Global issues & trends

17 01, 2019

ICC addresses UN working group on the Global Pact for the Environment

2019-01-17T11:22:39+00:00January 17th, 2019|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News|

At a substantive session of the United Nations’ (UN) General Assembly ad hoc working group on the Global Pact for the Environment in Nairobi, Kenya, ICC laid out its plans to work with governments to fill gaps in international environmental law. Addressing the General Assembly working group, ICC Government Affairs Manager Raoul Renard said: “We [...]

14 01, 2019

ICC convenes high-level business roundtable on the UN Global Pact for the Environment

2019-01-15T14:31:23+00:00January 14th, 2019|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News|

What should be the scope of an international treaty dedicated to the principles that guide environmental protection?

6 12, 2018

Tax policy for the digital economy, that’s what what we’re working on

2019-01-07T17:00:23+00:00December 6th, 2018|News, Taxation|

As European finance ministers convened on 4 December to decide on the proposed digital services tax (DST), ICC strongly recommended that  any measures being considered be aligned with global efforts to ensure consistency and coherence and to avoid double and over-taxation.

12 11, 2018

The Internet Governance Forum takes place this week in Paris. Here’s why it matters.

2019-01-07T17:03:03+00:00November 12th, 2018|Digital Economy, News|

The IGF takes place under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) and is sometimes described as the world’s biggest digital policy incubator.

17 10, 2018

ICC Banking Commission and Clyde & Co launch report on the legal status of electronic bills of lading

2019-01-07T17:07:38+00:00October 17th, 2018|Banking, News|

The report considers whether the law in this area reflects the technological change that is rapidly occurring in the international trade sector. The  ICC Banking Commission and global law firm Clyde & Co have launched a report on the legal status of electronic bills of lading. The report considers whether the law in this area reflects the [...]

12 07, 2018

ICC Secretary General echoes global call for increased climate ambition

2019-01-07T17:16:04+00:00July 12th, 2018|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News|

As the United Nations (UN) High-Level Political Forum takes place in New York, ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO called on governments to step up their national climate plans by 2020.

5 07, 2018

ICC responds to draft US tariff act

2018-07-05T10:28:32+00:00July 5th, 2018|Global issues & trends, Trade and Investment Policy|

ICC has issued the following statement in response to a recently leaked draft US Fair and Reciprocal Tariff Act that would permit unilateral tariff hikes and abandon core principles of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

3 07, 2018

3 ways digitalisation is shaping the future of taxation

2019-01-07T17:21:41+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Digital Economy, Global issues & trends, News, Taxation|

Digital transformations and technologies should be seen as an aid and not a hindrance to fair and efficient tax systems, argued participants at an international tax conference in Munich, Germany