International Chamber of Commerce

Address: 33-43 avenue du Président Wilson75116 Paris, France


The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is an international business organisation devoted to promoting international trade and investment. ICC members include companies and business organisations from around 120 countries in the world.

ICC activities focus on three main areas: providing arbitration and alternative dispute resolution services, setting voluntary rules, guidelines and codes to facilitate business and promote good practices, and engaging in policy advocacy. The organisation also works to combating crimes affecting business, from piracy to counterfeiting and cybercrime.

A Commission on Digital Economy was established within ICC, with the aim to promote the global development of the digital economy and stable growth of information and communication technology, through advocacy, promotion of good practices, and the development of policy positions and practical tools. Some of the Commission's specific areas of work include: cybersecurity, data protection and privacy, Internet and telecommunications, Internet governance, and domain names.

The ICC also launched the Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS), whose main objectives are: to provide advice to governments and other actors on how to put in place investment and business friendly frameworks; to assure and coordinate business participation in Internet governance processes such as the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), WSIS follow-up and implementation activities, and the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD); and to promote partnerships and facilitate exchange of information between different stakeholders on Internet governance issues.