Chamber of Crafts
German: Handwerkskammer (HWK)
A Chamber of Crafts (Handwerkskammer, or HWK for short) represents the interests of the trades in the form of a “corporation under public law” (Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts). All the proprietors of a trade or similar business in a given area are members of the Chamber of Trades for that area. The objective of a Chamber of Trades is to represent the interests of the trades.