investment, administration of FEZ «Brest» and other organizations.

The Enterprise maintains and develops cooperation with regional chambers of commerce in Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, and Kazakhstan. They have concluded 42 agreements on cooperation with them. Business relations with Bialo-Podlaska CC, Polish-Belarusian CCI, Volyn CCI, Kaunas CCI, Debrecen CC are especially close which makes it easier for the Enterprise to attain its objectives.