ICC Netherlands is part of ICC The world business organization, a representative body that speaks with authority on behalf of enterprises from all sectors in every part of the world.
The fundamental mission of ICC is to promote open international trade and investment and help business meet the challenges and opportunities of globalization.
ICC has three main activities: rule setting, policy advocacy and dispute resolution.
ICC has developed a large array of voluntary rules, guidelines and codes to facilitate business and spread best practices. These rules help reinforce business self-regulation, provide an invaluable service to businesses across the globe, and are used in billions of dollars' worth of transactions every year. The most widely used rules and standards in international trade include the UCP 600 Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credit, ICC's Incoterms® rules, our model contracts and anti-corruption guidelines.
Business leaders and experts drawn from the ICC membership establish the business stance on broad issues of trade and investment policy as well as on relevant technical subjects (among others: anti-corruption, banking, the digital economy, marketing, intellectual property). ICC ensures those positions are heard at the national and international level. Our organization enjoys a close working relationship with the United Nations and other intergovernmental organizations, including the G20 and the World Trade Organization.
ICC also provides essential services, foremost among them the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the world's leading arbitral institution. Founded in 1923, more than 20,000 cases have been submitted to the Court up to date. Another service is the World Chambers Federation, ICC’s worldwide network of chambers of commerce, fostering interaction and exchange of chamber best practice. ICC also offers specialized training and seminars and is an industry-leading publisher of practical and educational reference tools for international business, banking and arbitration.
ICC was founded in 1919. Today its global network comprises over 6 million companies, chambers of commerce and business associations in more than 130 countries.
For more information about ICC membership of your Netherlands based firm, please contact ICC Netherlands. For more information about ICC in English, we refer to the website of our Paris based international Headquarter.
2594 AV The Hague
Our office is located within walking distance of The Hague Central Station.
Feel free to contact us for information on membership, ICC's activities in the Netherlands or any other question(s), by using the form below.