Facilitating Trade

We advise members on how to make the most of the opportunities for their business abroad, including through our network in over 80 countries.

Why Export?
We’ve developed guidance for first-time exporters, and companies looking to get into new markets. We’re also developing a new directory of major trade fairs in key markets.

Trade tools
We work with our members to produce a range of tools to facilitate international trade. These include:

These standard trade terms facilitate billions of dollars of trade each year, by providing a “common language” that buyers and sellers can use to define how costs and risks are allocated in sales contracts. The latest edition of Incoterms was launched in 2010 and reflects new developments in international trade practice.

Model contracts
ICC’s model contracts provide an easy to use framework for a range of uses from international sales to non-disclosure agreements.

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What's New?

Exporting to China

ICC is working with partners to hold the first trade fair for companies looking to export products and technologies into China. The “China International Export Import Expo” will be held from 29-31 March 2012 in ...

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Business and the WTO

John Buchanan (Chairman) and Stephen Pattison (Director and CEO) feature in a new video launched by the World Trade Organization this week, entitled ‘What does the WTO mean for Business?’ The video premiered ...

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Help for first-time exporters

ICC UK is launching an improved support services for first-time exporters and firms looking to get into key emerging markets. Our initiative follows disappointing figures on UK exports last week, which raised doubts ...

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