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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 CERQUEDA ATA Carnet Manager Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Services of Andorra
Bryan CLARK Manager, Trade and International Affairs Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Diana GUEORGUIEVA International Services Advisor Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Herbert HERZIG Head of customs Code division Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Abdul Aziz Abdulla BAHLOOL Bahrain Chamber of Commerce
Yuliya YURAHA ATA Carnet Manager Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Christophe COULIE Legal Affairs Manager Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce and industry
Felipe SPANIOL Specialit Policy and Industry National Confederation of Industry (CNI)
José Fernando Dantas DE SOUSA Analyst of Politics and Industry National Confederation of Industry (CNI)
Juliana KAMPF COO Confederation of Brazilian Chambers of Commerce and Business (CACB)
Zdravka GEORGIEVA Director, Trade Register and Membership Directorate Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Maria GOCHOVA Expert, Trade Register and Membership Directorate Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Anick DE SOUSA Director, Services Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Jackie KING Chief Operating Officer Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Claudia PINCHART UCCO (central unit of origin certification for our spanish letters) manager National Chamber of Commerce, Services and tourism of Chile
Yun YAN Director of CCPIT Certification Office China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Tingting SUN Staff, Certification Office, Legal Affairs Department China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Qiang LU Deputy Director of Certification Office, CCPIT CCPIT Council for the Promotion of International Trade / CCOIC China Chamber of International Commerce
Pei NING Deputy director, CO Division CCPIT Council for the Promotion of International Trade / CCOIC China Chamber of International Commerce
Ana ZAGER Associate, Business Information Division Croatian Chamber of Economy
Andi GEORGIADOU ATA Carnet Manager Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Antonin KERNER Senior Director, Trade Promotion Division Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic
Jesper JUUL-JENSEN Head of Sales Danish Chamber of Commerce
Mannik MARJU Senior Councellor of Foreign Trade Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Mait PALTS Director General Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Anne HATANPÄÄ Liaison Manager, International Affairs Finland Chamber of Commerce
Hannele VISURI Advisor, International Trade Finland Chamber of Commerce
Luc DARDAUD Deputy Director, International Development Paris Ile-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Angela DUBE Director Law of International Trade and Trade Facilitation Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce
Steffen BEHM Deputy Managing Director International Economic Affairs Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce
Edward MACQUISTEN Chief Executive Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce
Theodora PANTELIDOU Heads of Export Department Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Antonis KAVALIKAS Office Clerk Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Lic. Carmen Elena DE KITSON Manager of Foreign Trade Chamber of Commerce of Guatemala
Thinex SHEK Director, Certification Division Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
Szabó HAJNALKA ATA Carnet Manager Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Hulda SIGURJONSDOTTIR ATA Carnet Manager Iceland Chamber of Commerce
R.P. SWAMI Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi
Hessameddin Abbas HALLAJ Head of Developed Countries, International Affairs Department Tehran Chamber of Commerce
Reza TAHMASEBI TORSHIZI Head of Media & Communication Tehran Chamber of Commerce
Atefeh GHASEMIAN Economic Data Director Tehran Chamber of Commerce
Emma KERINS International Affairs Executive Chambers Ireland
Richard BROWN Export Services Manager Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Mali LEVI ATA Carnet Manager TEL-AVIV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Alessandra PROCESI Foreign Trade Department Unioncamere Italia
Joëlle KOFFI Directeur Général Adjoint Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Ivory Coast
Kazuo NISHITANI Project General Manager Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Takeshi AKAGI Manager in chief Tokyo chamber of commerce and industry
Hala KHASAWNEH Deputy General Manager Jordan Chamber of Commerce
