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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published its 2015 Programme of Action, setting out the world business organization’s work plan for the year ahead.

The Programme of Action presents ICC’s activities across all parts of the organization and is designed to help ICC create a global business consensus.

Here are five of ICC’s top priorities for action in 2015:

B20/G20 process

Strengthen ICC’s role in the Business 20/G20 process as an effective platform for policy advocacy on a range of major issues for business. These issues include banking, commercial law and practice, competition policy, corporate responsibility and anti-corruption, customs and trade facilitation, the digital economy, environment and energy, intellectual property, marketing and advertising, taxation, and trade and investment policy.

B20/G20 process

B20/G20 process

Trade facilitation

Advocate in favour of the implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement and progress on a robust WTO post-Bali trade and investment policy agenda. Bringing down barriers to international trade and investment and increasing cross-border trade and investment flows can make a significant contribution to meeting the need for jobs and growth in all parts of the world.

Trade facilitation

Trade facilitation

Trade finance and commercial law

Continue to develop practical ICC tools for international business, particularly in the fields of trade finance and commercial law. Accordingly, ICC will promote the wide use of new ICC DOCDEX Rules, develop a trade finance offer for the ICC Academy, and draft a model contract for Bank Payment Obligations.

Trade finance and commercial law

Trade finance and commercial law

Arbitration and ADR

Promote ICC rules, codes and other instruments for dispute resolution, self-regulation and compliance, including in the areas of marketing and advertising, competition policy, and anti-corruption. As part of this, ICC will launch new expert rules, finalize its ICC Dispute Board Rules, update the report on information technology  and Arbitration, and more.

Arbitration and ADR

Arbitration and ADR

International forums

Lead global business representation in major international forums where key business issues are being discussed. Included on the agenda in 2015 are the Internet Governance Forum, global climate change negotiations and the UN post-2015 development agenda.

Download your copy of the Programme of Action to learn more about ICC projects for 2015 and how we are helping businesses worldwide meet the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly integrated world economy.

For further information, please contact

  • Andreia FURTADO
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  • Coordinator, Media Relations and Web