The Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Suriname is a private body under public law. The General Meeting of Members, the body having supreme decision, making power within the organization consists of representatives of small and medium sized business and large companies and is composed in such a way as to reflect the countries business sector. Main Functions: The Chamber has three main functions entrusted to it by law: 1) Implementation of economic legislation 2) Provision of trade information 3) Representation of the interests of regional trade and industry. The main item of legislation affecting the Chamber is the Commercial Register Act (Handelsregisterwet). This Act provides that all commercial organizations, with the exception of some small businesses, must register in the Commercial Register. The particulars to be recorded are the name, address, place of establishment, business activities, legal form (private or public company) and management (members of the management board, authorized representatives).