Commercial Crime Services

ICC Commercial Crime Services (CCS) is the anti-crime arm of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). It provides the world business community with a centralized crime-fighting body. CCS, which is based in London, draws on the worldwide resources of its members in the fight against commercial crime.

CCS works closely with international law enforcement officials, including Interpol, to tackle piracy and commercial crime including fraud in international trade, insurance fraud, financial instrument fraud, money laundering, shipping fraud and product counterfeiting.

CCS operates with a mission to prevent commercial crime and to investigate and help prosecute commercial criminals. Its specialist divisions offer a range of services dedicated to meeting the individual needs of members.

These divisions are: the International Maritime Bureau, the Financial Investigation Bureau and the Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau.
The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is the premier anti-piracy authority in the shipping world.

Its Piracy Reporting Centre provides the most accurate, up-to-date information to shippers about pirate activity on the world’s oceans.
The IMB Piracy Report is considered the most authoritative measure of maritime piracy.

IMB also provides pre-contract advice on ship owners, charterers and cargo owners, and seeks recovery of losses in maritime disputes, and also verifies transport documents presented under documentary credits to banks.

The Financial Investigation (FIB) is hugely valuable to financial institutions as it has a proven ability to detect financial fraud before it is perpetrated. By giving its members access to a vast database of shared information, the FIB helps keep banks one step ahead of fraudsters.

FIB provides an online service to members with up-to-the-minute data to prevent fraud.

The Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau (CIB) gathers intelligence that helps to protect industry from damage caused by counterfeiting.

How to avoid trade fraud

Pottengal Mukundan, Director of ICC Commercial Crime Services