According to the pre-corona plans, the ICC Estonian business delegation would have traveled to Kazakhstan in early October. There will be no ride this time. However, a meeting with the Ambassador of Kazakhstan residing in Tallinn, Nurlan Seitimov, took place in the ICC Estonia office today. The event was initiated by Heiti Mäemees, the Estonian Ambassador to Kazakhstan. Heiti Mäemees, residing in Nur-Sultan, is also the Estonian Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
Tiit Tammemägi, Chairman of the of the ICC Estonia, gave an overview of the activities of the leading international business organization ICC and its Estonian National Committee, ICC Estonia. Among other things, the planned visit to Kazakhstan. It was agreed that a business delegation to Kazakhstan would be held as soon as the Covid-19 pandemic allowed it to do so. But before the trip, an Estonian-Kazakh business forum will be organized in Tallinn.
The previous Estonian Ambassador to Kazakhstan resided in Helsinki. The 2019 decree of the President of Kazakhstan expanded the country’s representation in the European Union. In addition to Tallinn, embassies were established in Bratislava, Belgrade, Lisbon, Riga and Sofia.
The meeting was attended by Marius Kutateladze (GoSwift), Raul Uus, who heads the future Baltic-Central Asian Chamber of Commerce, and Jaan Hein (DefSecIntel Solutions). Jaan Hein is an experienced diplomat who has been the Estonian Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Georgia, Tajikistan and elsewhere. So three ambassadors in the ICC Estonia office.
The joint opinion of the participants about the meeting was businesslike.
FocusIT joined ICC Estonia.
FocusIT is an information security partner. Their experts help protect your assets and reputation by protecting your information systems and information.
The list of services they offer is also extensive:
- Security level assessment
- Information security management
- Security of personal data
- More information on their website www.focusit.ee
NJORD Law Office has been a gold member of the International Chamber of Commerce ICC Estonia since January. During 2019, NJORD and ICC Estonia plan to organize several free seminars for entrepreneurs.
The first joint seminar will take place on 2 April and will focus on the rights, obligations and responsibilities of board members. The next seminar on data protection is expected at the end of May, one year after the general data protection regulation became mandatory. NJORD and ICC Estonia expect the active participation of entrepreneurs in the seminars. More detailed information will be distributed on both NJORD and ICC Estonia websites as the seminar dates approach.
NJORD Law Office has been an active member of ICC Estonia for many years and thus also a member of the International Chamber of Commerce. Triinu Hiob, Head of Disputes at NJORD, has also been appointed a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.
Hardmeier OÜ started its activity as a developer and manufacturer of access control systems already in 1994 in Tallinn. In connection with 2006. With the addition of security systems to the product portfolio, the joint brand FoxSec was created. Over the years, Hardmeier OÜ has continuously developed and improved its production and by now has achieved a considerable position as a developer and manufacturer of access control systems both in Estonia and elsewhere in the world.
The FoxSec family includes three different systems that ensure the satisfaction of even the most demanding customer.
- FoxSec Net + Integrated security and access control system with a large number of doors
- FoxSec Lite + Integrated security and access control system with a small number of doors
- FoxSec 1850 Access control system
All FoxSec software and hardware have been developed in Estonia by the engineers of Hardmeier OÜ. Their specialists help the customer to choose the right solutions and provide support throughout the service life. Hardmeier OÜ has gained a good reputation among users of FoxSec systems primarily due to the high quality of products and services and the professionalism of specialists.
Look closer: https://www.foxsec.eu/
In recent months, a number of websites and providers have started to offer information or training on the new Incoterms® 2020 rules. Please be advised that only ICC and its National Committees (including ICC Estonia) and groups are in the position to inform you about the current status of the Incoterms® 2020 rules until their publication which is planned for next year.
The Incoterms® rules – maintained and revised by ICC since their first publication in 1936 – have become an integral part of international trade through their use in contracts for the sale of goods and are an important tool to increase legal certainty in international trade. While ICC is encouraging the widespread use of the Incoterms® rules, it also warns against fake digital versions and fraudulent training offers.
