The Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1991. The Chamber is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, and is part of the system of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. The legal basis for the activities of the MCCI is mandated by the law of the Russian Federation "On Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the Russian Federation", the law of Moscow "On the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and industry", the Statute of the MCCI. The main objective of the MCCI is to support Moscow business and promote entrepreneurship in Moscow, building effective relationships between business and government. Today the MCCI unites more than 3800 companies from various segments and branches of economy of the city of Moscow - medium and small business, large enterprises, public and educational organizations and branches of foreign companies.