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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.

Lamy addresses ICC Executive Board


The Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Pascal Lamy, told the ICC Executive Board on Friday he is happy that cooperation between the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and WTO has increased in recent years.

Business leaders urge governments to reject protectionism


ICC Chairman Victor K. Fung and other international business leaders gathered in the Chinese capital have released a statement urging governments to reject trade and investment protectionism and to promote greater global cooperation especially among political leaders of the major economies.

ICC urges conclusion of the Doha Round in letter to the FT

At the initiative of ICC, representatives of major multinational companies called for G20 leaders to recommit to reaching agreement on the World Trade Organization’s Doha Round of trade talks this year in a letter published on 14 April in the Financial Times. Signatories of the letter, below, include the chief executives of Unilever and Shell among other companies.