The World's Essential Rule-Making Body for the Banking Industry


With over 80 years of experience and more than 600 members in more than 100 countries, the ICC Banking Commission - ICC largest commission - has rightly gained the reputation of being the most authoritative voice in the field of trade finance.

ICC Rules

The ICC Banking Commission produces universally accepted rules and guidelines for international banking practice. ICC rules and guidelines on documentary credits, entitled UCP 600, are the most successful privately drafted rules for trade ever developed, serving as the basis of US$2 trillion worth of trade transactions a year.


The ICC Banking Commission is helping policy makers and standard setters to translate their vision into concrete programmes and regulations to enhance business practices throughout the world.

Publications and Market Intelligence

Used by banking professionals and trade finance experts worldwide, the commission's publications and Market Intelligence is the industry's most reputable and reliable source of guidance to bankers and practitioners in a broad range of fields.

Visit the ICC Store for ICC's catalogue of trade finance publications

Visit the ICC Banking Commission Market Intelligence Page

Dispute Resolution

The ICC Banking Commission and International Centre for Expertise administer the ICC Rules for Documentary Instruments Dispute Resolution Expertise (DOCDEX) to facilitate the rapid settlement of disputes arising in banking.

E-learning and Certification

The ICC Academy is the world business organization's ground-breaking e-learning platform. As such, it leverages the International Chamber of Commerce's position as a world leader in defining commercial rules and standards to aid international commerce. The Academy supports working professionals at any stage of their career by offering a range of globally recognized professional development e-courses, as well as exclusive networking opportunities.

Its industry-relevant Global Trade Certificate (GTC) provides an extensive overview of trade finance products and techniques. From letters of credit to supply chain financing, participants will gain an overall understanding of trade finance from the banking perspective.

The GTC is built around six key e-courses:

In winter 2016, the ICC Academy will be launching a more advanced-level certification, the Certified Trade Finance Professional (CTFP) .

    Specialized Trainings and Events

    In addition to its bi-annual summit gathering over 400 international delegates every six months, the ICC Banking Commission organizes regular seminars and conferences around the world in partnerships with ICC national committees and various sponsors.

    View Calendar of Events 2014/15

    Strategic Partnerships

    The ICC Banking Commission has developed strong patnerships with leading policy makers and trade associations, including World Trade Organization (WTO), Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Berne Union, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), SWIFT, the World Bank, and many more.

    TFR Excellence Awards 2014 - Silver Medal

    TFR Awards 2015 Silver

    For the third year in a row, we are pleased to announce that the ICC Banking Commission has once again won a Trade and Forfaiting Review (TFR) 2015 Excellence Award (Silver) for 'Best Non-Bank Trade Services Provider'.

    TFR is a leading trade and supply chain finance information resource providing essential updates to professionals all around the globe.

    "This award recognizes that some of the most significant contributions to the trade finance industry come from non-banks, and we are proud to be considered one of the leaders in this space, having leveraged our wealth of experience in trade finance to benefit the industry as a whole." Daniel Schmand, chair of the ICC Banking Commission.

    Many thanks to all of those who have helped make this a reality and to TFR for this prestigious award.

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