International Chamber of Commerce

Organization's name: International Chamber of Commerce
Organization's acronym: ICC
Headquarters address  
Address: 33-43 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris

Phone: +33 (0) 1 49 53 28 28
Fax: + 33 (0) 1 49 53 28 59
Web site:
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
  • English
  • French


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development:
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • International law
  • Means of Implementation (Trade, Finance, Technology, Tranfer, etc.)
  • Technology
  • Trade and environment
  • Transport
Geographic scope: International
Mission statement:
Year of registration (YYYY): 1946
Organizational structure: The ICC World Council is the equivalent of the general assembly of a major intergovernmental organization. The big difference is that the delegates are business executives and not government officials. There is a federal structure, based on the Council as ICC's supreme governing body. National committees name delegates to the Council, which normally meets twice a year. Ten direct members - from countries where there is no national committee - may also be invited to participate in the Council's work. The national committees and groups represent the ICC in their respective countries. They make sure that ICC takes account of their national business concerns in its policy recommendations to governments and international organizations. The Council elects the Chairman and Vice-Chairman for two-year terms. The Chairman, his immediate predecessor and the Vice-Chairman form the Chairmanship. The Council also elects the Executive Board, responsible for implementing ICC policy, on the Chairman's recommendation. The Executive Board has between 15 and 30 members, who serve for three years, with one third retiring at the end of each year. The Secretary General heads the International Secretariat and works closely with the national committees to carry out ICC's work programme. The Secretary General is appointed by the Council at the initiative of the Presidency and on the recommendation of the Executive Board.
Number and type of members: Its tens of thousands of member companies in over 130 countries have interests spanning every sector of private enterprise. A world network of national committees keeps the ICC International Secretariat in Paris informed about national and regional business priorities. More than 2,000 experts drawn from ICC's member companies feed their knowledge and experience into crafting the ICC stance on specific business issues.
Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues

Additional Information

Sustainable Development

Major group affiliation:
  • Business and industry
Affiliation with other organizations: International Agri-Food Network WBCSD IPIECA WEC CEFIC FIDIC IAI IISI CEMBUREAU EUROMETAUX WCI ICMM IFA World LP Gas Association UNIDEN Australian Aluminium Council EURIMA Chamber of Mines of South Africa WNA
Statements or documents submitted
Commission on Sustainable Development: