The commodity industry has become an essential part of Switzerland’s economic success. Its net profit has reached 4 percent of Swiss GDP, surpassing tourism. This sector is under regulatory pressure and at the same time little is known about its functioning and importance.
ICC Switzerland supports the Company Tax Reform III. It creates an internationally accepted taxation system and preserves the competitiveness of Switzerland as a business location, especially for mobile business segments of international corporations. The proposal is balanced and creates legal certainty. And without the envisaged new instruments, Switzerland loses ground against important competitors.
The Global Enabling Trade Report 2016 co-published by the World Economic Forum and the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation was released earlier today.
ICC is one of the three host organizations of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, along with the World Economic Forum and Center for International Private Enterprise. Together, with the governments of Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom and United States, we aim to leverage our shared networks and resources to support effective trade facilitation reforms measured by real-world business metrics. It is in this context that the Alliance has co-published the 2016 report.
3 November 2016 in Zurich
Distributorship contracts are the most frequently used contracts to distribute goods in a new or market, foreign country or territory. Small or large producers, importers and exporters must understand the functioning of distribution agreements. This understanding facilitates efficient negotiations, drafting and the conclusion of such agreements. The better understanding of the functioning of distribution is one key to success with the contracting business partners. Identifying the right partner requires more and more due diligence skills.
Clean Energy offers different waste storage solutions with emissions effects 0. Nestlé engages in "Creating Shared Value" with 3 pillars: respect for water and the environment, rural development and nutrition for everyone. Human rights and environmental protection are two principles strictly applied in all Swiss Re transactions. Glencore protects the health and welfare of its employees at the Raglan mine. These were a few examples of the business contribution to UN goals for sustainable development, presented in Berne on 3 October.
One year after the approval of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 – how ICC and companies contribute
In September 2015, the member states of the United Nations approved a new global development agenda (Agenda 2030) with a set of Development Goals designed to resolve two of the most critical issues confronting the world community: to eradicate poverty and to promote sustainable development. Companies have a decisive role to these Development Goals in the context of their own activities, independent of government programs.