Mandate

To promote simplified customs and transport policies and procedures as well as other measures to facilitate international trade.

 

Projects for 2017-2018

  • Support the ratification and implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement—feeding into the work of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation of which ICC is a host organisation.
  • Provide input into the work of the WTO and the World Customs Organization (WCO) on customs valuation, classification, trade facilitation and rules of origin.
  • Further develop ICC recommendations on enabling customs and trade facilitation frameworks for e-commerce and feed business insights into the work of the WCO Working Group on E-Commerce.
  • Finalise an ICC policy statement on rules of origin in preferential trade agreements together with the ICC Commission on Trade and Investment Policy.
  • Complete an ICC policy statement on customs handling of re-usable transport packaging similar to shipping containers.
  • Promote the ICC recommendations on Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs) and work on further guidance on mutual recognition of AEOs, centered around the core principle of «one application for multiple use», similar to a passport.
  • Develop an ICC policy statement on customs treatment of humanitarian relief shipments in humanitarian emergencies.
  • Prepare, together with the ICC Commission on Taxation, a policy statement on VAT/GST in the context of customs valuation and transfer pricing, building on the 2015 ICC policy statement on customs valuation and transfer pricing.
  • Provide guidance for traders on the incorporation of the transfer of risk during transport in contracts of carriage, in cooperation with the ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practice.
  • Make ICC recommendations on supply chain connectivity in the context of the digitalisation of transport and logistical processes.
  • Develop a position on the use of bonds as a means to facilitate the separation of release of goods and payment of customs duties.

 

Swiss delegates

  • Jan Atteslander, economiesuisse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Philippe Isler, Société Générale de Surveillance SA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Othmar Koch, Schindler Management LTD This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Barbara Schmid, F. Hoffmann-La Roche LTD This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Alexander von Ziegler, Schellenberg Wittmer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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