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Carlos Lopez-Blanco appointed Chair of the ICC Commission on the Digital Economy

The ICC Commission on the Digital Economy has announced the appointment of Carlos Lopez-Blanco as Chair.

ICC letter to FT spotlights pioneering work to reboost cross-border travel

A letter published in the Financial Times today, written by ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO, highlights the private sector’s ability to help governments restore cross border travel by advancing safe and effective pre-flight Covid-19 screening of travellers.

ICC calls for increased collaboration on digitalisation tax challenges

ICC has welcomed the opportunity for further business engagement to address taxation challenges relating to the digitalisation of the economy but calls for increased collaboration to achieve global consensus agreement. The call follows the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD)’s update on international tax negotiations this week.

Brand owners raise maritime transport of counterfeit goods at major industry gathering
Pirates are kidnapping more seafarers off West Africa, IMB reports

ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) figures show a rise in piracy and armed robbery on the world’s seas in the first nine months of 2020, with a 40% increase in the number of kidnappings reported in the Gulf of Guinea. Pirates armed with guns and knives are abducting bigger groups of seafarers at further distances off the West African coast.

ICC Institute elects fourth Chair in 40-year history

New report calls for measures to support trade continuity in Sub-Saharan Africa

ICC has contributed to a new report by a consortium of multilateral development banks and trade research institutions, gauging the views of Sub-Saharan banks on the current response from multilateral development banks (MDBs) to maintain a well-functioning trade finance market.

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ICC and United Nations launch Centre of Entrepreneurship in Beirut to support small businesses in the Arab region

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) have launched the ICC-ESCWA Centre of Entrepreneurship to inspire entrepreneurial innovation and improve the business environment for SMEs in the Arab region.

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ICC unveils revised Rules of Arbitration

The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce has unveiled revised Rules of Arbitration due to enter into force in January 2021.

Global business, workers and civil society emphatic in call for comprehensive emergency debt relief

ICC, ITUC and Global Citizen call for an updated G20 Action Plan to address the barriers that sovereign debt burdens present toward pandemic containment and economic stabilisation.