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22 05, 2017

Trade finance gap needs to be addressed by UN action, says ICC

2017-05-22T17:38:52+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Banking, News|

Short-term financing is an essential tool to support the small business growth and sustainability, yet a growing trade finance shortfall hurts companies and countries that need it the most. Paris, 22 May 2017 World trade relies heavily on reliable sources of financing—both long-term (for capital investments) and short-term. The latter—commonly referred to as “trade finance”—is [...]

15 05, 2017

ICC calls for global guidance on return-refill container systems

2017-05-15T13:42:33+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Customs and Trade Facilitation, News|

Shipping goods across borders with reusable containers and tracking systems is better for the environment, consumers and companies yet differential treatment by customs authorities can be detrimental for business. Paris, 12 May 2017 The volume of goods shipped globally has reached impressive proportions in recent decades. Goods moved annually by ship alone weigh more [...]

26 04, 2017

5 ways Intellectual Property is evolving

2017-04-26T14:22:37+00:00 April 26th, 2017|News|

The 2017 Intellectual Property (IP) Roadmap is ICC’s essential IP reference tool, providing an authoritative overview of the most pressing issues currently facing policymakers and businesses that seek to innovate in a constantly changing world. London, 26 April 2017 Freshly updated and launched in London on the eve of World IP Day, here are [...]

25 04, 2017

Transport of counterfeit goods to be discussed for first time at international maritime conference

2017-04-25T10:24:14+00:00 April 25th, 2017|News|

Prominent members of ICC’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy initiative will be among the brand owners and representatives from the international shipping industry converging at a major meeting of industry leaders in Singapore this week to discuss ways in which to prevent the maritime transportation of counterfeit goods across borders. Singapore, 25/04/2017 [...]

24 04, 2017

Guest blog: Europe becomes latest addition to ICC list of annual regional arbitration conferences

2017-04-24T11:05:38+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

International arbitration in Europe takes centre stage this month with the first-ever ICC European Conference, which launches Paris Arbitration Week today. In this guest blog post, Linklaters partners Pierre Duprey and Roland Ziadé take us through the close relationship the region has with the popular dispute resolution process and discuss the relevance of the much [...]

3 04, 2017

5 business recommendations for EC data regulation guidance

2017-04-04T11:25:12+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Digital Economy, News|

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become law on 25 May 2018 significantly impacting every sector of business – both within and beyond EU borders. Paris, 3 April 2017 The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is appealing to policymakers tasked with developing tools to facilitate implementation of the new regulation, [...]

28 03, 2017

ICC launches questionnaire for 2017 Global Survey on Trade Finance

2017-03-31T15:04:44+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Banking, News|

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission has released the questionnaire designed to gather data for its flagship annual trade finance report—urging banks globally to participate before the 20 April deadline. Paris, 28 March 2017 One of the most comprehensive market intelligence publications, the report—entitled “Rethinking Trade & Finance”—provides a snapshot into the [...]

21 03, 2017

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 [...]

24 02, 2017

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 [...]

8 02, 2017

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 [...]

23 01, 2017

Legal experts from 12 Arab States converge at ICC Arab Arbitration Group

2017-01-25T11:12:39+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

Amman, 23 January 2017 Former Vice-President of the International Court of Justice and former Prime Minister of Jordan Awn Al-Khasawneh was among several high-level participants attending the Second Meeting of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arab Arbitration Group which took place in Amman, Jordan on 21 January. More than 60 members from 12 [...]

16 12, 2016

Wouter Van Gulck, head of Belgian Chambers, re-elected as Council member of the World Chambers Federation

2016-12-16T17:57:35+00:00 December 16th, 2016|News, WCF World Chambers Federation|

Paris, 16 December 2016 The World Chambers Federation (WCF) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has announced election results of the WCF General Council. Chambers from almost 130 countries voted for their 20 preferred representatives using an online election platform. It was a pleasure to have the confirmation of the renewal of Wouter [...]