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A hundred years of experience

History

A hundred years of experience

The first Chamber of Commerce in the world was established in 1599 in the harbor city of Marseilles, when merchants decided to fight back together against pirates.

In Finland, the Chamber of Commerce has operated from the start of the country’s independence. The combination of many diverse trades and forms of activity made the Chamber unique at the time – and still does today.

In the autumn of 1917, the Chambers of Commerce were founded in Helsinki, Turku and Vaasa, and at the beginning of 1918 in Tampere, Viipuri, Kuopio and Oulu, as well as the Finland Chamber of Commerce.