The International Chamber of Commerce welcomes the call issued by the G8 leaders in St. Petersburg for a concerted effort to conclude the Doha Round of trade negotiations by the end of this year - with a new deadline of mid-August for agreeing on negotiating procedures for agricultural and industrial goods.
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The ICC G20 Advisory Group, an initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), today consulted with the CEOs of leading regional companies to deliver business input on economic growth and job creation to G20 leaders.
In the wake of one of the most challenging years in business history, ICC has called on G8 and G20 leaders meeting in Toronto this week to take action in three areas that are crucial to the future of the world economy: international trade and investment; climate change and energy; and intellectual property and innovation.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the voice of world business, today called on leaders at the G8 and G20 summits to act decisively against counterfeiting and piracy.
G8 leaders took steps at their summit in L’Aquila to develop an effective response to climate change that meets economic, social and energy needs, most especially in developing countries, but more cooperation between governments and business is needed, ICC said today.
ICC welcomes the pledge by leaders of the G8 countries to conclude the Doha Round of trade negotiations in 2010.
The G8 summit should resist pressures to resort to economic nationalism and should further strengthen international cooperation to meet the challenges posed by the global recession, climate change and product counterfeiting, ICC urged Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi today.
A global agreement on climate change under the auspices of the United Nations is the best way of ensuring international cooperation to resolve this vital issue, ICC said in statement to environment ministers from the world’s most highly industrialized countries.
ICC welcomed a historic statement by the G8 group of industrial nations today to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and calling on all major economies to commit to meaningful mitigation actions in the international agreement to be negotiated by the end of next year.
World business stands ready to work closely with governments to find comprehensive and viable solutions for rising energy prices and demand for energy, ICC said in a letter to energy ministers who will be attending a G8 meeting in Aomori, Japan from 7 to 8 June.