The Incoterms 2010 rules are currently being revised to respond to the market changes that have taken place over the last ten years, such as increased obligations regarding security procedures. Over the last two years, ICC’s global network has been consulted in the drafting process of the new Incoterms® 2020 rules – which are to be released during ICC’s centennial in 2019 and come into effect in January 2020. A central aim of the revision is to make the new Incoterms rules as user-friendly as possible and promote a better understanding to help users worldwide avoid costly errors by choosing the right Incoterms rule for their transaction.
Over the last years, various false Incoterms rules versions have sprung up on the Internet, for instance versions that reference a year other than 2010, or texts purporting to be partial or complete copies of the Incoterms® 2010 rules. Please be advised that any such materials are very likely to be fakes if they are not sourced directly from ICC or ICC National Committees and groups.
These fakes display incomplete, unauthorized or inaccurate information, the use of which in your contracts may result in mistakes and litigations.
In light of the upcoming new Incoterms® 2020 rules, there is much public speculation about the changes. In addition to the public release of the new rules next year, ICC will offer official ICC certified training as well – be aware of deceptive early training offers coming from bodies other than ICC, ICC National Committees and groups or the ICC Academy, which will offer an online course and exam on the Incoterms® 2020 rules.
If you have any questions, please contact ICC Estonia at email@example.com
SGPharma Europe OÜ is importer and exporter of niche, orphan and shortage medicines. SGPharma Europe is a subsidiary company of SGPharma Pvt. Ltd. located in Mumbai, India exporting products to more than 43 countries worldwide.
Since 1947, SGPharma has been a pioneer in the field of speciality medicines globally sourced, as well as indigenously manufactured, and making them accessible to people at affordable prices. Mr. Kirit Bhagat, the President of SGPharma, was the only entrepreneur who took the initiation to launch and market many vaccines for the 1st time in India.
SGPharma has its presence all over the world, where its products are registered and being ethically promoted: Central America, Carribean Countries, South America, Africa, South-East Asia, South-West Pacific and CIS countries. Detailed information is available here.
SGPharma Europe is looking for trusted business partners in Estonia. At the meeting at the ICC, the company discussed further plans and activities in Estonia and how ICC Estonia could continue to help with the necessary know-how. B2B meetings were held with our member companies in pharmaceutical industry.
AS KEVELT, Estonian manufacturer of sterile medicinal products for human use and a member of ICC Estonia, would be interested in cooperation with mid-size pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesale companies on a contract manufacturing basis.
AS KEVELT was established in 1992 and now has more than 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry. Since 2003 AS KEVELT is EU GMP certified for manufacturing of medicinal products for human use and company quality management system is certified by ISO 9001:2015.
AS KEVELT specializes in manufacturing of sterile medicinal products in following forms:
- Small volume liquids in ampoules
- Small volume liquids in glass vials
- Ophthalmic liquids in bottles
Quality control from incoming materials to finished products is performed mainly in-house in their analytical and microbiological laboratories.
AS KEVELT is focused on the sales of its products and interested in expanding markets.
You can find more information about KEVELT’s products on their web page: https://kevelt.ee/products-and-services/pharmaceuticals/.
AS KEVELT holds a wholesale distribution authorization for medicinal products and is authorized to import medicinal products under the Mutual Recognition Agreement and to release/certify imported batches when imported to EU.
AS KEVELT is able to provide following services on a contractual basis:
- Development of generic medicinal products
- Preparation of CTD or eCTD for submission
- Stability studies of medicinal products
- Labelling and packaging services from design to release
- Release of the products
- Storage and transportation of medicinal products.
AS KEVELT is also authorized to manufacture and import human medicinal products for clinical research.
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Register now for the ICC-FIDIC International Construction Contracts Conference, taking place in Tbilisi on 20-21 September 2018, and save 30% with the following NC discount code: EST-30
Topics will include:
- Dispute Boards in Action: a Mock Dispute Avoidance and Adjudication Board (DAAB)
- Liability issues during the life of the project in Construction Disputes
- A particular focus on the One Belt One Road initiative and the construction projects in CIS countries and Caucasus region
View the complete programme and confirmed speakers here.
The event, which gathers the world’s leading construction practitioners aims to provide participants with an update of the latest industry trends and developments, deliver real-world insight and specialist knowledge, as well as offer an exclusive networking platform for the international construction community.
