ICC Belgium is the national committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, the world business organization, since 1920.
More than 90 national committees, like the ICC Belgium, form the global network that makes ICC unique among business organizations. ICC members shape the organization’s policies and, through their national committees, alert their governments to international business concerns.
Generally, everything ICC does is devoted to promoting international trade and investment. Indeed, much of our work is of a very practical nature, focussed on making it easier for business to operate internationally. Our world-renowned commercial arbitration service is a form of impartial and dependable private justice that gives more security to commercial partners doing business across frontiers.
Drawing on the expertise and experience of its worldwide membership, ICC has also over time developed a large array of voluntary rules, guidelines, and codes – sometimes referred to as ‘trade tools’ – which facilitate cross-border transactions and help spread best practice among companies.
The World Chambers Federation (WCF) is a unique and truly global forum uniting the global network of 12,000 chambers and helping individual chambers to become more productive and strengthens links among them.
A non-political, non-governmental body, WCF is the backbone of the chamber community, uniting the global network of 12,000 chambers and their business communities.
The World Chambers Federation is a unique and truly global forum that not only helps individual chambers to become more productive, but also strengthens links among them. From managing the ATA Carnet system, which allows for the duty-free and tax-free temporary import of goods, to the International Certificate of origin Accreditation Chain, WCF offers a wide range of products and services to help chambers deliver the best possible service to their respective members.
To enhance chamber capacity to foster private sector development, WCF has developed strong ties with a range of multilateral organizations, including the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme and regional development banks.
WCF also works with other private sector groups to extend programmes of assistance and training for chambers of commerce, particularly from developing and least developed countries.
Initially called the International Information Bureau of Chambers of Commerce, WCF was renamed International Bureau of Chambers of Commerce in 1966, before adopting its present name in 2001.