ICC is an international network organisation with a Secretariat in Paris, a network of national offices (committees) in 90 countries and representatives in a further 40 countries.

The Secretariat is governed by an ICC World Council made up of representatives from member countries. The UK is a founding member of ICC with three representatives on the ICC World Council.

ICC United Kingdom is governed by the UK Board.


RELATIONSHIP TO THE ICC SECRETARIAT

All National offices and representatives operate under a Partnership Agreement with the Secretariat and pay an annual fee, a bit like a franchise fee. We all share the following core responsibilities, to:

  • Champion ICC mission and values (download the ICC Strategy)
  • Promote ICC products and services (download the ICC Programme of Action)
  • Represent national business interests within ICC
  • Represent ICC interests to national governments
  • Work with and support the ICC network
  • Act as a distribution agent for ICC publications

National offices function as independent entities with most co-located within national Chambers of Commerce, particularly in the emerging markets. There are a small number of mostly larger offices that function as fully independent offices, like ICC United Kingdom.


WIDER INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES

Most national offices tailor ICC’s global Programme of Action to suit national business priorities with the larger offices also running wider, complimentary services.

ICC’s global programme of action makes up approximately 50% of UK services with an expanding family of wider international services also on offer including United Nations, World Trade Organization and G20 engagement, events, collaborations with other ICC offices, the Digital Trade Network, Campaigns, World Business Podcasts and Rising Star Programmes. Visit our Services section for more details.


ROLE OF MEMBERS & PARTNERS

Members and partners are the decision makers within ICC United Kingdom, advising the team on programme activities and benefitting from priority access to products and services.


STAKEHOLDERS & NETWORKS

We have a rich mix of relationships with our wider network, collaborating on campaigns and bespoke projects.


GOVERNMENT

The UK government is an important partner to ICC at international level. We have a close working relationship with government officials co-operating on policy development and advocacy with officials participating on an ex-oficio basis in a number of policy forums. For more information, visit our Government Relations page.

 

ICC ANNUAL REPORT 2016 ICC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 2016
ICC Annual Report 2016 ICC Financial Statements 2016