Over the past 80 years, the ICC Code has played a key role in providing principles that help build trust with consumers—assuring them of advertising that is honest, legal, decent and truthful.
While the OECD Tax agreement makes clear progress in many areas, there is still some work to be done to achieve practical and workable dispute resolution methods.
Here are five ways that counterfeiting hurts society and what we can do about it.
According to ICC figures, of 1,411 arbitrators appointed in 2016, 209 were women, compared with 136 of 1,313 total arbitrators in 2015. This means that in 2016, ICC not only increased the number of total arbitrators appointed by 98 but of those 73 were women. Figures for 2016 also reveal that the 209 women arbitrators appointed represented 47 nationalities.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has welcomed official recognition of the estimated US$1.6 trillion trade financing gap in the United Nations’ (UN) annual Financing for Development (FfD) review. New York, 24 May 2017 In an intergovernmental text issued today, the UN underscores the importance of ensuring adequate and cost-effective trade financing for small [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]