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The Iranian National Committee of ICC was founded in 1963. Its activities had been terminated at the end of 1970s for few years and Iranian membership in ICC was reactivated in 1985 to promote international trade and investment of the country. The functions of Iranian National Committee are:

 

- Connecting the Iranian National Committee members to the headquarter of ICC in Paris

- Providing members' the requested information from ICC

- Participating in ICC's events to communicate Iranian members' positions and their view points to ICC's technical commissions and taskforces

- Reflecting ICC's rules of regulations to relevant institutions in Iran

- Providing advisory services to the members

- Organizing educational seminars and workshops; translating and publishing books in all aspects of international trade, particularly those of ICC

- Reflecting the policies of ICC World Council and World Chambers Congress to the government, agencies, private sector and Endeavour to be implemented by them

- Providing services to the members of Iranian National Committee including Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Services

 

ICC, the Voice of World Business

 

ICC-Iran National Committee champions open cross-border trade and investment, the market economy system and global economic integration as essential contribution to sustainable growth, job creation and prosperity.

ICC-Iran is a member of ICC global network comprises over 6 million companies, chambers of commerce and business association in more than 130 countries.

Because national economies are now closely interwoven, government decisions have much stronger international repercussions than the past. ICC expresses business views that support multilateralism as the best way to find effective solutions to global challenges, based on the principles of open markets, and rules-based trade and investment.

ICC-Iran represents ICC global at the national level by acting as a liaison between ICC’s Paris –based international secretariat and the business associations and Iran Chamber of Commerce.

ICC national committees convey ICC global policy views to the respective governments. In turn ICC’s international secretariat carries ICC policy directly to international organizations that affect business capacity to conduct cross –border transactions.

Close to 3000 business experts feed their knowledge and experience into crafting ICC global policy.

 

ICC activities cover a broad spectrum from arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution to making the case for open international trade and investment and business self-regulated, offering training, and combating commercial crime. Writing Rules for Business and Policy Advocacy are other two main ICC tasks.

 

The essential administrative body of the Iranian National Committee consists of:

 

- General Assembly: Consisting of all Iranian National Committee members which is the supreme governing body of ICC Iran

 

- Council:  It is composed of 24 members who are elected for 3 years by the General Assembly. The mandate of Council are as follows:

1. Approval of the budget of National Committee

2.Making the general policies of the Iranian National Committee

3.Establishment of new commission

4.Modification of the ICC Iran's constitution which has been proposed to the General Assembly

 

- Board of Directors: The administration of Iranian National Committee is undertaken by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors consists of 7 members who are elected by  the Council of Iranian National Committee for 3 years. If the Secretary General is a member of the Council, then is also the eighth member of the Board of Directors.

 

- Secretary General: The Secretariat is being managed by Secretary General who is elected by the Board of Directors.

 

- Technical Commissions: ICC-Iran commissions are specialized working bodies composed of business experts nominated by ICC-Iran national committee that examine major issues of practical  concern to national/world business and that work together to address cross-cutting subjects‌. They prepare policy products, including statements to inform and share intergovernmental discussions and resulting policy, as well as rules and codes to facilitate national/international business transactions.

 

Present commissions being active in ICC Iran are as follows:

- Banking Technique & Practice

- Customs & Trade Facilitation

- Insurance

- Arbitration

- Digital Economy

- Trade and Investment

- Environment & Energy

- Commercial Law & Practice

- Taxation

 

ICC-Iran Policy Statement for the Year 2016 (1395 Iranian Calendar)

 

ICC-Iran secretariat and commissions has defined following policy statement as priority for the year 1395:

 

1-Promotion of ‌Corporate Governance & Anti-Corruption management system in all enterprises.

2-To assist enforcement of Cross Border Trade Facilitation System to guarantee economic growth.

3- To develop policy recommendations and tools to address energy saving and energy efficiency in all sectors of economy (Household, industry, commercial and transportation) in accordance to National plans to reduce energy intensity in Iran and to provide guideline to companies on implementing the new ICC charter for sustainable development.

4-To recommend ‌relevant organization in Iran for prevention of Talab Anzali to get dried. Talab Anzali with 20000 Hectares of space in focal place for tourism and should not get dried as Orumiyeh lake.

5-To struggle enforcement of a scheme to monitor demand for travel in Iran in this ministry of road in order to minimize road accidents.

6-To promote Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Arbitration as a most reputable and efficient dispute resolution services.

 7-To advocate consensus for preparation of ICC Model Contract of Carriage, with close cooperation with members of the working group nominated by ICC-Paris.

The Program of Action presented in the following pages sets out a detailed work plan based on the above mentioned policy for ICC-Iran during the year of 1395. ICC-Iran Commissions through its members participate in shaping recommendations and rules that support private sector led growth and development.

Across all areas of our work, we aim to work in partnership with the government, NGOs and civil society to foster national policy solutions to issues that transcend Iranian borders.

 

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