• ICC’s Istanbul 2014 meeting gathers 450 bankers to discuss industry challenges

      ICC’s Istanbul 2014 meeting gathers 450 bankers to discuss industry challenges

      Istanbul, 30/10/2014

      The Banking Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will hold its second 2014 bi-annual meeting in Istanbul this week. The key theme for the meeting will be Trade Finance: Growth Engine for Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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    • ICC hails OECD progress on international taxation agenda

      ICC hails progress on multilateral agreement on automatic exchange of information

      Paris, 30/10/2014

      The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has welcomed an agreement reached this week by over 90 countries to automatically swap tax information describing the step towards achieving transparency in this area as an important milestone for the international tax reform agenda. The new OECD/G20 standard on automatic exchange of information was endorsed in Berlin yesterday by all OECD and G20 countries as well as major financial centres participating in the annual meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. More than 50 countries additionally agreed to put exchange systems in place by the year 2017.

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    • ICC announces Banking Commission leadership changes and enhances internal technical support

      ICC announces Banking Commission leadership changes and enhances internal technical support

      Paris, 29/10/2014

      The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has appointed six new Advisory Board members to its Banking Commission, the world’s essential rule-making body for the banking industry, and three new Technical Advisors on the ICC Trade Register project. The appointments form an integral part of ICC’s plans to stimulate the continued growth and evolution of its leadership structure.

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    • IMB notes concern over small tanker attacks in SE Asia

      IMB notes concern over small tanker attacks in SE Asia

      London, 29/10/2014

      While pirate attacks on the world’s seas have fallen for the third consecutive year, small tanker hijacks by armed gangs are escalating in Southeast Asia, reveals the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in its latest piracy report.

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  • Merchants of Peace

    Front centre: Etienne Clementel with the merchants of peace

    Front centre: Etienne Clementel with the merchants of peace

    Members at the 1938 World Council meeting

    Members at the 1938 World Council meeting

    58th session of the ICC Council in Paris on 21 October 1938

    58th session of the ICC Council in Paris on 21 October 1938

    First session of the Preparatory Committee for an international trade organization held in London at Church House, Westminster 15 October 1946

    First session of the Preparatory Committee for an international trade organization held in London at Church House, Westminster 15 October 1946

    From left - ICC Chairman Peter Wallenberg, US President George H W Bush,  ICC Vice-Chairman and USCIB  Chairman Joseph E Connor and USCIB President Abraham Katz at the White House 21 June 1990

    From left - ICC Chairman Peter Wallenberg, US President George H W Bush, ICC Vice-Chairman and USCIB Chairman Joseph E Connor and USCIB President Abraham Katz at the White House 21 June 1990

    Participants at the 20th Congress in New Delhi, India, February 1965

    Participants at the 20th Congress in New Delhi, India, February 1965