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ICC sees progress on G20 agenda, opportunities ahead


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


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

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.