The commitment aims to encourage international business leaders to meet and exchange with their Chinese counterparts and senior government officials as well as to develop ICC training programmes specially adapted for the Chinese market.
A formal declaration announcing the partnership was made during the opening ceremony of the China International Import Expo, which took place in Kunshan at the end of March. Secretary General Jean-Guy Carrier led the ICC delegation at the event and delivered a speech to over 600 participants attending the event.
“Our partnership will help expand ICC’s coverage of world markets and strengthen the respective networks of both organizations,” said ICC Secretary General. “It will also help us to gather essential business input from one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, as part of ICC’s efforts to help governments determine the priorities for a new World Trade Agenda.”
Zhao Xiaodi, Secretary General of CCOIC said: “The MOU is the outcome of mutual trust and common efforts of ICC and CCOIC. It will open the way for CCOIC to strengthen cooperation with ICC through broader and deeper engagement into the activities of ICC, the World Chambers Federation and ICC’s global network of national committees and members.
Mr Carrier is scheduled to visit China again in May to take part in celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.