G8 & G20 Summits
Policy development on a global scale is a challenge, requiring dexterity and experience to aggregate myriad views on complicated international policy issues.
Over the last
several years, various business organizations have attempted to communicate
views to G8 and G20 leaders.
As a long-standing and trusted interlocutor
for business interests with a history of authoritative involvement in
international policy work, ICC regularly provides global business views into the
G8 and G20 processes (since 1990).
Likewise, as ICC's anti-counterfeiting
and piracy arm, BASCAP has called on the leaders of the G8 and G20 in advance of
their annual meetings to make counterfeiting and piracy, and protection of IP
rights, a higher priority for their governments. This direct intervention has
resulted in official statements on the importance of protecting intellectual
property and we continue to press the leaders to turn these declarations into