MOU furthers ICC outreach in Africa
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Union of African Shippers’ Councils (UASC) entered into a cooperation agreement that aims to facilitate the exchange of views and consultations on issues of common interest to both organizations.
supporter of ICC’s work, the UASC is the strongest shipping organization in
Africa with members in no fewer than 16 African countries.
Paris on 17 May, the agreement will sustain the momentum of ICC’s effective
cooperation with the UASC and will serve to strengthen the world business
organization’s presence and reputation in Africa.
the creation of ICC Kenya in 2012 and new impetus given by ICC national
committees in Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa, the timing of the agreement
couldn’t be better,” said ICC Secretary General Jean-Guy Carrier. “While ICC’s
global network currently extends to over 6 million companies, chambers of
commerce and business associations worldwide, cooperation with UASC will
further promote ICC’s essential trade facilitation activities and services to
businesses and governments in Africa.”
objectives to enhance trade by protecting the interests of shippers along the
entire transport chain, ICC and the UASC have agreed to meet yearly to
establish a plan of action and take appropriate measures for improved
efficiency. Under the terms of the agreement UASC is invited to participate in meetings
of the ICC Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation as well as a wide range
of pertinent conferences and training sessions offered by ICC on its services
and products. These include arbitration, Incoterms© Rules, documentary credits
and model contracts.
already established a successful cooperation with ICC’s Training and Events
Department we are delighted to enter into this agreement with ICC,” said UASC
Secretary General Serigne Diop. “We look forward to further cooperation that
stands to benefit both organizations and our respective networks.”
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