Membership of the International Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (ICC Belgium) is known as top-notch membership – completing but not competing with membership of local chambers of commerce or sector federations – and is open to all businesses. ICC Belgium membership runs for twelve months from each January 1st and is renewable each year.
ICC champions open cross-border trade and investment, the market economy system and global economic integration as a force for sustainable growth, job creation and prosperity. We aim to further our members’ interests by making it easier to trade internationally.
ICC Belgium is the ICC’s National Committee (representative office) in Belgium. There are 90+ National Committees around the world. ICC refers to the headquarters of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.
To access ICC activities, Belgium based companies have to be a member of ICC Belgium. All National Committees operate under a constitutional charter with ICC headquarters. We share the same vision, mission, values and brand and operate a bit like a franchise business.
ICC Policy Commissions are run by the ICC Secretariat in Paris. They bring together representatives of the national policy committees to decide common ICC positions. Meetings of the Commissions are held in different locations in the world each year.
12. They are: Arbitration and ADR, Banking, Commercial Law and Practice, Competition, Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption, Customs and Trade Facilitation, Digital Economy, Environment and Energy, Intellectual Property, Marketing and Advertising, Taxation, Trade and Investment Policy.
Membership shall be maintained until termination is accepted in writing by the directors. Any notice of termination shall be deemed to take effect on the next January 1 following the date specified in the notice, and shall not be retroactive, or if not, on the next January 1 following the date such notice is received by ICC Belgium vzw.”
No. The accredited Belgian Chambers of Commerce are members of the International Chamber of Commerce in Belgium through the Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce (Belgian Chambers).
Belgian Chambers is the national body that represents all accredited chambers of commerce in Belgium. In addition, it represents the interests of 33 Belgian-Luxembourg chambers of commerce abroad. Through its accreditation programme, the Federation ensures the Belgian companies a quality service by its members.
The International Chamber of Commerce represents international businesses worldwide – over 6.5 million companies, chambers of commerce and trade associations. ICC’s interface is the G20 and United Nations. Each National Committee also represents the views of Belgian members and ICCs global network to the Belgian government.