What do we do?

Commission on Commercial Law and Practice

The Commission on Commercial Law and Practice facilitates international trade and promotes a balanced self-regulatory and regulatory legal framework for international business-to-business (B2B) transactions by:

  • setting global business rules and standards that companies apply to millions of international B2B transactions every day;
  • creating model contracts that facilitate trade between countries in all stages of development and between companies of all sizes and sectors;
  • conveying business views to governments and intergovermental bodies on issues related to commercial law and practice;
  • providing leadership for the development of B2B self-regulation for an increasingly globalized market.

Current Priorities

  • Develop a training programme on the new ICC Principles to Facilitate Commercial Negotiations.
  • Make business recommendations to improve the legal framework for international procurement.
  • Prepare and launch new model contracts and guides, including on construction joint ventures and consortia, and refresh existing publications reflect current business practices, including the increasing importance of sales of digital goods.
  • Provide global business views to European legislators on the proposal for a regulation to introduce a framework of common European sales law.
  • Contribute to rule-making by the Hague Conference and the European Commission on specific jurisdiction and applicable law issues relevant to business.
  • Develop practical tools and expert guidance to promote the effective use of the Incoterms 2010 ® rules globally, including through development of guidance on the implications of the rules for the transport community.

Model Contracts and Clauses

The ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practice (CLP) develops ICC model contracts and ICC model clauses which give parties a neutral framework for their contractual relationships. These contracts... Read more

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