ICC Qatar supports ICC in combating all types of crime affecting business of today to protect business of tomorrow.
New criminal threats
The scope and variety of criminal threats facing business grow ever larger, with the methods of commercial criminals becoming increasingly sophisticated. Through its dedicated crime-fighting division (Commercial Crime Services), policymaking bodies and other initiatives, ICC combats all types of crime affecting business, from piracy on the high seas and trade finance fraud to counterfeiting and cybercrime.
Stamping out corruption
Taking the lead among business organisations in denouncing corruption and developing rules to combat it, the ICC Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption puts forth policy recommendations from a global business perspective and develops practical rules of conduct and best practices for fighting corruption
Commercial Crime Services
ICC’s Commercial Crime Services division in the UK is a centralised crime-fighting body – one with a global network and a sterling reputation. It draws on the worldwide resources of its members in the fight against commercial crime.
From its base in London, and comprising three distinct crime-fighting divisions, The Commercial Crime Services operates according to two basic precepts: to prevent and investigate commercial crime and to help prosecute commercial criminals. The Commercial Crime Services works closely with international law enforcement officials, including Interpol, and uses its expertise and network of members to remain one step ahead of the criminals.
Fighting counterfeiting and piracy of goods
ICC’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) initiative connects all business sectors and cut across national borders in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy.
This global approach is designed to support individual company and organisational efforts and amplify business messages with national governments and intergovernmental organisations.
International Maritime Bureau
The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is a specialised, non-profit division of the ICC established in 1981 to act as a focal point in the fight against all types of maritime crime and malpractice.
With its multi-lingual and multi-disciplined staff, experience, unique structure, industry support and well-placed contacts, the IMB can rightly claim to be the world’s premier independent crime-fighting watchdog for international trade.
IMB’s main task is to protect the integrity of international trade by seeking out fraud and malpractice. For over 25 years, it has used industry knowledge, experience and access to a large number of well-placed contacts around the world to do this: identifying and investigating frauds, spotting new criminal methods and trends, and highlighting other threats to trade.
The IMB has a MOU with the World Customs Organization (WCO) and has observer status with Interpol (ICPO).