Who we are

ICC is the world business organization, enabling business to secure peace, prosperity and opportunity for all.

We are the institutional representative of more than 45 million companies in over 100 countries with a mission to make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere.

Through a unique mix of advocacy, solutions and standard setting, we promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation, in addition to providing market-leading dispute resolution services. Our members include many of the world’s leading companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce.

We represent business interests at the highest levels of intergovernmental decision-making, whether at the World Trade Organization, the United Nations or the G20 – ensuring the voice of business is heard. It is this capacity to bridge the public and private sectors that sets us apart as a unique institution, responding to the needs of any stakeholder involved in international commerce.

ICC plays a vital role in scaling widespread action on Sustainable Development Goals and has a long history of formulating the voluntary rules by which business is conducted every day – from internationally recognised Incoterms® rules to the UCP 600 Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credit that are widely used in international finance.

In addition, we specialise in world-class business and legal training and are an industry-leading publisher of practical tools for international business, banking and arbitration.

So, from the small e-commerce start-up in Istanbul to the multinational software company in Delhi, businesses worldwide can benefit from ICC’s rules and mechanisms for the conduct of trade.

Our mission

Our mission

We make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere.

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ICC history

History

ICC was founded in the aftermath of the First World War when no world system of rules governed trade, investment, finance or commercial relations.

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Business expertise

Business expertise

ICC’s unrivalled understanding of business arises from the expertise of our members, most of whom are involved in international commerce.

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Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

We help solve difficulties that arise in international commerce through our market leading administered dispute resolution services.

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