As the representative of about 150,000 businesses in political, legal or financial matters, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce is a key player in the city's economic landscape.
Founded in 1665, Hamburg's is the oldest Chamber of Commerce in Germany. The Chamber acts as an interface between businesses, authorities and markets. As such, it campaigns to create favourable business conditions in Hamburg and provides hands-on advice to registered businesses. On a regional, national and European level, the chamber serves long-established companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and as startups. Activities span everything from financial support for startups to expert advice for businesses in crisis.
Since Hamburg traditionally being one of Northern Europe's leading locations for trans-border trade, the Chamber of Commerce has a strong focus on international business relations, with systems in place to encourage international business. Members are invited to utilise the chamber's resources to launch into new markets.
In turn, foreign enterprises may turn to Hamburg's Chamber of Commerce for assistance when settling in in the city. Expert knowledge is available on a range of matters, from establishing a business to creating fair conditions for foreign companies in the German market. If you need legalisation of trade certificates, such as packing lists, trading invoices or freight notes, please get in touch with the in-house Service Centre. In some cases, the chamber liaises with external experts to resolve, for example, legal disputes or immigration issues. Expertise is provided by representatives from countries such as China, India and Russia as well as those within the EU and the Near and Middle East.
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