The Global Enabling Trade Report 2016 co-published by the World Economic Forum and the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation was released earlier today.
ICC is one of the three host organizations of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, along with the World Economic Forum and Center for International Private Enterprise. Together, with the governments of Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom and United States, we aim to leverage our shared networks and resources to support effective trade facilitation reforms measured by real-world business metrics. It is in this context that the Alliance has co-published the 2016 report.
3 November 2016 in Zurich
Distributorship contracts are the most frequently used contracts to distribute goods in a new or market, foreign country or territory. Small or large producers, importers and exporters must understand the functioning of distribution agreements. This understanding facilitates efficient negotiations, drafting and the conclusion of such agreements. The better understanding of the functioning of distribution is one key to success with the contracting business partners. Identifying the right partner requires more and more due diligence skills.
Clean Energy offers different waste storage solutions with emissions effects 0. Nestlé engages in "Creating Shared Value" with 3 pillars: respect for water and the environment, rural development and nutrition for everyone. Human rights and environmental protection are two principles strictly applied in all Swiss Re transactions. Glencore protects the health and welfare of its employees at the Raglan mine. These were a few examples of the business contribution to UN goals for sustainable development, presented in Berne on 3 October.
One year after the approval of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 – how ICC and companies contribute
In September 2015, the member states of the United Nations approved a new global development agenda (Agenda 2030) with a set of Development Goals designed to resolve two of the most critical issues confronting the world community: to eradicate poverty and to promote sustainable development. Companies have a decisive role to these Development Goals in the context of their own activities, independent of government programs.
The Swiss Arbitration and ADR Committee held 1 July 2016 a meeting in Paris between the Secretariat of the Court and the Swiss arbitrators, under the chairmanship of Mr. Urs Weber-Stecher. At the meeting, besides the general issues of procedures and specific questions, it was mostly to strengthen the relations between the staff of the Secretariat of the Court and the Swiss arbitration community and to meet with some of the counsels personally. A dinner in the presence of Mr. Dominique Hascher, Supreme Advisor to the French Supreme Court was held the day before with the French Committee of ICC and the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in France. The Study Tour in 2016 was a great success and will be organized again in 2017.
6 July 2016 – Regional Trade Agreements can not replace the multilateral system. Mr Yonov Fredericke Agah, Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization delivered a special contribution at the Annual Assembly of ICC Switzerland.