12 06, 2019

ICC Trade Register affirms trade finance’s decade-long low-risk profile

2019-06-12T10:52:57+02:00June 12th, 2019|Banking, Global issues & trends, News|

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission has released its 2018 Trade Register report – again highlighting the low risk nature of trade finance in comparison to other asset classes.

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+02:00October 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 [...]

3 04, 2018

ICC Banking Commission Annual Meeting seeks to navigate trade in a world of disruption

2019-01-08T11:58:36+02:00April 3rd, 2018|Banking, Global issues & trends, News|

The ICC Banking Commission’s Annual Meeting kicks off this week in Miami at a time of historic uncertainty for the international rules-based trading system.

21 03, 2018

Business alliance sheds light on trade-based money laundering, ‘least understood’ financial crime

2019-01-08T12:09:45+02:00March 21st, 2018|Banking, Global issues & trends, News|

It is estimated that hundreds of billions of US dollars pass through trade-based money laundering (TBML) schemes each year.

6 12, 2017

ICC is launching its 10th global survey on trade finance. Here’s why your bank should participate

2017-12-06T18:46:10+02:00December 6th, 2017|Banking, Global issues & trends, News|

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 [...]

8 11, 2017

5 things you may have missed from the ICC Banking Commission’s 2017 Technical Meeting

2017-11-17T12:55:44+02:00November 8th, 2017|Banking, Global issues & trends, News|

For the first time in over 30 years, ICC Banking Commission’s 2017 Technical Meeting was held in London, gathering international experts and close to 250 delegates to discuss key issues affecting the trade finance industry. London, 8 November 2017 Discussions revealed wide consensus that geopolitical and economic forces influencing trade are greater than they [...]

24 10, 2017

3 reasons to attend the ICC Banking Commission 2018 Annual Meeting in Miami

2017-10-25T11:25:36+02:00October 24th, 2017|Banking, Global issues & trends, News|

Registration is now open for the ICC Banking Commission’s flagship Annual Meeting in Miami, bringing together experts and leading figures from the trade finance industry to discuss the latest trends, challenges and prospects. Miami, 24 October 2017 As one of the most important events on the 2018 banking calendar, the Banking Commission’s Annual Meeting [...]

22 08, 2017

ICC Uniform Rules for Forfaiting were officially endorsed by the UN Commission

2017-08-29T09:46:55+02:00August 22nd, 2017|Banking, Global issues & trends, News|

In a historic moment, the ICC Uniform Rules for Forfaiting—ICC Publication no. 800 (“URF 800”)—were officially endorsed by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in its 50th plenary session held in Vienna on 14 July 2017. Vienna, 22 August 2017 Forfaiting is a trade financing technique based on without recourse discounting [...]

4 07, 2017

Banking Commission Survey confirms trade finance supply/demand imbalance

2017-07-04T17:12:13+02:00July 4th, 2017|Banking, Global issues & trends, News|

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission has released its 2017 report entitled Rethinking Trade and Finance. Based on the Global Survey on Trade Finance – with 255 responses from banks located in 98 countries, as well as insight and commentary from expert contributors – the report is the most comprehensive gauge of [...]

24 05, 2017

ICC welcomes enhanced focus on trade finance in UN Financing for Development review

2017-05-29T15:11:06+02:00May 24th, 2017|Banking, News|

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 [...]

22 05, 2017

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

2017-05-22T17:38:52+02:00May 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 [...]

5 04, 2017

5 things to expect from major meeting of trade finance who’s who

2017-04-06T11:03:56+02:00April 5th, 2017|Banking, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

The Annual Meeting of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission gets underway in Jakarta this week. This major forum gathers the world’s who’s who of the trade finance industry and provides participants with exciting opportunities throughout its duration. Paris, 5 April 2017 Here are 5 things we can expect at the meeting: 1. Networking [...]