Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC), mainly composed of national chambers of commerce of the Belt and Road countries, is the first transnational business confederation named after the Silk Road. Currently SRCIC has 153 organizational members from 81 countries, including state-level and regional chambers of commerce and millions of affiliated enterprises. In addition, 58 cities from 22 countries have joined the Silk Road Urban Alliance initiated by the SRCIC. SRCIC serves as a bridge connecting enterprises and governments, providing a cooperative platform between business associations and SRCIC members. It is also a key voice in the promotion of Belt and Road construction, and plays a vital role in advancing economic and social development with an emphasis on international collaboration and global governance.


Since its establishment in December 2015, SRCIC has hosted nine important conferences, over 30 international visits and road shows, met with 20 plus Silk Road country leaders, and signed the Framework Agreement on Jointly Establishing a Mechanism and Platform for International Industry and Commerce Cooperation with more than 60 participating state-level members and international organizations. SRCIC has also signed the Proposal for Jointly Establishing Rules and Standards of Transnational Artwork Trading with over 80 state-level chambers of commerce, and has issued the  Zhangjiajie Consensus of Harmonious Efforts in Co-Building a Shared Community for Integrated World Business Development and the Xi'an Consensus for Contributing to a Global Community for a Shared Future.


SRCIC has signed strategic cooperation agreements with the government of Georgia, International Chamber of Commerce - World Chambers Federation, the Intergovernmental Commission of Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia, China Chamber of International Commerce, China NGO Network for International Exchanges, China Association for Friendship, and the New World Development Group in Hong Kong to jointly promote trade and cultural exchange within the Belt and Road framework. SRCIC has earned a reputation as an Action Team and a Super Liaison in the Belt and Road construction.


SRCIC has created six committees of Trade, Finance, Culture, Transportation, Energy, and Industrial Parks. SRCIC has also facilitated four alliances, including the Silk Road Urban Alliance, the Silk Road Enterprise Development Alliance, the Silk Road Association Alliance, and the Silk Road International Museum Alliance. It is comprised of five sub-organizations: www.eSilkRoad.com, the Silk Road International Development Fund, International Artwork Trading Center, Silk Road Cultural Park, and the Silk Road Transnational Financial Leasing Alliance. These organizations serve as platforms for pragmatic cooperation among SRCIC members.


SRCIC maintains the Silk Road spirit of peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning, mutual benefit, and the principle of achieving shared growth through discussion and collaboration to contribute to the building of a global community with a shared future. Promoting business and cultural exchange for a win-win outcome is the goal and mission for SRCIC in this new historical era.


SRCIC's headquarters is based in Hong Kong, its secretariat in Xi'an, and its representative offices in both Beijing and Shanghai. With the number of participating country members constantly increasing, SRCIC is stepping up with its global partners for the resilience of the world economy and sustainable development under the Belt and Road Initiative.