There is much to applaud in the communiqué from the Pittsburgh G20 Summit pledging to revive global trade, reject protectionism, boost trade finance, and refrain from imposing new barriers to investment on trade in goods and services.
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Global trade and employment will be the focus as 30 researchers from around the globe gather at the WTO at the end of August, with support from the Foundation.
The ICC Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau (CIB) has developed the Live Counterfeiting Seizure Map and Live Seizure Report to assist industry in quantifying the scale of the trade in illicit goods.
With global trade expected to register its biggest decline this year since World War II, ICC called today on the upcoming G20 summit in London to coordinate measures to allow private banks to ramp-up their provision of trade finance.
ICC is urging governments to provide meaningful opportunities for the private sector to supply input on mutual recognition of US-EU trade partnership programmes for border security.
Leaders of the G20 economies should take immediate measures to facilitate global trade, particularly in the area of trade finance, to help resolve the global financial crisis, Victor K Fung, Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce, said today on CNN.
ICC coorganized a successful panel session together with the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) on the occasion of the 2008 WTO Public Forum, held at World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva on 24-25 September 2008.
Ukraine has joined the ATA Carnet system, the 66th country to enter for fold since the launch of the system 45 years ago.
ICC today called on leaders of the G4 countries (Brazil, EU, India and US) to reach consensus on a framework agreement for agriculture and industrial tariffs, which is absolutely essential for a successful conclusion of the Doha round of global trade negotiations by the end of the year.
Even at this desperately late hour, a good deal can be struck in the Doha round of multilateral trade talks if G8 leaders intensify their diplomatic efforts, the International Chamber of Commerce said today in its annual statement on behalf of the world business community to the heads of state and government who will attend the G8 summit.