Finance and Insurance

It is essential that companies operating internationally can access cost-effective finance and insurance.

  • We work to ensure that regulatory regimes—such as on capital adequacy or anti-money laundering—don’t inhibit financial institutions from servicing their clients effectively.
  • Our members are able to play a significant role in setting market standards for key financial instruments which support international trade. Our rules on letters-of-credit, known as UCP 600, are universally used and facilitate billions of dollars of trade each year.

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What's New?

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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ICC report on access to finance

ICC has launched the latest in a series of high-level reports on the global trade finance market. The “ICC Trade and Finance Global Survey 2011” reviews developments in the supply of credit to support internationa ...

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ISBP revision continues

Trade finance practitioners will be interested to know that ICC continues to revise the widely-used International Standard Banking Practice for the Examination of Documents under Documentary Credits, or “ISBP”. Ke ...

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