Moon Young LEE Director, Trade Certification Service Center Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chun soon PARK Deputy Director, Trade Certificate Service Center Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Musab N. AL KHALED Assistant Director, Registration Department Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Viesturs KOCINS Head of Foreign Trade Document Department Latvia Chamber of Commerce
Rabih SABRA Director General Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon
Wissam HOSSARI Head of ATA and TIR Department Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon
Karin NIEDERHAUSER Certification Service Liechtensteinische Industrie- und Handelskammer, Vaduz
Vytautas ŠILEIKIS Director General Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts
Carlo THELEN General director Chambre de Commerce du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
Lazo ANGELEVSKI ATA Carnet Manager Economic Chamber of Macedonia
Yeoh Oon TEAN CEO FMM
Johanna CALLEJA Membership Services Executive Malta Chamber of Commerce and Entreprise
Andrea Giovanna Chávez OCHOA Encargada de Certificados de Origen Mexico City National Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism
Tsetsegmaa CHULUUNBAT Head of Export Promotion and Developmment Division Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Henk WIT Carnet Manager Netherlands Chamber of Commerce
Martin VAN DER WEIDE Policy advisor export and origin Netherlands Chamber of Commerce
Kim BARNETT Export Documentation Co-ordinator Auckland Chamber of Commerce
Sissel SKOGLY Commercial Director Oslo Chamber of Commerce
Rune ROLFSEN CEO Oslo Chamber of Commerce
Nerissa DE LUYON CO Officer Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Wojciech JANUSZKO Director, Legalization Department, Certification and ATA Carnet Bureau Polish Chamber of Commerce
Zbigniew SOKOLOWSK Deputy Director, Legalization Department Polish Chamber of Commerce
Pedro MAGALHÃES Responsible of the ATA Carnets and CO Department Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Joao Paes CABRAL Director Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Saleh AL-SHARQI Director General Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Tania RADWAN Head of Finance Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Gaibu NICOLAI Director of the Department of Examination, Evaluation and Certification Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova
Viorica ANDREI Carnet Officer Chamber of commerce and industry of Romania
Andrius VERBYLA Chancellor Kaunas Chamber of commerce and industry
Anatoly MAYANTSEV Chief Expert – Manager of Promoting Foreign Trade, Law Department Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Ju Song LEE Adviser, Trade Facilitation Singapore International Chamber of Commerce
Juraj KNOPP Specialist Customs, Certificates of Origin Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Eva ZONTAR Head of Public Documents Department Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia
Glennalee HAYSELDEN International Services Co-ordinator South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Elsa Salvadores JANSSEN Foreign Trade and international development Madrid Chamber of commerce and industry
Ana Rubio MONTANE Coordinator – Manager Superior Council of Chamber of Commerce, Industry and maritime
Malin HAMMAREN Head of Trade Services Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
Per anders LORENTZON Senior Adviser, International Trade Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden
Peter GANTENBEIN Managing Director Export Commission for Certificates of Origin of Switzerland
Sybille PLÜSS Deputy Director, President Swiss Committee of origin Berne Chamber of Commerce
Vincent SUBILIA Director, International Affairs Department Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services
Paul LIU Project Manager Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
Saengtian PATTANAWIN Certification Department Thai Chamber of Commerce
Ayse Mehtap EKİNCİ Manager, Foreign Trade Department The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey
Kubilay ŞİMŞEK Foreign Trade Expert The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey
Neonila TKACHENKO Head of Certification of origin and Inspection of  goods Department Ukrainian chamber of commerce and industry
Dawod Abdullah MOHAMMED Senior Executive – Commercial Services Dubai Chamber Of Commerce and Industry
Saeed AL HARTHI Membership & Documentation Services Manager Dubai Chamber Of Commerce and Industry
Ronan QUIGLEY Executive Director – Corporate Services British Chamber of Commerce
Paul WRIGHTING Documentation and Trade Training Manager British Chamber of Commerce
Liam SMYTH Director – International Trade Facilitation British Chamber of Commerce
Peter BISHOP Deputy Chief Executive London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Wendy E. BAGGETT President & CEO American World Trade Chamber of Commerce
Tran Thi Thu HUONG Director of Center for certifying commercial documents Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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