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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]