5 07, 2018

ICC responds to draft US tariff act

2018-07-05T10:28:32+02:00July 5th, 2018|Global issues & trends, Trade and Investment Policy|

ICC has issued the following statement in response to a recently leaked draft US Fair and Reciprocal Tariff Act that would permit unilateral tariff hikes and abandon core principles of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

15 06, 2018

G20 leaders must seize the opportunity for WTO reform, says ICC Secretary General

2019-01-08T09:50:52+02:00June 15th, 2018|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

Mr Denton called on the leaders of G20 nations to seize French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent call to develop a new blueprint for WTO reform in time for the group’s meeting in Argentina at the end of the year.

20 04, 2018

Sun is shining on global economy ICC’s John Denton tells Sky News

2019-01-08T11:47:12+02:00April 20th, 2018|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

Incoming Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce John W.H. Denton AO has warned against inward policies and other distractions that could threaten global growth in 2018.

12 12, 2017

Global business outlines trade priorities in call to WTO members

2017-12-13T11:42:25+02:00December 12th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

This statement is issued at the conclusion of the Forum and following prior consultations with businesses and private-sector associations from across the world. On the basis of these discussions, we wish to convey the following recommendations to Members of the WTO attending its 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) as regards the future direction of the world trade agenda.

11 12, 2017

Forum to highlight business support for WTO

2017-12-12T18:05:07+02:00December 11th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

As the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) 11th ministerial conference kicks off this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina, business is mobilising to support the WTO and its multilateral rules-based approach to trade through the first-ever official “business forum”. Buenos Aires, 11 December 2017 This year, the WTO’s 11th annual ministerial conference takes place at a time [...]

28 11, 2017

New ICC business guide demystifies international trade agreements

2017-11-28T17:57:31+02:00November 28th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

The authors have worked hard to simplify the complex and technical subjects of trade and investment to make them more accessible.

17 10, 2017

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

2017-10-18T12:13:55+02:00October 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+02:00September 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+02:00August 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+02:00September 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+02:00May 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, [...]