19 10, 2017

ICC MoU with Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration extends facilities to arbitration users

2017-10-19T14:55:32+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) paving the way for users of ICC Arbitration to use SCIA’s hearing facilities, located in Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, at a preferential rate. 19 October 2017 Alexis Mourre, [...]

18 10, 2017

Ajay Thomas appointed Vice-Chair of ICC India Arbitration Group

2017-10-18T11:53:18+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and ICC India have appointed Ajay Thomas as the Vice-Chair of the ICC India Arbitration Group (IAG). New Delhi/Paris, 18 October 2017 Mr Thomas will work alongside the Chairman of the group, former Vice-President of the ICC Court Ciccu Mukhopadhaya. The announcement [...]

17 10, 2017

4 takeaways from the IMB’s latest global piracy report

2017-10-17T14:07:16+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News|

A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of 2017, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on maritime piracy. Paris and Kuala Lumpur, 17 October 2017 The flagship global report notes that, while piracy [...]

17 10, 2017

ICC and WTO announce second successful proposal under ‘Small Business Champions’ initiative

2017-10-18T12:13:55+00:00 October 17th, 2017|News|

ICC and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) announced today (17 October) that a proposal submitted by the Union of Chambers of Commerce of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is the second to be selected under the Small Business Champions initiative. Paris and Geneva, 17 October 2017 The proposal sets out a plan to [...]

13 10, 2017

From abuse to empowerment: ICC hears one woman’s story to entrepreneurship

2017-10-13T11:57:14+00:00 October 13th, 2017|News|

The inspiring story of abused child doughnut seller turned international catwalk model was the focus of an ICC World Business Women event aiming to highlight how developing business skills in women can drive gender equality targets as laid out under the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Paris, 13 October 2017 Rebecca Ayoko, [...]

13 10, 2017

Chambers take lead to help prepare businesses for the next big disaster

2017-10-13T10:51:38+00:00 October 13th, 2017|News, WCF World Chambers Federation|

In recent months, the world has been hit with an unprecedented number of hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires—each leaving behind devastating destruction and havoc in their wake. Observing the United Nation’s International Day for Disaster Reduction, we take a look at how chambers of commerce are working to raise awareness of the importance of disaster [...]

12 10, 2017

Guest blog: Emergency arbitration gaining ground in Latin America

2017-10-13T10:12:36+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

The 15th edition of the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Miami Conference on International Arbitration is set to take place from 5-7 November 2017. With just under a month to go until our biggest arbitration events, we are spotlighting some of the key issues affecting Latin America. Here to provide his perspective on emergency [...]

9 10, 2017

Wallgren-Lindholm to take reins as Chair of ICC Arbitration and ADR commission

2017-10-10T11:06:23+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has named Carita Wallgren-Lindholm as incoming Chair of its Commission on Arbitration and ADR. Ms Wallgren-Lindholm will take over the helm of the commission from Christopher Newmark whose term ends on 31 December 2017. The announcement was made during a meeting of the commission which took place in [...]

5 10, 2017

Brand owners raise maritime transport of counterfeit goods at major industry gathering

2017-10-09T16:16:16+00:00 October 5th, 2017|News|

Leaders of the freight forwarding and logistics industry gathering for the 56th World Congress of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) taking place in Malaysia this week will hear for the first time from a brand owner representative underscoring concern about the global transport of counterfeits and the work being done to [...]

29 09, 2017

ICC expresses concern at EU proposals on a new taxation policy for the digital economy

2017-09-29T13:54:41+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Digital Economy, Global issues & trends, News|

The approach proposed by the European Commission (EC) would undoubtedly penalise European start-ups and stifle innovation.

27 09, 2017

ICC and WTO announce first successful proposal under the “Small Business Champions” initiative

2017-09-27T15:37:32+00:00 September 27th, 2017|News|

WTO and ICC announced today that a proposal submitted by Google Inc. is the first to be selected under the Small Business Champions initiative. Geneva, 27 September 2017 The proposal is for a video competition inviting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to share their stories, through a short video, about how they have [...]

20 09, 2017

ICC BASCAP calls for end to use of properties for trade in counterfeit and pirated goods

2017-09-22T12:19:03+00:00 September 20th, 2017|BASCAP, News|

A new paper from Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), an initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), reports on the role that landlords and property owners can play as intermediaries in the counterfeit or pirated goods supply chain if they lease their premises to those involved in trademark counterfeiting, copyright [...]