Area of Work

ICC Partnership

ICC works with international organisations of all sizes on a host of policy subjects. By tapping into the knowledge and experience of its vast global network of practitioners and experts, ICC takes pole position as a relevant and credible t... Read more

Throughout recent history, the development of arbitration worldwide and the increasing global interest in other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms have led to the development of a vibrant community of arbitration and ADR users and providers. The ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR represents this community through its members. The Commission currently has over 900 members from over 90 countries. These members include arbitration and ADR specialists from leading law firms, general counsel representing global and other corporations, prominent arbitrators and distinguished university professors.

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Factsheet Arbitration Commission 2017

The ICC Banking Commission serves as a global forum and rule-making body for banks worldwide, with particular focus on the financing of international trade; and to help policymakers and standard setters to create a regulatory framework that facilitates trade finance throughout the world. With 85 years of experience and more than 600 members in over a hundred countries, the ICC Banking Commission is the largest of ICC’s commissions.

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Factsheet Banking Commission 2017

The Commission on Commercial Law and Practice (CLP) facilitates international trade and promotes a balanced self-regulatory and regulatory legal framework for international business-to-business (B2B) transactions. The Commission’s mandate is to set global business standards for international B2B transactions and provide global business input on commercial rules developed by intergovernmental organizations. The Commission works with some of the key intergovernmental organizations in this area on a regular basis: UNCITRAL (the UN Commission on International Trade Law), UNIDROIT (the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law), and the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

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Factsheet Commercial Law and Practice Commission 2017

The ICC Commission on Competition ensures that business needs and the realities of markets are taken into account in the formulation and implementation of competition laws and policies. It also identifies key issues in competition policy facing the international business community and contributes the business voice to debates to resolve these. The Commission brings together over 300 leading experts in the field of Antitrust from 42 countries, working together to develop cutting-edge policy for business. As such, the Commission is recognized as a venue for exchange and innovation, and regularly shares the voice of business on antitrust issues with intergovernmental forums such as the European Commission, ICN, OECD as well as national antitrust regulators.

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Factsheet Competition Commission 2017

The ICC Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption is a leading global private sector body that develops rules of conduct and best practices for fighting corruption and provides world business views on key corporate responsibility and anti-corruption issues. ICC has taken the lead among business organizations in denouncing corruption and developing rules to combat it. The ICC Rules on Combating Corruption constitute the cornerstone of ICC’s anti-corruption work, serving both as a tool for self-regulation by business and as a roadmap for governments in their efforts to fight extortion and bribery. In addition to these flagship ICC Rules, the Commission has developed a suite of crucial anti-corruption tools for companies to use proactively as part of their integrity programmes. The Commission brings together over 300 members from 40 countries, representing multinational companies, law firms, trade associations, and small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Factsheet Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption Commission 2017

The ICC Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation is composed of more than 250 customs policy, transport and logistics specialists from all sectors of business in nearly 50 countries, from ICC member companies and business representative organizations. The objective of the Commission is to promote simplified customs and transport policies and procedures as well as other practical measures to facilitate international trade, and encourage efficient and competitive transport markets worldwide.

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Factsheet Customs and Trade Facilitation Commission 2017

The ICC Commission on the Digital Economy draws upon a cross-section of business leaders and experts from 47 countries, including users, providers and operators of information technology. Their mission is to promote the global development of the digital economy and stable growth of its underlying information and communication technologies (ICT) platform through private sector policy leadership, regulatory advocacy and the promotion of best practice.

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Factsheet Digital Economy Commission 2017

The ICC Commission on Environment and Energy draws upon a cross-section of business leaders and experts from around the world. Their mission is to develop policy recommendations and tools to address major global environmental and energy issues, including climate change and green economy within the framework of sustainable development, and make a substantive contribution to key intergovernmental discussions in these areas.

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Factsheet Environment and Energy Commission 2017

The Commission on Marketing and Advertising examines major marketing and advertising related policy issues of interest to world business and brings together top experts on self-regulation and ethical best practices in advertising and marketing communications. ICC has been the major rule-setter in international advertising self-regulation since 1937, when the Commission issued the first ICC code on Advertising Practice- one of the most successful examples of business self-regulation ever developed. The Commission’s mandate is to promote high ethical standards in marketing through ICC international marketing codes for self-regulation. The Commission also advances world business positions and initiatives to address government actions that affect marketing and consumer protection. This includes monitoring marketing issues in industry and determining appropriate guidance, tools or codes to help business address these issues.

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Factsheet Marketing and Advertising Commission 2017

With nearly 400 business executives and private practitioners from 50 countries, ICC’s Commission on Intellectual Property contributes the business voice to debates on key intellectual property issues facing the international business community. The Commission supports and contributes to ICC’s BASCAP project, an initiative uniting different sectors worldwide to fight against counterfeiting and piracy. As a representative of international business, ICC works closely with intergovernmental organizations involved in intellectual property policy-making, such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as with other international organizations.

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Factsheet Intellectual Property Commission 2018

The ICC Commission on Taxation promotes transparent and non-discriminatory treatment of foreign investments and earnings that eliminates tax obstacles to cross-border trade and investment. The commission is currently working on advocating for coherent and coordinated local implementation of the G20/OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (BEPS) outcomes to help establish a consistent global tax system; providing further views into G20/OECD follow-up deliberations—including further discussion drafts on the BEPS Multilateral Instrument to modify bilateral tax treaties and the Inclusive Framework to support implementation of the BEPS package in developing countries; Leading global business input into the work of the UN Committee of Experts in Tax Matters and its subcommittee; Developing a Charter of fiscal rights for international investors, notably on the basis of the ICC Guidelines for International Investment and Identifying and promoting opportunities for fostering growth and cross-border trade in the area of international tax policy.

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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) was founded in 1919 to promote trade and investment as vehicles to spread peace and prosperity. In keeping with this historic mission, ICC’s Commission on Trade and Investment Policy engages the ICC network to help define the multilateral trade agenda and actively promotes international trade and investment as engines for economic growth and job creation. The Commission’s constructive role in representing business views is built upon ICC’s long history of authoritative involvement in international trade and investment policy. ICC was present at Bretton Woods and enjoys top-level consultative status with the UN and its specialized agencies. The mandate of the Commission is to break down barriers to international trade and investment so that all countries can benefit from improved living standards through increased trade and investment flows. The Commission provides a forum for business experts to examine trade and investment policy issues and draw up policy recommendations for governments.

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Factsheet Trade and Investment Policy Commission 2017

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