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The ICC WCF International Certificate of Origin Council (ICOC) was set up to enhance and promote the unique position of chambers as issuing agents of non-preferential and preferential certificates of origin. We are a global forum facilitating collaboration between chambers worldwide.

The ICOC is achieving this by implementing the following strategies:

  • Coordinated engagement with international, regional and national governments and agencies through ICC structures.
  • Establishment of an International Certificate of Origin Accreditation Chain, based on the International CO Guidelines, which establishes international best practice for issuing procedures.
  • Development of a series of international training programmes to enhance and raise the level of chambers’ professionalism and competency in CO issuance.
  • Helping chambers in the identification and use of advanced technologies in the delivery of COs and trade documents.
  • Call for the liberalization of issuance of Preferential CO to Chambers by Customs authorities.
  • Call for the recognition and acceptance of electronic CO by governments.

Any chamber issuing COs, and has trade facilitation experts, can participate to become an ICO Council member.

To learn more about becoming a member of ICOC, please contact Julie Sonladuangchanh.

ICO Council members

  • Chair

Peter Bishop, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (United Kingdom)

  • Deputy Chair

Martin Van der Weide, Policy Advisor Export and Origin, The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (Netherlands)

  • Members
Sandra Alaňà CERQUEDAATA Carnet ManagerChamber of Commerce and Industry and Services of Andorra
Bryan CLARKManager, Trade and International AffairsAustralian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Diana GUEORGUIEVAInternational Services AdvisorQueensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Herbert HERZIGHead of customs Code divisionAustrian Federal Economic Chamber
Abdul Aziz Abdulla BAHLOOLBahrain Chamber of Commerce
Yuliya YURAHAATA Carnet ManagerBelarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Christophe COULIELegal Affairs ManagerFederation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce and industry
Felipe SPANIOLSpecialit Policy and IndustryNational Confederation of Industry (CNI)
José Fernando Dantas DE SOUSAAnalyst of Politics and IndustryNational Confederation of Industry (CNI)
Juliana KAMPFCOOConfederation of Brazilian Chambers of Commerce and Business (CACB)
Zdravka GEORGIEVADirector, Trade Register and Membership DirectorateBulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Maria GOCHOVAExpert, Trade Register and Membership DirectorateBulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Anick DE SOUSADirector, ServicesCanadian Chamber of Commerce
Jackie KINGChief Operating OfficerCanadian Chamber of Commerce
Claudia PINCHARTUCCO (central unit of origin certification for our spanish letters) managerNational Chamber of Commerce, Services and tourism of Chile
Yun YANDirector of CCPIT Certification OfficeChina Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Tingting SUNStaff, Certification Office, Legal Affairs DepartmentChina Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Qiang LUDeputy Director of Certification Office, CCPITCCPIT Council for the Promotion of International Trade / CCOIC China Chamber of International Commerce
Pei NINGDeputy director, CO DivisionCCPIT Council for the Promotion of International Trade / CCOIC China Chamber of International Commerce
Ana ZAGERAssociate, Business Information DivisionCroatian Chamber of Economy
Andi GEORGIADOUATA Carnet ManagerCyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Antonin KERNERSenior Director, Trade Promotion DivisionEconomic Chamber of the Czech Republic
Jesper JUUL-JENSENHead of SalesDanish Chamber of Commerce
Mannik MARJUSenior Councellor of Foreign TradeEstonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Mait PALTSDirector GeneralEstonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Anne HATANPÄÄLiaison Manager, International AffairsFinland Chamber of Commerce
Hannele VISURIAdvisor, International TradeFinland Chamber of Commerce
Luc DARDAUDDeputy Director, International DevelopmentParis Ile-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Angela DUBEDirector Law of International Trade and Trade FacilitationAssociation of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce
Steffen BEHMDeputy Managing Director International Economic AffairsAssociation of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce
Edward MACQUISTENChief ExecutiveGibraltar Chamber of Commerce
Theodora PANTELIDOUHeads of Export DepartmentThessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Antonis KAVALIKASOffice ClerkAthens Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Lic. Carmen Elena DE KITSONManager of Foreign TradeChamber of Commerce of Guatemala
Thinex SHEKDirector, Certification DivisionHong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
Szabó HAJNALKAATA Carnet ManagerHungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Hulda SIGURJONSDOTTIRATA Carnet ManagerIceland Chamber of Commerce
R.P. SWAMIIndian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi
Hessameddin Abbas HALLAJHead of Developed Countries, International Affairs DepartmentTehran Chamber of Commerce
Reza TAHMASEBI TORSHIZIHead of Media & CommunicationTehran Chamber of Commerce
Atefeh GHASEMIANEconomic Data DirectorTehran Chamber of Commerce
Emma KERINSInternational Affairs ExecutiveChambers Ireland
