Global trade

ICC says G20 must find political will to conclude Doha Round

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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.

Research project update

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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.

Mapping Counterfeiting – CIB launches a new service

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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.

In CNN interview, ICC Chairman urges G20 to stimulate trade

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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.

Ukraine joins ATA Carnet system

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Ukraine has joined the ATA Carnet system, the 66th country to enter for fold since the launch of the system 45 years ago.

G4 must reach consensus now for Doha trade round to succeed by year-end

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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.

ICC urges G8 to press for global trade accord

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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.