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part of a worldwide organisation
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.
The fundamental mission of ICC is to promote open
international trade and investment across frontiers and
help business corporations meet the challenges and
opportunities of globalization. Its conviction that
trade is a powerful force for peace and prosperity dates
from the organization’s origins early in the 20th
century. The small group of far-sighted business leaders
who founded ICC called themselves “the merchants of
ICC has three main activities: rule setting, arbitration,
and policy. Because its member companies and
associations are themselves engaged in international
business, ICC has unrivalled authority in making rules
that govern the conduct of business across borders.
Although these rules are voluntary, they are observed in
countless thousands of transactions every day and have
become part of the fabric of international trade.
ICC also provides essential services, foremost among
them the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the
world’s leading arbitral institution. Another service is
the World Chambers Federation, ICC’s worldwide network
of chambers of commerce, fostering interaction and
exchange of chamber best practice.
The vice of ICC
Business leaders and experts drawn from the ICC
membership establish the business stance on broad issues
of trade and investment policy as well as on vital
technical and sectoral subjects. These include financial
services, information technologies, telecommunications,
marketing ethics, the environment, transportation,
competition law and intellectual property, among others.
ICC enjoys a close working relationship with the United
Nations and other intergovernmental organizations,
including the World Trade Organization, the G20 and the
ICC was founded in 1919. Today it groups hundreds of
thousands of member companies and associations from over
120 countries. National committees work with their
members to address the concerns of business in their
countries and convey to their governments the business
views formulated by ICC.