Internationally renowned engineers, construction arbitration specialists and in-house lawyers of leading companies in the field will share their practical experience and knowledge on the FIDIC contracts and the related procedures for claims and disputes, Dispute Boards and ICC Arbitration in construction cases.
Who should attend?
Any practitioner involved in international construction contracts and disputes:
- engineers, contractors, in-house lawyers from construction companies
- construction lawyers, arbitrators
- mediators, experts, contract managers
- financial institutions and Government entities involved in procurement
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Join one of the leading business seminars in the world!
In just nine years, Nordic Business Forum has become one of the world’s most significant business conferences for a reason. The events are known for a customer experience like no other, attention to detail, an impressive speaker lineup, top notch customer service, and bright-minded attendees. Some have even called it a business conference and a rock concert all wrapped into one. Be inspired, discover new ideas, and build valuable networks. You will not regret attending.
Check out Nordic Business Forum 2018 full lineup here including 44th president of the United States – Barack Obama!
ICC Estonia offers Nordic Business Forum 2018 tickets for ICC members just for 999€ + 20% Estonian VAT. Discount for others: 1199€ + 20% VAT.
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|1599,60 €||999 € *||1199 € *|
* 20% Estonian VAT will be added to the price.
You will get:
- Two-day seminar pass
- Access to the Brella networking app
- Full catering
- Simultaneous interpretation to Finnish & Russian
- On-demand access to the presentations for 30 days
Nordic Business Forum 2018 will be held on 26 – 27 september 2018 in Helsinki Expo and Convention Center, Finland.
NBF is behind the corner and tickets are going fast. Get yours now!
ATLAS BALTIC Ltd. was established at 2008, a company is based on private capital with head office in Tallinn. We are shipping agency actively working in all main Baltic ports and dealing with all logistic services including, but not limited to port agency services, freight forwarding, chartering, customs brokerage, travel & shore excursion services.
For further information please read HERE.
Ecofleet is an international IoT software company that specializes in GPS-based fleet and team management solutions. Our focus is on optimizing car fleets and workflows to help our customers reduce costs and increase revenue.
Our expertise is in sales, service, and R&D. We offer a wide range of standard solutions, but also provide scalable solutions for individual needs.
For further information please read HERE.
Last Monday morning ICC Estonia’s gold member Estanc received an impossible project request. They were requested to produce a vessel on the picture by Saturday evening, on the same week! Stakes for the customer were high because their operations were not able to continue without replacing the vessel in their process. Under normal conditions Estanc would deliver such project in 3,5-4 months. Their team calculated the risks and prepared itself for the 24/7 beyond maximum effort regime and they decided to pursue the challenge.
Thanks to the extraordinary effort from all of the departments Estanc managed to grant their clients wishes and this piece of equipment was delivered timely against all odds and the client was able to get back to their normal processes and save cost damages that could have turned into a possible disaster.
On September 19, 2016 members of the ICC Estonia’s business delegation were pleased to be the special guests of Zedazeni factory where they were able to observe the manufacturing process of beer and lemonade. Mr. Vasil Sulkhanishvili, General Manager of Zedazeni, welcomed the guests and gave an overview of the history of company and shared with the members of the delegation the information regarding beer producing. The company visit was hosted by ICC Georgia and turned out to be an excellent example of cooperation between two ICC National Committees.
ICC Estonia’s business delegation visit to Georgia from 16 to 23 September includes as well a business forum, B2B meetings and another company visit in Kakheti region. The business delegation consists of up to 20 business representatives. The head of the delegation is Mr. Arnold Rüütel, The President of the Republic of Estonia 2001–2006.
ICC Estonia so as the whole worldwide ICC family has lost its prominent leader and good friend Francois-Gabriel Ceyrac. We are shocked getting this news late evening yesterday.
It is with profound sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Francois-Gabriel Ceyrac earlier today.
Francois passed away in his sleep. His death has come as a great shock to us all and I trust you will join me in conveying our deepest sympathies to his friends and family.
