The emergence of chambers of commerce and industry in the world coincides with the late XVlth century. The first organization named as Chamber of Commerce is Marseille Chamber of Commerce. The first Chamber of Commerce in North America was founded in 1768 in New York. The first Chamber of Commerce in Canada was opened in Halifax in 1804.
Today, what is common in the Western Chambers of Commerce and Industry is the advisory functions of state authorities and businesses.
A common feature of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the world is that they come together in a national, centralized top organization. Examples of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey in our country are Union.