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ICC G20 Scorecard shows improvement


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

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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

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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


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.

G20 must play key role in restoring growth, Euro debt deal only first step


The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) welcomes the agreement reached by leaders to address the challenges of sovereign and bank debt in Europe as a development that should contribute to restoring confidence and stability to the world economy, but believes that a strong multilateral effort by all G20 countries will be needed to lead the world economy into a position of renewed growth and job creation.

ICC trade policy experts meet WTO Ambassadors in Geneva

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The ICC Commission on Trade and Investment Policy, holding its biannual meeting in Geneva this week, heard from selected chairmen of the Doha Round negotiating groups to discuss the latest status of the negotiations, notably in the fields of rules, services and trade facilitation.