International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - The world business organization was founded in 1919 by a few visionary business leaders of Europe immediately after the First World War; having its HQrs. in Paris. ICC has been promoting Free Market Economy, formulating various rules and guidelines for cross border trade and investment. ICC’s over 6 million member companies in over 130 countries have interests spanning in every sector of private enterprise. ICC works in close cooperation with national governments and multi-national institutions such as G-8/G-20, World Bank, WTO, Asian Development Bank, UNCTAD, OECD and several UN agencies for promotion, protection and development of world economy.
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 13 December 2016 has granted Observer Status to the International Chamber of Commerce—the world’s largest business organization. The decision-taken by 193 members of the UN General Assembly during its 71st session in New York -- is the first time that a business organization has been admitted as an Observer at the UN General Assembly.
Bangladesh National Committee of ICC, established in 1994, is comprised of major Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Business Associations, Stock Exchange, Banks, Non-banking Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies, Trans-national companies, Law Firms and large Corporate Houses having significant interest in international trade.
The activities of ICC Bangladesh include promotion of foreign trade and investment, trade policy reviews, business dialogues, seminars & workshops both at home and abroad on related policy issues, harmonization of trade law & rules, legal reforms, updating businesses with the ICC rules & standards for cross border business transactions. ICC Bangladesh has so far organized following regional & international conferences.
As part of its activities, ICC Bangladesh has been organizing Workshops / Seminars on International Trade Finance, mainly for bankers of Bangladesh, in various countries since 2014. So far such events have been organized in Kuala Lumpur (April, 2014); in Colombo (February 2015); in Kunming (August 2015); in Yangon (November 2015); in Hanoi ( April 2016); in Jakarta ( April 2017) and in Vienna (May 2017).
For professional development of bankers, ICC Bangladesh also organizes Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS), Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees (CSDG) and Certificate of International Trade Finance (CITF) Examinations in Dhaka, conducted worldwide every year by LIBF (London Institute of Banking and Finance) and endorsed by ICC Paris.ICC Bangladesh participates in most of the World Chambers Congress & ICC World Congresses held every two years and WTO Ministerial Meetings as well as ICC Regional Consultative Group Meetings. The National Committee also arranges visit by Bangladesh Business delegation to different countries for promotion of trade and investment.
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