The South Bohemian Chamber of Commerce is an association of businessmen, which was founded under Acts No. 301/1992 Coll. and No. 259/1996 Coll. on the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic and the Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic. As a legal entity, it is incorporated in the Commercial Register and works independently of political parties, state bodies and local authorities.
The key mission of the South Bohemian Chamber of Commerce is to promote the development of business environment and interests of business people. Its role in the area of gathering and providing information to businessmen and in that of developing informal business contacts is irreplaceable. Currently, increasing importance is seen in the formation of conditions for cooperation and general business collaboration with chambers and businessmen in the EU member states, in particular with those directly bordering on the Region of South Bohemia, i.e. Austria and Germany.
The South Bohemian Chamber of Commerce originated through a merger of operational chambers of commerce in districts of České Budějovice, Český Krumlov, Strakonice and Tábor as of 1 January, 2001. In 2001, regional offices in Jindřichův Hradec, Písek and Prachatice were established, quickly followed by regional offices in Milevsko and Třeboň, which were founded in 2002. The South Bohemian Chamber of Commerce is divided both in terms of different regions it operates in, but also as regards its various specializations. At present, several specialized associations attached to the South Bohemian Chamber of Commerce actively operate, namely the building and zoning development association, tourism association, transport association and real-estate association.
The South Bohemian Chamber of Commerce has developed a documented quality management system as per standard ČSN EN ISO 9001:2009, which ensures conformity of provided products with stipulated requirements. The hierarchy of this system covers all phases and activities affecting quality of services and products delivered.