World Trade Organization

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.

ICC G20 Scorecard shows improvement

G20

The G20 is responding to business concerns, but needs to further improve its performance in order to maintain momentum in the global economic recovery, according to a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

ICC welcomes Russia’s specialized court for IP related disputes

Legal & compliance

Speaking at an international conference hosted by the Supreme Commercial (Arbitrazh) Court of the Russian Federation, Designs Rapporteur of the ICC Intellectual Property (IP) Commission Elisabeth Logeais welcomed Russia’s initiative to establish a specialized court for the resolution of IP-related disputes.

New ICC report says low-risk trade finance not to be feared

Trade facilitation

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) today issued Global Risks – Trade Finance 2013 providing a timely, accurate and comprehensive outlook on the risks in trade finance from the global trade finance industry’s perspective.

WCO welcomes International Certificate of Origin Accreditation Chain

ATA Carnet

During its 31st session in Brussels on 22 January, 35 member countries present for the World Customs Organization’s (WCO) Technical Committee on Rules of Origin welcomed the International Certificate of Origin (CO) Accreditation Chain launched on 28 September 2012 by the ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF).

Consider plurilateral approach for advancement, ICC urges G20

G20

In an open letter to G20 leaders, ICC has urged G20 governments to consider what the world business organization maintains is a constructive proposal that could be immediately undertaken to spur economic recovery: concluding trade agreements on a plurilateral basis.