Richard BROWNExport Services ManagerDublin Chamber of Commerce
Mali LEVIATA Carnet ManagerTEL-AVIV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Alessandra PROCESIForeign Trade DepartmentUnioncamere Italia
Joëlle KOFFIDirecteur Général AdjointChamber of Commerce and Industry of the Ivory Coast
Kazuo NISHITANIProject General ManagerJapan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Takeshi AKAGIManager in chiefTokyo chamber of commerce and industry
Hala KHASAWNEHDeputy General ManagerJordan Chamber of Commerce
Moon Young LEEDirector, Trade Certification Service CenterKorea Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chun soon PARKDeputy Director, Trade Certificate Service CenterKorea Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Musab N. AL KHALEDAssistant Director, Registration DepartmentKuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Viesturs KOCINSHead of Foreign Trade Document DepartmentLatvia Chamber of Commerce
Rabih SABRADirector GeneralChamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon
Wissam HOSSARIHead of ATA and TIR DepartmentChamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon
Karin NIEDERHAUSERCertification ServiceLiechtensteinische Industrie- und Handelskammer, Vaduz
Vytautas ŠILEIKISDirector GeneralKaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts
Carlo THELENGeneral directorChambre de Commerce du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
Lazo ANGELEVSKIATA Carnet ManagerEconomic Chamber of Macedonia
Yeoh Oon TEANCEOFMM
Johanna CALLEJAMembership Services ExecutiveMalta Chamber of Commerce and Entreprise
Andrea Giovanna Chávez OCHOAEncargada de Certificados de OrigenMexico City National Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism
Tsetsegmaa CHULUUNBATHead of Export Promotion and Developmment DivisionMongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Henk WITCarnet ManagerNetherlands Chamber of Commerce
Martin VAN DER WEIDEPolicy advisor export and originNetherlands Chamber of Commerce
Kim BARNETTExport Documentation Co-ordinatorAuckland Chamber of Commerce
Sissel SKOGLYCommercial DirectorOslo Chamber of Commerce
Rune ROLFSENCEOOslo Chamber of Commerce
Nerissa DE LUYONCO OfficerPhilippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Wojciech JANUSZKODirector, Legalization Department, Certification and ATA Carnet BureauPolish Chamber of Commerce
Zbigniew SOKOLOWSKDeputy Director, Legalization DepartmentPolish Chamber of Commerce
Pedro MAGALHÃESResponsible of the ATA Carnets and CO DepartmentPortuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Joao Paes CABRALDirectorPortuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Saleh AL-SHARQIDirector GeneralQatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Tania RADWANHead of FinanceQatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Gaibu NICOLAIDirector of the Department of Examination, Evaluation and CertificationChamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova
Viorica ANDREICarnet OfficerChamber of commerce and industry of Romania
Andrius VERBYLAChancellorKaunas Chamber of commerce and industry
Anatoly MAYANTSEVChief Expert – Manager of Promoting Foreign Trade, Law DepartmentChamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Ju Song LEEAdviser, Trade FacilitationSingapore International Chamber of Commerce
Juraj KNOPPSpecialist Customs, Certificates of OriginSlovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Eva ZONTARHead of Public Documents DepartmentChamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia
Glennalee HAYSELDENInternational Services Co-ordinatorSouth African Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Elsa Salvadores JANSSENForeign Trade and international developmentMadrid Chamber of commerce and industry
Ana Rubio MONTANECoordinator – ManagerSuperior Council of Chamber of Commerce, Industry and maritime
Malin HAMMARENHead of Trade ServicesStockholm Chamber of Commerce
Per anders LORENTZONSenior Adviser, International TradeChamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden
Peter GANTENBEINManaging Director ExportCommission for Certificates of Origin of Switzerland
Sybille PLÜSSDeputy Director, President Swiss Committee of originBerne Chamber of Commerce
Vincent SUBILIADirector, International Affairs DepartmentGeneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services
Paul LIUProject ManagerTaiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
Saengtian PATTANAWINCertification DepartmentThai Chamber of Commerce
Ayse Mehtap EKİNCİManager, Foreign Trade DepartmentThe Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey
Kubilay ŞİMŞEKForeign Trade ExpertThe Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey
Neonila TKACHENKOHead of Certification of origin and Inspection of  goods DepartmentUkrainian chamber of commerce and industry
Dawod Abdullah MOHAMMEDSenior Executive – Commercial ServicesDubai Chamber Of Commerce and Industry
Saeed AL HARTHIMembership & Documentation Services ManagerDubai Chamber Of Commerce and Industry
Ronan QUIGLEYExecutive Director – Corporate ServicesBritish Chamber of Commerce
Paul WRIGHTINGDocumentation and Trade Training ManagerBritish Chamber of Commerce
Liam SMYTHDirector – International Trade FacilitationBritish Chamber of Commerce
Peter BISHOPDeputy Chief ExecutiveLondon Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Wendy E. BAGGETTPresident & CEOAmerican World Trade Chamber of Commerce
Tran Thi Thu HUONGDirector of Center for certifying commercial documentsVietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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