International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)


International Chamber of Commerce
Location:Paris
Founded:1919
Membership:Business interests in over 140 countries

Role

The International Chamber of Commerce promotes international trade and investment, and helps business meet the challenges and opportunities of globalization. ICC has three main activities – rule setting, arbitration and policy – and provides essential services such as ICC Arbitration, training, commercial crime fighting and customs facilitation.

National committees, including USCIB, work with their members to help set priorities and provide input in the formulation of ICC positions, and they convey these positions to their governments. Worldwide, more than 2,000 experts drawn from ICC’s member companies feed their knowledge and experience into crafting the ICC stance on specific business issues. The United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the G20 and many other intergovernmental bodies, both international and regional, are kept in touch with the views of international business through ICC.

Recent News

Bachus_Craft_Norine A Turning Point for International Climate Policy: ICC North American Regional Consultation (6/24/2015) - 2015 is a defining year for international climate change cooperation, as governments will reach a long-term agreement on greenhouse gas reductions. USCIB convened the North American Public-Private Dialogue on Climate Change on June 23 in Washington, D.C., aimed at identifying the private sector's role in the global effort to address climate change.
Charter_sustainability_source ICC Launches New Tool to Promote Business Sustainability (6/24/2015) - The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) launched a radical update of its respected Business Charter for Sustainable Development. The third edition of the ICC Charter has been designed to reflect a more holistic approach to sustainability, drawing on the expertise, experience and good practices of a broad range of international companies and business associations across all sectors and industries.

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