The commission's mandate is to promote simplified customs policies and procedures as well as other measures to facilitate international trade.
The ICC Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation has over 250 members from nearly 50 countries. Commission members comprise customs policy, transport and logistics specialists from ICC member companies and business representative organizations.
The liberalization of world trade and investment has drawn attention to practical obstacles to the free flow of goods, services and investment across borders - in particular those related to customs policies and procedures, and transport markets.
The central objective of the Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation is to overcome these barriers, to ensure that the liberalization of global trade and investment has a positive impact at the level of the individual international trade transaction and in the business of transport and logistics.
The commission's work focuses on customs reform and modernization, the implementation of transparent, simplified, harmonized customs policies and procedures and to promote competitive and efficient transport markets worldwide.
The Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation works closely with various organizations in order to tackle different issues related to customs procedures harmonization and trade facilitation.