Area of Work

International Organisations

ICC works with international organisations of all sizes on a host of policy subjects. By tapping into the knowledge and experience of its vast global network of practitioners and experts, ICC takes pole position as a relevant and credible t... Read more

Fighting Commercial Crime

ICC Commercial Crime Services (CCS) is the anti-crime arm of the International Chamber of Commerce. Based in London, CCS is a membership organisation tasked with combating all forms of commercial crime. The specialist divisions that comprise CCS offer a range of services dedicated to meeting the individual needs of the members. Together, they tackle all types of commercial crime; fraud in international trade, insurance fraud, financial instrument fraud, money laundering, shipping fraud and product counterfeiting.

CCS utilises a network of centres to fight international commercial crime. These are:

  • International Maritime Bureau
  • IMB Piracy Reporting Centre
  • Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau
  • Financial Investigation Bureau
  • Fraudnet

Environment and Energy

The ICC Qatar Environment and Energy Commission acts as a primary interlocutor and partner in governmental dialogue and it also examines major environmental and energy related policy issues that affect business locally and those that are of interest to world business.

Through this commission, business can input by elaborating on multi-sectorial business policy positions, achievements and highlighting business solutions to environmental issues and problems. The Commission offers companies a voice in these issues and makes recommendations on significant regulatory and market issues concerning energy and environment.

Moreover, the ICC works closely with the United Nations to facilitate business participation and involvement at UN-organised events, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD).

Banking

With a burgeoning financial sector developing in Qatar over the past decade there has been much learnt along the way with the establishment of rules and regulations that protect and assist both the private sector and the financial institutions. However, as Qatar’s economy continues to diversify these are subject to consistent updating and revision.

ICC Qatar believes it is vital the financial industry support and facilitate trading counterparties whether large or small. The Commission’s focus is on working banks to provide modern risk and financing services aligned with today’s technology. International trade is also constantly evolving and the framework of rules must keep track, adjusting to changing conditions and meeting new requirements.

Arbitration

The Arbitration Commission acts as a link between arbitrators, counsel, and users to enable ICC Qatar dispute resolution to respond effectively to users’ needs.

The Commission oversees issues and disputes of an international nature. As a rule-making body and think-tank the Commission drafts and revises the various ICC Qatar rules for dispute resolution, including the ICC Rules of Arbitration, the ICC ADR Rules, the ICC Dispute Board Rules, and the ICC Rules for Expertise.

The Commission works with regional and international bodies to research the most efficient, cost-effective and up-to-date modes of dispute resolution. New policies are introduced regularly and members are kept informed of new developments as they arise.

For more information please see Arbitration and ADR.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Anti-corruption

ICC Qatar is a strong advocate of ethical business practices and a pioneer in the business fight against corruption. A growing number of companies across the world recognise that doing business with integrity is the only right way of doing business.

ICC Qatar’s Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption Commission is on the forefront in the development of ethics, anti-corruption and corporate responsibility advocacy codes and guidelines, providing a voice for companies in this rapidly changing field.

ICC Qatar helps companies develop their own approach to supply chain responsibility and to fight corruption. In addition, ICC Qatar actively pursues the participation of the business community to give their input on such matters. ICC Qatar is committed to actively contribute to an ethical and responsible working environment for the benefit of both big and small companies.

Trade and Investment

The Trade and Investment Commission represents our main working body on multilateral trade and investment policy issues. The Commission follows the Doha Development Agenda “Doha Round” and is actively involved in developing detailed policy recommendations to World Trade Organization members on the main issues of negotiations under the DDA. Believing that cross-border investment is vital in driving economic growth and conveys benefits to businesses, home governments and the population at large, ICC Qatar has been active in the establishment of the ICC Business World Trade Agenda in order to further a resolution to the deadlock in DDA.

The Commission tracks and provides updates on international investment policy developments, with a particular focus on the work of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and is able to keep all members fully informed on new developments.

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