16 08, 2017

ICC & WTO Launch Small Business Champions Initiative

2017-08-17T11:57:02+00:00 August 16th, 2017|News|

The ‘ICC-WTO Small Business Champions’ is a call for innovative proposals aimed at raising awareness among MSMEs of the opportunities that trade can provide, and how they can seize those opportunities. These proposals could take the shape of, for example, awareness campaigns, competitions, or capacity building, training and mentoring programs (No financial contribution will be provided by the WTO or ICC to implement proposals).

28 09, 2016

Business issues recommendations on new global agreement to support e-commerce for SMEs

2016-11-18T16:55:48+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Digital Economy, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

Geneva, 28 September 2016 Business recommendations on a proposed World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement on e-commerce have been unveiled today at WTO headquarters in Geneva, as part of the on-going WTO business dialogue process launched in May this year. The proposal echoes calls from business leaders for the WTO to play a central role [...]

31 05, 2016

ICC welcomes new dialogue with WTO; highlights options for multilateral trade talks

2016-11-16T11:49:57+00:00 May 31st, 2016|News, Trade and Investment Policy|

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has welcomed the conclusion of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) first ever dialogue with the business community on 30 May as an important step towards strengthening the global trade agenda. The dialogue was initiated off the back of the successful outcome of the WTO's ministerial conference in Nairobi last December, [...]

4 05, 2016

New WTO report on trade finance and SMEs welcomed by ICC

2016-11-16T11:49:58+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Banking, News|

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has welcomed a new World Trade Organization (WTO) report which examines the urgent need to address the trade finance gap for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In the new publication "Trade Finance and SMEs: bridging the gaps in provision" released on 4 May 2016, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo calls [...]

26 01, 2016

ICC Scorecard flags missed G20 opportunities on trade and investment

2016-11-16T11:50:01+00:00 January 26th, 2016|News, Trade and Investment Policy|

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) unveiled today its fifth annual ICC G20 Business Scorecard, which rates G20 responsiveness to key business policy priorities. The Scorecard shows G20 progress on a number of international business priorities but reveals some important missed opportunities to advance trade and international investment policy frameworks. Presenting the latest edition of [...]