ICC response to G20 Finance Ministers communiqué

2017-03-21T12:41:50+00:00 March 21st, 2017|News, Trade and Investment Policy|

Following the conclusion of the 2017 G20 Finance Ministers meeting, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) issued the following statement: John Danilovich, ICC Secretary General, said: “We continue to face the challenge of global growth being too low and benefiting too few. This is the defining economic test of our times—and we urge all G20 [...]

Kazakhstan to join ATA Carnet System

2017-03-13T17:19:48+00:00 March 13th, 2017|News, WCF World Chambers Federation|

Paris, 12 March 2017 The ATA Carnet System is set to expand to 77 countries on 1 April 2017, when Kazakhstan officially joins the international system. The Chamber of International Commerce of Kazakhstan will become the 76th guaranteeing organization member of the ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF) ATA international guarantee chain. Situated in Central [...]

4 ways ICC is #BoldForChange on International Women’s Day

2017-03-09T10:57:36+00:00 March 8th, 2017|News|

Paris, 8 March 2017 Joining worldwide efforts to mark International Women’s Day 2017, ICC’s World Business Women (WBW) today hosted a diversity luncheon at ICC Headquarters in Paris. Celebrating the cultural, generational and gender diversity of ICC staff, the event also marked the fifth anniversary of the WBW staff-led initiative. Participants were encouraged to [...]

New ICC Arbitration Rules and Note take effect

2017-03-03T12:10:27+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

Revised ICC Note to Parties and Arbitrators is adopted, introducing principles on Conduct. Paris, 1 March 2017 Alongside the entry into force of the new Rules, ICC has released the latest version of its Note to Parties and Arbitral Tribunals. The new Note was approved by the Bureau of the Court on Wednesday, 22 February [...]

Worldwide privacy rules for IoT would be welcome

2017-02-24T15:47:37+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Digital Economy, News|

Brussels, 24 February 2017 Privacy legislation is struggling to keep up with technology. With IoT, where everything happens in real time, this will become even worse, warns Ivan Vandermeersch, a former communication adviser at the Cabinet of the Vice-Prime Minister of Belgium in charge of Telecommunication and Public Enterprises, and current secretary general of BDMA [...]

ICC hails entry into force of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement as “watershed moment” for world trade

2017-02-23T10:45:50+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|News, Trade and Investment Policy|

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has welcomed the entry into force of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)—a landmark global trade agreement which could provide a boost to global trade flows of over US$1trillion. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has welcomed the entry into force of the World Trade [...]

ICC appoints new ICC Court Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General

2017-02-21T18:07:33+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

Paris, 21 February 2017 The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has announced the appointment of Alexander G. Fessas as Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (“ICC Court”) and Director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services and Ana Serra e Moura as Deputy Secretary General of the ICC Court. They will respectively succeed [...]

Indian business and WTO Director General talk future of global trade at ICC-hosted roundtable

2017-02-09T16:57:35+00:00 February 9th, 2017|News, Trade and Investment Policy|

New Delhi, 09 February 2017 Roberto Azevedo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), met with Indian business leaders in New Delhi yesterday for discussions on the future of the global trading system, at a roundtable hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). ICC Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal and ICC Secretary General John [...]

ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin now free for ICC Belgium’s members

2017-02-09T16:19:28+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

Paris, 08 February 2017 The ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin, the unique journal of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the ICC International Centre for ADR, has undergone a major transformation assuring its role as a leading voice in the democratization of international dispute resolution. The first issue of the new look Bulletin [...]

The importance of opening presentations in mediation

2017-02-07T13:09:10+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

Paris, 07 February 2017 Mediation skills, techniques and strategies are spotlighted this week with the 12th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition currently underway. Iain Roxborough and Matthew Scully of Clifford Chance, the main supporting organisation of the event, provide their thoughts on the significance of mediation opening presentations in their guest blog for the [...]

Global impacts of counterfeiting and piracy to reach US$4.2 trillion by 2022

2017-02-07T13:11:56+00:00 February 6th, 2017|BASCAP, News|

Hong Kong, 6 February 2017 A new report released today indicates that the global economic value of counterfeiting and piracy could reach US$2.3 trillion by 2022. Titled, The Economic Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy, the report provides estimates on the wider social and economic impacts on displaced economic activity, investment, public fiscal losses and [...]

Five reasons why ICC engages on data protection

2017-01-31T13:47:31+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Digital Economy, News|

Paris, 27 January 2017 A day to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices, international Data Protection Day – or Data Privacy Day – takes place this year on 28 January. At ICC we know that business expertise and knowledge is vital for data protection. That's why we make it our [...]