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The United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Awards of 1958—better, and more snappily, known as the New York Convention—is widely regarded as one of the most successful international treaties ever. This success has, to be … Continue reading

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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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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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There is now just over one month to go to the 2012 London Patent Summit on 8 – 9 October. This international conference—the first of its kind in the UK—will bring together patent professionals, policy makers and investors to discuss … 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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Over the last few weeks representatives from the EU Commission and the Office of the US Trade Representative have held meetings in Brussels to discuss the scope of a potential EU-US Trade deal. At the end of last year, leaders … Continue reading

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