News & Speeches

Bringing you ICC news, as well as speeches and interventions from events around the world.

Industry is a driver of innovation for global climate protection

Dr Kurt Bock, CEO BASF

The G20 Summit gets underway on Friday in Hamburg, Germany bringing together leaders of the world's largest economies. Expectations for the group to endorse an ambitious climate and energy action plan are high but in this guest blog for ICC, Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and CEO of BASF, and Chairman of the Business-20 (B20) Taskforce on Energy, Climate & Resource Efficiency says successful climate protection will only be possible through collective, global action.

Banking Commission Survey confirms trade finance supply/demand imbalance

icc tradefinance report

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission has released its 2017 report entitled Rethinking Trade and Finance. Based on the Global Survey on Trade Finance – with 255 responses from banks located in 98 countries, as well as insight and commentary from expert contributors – the report is the most comprehensive gauge of the trends and outlook of the global trade finance industry.

Newly issued report reveals 87 incidents of maritime piracy in first half of year

ICC IMB Piracy report, bay, Thailand

Continuing decline in the number of reported incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery against ships has been revealed in the second quarter piracy report of the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB), published today. According to the report, the first half of 2017 saw a total of 87 incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre compared with 97 for the same period of the previous year.

Guest blog: Are contracts (really) difficult to use and understand?

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The annual ICC-FIDIC Conference is set to get underway today in New Delhi, India. In anticipation of the world’s leading construction practitioners gathering to discuss international construction contracts and dispute resolution mechanisms, HKA Senior Vice-President Simon Longley gives us his perspective on why the administration of FIDIC contracts can be problematic, in his guest blog post for the International Chamber of Commerce.

Singapore Ministry of Law and ICC sign MOU to boost arbitration

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The Singapore Ministry of Law (MinLaw) and the ICC International Court of Arbitration announced today that the ICC Court will set up a case management office in Singapore—aimed at boosting arbitration and serving the dispute resolution needs of businesses around the world. 

6 ways we’re supporting MSME growth…

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Today is the first-ever Micro-, Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Day – a designation made by the United Nations General Assembly earlier this year to recognise the crucial role that MSMEs will play in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

What’s your company’s #GlobalGoal ?

ICC Global Goals Competition

In the run-up to the 2017 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the United Nations central platform for reviewing implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ICC is calling for companies to share examples of what they are doing to support the Sustainable Development Goals – known widely as the “Global Goals”.

3 ways to reduce climate change impact on oceans

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The 2017 United Nations Ocean Conference took place earlier this month seeking to mobilize action for the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.

3 reasons to celebrate 80 years of the ICC Marketing Code

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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is in Cannes, France this week marking the first in a series of events to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the ICC Consolidated Code of Marketing and Advertising Communication Practice (ICC Code).

ICC Asia Conference: 3 reasons to reserve your place

3rd ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration

Convening the international dispute resolution community, the ICC Asia Conference will take place from 27-29 June 2017 at the Four Seasons in Singapore. The conference is set to bring into focus the region’s latest arbitration developments.