Custom and Trade Facilitation

The ICC Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation has active members engaged in the important work of this commission from all corners of the world. This commission drives forward customs, trade policy, transport, insurance and logistics issues impacting local, regional and global trade. This commission is measured based on success achieved in enhancing the supply chain and the removal of trade barriers.

The central objective of the Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation is to overcome trade barriers, to pioneer new innovations in the supply chain and to ensure free movement of goods for traders on a universal basis. The positive impact of the work of this commission can be seen at the dramatic increase in the volume and value of everyday international trade transactions especially in the context of freight, logistics, supply chain management and customs.

About the Commission

The ICC Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation has over 250 members from nearly 50 countries. Commission members comprise customs policy, transport and logistics specialists from ICC member companies and business representative organizations.

The liberalization of world trade and investment has drawn attention to practical obstacles to the free flow of goods, services and investment across borders – in particular those related to customs policies and procedures, and transport markets. The central objective of the Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation is to overcome these barriers, to ensure that the liberalization of global trade and investment has a positive impact at the level of the individual international trade transaction and in the business of transport and logistics. The commission’s work focuses on customs reform and modernization, the implementation of transparent, simplified, harmonized customs policies and procedures and to promote competitive and efficient transport markets worldwide. The Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation works closely with various organizations in order to tackle different issues related to customs procedures harmonization and trade facilitation.

More information about the ICC Commission on Customs & Trade Facilitation can be found here.

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Mandate

To promote simplified trade, customs and transport policies and procedures as well as other measures to facilitate cross border international trade.  This is achieved through the enhancement of key components of the global supply chain by practical experts form the ICC Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation

Nadia Abdul Aziz

Chair

President
National Association of Freight and Logistics

Dr. Krishna Prasad

Vice Chair

Managing Director
Aster Marine Cargo LLC

Dr. Ram Buxani

Vice Chair

Partner / Chairman
International Traders (ME) Ltd

Dr. Satish Mapara

Coordinator

Management Advisor
GlobeApex Project Management Services

Abdul Aziz Ahmad Ali Ahmad

Member

Founder & CEO
Safeer Corporate Service Provider LLC

Krishnan Subramaniam

Member

Vice Chairman of Global Membership Committee
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Middle East Branch

Manu Palerichal

Member

Partner & CEO
Emirates Chartered Accountants Group

Samir Ahmed Shahid

Member

Partner
Alliott Hadi Shahid Chartered Accountants

Sudesh Chaturvedi

Member

Business Development Lead
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Middle East Branch

Vinitha Kisani

Member

Director
GoGetters Marketing Management

Program of Action

  • Hold one Commission Meeting and four Steering Committee Meetings.
  • Organize the 6th ICC-UAE Trade Finance Conference to highlight the latest developments in trade finance, global sanctions, insights on ICC trade finance survey results and outlooks for business in UAE.
  • Launch the Islamic Trade Finance Survey and develop Islamic Trade Finance Guidelines in partnership with the ICC Regional Banking Commission MENA.
  • Promote the ICC Banking Commission annual meeting in Jakarta.
  • Promote the finalized set of uniform rules for international factoring, in partnership with Factor Chain International (FCI).
  • Promote the ICC Trade Finance Register in partnership with the ICC Regional Banking Commission MENA.
  • Make recommendations to the Business 20/G20 process on key issues related to trade finance.
  • Help in promoting the ICC Academy educational offering in trade finance.

Events

ICC Founding Partners