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

Russian Sanctions: How Do They Affect US Business? (5/14/2018) - A roundtable discussion was held at HodgsonRuss LLP in New York on April 26, connecting participants from Washington DC, New York and Europe to discuss the recent sanctions imposed by the U.S. Government on Russia, enforcement trends and how they affect the way the U.S. companies conduct business around the globe.
US and Canada ICC National Arbitration Committees Hold Annual Meeting (4/23/2018) - The co-chairs of USCIB/ICC USA’s and ICC Canada’s Arbitration Expatriate Subcommittees, Charles Kaplan of Orrick and Aren Goldsmith of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP organized their annual joint meeting in Paris on April 9th. The meeting was also organized by Andrew McDougall and Kirsten Odynski both of White & Case.

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