World Trade Organization

5 reasons why gender equality in trade matters

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Hopes are high for the launch of an historic Declaration on Trade and Gender at the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial meeting taking place in Buenos Aires this week.

ICC & WTO Launch Small Business Champions initiative

ICC Small Business Champion initiative

A joint effort to facilitate participation by smaller companies in international trade was launched today by the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, and ICC Secretary-General John Danilovich.

ICC response to G20 Hamburg Summit

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Following the release of the G20 Hamburg Summit communiqué, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has issued the following statement.

ICC sees progress on G20 agenda, opportunities ahead

G20

The G20 has made steady progress on business goals since 2011, according to the latest G20 Business Scorecard, published today by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The third instalment of the annual Scorecard reveals a year-on-year improvement in score since ICC’s monitoring began, while still noting that progress remains poor in several crucial areas, including energy and the environment.

ICC calls for more countries to join green goods trade negotiations

Investment

ICC has pledged strong support for a new initiative to pursue the conclusion of a deal to liberalize trade in green goods and services, calling on more countries to join the drive for a deal which could inject up to US$10.3 billion in additional exports and augment employment gains by 256,000 jobs, according to an ICC commissioned report.

ICC Executive Board looks forward to post-Bali agenda

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Meeting at ICC headquarters in Paris just days after the World Trade Organization (WTO) approved agreements – including a deal on trade facilitation – in Bali, ICC Executive Board members applauded the ICC global network for the influential role it had played in pressing governments to reach agreement and bring multilateral trade negotiations back to centre stage.