Recommendations

Result of ongoing consultations

The World Trade Agenda business priorities are the result of ongoing consultations within ICC over the past year, including in preparation for and during the WTA launch conference at the WTO on 14 March 2012.

They also draw on the recommendations of the Mexico 2012 B20 Task Force on Trade and Investment, as well as developments in relevant intergovernmental forums such as the outcomes of the 8th WTO Ministerial Conference, the 2012 G20 Summit in Los Cabos, and input from international trade experts.

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More than 300 business leaders from China and abroad attended the one-day conference, which was preceded by the first ICC Executive Board meeting held in Beijing, on 27 September.

Executives attending the conference participated in a session on international trade and investment that featured the unveiling of ICC’s draft Business World Trade Agenda recommendations.

“The conference in Beijing provided a tremendous opportunity to begin building consensus in the global business community on what developments are necessary for strengthening the multilateral trading system and for improving the quality of the financial services sector,” said ICC Secretary General Jean-Guy Carrier.

Mobilizing business worldwide

mobilizing business worldwide

Through a series of high-level regional consultations, such as the World Business Leaders' Conference in Beijing, ICC and its partner the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry will solicit input on these initial recommendations and will seek to define what world business considers to be possible gains to the global economy.

To find out more about upcoming regional events, please visit the meetings and events page on the left menu bar.

Global support

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ICC has been leading the global business community with initiatives, including the ICC World Trade Agenda and the ICC G20 Advisory Group, which encourage dialogue between business and government in a bid to establish practical policies for opening trade and investment.

ICC has been encouraged by the expressions of support it has received from the WTO and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for the World Trade Agenda initiative.

The World Trade Agenda business priorities will also feed into the G20 policy process, with the aim of strengthening the trade and investment policy component of the G20 agenda.

ICC World Trade Agenda Summit, Interactive Discussions

ICC World Trade Agenda Summit, Interactive Discussions

Opening Day, ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Opening Day, ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

WTA Opening

WTA Opening

WTA Opening - Gerard Worms - ICC Chairman

WTA Opening - Gerard Worms - ICC Chairman

WTA Opening - Oman Ambassador

WTA Opening - Oman Ambassador

WTA Opening - Remy Rowhani - CEO, Qatar Chamber

WTA Opening - Remy Rowhani - CEO, Qatar Chamber

WTA opening - Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani - Chairman, Qatar Chamber

WTA opening - Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani - Chairman, Qatar Chamber

ICC Chairmanship and speakers gave a media conference during the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

ICC Chairmanship and speakers gave a media conference during the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Speakers delivered media conference during ICC World Trade Agenda Summit in Doha

Speakers delivered media conference during ICC World Trade Agenda Summit in Doha

Peter Mihok addressed media during the ICC WCF 8th World Chambers Congress in Doha

Peter Mihok addressed media during the ICC WCF 8th World Chambers Congress in Doha

Peter Mihok spoke to media on the occasion of the ICC WCF 8th World Chambers Congress

Peter Mihok spoke to media on the occasion of the ICC WCF 8th World Chambers Congress

Victor Fung told media in Doha about the ICC Business World Trade Agenda initiative

Victor Fung told media in Doha about the ICC Business World Trade Agenda initiative

WTO's Valentine Rugwabiza addressed media during the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

WTO's Valentine Rugwabiza addressed media during the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Sheikh Khalifa addressed opening ceremony of ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Sheikh Khalifa addressed opening ceremony of ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Sheikh Khalifa took the podium at at the ICC WCF 8th Chambers Congress

Sheikh Khalifa took the podium at at the ICC WCF 8th Chambers Congress

Victor Fung gave opening remarks at the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Victor Fung gave opening remarks at the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Delegates attended the opening ceremony of the ICC World Trade Summit

Delegates attended the opening ceremony of the ICC World Trade Summit

Jean-Guy Carrier presented business priorities at the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Jean-Guy Carrier presented business priorities at the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Gerard Worms spoke to Qatar TV at the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Gerard Worms spoke to Qatar TV at the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Victor Fung chatted with other panelists at the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Victor Fung chatted with other panelists at the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Panelists entered discussions during the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Panelists entered discussions during the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Speakers discuss global economy power shifts at the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Speakers discuss global economy power shifts at the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Nobel Laureate Michael Spence addresses the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Nobel Laureate Michael Spence addresses the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Michael Spence engages discussion at the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Michael Spence engages discussion at the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Gerard Worms and Sheikh Khalifa at the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Gerard Worms and Sheikh Khalifa at the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Plenary session at the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Plenary session at the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Harold McGraw III and Gerard Worms at ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Harold McGraw III and Gerard Worms at ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

Gerard Worms, Sheikh Khalifa and Victor Fung

Gerard Worms, Sheikh Khalifa and Victor Fung

ICC World Trade Agenda Summit session on global power shifts

ICC World Trade Agenda Summit session on global power shifts

Business and the WTO

Debate: Business and the WTO

ICC's World Trade Agenda Press Conference

ICC's World Trade Agenda Press Conference