The United States-Iran Chamber of Commerce has two operational divisions. The United States-Iran Chamber of Commerce division provides trade and legal expertise on Iran-related sanctions matters. The primary mission of the US-Iran Chamber of Commerce is to maximize compliance with U.S. laws and regulations, with a focus on sanctions compliance and humanitarian trade matters. For example, Chamber staff may advise on humanitarian trade exemptions, provide OFAC sanctions guidance, review corporate compliance policies, and deliver international trade presentations. The Iranian-American Chamber of Commerce is a separate division with a primary focus on strengthening the collective voice of the Iranian-American business community, as well as highlighting the achievements of the community in the Iranian-American Chamber’s monthly newsletter.
The United States-Iran Chamber of Commerce and Iranian-American Chamber of Commerce were founded in 2014 by a group of Iranian-Americans from a diverse range of backgrounds. Over time, the Chamber’s all-volunteer staff has included Americans from all backgrounds and areas of expertise, including businesspersons, attorneys, law students, and congressional employees.
The Chamber prides itself on an inclusive orientation towards the Iranian-American business and professional community. The United States-Iran Chamber of Commerce and its Iranian-American Chamber of Commerce division are both non-partisan, not affiliated with any government, and have no political agenda. The Chamber is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization registered in Washington, DC.
The Iranian-American Chamber of Commerce mission is to increase awareness of and engagement by the Iranian-American business and professional community, in the interests of Iranian-American issues. By specializing in services commonly designated for chambers of commerce, the Iranian-American Chamber of Commerce is able to keep its focus where it counts – on the many Iranian-American entrepreneurs, professionals, academics, and businesses that contribute to the economic fabric of the United States. For example, the Chamber may conduct promotional interviews, support its members’ advocacy efforts, help members contact their elected officials, provide networking opportunities, host cultural/educational events, and provide visa and translation services.
Contact the Chamber at email@example.com to learn more about membership benefits for individuals and businesses.