World Trade Organization

ICC Executive Board looks forward to post-Bali agenda

ATA Carnet

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.

Certificate of Origin experts meet in Paris to strengthen trade documentation

Occasional Intermediary Contract

Trade experts from Chambers of Commerce in more than 30 countries have met at the ICC Hearing Centre in Paris for the latest in a series of dialogues on recent developments in Certificates of Origin (CO), including electronic certificates of origin (eCOs), the issuance of preferential certificates of origin (PCOs), and Self-Certification.

ICC hails Bali agreement as welcome news for the world economy

Global regulation

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has hailed today’s historic agreement at the 9th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Bali as a result that will not only restore confidence in the multilateral trading system but also generate a much needed stimulus of $US1 trillion and 21 million jobs to the world economy.

Bali Business Forum

ICC World Chambers

The Bali Business Forum took place today on the sidelines of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 9th Ministerial Meeting taking place this week in Denpasar.

Business leaders call for new global trade deal

Business & the UN

Business leaders from over 30 countries have today issued a statement calling on governments to conclude a new multilateral deal to cut customs bureaucracy at this week’s World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference in Bali.

WTO deal in Bali would unleash benefits for all, business tells ministers ahead of talks

Chamber members

Speaking to a high-level meeting between business and ministers at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial in Bali this morning, Victor K. Fung, Chairman of the ICC World Trade Agenda initiative, urged business to continue pressing their governments to conclude an agreement on trade facilitation in the next three days.

WTO deal still possible but business must push governments to bridge remaining gaps

ICC Trade Matters

Following World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevedo’s signal yesterday that the formal WTO negotiating process had reached a conclusion for the time being, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is calling on WTO members to spare no effort and to demonstrate the political will needed to achieve a trade facilitation agreement in time for the Bali Ministerial Conference next week.

McGraw and Zoellick launch Payoff from the World Trade Agenda report

ICC Diversity

ICC and the Peterson Institute – in partnership with the United States Council for International Business and the Center for Strategic and International Studies – unveiled in the US a report showing that salvaging global trade deals would drive exports, generating 21 million jobs.