Founded in June 2022, the Italy China Council Foundation - ICCF was born from the integration between the Italy China Foundation and the Italy China Chamber of Commerce. The ICCF is a non-profit association that includes both Italian and Chinese companies and individuals.
With its 400 associates and partners who produce a turnover of over 70 billion euros, it is the leading organization of its kind in Italy and among the leading in Europe. Thanks to its network that includes Chinese, Italian, European and international companies and public institutions, the ICCF is dedicated to the development of relations between the European continent and Asia, and in particular between Italy and China. The ICCF is the only platform in Italy that directly involves Italian and Chinese companies and individuals, thus facilitating the collaboration and development of bilateral projects and initiatives.
Italy China Foundation
Founded in November 2003 by Cesare Romiti, in over 18 years of activity the Italy China Foundation has acted and supported institutions and companies to promote political, economic, commercial, scientific and cultural exchanges between the two countries. The Foundation originated – integrating, reinforcing and completing their aims and activities – from two important institutions active since the beginning of diplomatic relations between the two countries: the Italy China Chamber of Commerce (founded in 1970) and the Italy China Institute (founded in 1971).
From the twenty founding members, the Foundation has grown over time and has counted over 200 members and a network of hundreds of companies and institutional subjects: Italian companies of various sectors, sizes and objectives, active in the Chinese market, Chinese multinationals that have invested in our Country, bodies and various associations. Private and non-profit, the Foundation has had on its Board of Directors important political and economic institutional bodies from both countries, including Italian Ministries and Regions, ICE and the main Italian and Chinese diplomatic missions. A presence that has strengthened relations with Chinese public institutions, to the benefit of the associates and their activities on the Chinese market.
The importance of the Foundation's role is also expressed in the coordination work which on several occasions takes place in projects of national interest in bilateral relations. The institutional aspect is also strengthened by the collaboration with various bilateral bodies at an international level, such as the Eu-China Business Association (EUCBA). The enhancement of the Italian presence in China, and vice versa, was supported by the promotion of educational, cultural, economic and scientific events and activities to present Italy as a "Country System".
Italy China Chamber of Commerce
The Italian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (CCIC) is a mixed chamber, made up of Italian and Chinese companies. It was established on 16 October 1970 in conjunction with the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Italy and the People's Republic of China.
The CCIC is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and adheres to the Union of Italian Foreign Chambers of Commerce. It is registered in the Register of Italian Foreign Chambers of Commerce and is a founding member of the Italy-China Foundation and of the EU-China Business Association (EUCBA), the association that responds to the requests of the European Union towards the People's Republic of China. It has ongoing relationships with the Ministries, Diplomatic Missions, political and economic institutions of both countries.
The experience acquired over time by the CCIC is a unique asset, made available to Italian and Chinese companies to improve relations and economic exchanges between Italy and China.