Category: Open Markets

ICC has just released the latest results of its Trade Finance Register—the first performance database for trade finance assets, such as letters-of-credit. The new data set—which comprises data provided by 21 Banks on more than 15 million short-term trade finance … Continue reading

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Earlier this week, ICC launched its first Antitrust Compliance Toolkit—a practical tool for companies of all sizes looking to develop a robust antitrust compliance programme. The toolkit was launched by members of ICC’s Commission on Competition at the 5th ICC … Continue reading

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The New Zealand Government has today set out proposals to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products contingent on the outcome of a number of international legal challenges. Following this announcement, Andrew Wilson, UK Director of Policy at the International Chamber … Continue reading

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Today’s Financial Times carries an industry letter coordinated by ICC UK underlining business support for a mooted transatlantic trade agreement. The letter comes ahead of an official report on a possible EU- US deal next week, with a political announcement … Continue reading

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Despite the current economic crisis and the urgent need to trigger private investment in the ICT sector, a number of countries continue to apply higher taxes to telecommunications than other types of goods and services. In this context, we’ve just … Continue reading

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Virgin Rail’s unprecedented legal challenge to a government rail franchise award has stirred up quite a debate about the impact of EU procurement rules. Our Senior Policy Advisor, Dorothée Heinze, appears in today’s FT explaining why recent EU market access … Continue reading

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Our autumn conference programme kicks off next month with events on trade finance and international arbitration. Having problems dealing with discrepant documents? On 18th September a “bite-sized” breakfast seminar will look at the issue of discrepant documents in letter-of-credit transactions. … Continue reading

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As readers of this blog may be aware, the European Commission has put forward a proposal to regulate the access of third-country goods and services to the EU procurement market. Under the terms of the draft Regulation, local authorities will … Continue reading

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Three new reference titles have hit the shelves of the ICC bookshop in recent weeks—and are flying off them almost as quickly as we can get stocks from the printers. The new books showcase the very best of ICC’s expertise … Continue reading

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ICC UK has today filed a response to the Department for Health consultation on whether tobacco products should be sold in generic packs without branding or trademarks. Our response highlights a number of trade- and investment-related issues arising from the … Continue reading

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