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Global trade recovery takes uneven course, says ICC Survey

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Global trade flows rebounded across many regions in 2010, according to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Trade and Finance Global Survey 2011, but high-pricing meant that traders in many low-income countries still faced difficulties accessing affordable trade finance.

ICC targets steps to breaking tax barriers

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An ICC Taxation Commission conference on Transfer Pricing Document and Dispute Resolution: Making or Breaking the Corporate Tax has been hailed a great success. The spring conference in Paris was sold out, demonstrating the significance and interest in the topic.

FIB urges caution over online commodity trades

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The ICC Financial Investigation Bureau (FIB) has urged caution over sourcing commodities from online suppliers, particularly from those who offer a wide range of products but lack established credentials.

ICC Taxation Commission announces new Chair

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Theo Keijzer, Vice President Tax Policy at Shell International in The Hague, has taken over the helm as Chair of the ICC Commission on Taxation. Having served as Vice-Chair since May 2006, Mr Keijzer replaces Robert Couzin, who stepped down from the post at the spring meeting of the commission in Paris last month.

Prospects for strong trade recovery mixed, ICC report says

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Prospects for a strong and lasting trade recovery are mixed, with access to affordable trade finance constrained, trade protectionism still a problem, and banks facing tougher capital requirements for their trade assets, a major new survey on trade finance by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) said today.

New projects on global trade and employment – for results in 2010

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The initial results of the research projects supported by the Foundation in 2009 were presented at a CEO Forum in New Delhi in December, 2009. Further news about these initial projects will be the subject of future newsletters and will be posted on the Foundation website.

Project Leaders Present Results of Research on Global Trade and Investment

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Project leaders from the World Trade Organization, the Harvard Business School and the IMD Business School presented initial results of research projects on global trade and investment supported by the ICC Research Foundation, at a Forum organized by ICC India on 4-5 December, 2009 in New Delhi.