Trade

Putin assures ICC that global business concerns will be on G8 agenda

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, who will host the G8 Summit in St. Petersburg next week, met yesterday with International Chamber of Commerce Chairman Marcus Wallenberg to discuss world business priorities, including the critical state of the Doha trade round.

ICC gives final push at critical juncture in Doha trade talks

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As ministers gather in Geneva this week during what many claim is a make-or-break stage in the World Trade Organization's Doha trade round, ICC has rallied its resources across the globe to help ensure much needed progress will be made.

New trading frauds threaten banks and buyers

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ICC’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) continues to uncover fraudulent activity in the shipping industry, recently discovering a number of trade scams emanating from China and Estonia.

Business echoes Lamy; calls for agreement on Doha trade talks by year-end

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The International Chamber of Commerce today gave its full support to the statements made yesterday by Pascal Lamy, director-general of the World Trade Organization, saying time was running out on the Doha Round of trade negotiations and stressing the critical need for WTO members to meet the end-April deadline for accords vital to an eventual global trade treaty by the end of the year.

Indonesian trade fraud leaves paper trail

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ICC’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has uncovered five cases of trade fraud in the shipping of paper and board products from Indonesia in the past three months.

Seattle trade round needs ambitious objectives

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Sir, Politicians and trade diplomats should be made aware that a vast constituency of business interests is convinced that a new broad-based trade round is just what the doctor ordered for the world economy.

Trade and FDI are major engines of growth

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An OECD study "Strengthening the multilateral system" notes that trade and foreign direct investment are major engines of growth in developed and developing countries alike.