Trade & investment

World Chambers in the spotlight at Ibero-American Summit

The ICC World Chambers Federation and the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce hosted the First Ibero-American Summit on Sustainability and Innovation in Business, during which international speakers, panellists and experts highlighted the crucial role played by chambers of commerce in encouraging the development of SMEs and fostering public-private partnerships around the world.

Guest blog: Is Latin America facing unusually high risks? An economic analysis and its consequences

Recent macroeconomic woes affecting the developed world are likely to spill over to emerging markets, especially more financially vulnerable and politically unstable Latin America, currently facing a resurgence in left-wing nationalistic movements. The Latin American left-wing has often aimed at increasing the dominance of state-owned enterprises in the economy, adopting stronger regulation and stringent control on foreign investment, all of which could lead to contract breaches and increase in litigation over disputes in regulated industries such as oil & gas, utilities, and mining.

Ground-breaking repository of paperless trade solutions seeks submissions

technology, data, digital

The International Chamber of Commerce and The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) are calling on public and private service providers to submit best practices for a new online repository of cross-border paperless trade initiatives and solutions.

Use of ATA Carnet approved for FIFA World Cup broadcast equipment

Customs authorities in Qatar have approved the use of ATA Carnet, an international customs document that permits duty-free and tax-free temporary import of goods, for professional products such as broadcasting equipment on an exceptional basis during the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.