The World Chambers Federation of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC WCF) has today announced the seven countries selected or targeted to participate in a pilot project to digitalize the ATA Carnet, a customs document allowing duty- and tax-free movement of goods for up to one year.
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Chambers of commerce making up the General Council of the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) World Chambers Federation (WCF) have elected Hamad Buamim as incoming WCF Chair. Mr Buamim, who is President and CEO of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has served as WCF Deputy Chair since 2013. He will take over the role from Peter Mihok in January 2019.
The Finland Chamber of Commerce—along with 15 chambers from Denmark, France, Italy, and Sweden—are the latest members to join the International Certificate of Origin (CO) Accreditation Chain.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is pleased to welcome Qatar as the 78th country to implement the ATA Carnet system. Simultaneously, the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry has also become the 77th member of the International ATA Carnet Guarantee Chain. Both announcements were made during a council meeting hosted by ICC’s World Chambers Federation (WCF) in Xi’an, China last week.
Chamber innovation will take centre stage this September, as 18 chambers of commerce from 13 countries move on to the final round of the 2017 World Chambers Competition.
The role of chambers in bringing the voice of business to the table is more important than ever, ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF) Honorary Chairman Rona Yircali told delegates during the opening ceremony of the 4th Beijing International Conference of Friendly Chambers of Commerce on 7 June 2017.
Chamber and business leaders from all four corners of the globe are gearing up to attend the largest chamber event of the year, the World Chambers Congress. The biennial forum—set to take place from 19-21 September in Sydney—will examine contemporary issues within the global business landscape, promote result-oriented innovation and provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge and expertise.
With a 4 May deadline rapidly approaching, there are only a few days left to participate in the prestigious World Chambers Competition. The unique award programme is designed to acknowledge and reward chambers of commerce for their innovative efforts to strengthen their respective communities.
ICC Chairman Gerard Worms, Laetitia De Montalivet, ICC Director of Strategic Development, and Francois-Gabriel Ceyrac, ICC Director of National Committees and Membership, visited the Algerian capital on 25-26 February to help ICC Algeria develop its activities.
The global membership and staff of ICC have learned with great sadness of the passing of Hari Shankar Singhania on 22 February.