At root, the COVID-19 pandemic is a global problem requiring global solutions. All policy levers must be used to combat both the health crisis and the huge strains it is placing on the global economy.
ICC’s priorities are to ensure that governments take effective action to protect health-supporting small businesses and keeping the global economy ticking. Supply chains – both for essential medical equipment and for regular goods and services – must not be allowed to fail. And governments, international organisations and businesses must join forces and cooperate effectively both to handle the crisis and rebuild the economy for the long-term.
ICC has been engaging with G20 leaders and ministers and is working closely with key international bodies – including the UN, WHO, IMF and ITUC – to encourage coordinated and effective global action.
ICC Guidance – Integrity for a resilient response and rebuild after Covid-19
This ICC Guidance calls on business and governments to uphold the highest standards of integrity for a resilient Covid response and rebuild. >> Download
ICC-WTO Joint Statement on
ICC and the World Trade Organization have issued a joint statement calling for increased action on trade to ensure an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. >> Download
Ten ways for governments to use trade to Save Our SMEs
This 10-point plan aims to help governments limit the economic damage of COVID-19, mitigate further disruption and level the playing field for MSMEs to build back better. >> Download
Remittances and COVID-19
A multistakeholder initiative calling on policymakers, regulators and remittance services providers to improve migrants’ access to remittance services and reduce transfer costs during the ongoing pandemic. >> Download
Trade Financing and COVID-19: Priming the market to drive an economic recovery
This paper calls on policymakers to proactively scale support for trade finance transactions to prime the market ahead of demand returning to the global economy.
ICC statement on tax measures to “Save our SMEs” in response to COVID-19
An ICC statement outlining tax measures to support small business continuity and minimise economic disruption caused by COVID-19. >> Download
Open letter to finance ministers on debt relief
An open letter to finance ministers from ICC, ITUC and Global Citizen calling for World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings to take debt out of the COVID-19 equation.
ICC-B20 Trade Dialogues : Key trade challenges during COVID-19
Summary of the discussion convened by ICC and the B20 at the WTO Headquarters on the role of trade in addressing the economic crisis. Discussion focused on supply chain difficulties, the need for additional or strengthened trade policy measures, and a stronger role for the WTO.
Open letter to Finance Ministers to Save Our SMEs
This open letter to finance ministers highlights that without adequate and immediate fiscal interventions a significant proportion of MSMEs may be unable to weather the COVID-19 crisis.
Covid-19 pandemic: lessons for international research collaboration and information exchange
An ICC statement supporting multilateral and multistakeholder scientific collaboration to address COVID-19 and future pandemics. >> Download
ICC memo to governments and central banks
ICC calls on all governments to take emergency measures to immediately void all existing legal prohibitions on the use of electronic trade documentation.
Open letter to G20 heads of state and government
Global business and workers are united in call for coordinated action by G20 leaders that leaves no one behind in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. >> Download