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Organisation: International Chamber of Commerce

Contact: Jack Whelan

Web: www.iccwbo.org

Aim: The ICC is the world business organisation  -  the only representative body that speaks with authority on behalf of enterprises from all business sectors in every part of the world. ICC promotes an open international trade and investment system and the market economy.  

Key Activities: ICC  members establish the business stance on broad issues of trade and investment 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. Highlights of ICC activities on behalf of world business include:

   WTO - ICC is promoting business ideas and objectives for achieving a successful new round of trade negotiations;

   United Nations - ICC is engaged in dialogue with the UN on progressing the economic, social and environmental objectives on the sustainable development agenda;

   Incoterms 2000 - ICC's standard commercial terms define the respective responsibilities of buyer and seller in international sales contracts;

   Guides to Investment - In a joint project with UNCTAD, ICC enlisted support from 30 major companies in providing guidance to least developed countries on policies and practical steps to attract more foreign direct investment.

Current  Projects: Together the ICC and  World Business Council for Sustainable Development have initiated a campaign to mobilise business organisations under the title 'Business Action for Sustainable Development' (BASD), in preparation for  Earth Summit 2002. A key feature of the BASD initiative is the mobilisation and presentation of business organisations' own initiatives which demonstrate progress in addressing the challenges issued in Agenda 21.              www.basd-action.net

Key Partners: Member companies, national committees and affiliated organisations, and  sectoral associations in over  140  countries.

Geographical Coverage: Global