Trade & investment

Pirates are kidnapping more seafarers off West Africa, IMB reports

Brand owners raise maritime transport of counterfeit goods at major industry gathering

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 unveils revised Rules of Arbitration

New ICC Arbitration Rules

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.

IE University, ICC launch Smart Trade Venture Day: Boosting trade in a post-COVID-19 environment

Today, IE University together with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) launched the “IE Smart Trade Venture Day”, a global challenge that seeks to support innovative projects after the impact of COVID-19. The Competition is particularly geared to startups with a focus on trade digitalisation, health, supply chain resilience, trade finance and any other issues relevant to helping small- and medium-sized (SMEs).

COVID-19: 7 resources to help small business

ICC Individual online training courses

ICC is committed to helping small businesses impacted by COVID‑19. We’re highlighting seven digital business resources to help micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) during this unprecedented period and beyond.