The Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Deutscher Industrie- und
Handelskammertag, DIHK) is the central organisation of 79 Chambers of Commerce and
Industry, CCI (Industrie- und Handelskammern, IHKs) in Germany, representing 3.6 million
companies from industry, commerce and services. All German companies registered in
Germany, with the exception of handicraft businesses, the free professions and farms, are
required by law to join a chamber. The DIHK also coordinates the network of 140 foreign
chambers of commerce, delegations and representative offices of the German business
(Auslandshandelskammern, AHK) in 92 countries worldwide.