USCIB to market and distribute publications from the International Chamber of Commerce
New York, N.Y., October 7, 2005 – American readers of the International Chamber of Commerce’s popular publications may not notice the difference when they log on to www.iccbooksusa.com. But the marketing and distribution of the trade, law, finance and reference materials based on the world business body’s longtime rule-making and policy work is in new hands.
As part of the restructuring of ICC’s publishing and book-selling operations in the United States, ICC’s U.S. national committee, the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), has assumed responsibility for the U.S. operations of ICC Publishing, S.A., the publishing arm of ICC based in Paris. The change in management took effect on October 1, 2005.
ICC is the world business organization, with more than 8,000 member companies in over 140 countries. In addition to serving as the voice of world business in the UN and with national governments, ICC develops widely used rules for various aspects of international trade, finance, contracts, marketing and advertising, and many other areas.
“We are delighted to be able to serve ICC’s existing readers, and we look forward to extending ICC’s many fine business publications to a broader readership, with the goal of promoting global trade” said USCIB President Peter M. Robinson. “We foresee growing interest in many ICC titles among existing customers, USCIB members and users of our various trade services, such as the ATA Carnet. And we intend to bring the interests of U.S. readers to the forefront in the development of even more exciting ICC publications.”
The operations of ICC Books USA are now located at USCIB’s headquarters in New York (1212 Avenue of the Americas, 18th floor, New York, NY 10036, tel: 212-703-5066, fax: 212-944-0012, e-mail: email@example.com). Online purchases can still be made at www.iccbooksusa.com.
ICC Books USA will continue to market and distribute a wide range of ICC titles, including the Incoterms series, ICC model contracts, numerous banking and trade finance titles, and ICC arbitration guides, as well as general interest titles like A to Z of International Trade, Guide to Export-Import Basics, Fighting Corruption and Corporate Governance Worldwide. In addition, upcoming titles of interest include Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, UCP 600, the latest revision to the standard reference for trade finance professionals.
Incoterms, the current edition of UCP (UCP 500) and ICC model contracts are just three of the trade tools published by ICC which are used by millions of traders around the world on a daily basis.
USCIB promotes an open system of global commerce. As American affiliate of the leading international business and employers organizations, including ICC, it provides unparalleled access to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide. USCIB also works to facilitate international trade by issuing and guaranteeing ATA Carnets (for temporary, duty-free imports of various types of goods), promoting use of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and related services for the settlement of commercial disputes, and promoting other ICC services such as ICC Books USA.