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New ATA Carnet app makes digital declarations and transactions possible

2 October 2019 An initiative to digitalise the ATA Carnet international customs document gets underway in full today with launch of the Mercury II Pilot Project running phase. ICC ATA Carnet app After extensive trainings and internal tests since June, International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) digital ATA Carnet lifecycle management system is now live. Beginning today and running for a six-month period, real testing will be undertaken in six pilot countries: Belgium, China, Russia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Commenting on the system’s

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7 ways ICC represented business at the United Nations General Assembly

1 October 2019 The United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) high-level week took place from 23-27 September in New York, setting the global agenda on an array of global issues, from peace and security to sustainability and finance. Led by ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO and ICC Chair Paul Polman, ICC was actively involved in a number of high-level meetings on financing, health coverage and small island developing states as the institutional representative of 45 million companies in over 100 countries. Our message throughout

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John Denton joins board of Generation Unlimited and scales youth engagement

30 September 2019 ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO has joined the Board of Generation Unlimited (GenU) – a major global initiative to empower young people worldwide through education, skills training, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. Generation Unlimited is co-chaired by Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, President of the Republic of Rwanda Paul Kagame, and President of Trinidad and Tobago Paula Mae Weekes. The board comprises a growing list of over 60 partners from government, the private sector, multilateral organisations, civil society and

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ICC receives 2019 Compliance and Ethics Award

27 September 2019 ICC has received the 2019 Compliance and Ethics Award, bestowed by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) for the past 15 years in recognition of those who have made a significant contribution in the field of compliance and ethics. The award recognises ICC work in promoting free and competitive markets globally – including engagement with businesses and antitrust agencies around the world to integrate ethics and compliance considerations into business operations. John W. H. Denton AO, ICC Secretary General, and

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SDG Business Forum calls for business to move from strategy to delivery on Global Goals

26 September 2019 Organised today on the sidelines of the inaugural SDG Summit, the fourth annual SDG Business Forum convened business, government, civil society and the United Nations to discuss concrete solutions to move from commitments to action to deliver on the Global Goals. Co-hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), and the United Nations Global Compact, the Forum —— gathered nearly 600 stakeholders to dive deep into sustainable financing, the future of

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ICC endorses new report presenting case for carbon pricing to address industrial competitiveness

23 September 2019 A new report, endorsed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) finds that concerns about industrial competitiveness can be addressed through strong carbon pricing policies. The new report published by the High-Level Commission on Carbon Pricing and Competitiveness calls on industry peers and governments to adopt strong carbon pricing policies. As more businesses develop low-carbon strategies, supportive government policies can act in tandem to unlock economic opportunities and manage competitiveness concerns. ICC and several member companies are among the leading companies and organisations that

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