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

The New York Convention Turns 60 (8/16/2018) - On the 60th anniversary of the landmark convention on international arbitral awards, the chair of USCIB's Arbitration Committee explains its relevance.
USCIB Joins ICC in Celebrating Anniversary of NY Convention (7/31/2018) - New York's international arbitration community recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of the New York Convention, which provides a universal basis for enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards is a source of particular pride to ICC, which initiated the drafting process that led to the Convention’s adoption by the United Nations in 1958.

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