Today’s youth is an invaluable resource for development and is critical to the transformation of the global economic, social and political landscape, Anthony Parkes, Director of ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF) said during the Junior Chamber International (JCI) World Congress in Rio de Janeiro last week.
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Aiming to raise awareness about the benefits and the procedures for the implementation of the ATA Carnet system in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) hosted a two-day workshop on 24-25 September for Customs, chamber staff and business.
China has become the latest country to join the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) World Chambers Federation (WCF) International Certificates of Origin (CO) Accreditation Chain. China’s membership will strengthen the committee’s work to promote the role of Chambers in the delivery of trade facilitation services, especially to small- and medium-sized businesses.
ICC, with its global network of national committees, the ICC World Chambers Federation, and Junior Chambers International (JCI) – at the 8th World Chambers Congress in Doha – agreed to launch the ICC G20 Business Advisory Council.
ICC and the Business for Peace Foundation have announced the five recipients of the 2013 Oslo Business for Peace Award, the highest form of recognition given to business professionals for efforts to foster peace and stability.
ICC World Chambers Federation’s (WCF) new leadership team took office this week, with a three-year mandate to strengthen the global network of chambers and to reinforce the role chambers play in their respective communities.
Chambers of commerce play an important role in supporting trade and development, ICC World Chambers Federation Vice-Chairman Mustafa Mansur told delegates at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Beijing International Conference of Friendly Chambers of Commerce Conference.
A further expansion of the ATA Carnet chain can be foreseen in the near future following Trinidad and Tobago’s recent ratification of the International Convention for the temporary admission of goods – also known as the Istanbul Convention.
“The challenges of entrepreneurial representation in the world” was a central theme of the 21st Congress for the Confederation Commercial and Business Associations of Brazil (CACB), held in Salvador, Bahia, 10-11 August, celebrating 200 years of Brazil's Chamber of Commerce serving their small- and medium-sized business community.
As part of its mission to reinforce chambers and strengthen their partnerships, the ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF) participated in the recent Consular Cooperation Workshops organized by the Permanent Conference of African and Francophone Consular Chambers (CPCCAF) in Nantes from 5-7 July 2011.