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.
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The International Chamber of Commerce and the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry have renewed a partnership agreement aimed at securing a robust ICC World Trade Agenda (WTA) work programme, established in 2012 to contribute to the advancement of the global rules-based trade and investment policy agenda.
Alongside World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations in Buenos Aires this December, the government of Argentina is officially partnering with ICC on the event’s Business Forum—the first ever official business event at a WTO ministerial conference.
Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and African countries are suffering the most from a deepening global trade finance gap according to the ICC 2016 Global Survey on Trade Finance.
ICC’s third global debate took place today as members of the ICC Executive Board gathered in The Hague ahead of their first leadership meeting of 2016.
The G20 Leaders’ Summit in Saint Petersburg was far from the failure described by many owing to a deadlock over Syria, and maintained a focus on shared economic objectives for re-balancing the world economy through sustainable growth and jobs.
G20 heads of state today met with CEOs representing the Business-20 or “B20” during a special session of the G20 Leaders’ Summit at Strelna Palace, near Saint Petersburg in Russia.
A high-level ICC delegation of business leaders from more than 10 countries undertook a three-day visit to Myanmar in a bid to identify opportunities that could further liberalize the economy and build long-term relationships with the Myanmar business community.
Participants are encouraged to sign up early for the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit, taking place on 22 April 2013 in Doha, and be a part of history as business shapes concrete measures for helping to pull the global economy out of crisis.
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.