Francois was nothing short of an ICC icon. His energy, drive and humour was a real inspiration to us all and he was dearly loved and respected throughout the organization. Francois spent over 30 years at ICC—most recently in the role of Director of National Committees and Membership—and he leaves behind an organization which is much stronger thanks to his tireless work. Francois played a central role over many years in extending and strengthening our global network and we are truly grateful to him for the legacy he has left behind. His intellect, charm and character brought joy into our lives and workplace.
I know that many of you worked closely with Francois and you will also have very many fond memories of him. We will all miss him greatly, both professionally and, above all, personally. The world is a little darker today with his passing. Should you wish to send written tributes, please do not hesitate to send these to me and we will collate them in a book of remembrance.
We will let you know further details about Francois’ funeral and remembrance services as soon as these are available.
With all best wishes,
International Chamber of Commerce
Francois-Gabriel Ceyrac visiting ICC Estonia in Tallinn and ICC Export Conference in Narva in June 2014
This spring marks LAWIN Tallinn office’s 25th anniversary on the legal services market and the law firm established in 1990 is now entering a new exciting stage of development.
LAWIN continues under a new business name COBALT
The Estonian office of LAWIN created a new Pan-Baltic alliance, also expanding into Belarus, and will continue under the new business name COBALT. COBALT is a new closely integrated alliance formed by the LAWIN office in Estonia, former Raidla Lejins & Norcous offices in Latvia and Lithuania and the new office simultaneously opened in Belarus.
Focus of the law firm stays the same. An experienced team of 120 lawyers aims to support and facilitate clients’ business activities and development by offering outstanding innovative legal solutions in all areas of business law and do this in a manner that is the most effective and convenient for each client.
Changes in the management
After a quarter of a century of intense and successful work in the field of law, founding partners Peeter Lepik and Toomas Luhaäär have decided to entrust younger partners with the daily management of the office and continue on as consultants.
The role of managing partner will be taken by Martin Simovart who has worked at the office for more than twenty years and has been a partner since 2006. The circle of partners welcomes new additions, Pirkko-Liis Harkmaa and Elo Tamm, who both have consistently contributed to the work of the office for more than fifteen years.
Liina Linsi, who was part of the team already upon the foundation of the office in the beginning of the nineties, as well as Marina Tolmatshova, who joined our team in 2009, will continue on as partners.
COBALT team in Estonia
From 23 to 28 April ICC Estonia’s business delegation visited Albania. The main event during this visit was an Estonian-Albanian Business Forum in Tirana on 24 April. The forum was hosted by ICC Albania and by Secretary General Ardita Seknaj in particular.
The forum was opened by Deputy Prime Minister of Albania Niko Peleshi. In summary, the event included high ranking speakers, great media interest and a number of Albanian companies to meet Estonian colleagues at the subsequent B2B session, which turned out to be an excellent example of cooperation between two ICC National Committees.
Mr Margus Rava, the Estonian Ambassador to Albania: “I appreciate highly ICC Estonia’s initiative to come to Albania with such a representative delegation”.
Mr Tiit Tammemägi, the Secretary General of ICC Estonia: “Business delegations travelling to different countries is one of the services we are offering to our members. In September we will go to Ukraine and in November 2015 to China and Taiwan.”
A new video introducing ICC is available . The video tells the story of ICC, states ICC’s mission, and describes a range of ICC’s various work activities through interviews with ICC leaders, photos and short texts.
Attention! International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has decided to upgrade its historical logo!
National Committees of ICC have to upgrade their logos in social media before January 16. ICC Estonia has two versions of the new logo – one in Estonian and one in English:
‘The world business organization’ tagline is being retained, but needs to be used separately from the logo. It will be a complement to the logo when needed.
Members of ICC Estonia still have the right to use ICC Estonia’s logo at their homepages. Please innovate the old logos to new!
AS SAMELIN is a footwear manufacturer based on Estonian capital. The most well-known production in Estonian market are work- and safety boots and -shoes under the trademark named SAMELIN. Company produces also womens, mens and childrens street footwear made of leather. Also hiking boots, ski boots and military boots.
Since 1993 SAMELIN has successfully obtained the skill to use hygienic and licensed materials (that are waterproof) while producing hiking, ski and special purpose boots.
More information from their homepage: www.samelin.ee