ICC is the world business organization, a representative body that speaks with authority on behalf of enterprises from all sectors in every part of the world. It is the institutional representative of more than 45 million companies in over 100 countries with a mission to make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere.
The fundamental mission of ICC is to promote open international trade and investment across frontiers and help business/ corporations to meet the challenges and opportunities of globalization. Its conviction that trade is a powerful force for peace and prosperity. The small group of far-sighted business leaders who founded ICC called themselves “the merchants of peace”.
Through a unique mix of advocacy, solutions and standard setting, ICC promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation, in addition to providing market-leading dispute resolution services. ICC members include many of the world’s leading companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce.
ICC represent business interests at the highest levels of intergovernmental decision-making, whether at the World Trade Organization, the United Nations or the G20 – ensuring the voice of business is heard. It is this capacity to bridge the public and private sectors that sets apart as a unique institution, responding to the needs of any stakeholder involved in international commerce.
ICC plays a vital role in scaling widespread action on Sustainable Development Goals and has a long history of formulating the voluntary rules by which business is conducted every day – from internationally recognised Incoterms® rules to the UCP 600 Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credit that are widely used in international finance.
In addition, ICC specialise in world-class business and legal training and are an industry-leading publisher of practical tools for international business, banking and arbitration.
So, from the small e-commerce start-up in Istanbul to the multinational software company in Delhi, businesses worldwide can benefit from ICC’s rules and mechanisms for the conduct of trade.