What you may have missed at this week’s SDG Business Forum

2017-07-20T15:30:28+00:00 July 20th, 2017|News|

During a high-level political forum, at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York, ICC teamed up with the UN Global Compact to convene 1,500 business leaders and government representatives to discuss how the private sector is contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The forum presented an opportunity to highlight [...]

Business is stepping up for transformational partnerships

2017-07-19T11:46:00+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

SDG Business Forum 2017 High-level Political Forum, United Nations New York, 18 July 2017 Business statement This statement is issued by leading business organizations, private sector institutions and networks that support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the world as listed at the end of this statement. Business supports the SDGs as [...]

18 chambers make finals of World Chambers Competition

2017-07-20T10:28:17+00:00 July 19th, 2017|News, WCF World Chambers Federation|

Chamber innovation will take centre stage this September, as 18 chambers of commerce from 13 countries move on to the final round of the 2017 World Chambers Competition. Sydney, 19 July 2017 The World Chambers Competition, organised by the ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF), is the only global awards programme of its kind to [...]

3 reasons why ICT matters for gender equality

2017-07-18T17:11:57+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

A United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is in full swing to track progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), formally adopted two years ago. New York, 17 July 2017 For women the world over, information and communication technologies (ICT) can be leveraged for personal security, better access to education and [...]

These business actions to achieve the Global Goals may surprise you

2017-07-13T14:58:57+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News|

A high-level political forum, currently taking place at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York, is gauging efforts undertaken to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – launched in September 2015. New York City, 13 July 2017 The forum presents an opportunity to highlight the central role business is playing to advance the UN’s [...]

Speech of ICC Secretary General John Danilovich at UN High-Level Political Forum 2017, #SDG9 Review

2017-07-14T09:46:32+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

His Excellency the President of ECOSOC, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, As the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business organization, it’s a great honor to be invited to deliver remarks at the start of the High-Level Political Forum’s review of SDG 9. New York, 13 July 2017 Since [...]

ICC Chairman Mittal responds to G20 communiqué

2017-07-11T09:26:59+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

Following the conclusion of the G20 Hamburg Summit, the Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has issued the following statement. Paris, 10 July 2017 Sunil Bharti Mittal said: “We commend the German Presidency’s leadership in securing an outcome to the G20 Hamburg Summit which emphasises the importance of international cooperation in tackling [...]

ICC response to G20 Hamburg Summit

2017-07-10T09:33:59+00:00 July 9th, 2017|News, Trade and Investment Policy|

Following the release of the G20 Hamburg Summit communiqué, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has issued the following statement. Paris, 9 July 2017 ICC G20 Advisory Group Chairman, Marcus Wallenberg, said: “We’ve been clear in recent months that G20 must stand firm on keeping markets open to trade and investment. We welcome that [...]

ICC unveils new guidance on due process in global competition law enforcement proceedings

2017-07-07T12:39:51+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Competition, Global issues & trends, News|

ICC has released a set of best practices to promote effective procedural safeguards in competition law enforcement proceedings. Paris, 7 July 2017 The official launch follows an initial introduction of the best practices made at the Pre-International Competition Network (ICN) Forum on new trends in global competition policy, which took place last month. Drawing [...]

ICC Open Markets Index: More effort required to open economies to global trade

2017-07-07T12:21:12+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

Despite repeated pledges to enable trade as a driver of growth and job creation, G20 economies are failing to demonstrate global leadership on trade openness according to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Open Markets Index 2017 (OMI) published today. The report – commissioned by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – shows that [...]

ICC calls for G20 to strengthen rules-based trade

2017-07-07T10:06:42+00:00 July 7th, 2017|News|

Ahead of the 2017 G20 Leaders Summit in Hamburg, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) issued the following statement. Paris, 7 July 2017 John Danilovich, ICC Secretary General, said: “We continue to face the challenge of global growth being too low and benefiting too few. This is the defining economic test of our times—and [...]

ATA Carnet advances towards digitisation

2017-07-05T14:33:37+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Customs and Trade Facilitation, News|

The World Chambers Federation (WCF) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is moving closer to creating a digitalised ATA Carnet system, following the conclusion of a successful meeting at the World Customs Organization (WCO) on 30 June 2017 in Brussels. Brussels, 5 July 2017 The meeting was held at the invitation of the [...]