With a global network of over 6 million members in more than 100 countries, ICC work to promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation through our unique mix of advocacy and standard setting activities – together with market leading dispute resolution services.
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 us apart as a unique organization, responding to the needs of any player involved in international commerce.
ICC also have 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.
ICC aims to promote international trade and investment as vehicles for inclusive growth and prosperity.
From resolving disputes when they arise in international commerce to supporting global efforts to streamline customs and border procedures, ICC support multilateralism as the best way to address global challenges and reach global goals.
Having witnessed the power of international commerce to lift millions of people out of poverty, today we have our sights set on the future of globalisation, working to promote inclusive and sustainable growth to the benefit of all.
ICC work to promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation by combining our global influence with our unique expertise in advocacy, standard setting activities and global services.
In the activities we carry out every day—in our work to support the resolution of commercial disputes, through policy advocacy, in the development of rules and guidelines, in our training courses, and in the delivery of other practical tools and services, we help you adapt to the challenges of trading in today’s fast-paced global economy.
ICC was founded in the aftermath of the First World War when no world system of rules governed trade, investment, finance or commercial relations. Without waiting for governments to fill the gap, ICC’s founders acted on their conviction that the private sector is best qualified to set global standards for business. They called themselves “The merchants of peace.”
In 2016, ICC granted Observer Status at United Nations General Assembly.