ICC Digital Library

The ICC Digital Library delivers access to a wide range of reference materials from the world business organisation to promote innovative research and learning.

 

The Library is categorised into two channels – Dispute Resolution and Trade Finance – with a third, Incoterms® and Commercial Contracts, being released shortly.

The live channels contain hundreds of relevant reports, documents, articles, awards, news and more.

ICC Australia and Australian Chamber members receive up to 20% discount off the annual Digital Library subscription fees.

ICC Leniency Manual | Second edition

This is the second publication of the ICC Task Force on Cartels and Leniency and the fourth practical guide developed by the ICC Commission of Competition, this time, to assist business in the fight against cartels.

The leniency practices gathered in the second edition of the Manual span over 30 countries. It was presented at this year’s Pre-ICN Forum in New Delhi to benefit from consultation during the ICN.

The ICC Leniency Manual starts with an outline of the generic leniency application process then delves into the specific filing requirements in targeted countries. The countries are organized in chapters listed in alphabetical order for easy reference. Each chapter features a factsheet which includes a list of issues that the leniency applicant should think about when considering filing an application in a specific country together with a short description of leniency in that country. Furthermore, each chapter provides a colour-coded flowchart which aims to guide the user through each stage of a leniency application process from the very initial contact with the competition agency to its final decision.

A reference guide or aide-mémoire designed to explain the basic requirements under a generic leniency application is provided at the end of the manual and should be used as a companion to the flowcharts.

Business Guide to Trade and Investment | Volume One

This essential guide aims to help businesses easily navigate the intricate and ever-changing trade and investment landscape, and gain a deeper understanding of the world’s major trade pacts. Topics covered include:

Introduction to the world trading system, economic and political benefits of trade, structure and functioning of the WTO

Fundamental rules governing international trade

Customs issues including how customs authorities determine the amount of duties due on imports

Non-tariff barriers

WTO rules relating to subsidies

How industries can obtain relief from imports causing them harm

Rules applicable to trade in agricultural goods

Government procurement

Export Controls and Sanctions

Rules applicable to Trade in Services, IP rights

How disputes are settled in the WTO and regional trade agreements

ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin | Issue 3

Members can access the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin, free-of-charge.

The latest issue includes commentary, reports, articles and book reviews.

To access the eBulletin, you must have Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) installed on your computer.

Once you have downloaded ADE, you can access the Bulletin here.

All back issues of the Bulletin can be found in the ICC Dispute Resolution Library.

ICC Model Contract | Joint Venture

In complex transactions, international as well as national co-operation between companies require solid and balanced terms and conditions.  ICC has prepared this Joint Venture Model Contract for use by small, medium-sized or large companies in order to provide them with a unique, balanced platform that is fair to all parties.

 

The model allows for a solid decision-making process, a clear allocation of participation and provision of resources, the need for swift and effective dispute resolution, and the need for complete and informed allocation of risks.

It includes a USB key which contains the full text of the model and its annexes, permitting you to easily adapt the contract to your specific case.  If parties have no need to draw up a special contract of their own, they can use the entire model, which has been drafted to assure balance for both sides.

Expedited Procedures in International Arbitration

The amended ICC Rules of Arbitration entered into force on 1 March 2017. They include an ICC expedited procedure automatically applicable to cases with an amount in dispute below USD 2 million unless expressly excluded by the parties.

This Dossier XVI of the ICC Institute of World Business Law explores some of the ways and means to conduct proceedings in a reasonable time without jeopardising due process.  It also looks at the specific issue of summary judgement and the enforcement of such decisions. Looking back through history, the authors consider what we can learn from the past with a view to the future. The Dossier will help arbitrators, counsel and parties to properly address the challenge of reducing the duration and cost of arbitration proceedings.

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