Global issues & trends

17 10, 2018

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

2018-10-17T17:05:23+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.  Tbilisi, Georgia,17 October 2018 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 [...]

12 07, 2018

ICC Secretary General echoes global call for increased climate ambition

2018-07-13T10:22:33+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

2018-07-03T14:52:33+00:00July 3rd, 2018|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

20 06, 2018

John Denton, ICC Secretary General joins UN Global compact board

2018-06-21T11:18:31+00:00June 20th, 2018|Global issues & trends, News|

The United Nations (UN) Global Compact has announced that John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), has joined its Board as a new Member

15 06, 2018

G20 leaders must seize the opportunity for WTO reform, says ICC Secretary General

2018-06-15T09:43:39+00:00June 15th, 2018|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

Mr Denton called on the leaders of G20 nations to seize French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent call to develop a new blueprint for WTO reform in time for the group’s meeting in Argentina at the end of the year.

7 06, 2018

In global trade gathering, business urges governments to play by the rules

2018-06-14T17:01:12+00:00June 7th, 2018|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

In a clear show of support for the multilateral trading system, global business representatives today joined trade policymakers today at the WTO headquarters in Geneva to discuss future reform of the multilateral trading system.

30 05, 2018

EU Member states must strengthen provisions on cross-border data flows, says ICC Secretary-General

2018-05-30T17:08:57+00:00May 30th, 2018|Digital Economy, Global issues & trends, News|

In response to the European Commission’s proposed provisions for cross-border data flows in trade and investment agreements, ICC calls on EU member states to prevent digital protectionism.

11 05, 2018

The onus is on business to drive more inclusive trade

2018-05-14T10:53:03+00:00May 11th, 2018|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

In his first speaking engagement as ICC Secretary General, Mr Denton put the onus on business to help drive transition to a more inclusive trading system.

4 05, 2018

Business turns to customs reform amid historic trade uncertainty

2018-05-07T15:58:13+00:00May 4th, 2018|Customs and Trade Facilitation, Global issues & trends, News|

Common-sense reforms that make trading easier and faster can have a greater impact than removing every tariff in the world.