Referred to as ‘national committees’, these bureaus represent ICC in their respective countries and act as a permanent liaison between ICC members and the international headquarters.
Bringing unrivalled access to national governments, national committees and groups act as the voice of business in their regions on issues addressed under the ICC mandate.They also inform ICC on issues and views affecting their business constituencies, ensuring that national business concerns are taken into account in ICC policy recommendations to governments and international organizations. In addition, they organize local trainings and other events relating to the work and products of ICC.
National committees nominate potential members of the ICC International Court of Arbitration as well as the business leaders and experts who serve on ICC policy commissions. The permanent heads in charge of the day-to-day operations of national committees meet twice a year, at ICC international headquarters and other venues around the world.
ICC currently has national committees in 90 countries and has formed groups in the following four regions: Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Macau and Palestine. In countries where a national committee has yet to be formed, companies can join ICC individually by becoming a direct member. ICC currently has direct members in over 35 countries.