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

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

20 countries members of the CO Accreditation Chain

2017-05-17T14:23:51+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Customs and Trade Facilitation, News|

Local chambers in Italy, Norway, Poland, the United States and the United Arab Emirates have become the latest members of the International Certificate of Origin (CO) Accreditation Chain. Paris, 16 May 2017 The announcement was made during an International CO Council meeting of more than 45 CO experts from 31 countries which took place [...]

ICC calls for global guidance on return-refill container systems

2017-05-15T13:42:33+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Customs and Trade Facilitation, News|

Shipping goods across borders with reusable containers and tracking systems is better for the environment, consumers and companies yet differential treatment by customs authorities can be detrimental for business. Paris, 12 May 2017 The volume of goods shipped globally has reached impressive proportions in recent decades. Goods moved annually by ship alone weigh more [...]

New trends in global competition policy under spotlight at Pre-ICN Forum

2017-05-09T16:40:46+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Competition, Global issues & trends, News|

Hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the World Bank Group have joined forces for the first time to co-host a major forum looking at new trends in global competition policy which gets underway today in the Portuguese city Porto. Porto, Portugal, 9 May 2017 The conference [...]

5 must-read articles that challenge common trade myths

2017-05-08T11:16:01+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

With all the negativity on the subject, you may have missed a series of recent articles breaking down many misconceptions around trade. Trade matters for jobs, for growth, for our global sustainable development agenda and for companies both small and large. These stories help set the record straight on the following common trade myths. [...]

ICC Court announces new operations in Brazil

2017-05-08T11:14:43+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has announced that it is to expand operations in Latin America through the establishment of a case management team located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sao Paulo, 4 May 2017 The project was formally approved by ICC Executive Board in October 2016, paving [...]

Amid mounting nationalism, business calls for global cooperation on trade, climate action

2017-05-03T11:39:41+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|News, Trade and Investment Policy|

At the B20 Summit in Berlin, Germany this week, global business presented recommendations to the G20, urging governments towards greater international cooperation. Berlin, 2 May 2017 At a time of increasing protectionist sentiment and global policy uncertainty, over 700 companies and business associations from G20 countries have called on their governments to further cooperate [...]

International Court of Arbitration names new Managing Counsel

2017-04-27T17:14:36+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

ICC has appointed Ziva Filipic Managing Counsel of the ICC Court. The move follows the recent appointment of a new Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General of the ICC Court. Paris, 27 April 2017 Ziva Filipic Ziva Filipic, a Slovenian lawyer who has headed the ICC Court’s case management team dealing with [...]

5 ways Intellectual Property is evolving

2017-04-26T14:22:37+00:00 April 26th, 2017|News|

The 2017 Intellectual Property (IP) Roadmap is ICC’s essential IP reference tool, providing an authoritative overview of the most pressing issues currently facing policymakers and businesses that seek to innovate in a constantly changing world. London, 26 April 2017 Freshly updated and launched in London on the eve of World IP Day, here are [...]

Transport of counterfeit goods to be discussed for first time at international maritime conference

2017-04-25T10:24:14+00:00 April 25th, 2017|News|

Prominent members of ICC’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy initiative will be among the brand owners and representatives from the international shipping industry converging at a major meeting of industry leaders in Singapore this week to discuss ways in which to prevent the maritime transportation of counterfeit goods across borders. Singapore, 25/04/2017 [...]

Guest blog: Europe becomes latest addition to ICC list of annual regional arbitration conferences

2017-04-24T11:05:38+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

International arbitration in Europe takes centre stage this month with the first-ever ICC European Conference, which launches Paris Arbitration Week today. In this guest blog post, Linklaters partners Pierre Duprey and Roland Ziadé take us through the close relationship the region has with the popular dispute resolution process and discuss the relevance of the much [...]

ICC’s newly appointed Permanent Observer to the UN submits credentials

2017-04-20T10:46:09+00:00 April 20th, 2017|News|

The first-ever Permanent Observer of ICC to the United Nations, Louise Kantrow, presented her credentials to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres during an official ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York today. New York, 20 April 2017 Having served as ICC’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations from April 2007, Ms Kantrow brings extensive [...]