A restructured membership programme for ICC’s Institute of World Business Law promises to expand the unique network and attract further involvement from qualified legal practitioners and others interested in the practice, study and development of international business law.
A new report from ICC’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) calls for increased regulation and better management of Free Trade Zones (FTZs) to stop the alarming trend of the use of FTZs to facilitate the manufacture, distribution, and sale of counterfeit products.
The Ifo World Economic Climate Indicator continued to rise, even if only slightly. Both assessments of the current economic situation and the six-month economic outlook improved marginally compared to the previous quarter. There are a growing number of signs that the world economy is stabilizing.
ICC warmly congratulates Ambassador Roberto Carvalho de Azevedo of Brazil on his selection as the new Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The G20 is responding to business concerns, but needs to further improve its performance in order to maintain momentum in the global economic recovery, according to a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
ICC today welcomed the renewed strong representation of business in the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) responsible for steering preparations for the 8th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) – an open forum for policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance.
ICC is set to run a one-off training and official launch of the ICC Uniform Rules for Bank Payment Obligation (URBPO) at its Paris headquarters on 17 May 2013. Using case studies, the event will feature a full public presentation of the new rules, followed by an exclusive training session under the expertise of members of the Rules’ Drafting Group. It will equip participants with everything they need to know to get started using URBPO and its related ISO 20022 standards.
Speaking at an international conference hosted by the Supreme Commercial (Arbitrazh) Court of the Russian Federation, Designs Rapporteur of the ICC Intellectual Property (IP) Commission Elisabeth Logeais welcomed Russia’s initiative to establish a specialized court for the resolution of IP-related disputes.
ICC this week released its newly revised International Code of Direct Selling which was developed in close co-operation with the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA), representing the basis for direct selling governance worldwide.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Alhadeff as the new Chair of the ICC Commission on the Digital Economy. Having served as Vice-Chair since May 2002, Mr Alhadeff will take over from Herbert Heitmann, Executive Vice-President of External Communications at Royal Dutch Shell, who will be stepping down from the post during the commission’s summer meeting in Paris.
The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) received 759 requests for arbitration and rendered 491 awards in 2012, the first year in which the new 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration took effect.
Access to capital, networking and training are among the challenges blocking women from economic empowerment said business leaders – speaking at the session ‘Women mean business’, during the ICC WCF 8th World Chambers Congress – and increased public-private partnerships was among the responses they proposed to tackling gender inequality.
Speaking at the Third Annual High-Level Anti-Corruption Conference for G20 Governments and Business taking place today in Paris, Erik Belfrage, Chair of the ICC Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption underscored how concrete ICC tools for training and capacity building help companies – particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) – fight corruption.
The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and ICC Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) released a new report advocating the confiscation of the proceeds of crime as an effective tool which governments can implement against the infiltration of transnational organized crime into the illicit business of counterfeiting and piracy.
The 2013 World Chambers Competition concluded today with the announcement of five winning projects.
ICC has published its much awaited Incoterms® 2010 Q&A : Questions and expert ICC guidance on the Incoterms® 2010 rules, the latest in a series of best-selling books helping readers understand and use the Incoterms® rules to their strategic advantage.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), with its global network of national committees, the ICC World Chambers Federation, and Junior Chambers International (JCI) – at the 8th World Chambers Congress in Doha – agreed to launch the ICC G20 Business Advisory Council.
ICC and the Business for Peace Foundation have announced the five recipients of the 2013 Oslo Business for Peace Award, the highest form of recognition given to business professionals for efforts to foster peace and stability.
Senior decision-makers from governments, law enforcement, customs and the private sector are gathered in Istanbul, Turkey, for the Seventh Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy, to seek innovative responses to the illicit trade in counterfeit and pirated goods.
More than 60 chamber trade experts from more than 36 countries have met to continue a series of dialogues on electronic certificates of origin (eCOs), preferential certificates of origin (PCOs) issuance and self-certification. Strengthening trade documentation ties among the chamber network and reinforcing its central role in global trade facilitation, discussions took place in Doha at a Certificate of Origin Council meeting in Doha.