How prepared are brand owners and businesses to adapt to rapidly changing social, technological, and cultural landscapes, both locally and globally? New Delhi, 22 February 2018 An International Trademark Association (INTA) workshop, to take place in India next month, aims to equip participants with the tools brands need to face present and future challenges. [...]
The meeting brought together agents from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and more than 200 business executives to discuss better compliance policies and international cooperation programmes between the US and Brazil in fraud, corruption and money laundering crimes.
The rise of e-commerce holds huge potential for inclusive growth and development, but the absence of global rules and concerns of some national border administrations could curb the gains for those who need them most.
The results from the first phase of the project will publish in late 2018. A final report will be made available to the public.
Though many of us associate the role with travels abroad, Customs plays a pivotal role in our global economy. We’re celebrating World Customs Day with our four reasons why Customs matters. Paris, 26 January 2018 1. Securing world trade The sheer scale of international trade is difficult to comprehend. 90% of all trade takes [...]
A total of 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in 2017, according to the latest IMB report. London and Kuala Lumpur, 10 January 2018 It is the lowest annual number of incidents since 1995, when 188 reports were [...]
On 12 December, global heads of state, mayors, business leaders and major financial actors gathered in Paris on the second anniversary of the Paris Agreement. Here’s what you need to know. Paris, 18 December 2017 The One Planet Summit, convened by President Emmanuel Macron of France, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and World [...]
The escalating impact of counterfeiting and piracy on India’s economy and society has resulted in an evolution of the role of Customs authorities, from conventional fiscal functions to efforts to protect consumers from hazardous or sub-standard goods, including counterfeits, entering the country. New Dehli, 14 December 2017 To highlight the important role of Customs [...]
Hopes are high for the launch of an historic Declaration on Trade and Gender at the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial meeting taking place in Buenos Aires this week. Buenos Aires, 11 December 2017 The declaration – if adopted – will seek to promote a more inclusive trade agenda by enabling more women [...]
As the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) 11th ministerial conference kicks off this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina, business is mobilising to support the WTO and its multilateral rules-based approach to trade through the first-ever official “business forum”. Buenos Aires, 11 December 2017 This year, the WTO’s 11th annual ministerial conference takes place at a time [...]
Two years after that landmark moment when the Paris Agreement was adopted at COP21, the climate spotlight is once again turned towards the French capital for President Macron’s One Planet Summit, co-hosted by Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres and President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim. Paris, 11 December 2017 The [...]
It’s once again that special season, where banks from around the world voice their experience and expertise in the ICC Banking Commission flagship trade finance survey. Paris, 6 December 2017 The upcoming report, to be released in April 2018, will be the 10th edition of ICC’s global survey, which informs trade finance practitioners of [...]