The Pakistan National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Pakistan) is the host national committee for ICC and all multilateral initiatives to promote trade and investment in Pakistan and the region. It has the support of its membership which comprise of major business organizations, law firms and even government organizations. Our agenda is to carry out key reform measures in consultation with private sector stakeholders and government regulatory authorities in trade facilitation measures and investment security. Our 2002 Crossroads Conference was a landmark event in establishing our agenda and initiating accession to multilateral conventions especially in trade facilitation. This requires interaction between international organizations and countries to evolve a congruent policy to promote enhanced trade and investment between countries.
The Pakistan National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Pakistan) was founded in 1955 and participated actively in ICC affairs. In 1960 the PNC-ICC hosted the International Businessmen’s Conference at Karachi under the auspices of the Commission on Asian and Far Eastern Affairs of the International Chamber of Commerce (CAFEA-ICC).
The Founder Chairman of the Pakistan National Committee was Mr. Mohammed Aly Rangoonwala. The Chairman of the Host Committee of the 1000 ICC-CAFEA Conference was Sir Muratib Ali. In 1981 Mr. M. A. Rangoonwala became the Chairman of the ICC itself based in Paris. At the time Mr. Ameen Tareen was the Secretary General of the Pakistan National Committee. Others who chaired the Pakistan National Committee subsequently were Mr. N. M. Uqaili and Mr. A.G. Adamjee.
In 1999 ICC Pakistan was reorganized and reconfirmed at the ICC’s 178th World Council meeting in Paris. At the time Mr. Tariq M. Rangoonwala was asked to be the Chair of the National Committee with Mr. Zia Khaleeli as the Secretary General. ICC Pakistan was registered as per appropriate legal advice as an Association of Persons (AOP) operating under a ICC National Committee Constitution.
ICC Pakistan is a consultative body to senior policy makers providing voluntary guidelines and information, which help to facilitate legislation allowing for the development of a conducive and enabling environment for direct investment protection provisions, trade & transport facilitation, intellectual property, Digital Economy, IT & Telecom, Energy & Environment, Documentary Credits, Trade Finance rules and other programs for facilitating growth in international trade and investment.
ICC Pakistan is the National Guaranteeing and Issuing Organization for the Istanbul Convention on temporary admission under ATA Carnets and for the UN Convention on International Transport of Goods Under Cover of TIR Carnets (TIR Convention 1975). The Istanbul Convention is administered by the ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF). The UN TIR Convention is overseen by the International Road Transport Union (IRU) of which the Pakistan National Committee of the ICC is an Active Member in Pakistan.
ICC Pakistan advocated the ratification and enforcement of the 1958 – UNCITRAL Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements and Foreign Arbitral Awards (NYC 1958) as an ordinance in 2005, which went through various legislative promulgations finally enacted as Parliamentary Act No. XVII of 2011 titled “An Act to provide for the Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements and Foreign Arbitral Awards”.
ICC Pakistan has organized a major Regional FDI conference in Karachi in February 2002, ICC International Arbitration Conference in November 2005 and has conducted several workshops and trainings on ICC Rules such as ISBP98, URR525, URC522, UCP500, UCP600 for Documentary Credits, URDG and Incoterms® over the years.
ICC Pakistan has a membership comprising prominent business houses, corporations, banks, insurance companies, legal firms, local chambers, governmental organizations and a regulatory authority. ICC Pakistan works on a reform agenda to advocate and implement laws which serve to allow for a more enabling environment to facilitate international trade and direct investment in Pakistan for not only the local business community but also for the international business community. ICC Pakistan has amongst its membership local chambers of commerce who are directed to the ICC’s World Chambers Federation (WCF) a subsidiary of the International Chamber of Commerce.
ICC Pakistan has several active commissions which include Arbitration & ADR; Banking; Coastal Development; Customs & Trade Facilitation; Digital Economy; Foreign Direct Investment; Intellectual Property; IRT-TIR; Mediation and Taxation. ICC Pakistan has also worked closely with Pakistan Customs in the context of trade related IPR.
Zia Khaleeli Mike Nithavriankis Tariq Rangoonwala Asad Ansari and Tauqeer Ul Haq Chairman Pak Pharmaceutica Manufacturers Association
VISIT OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL TRANSIT TRADE (PAKISTAN CUSTOMS) TO THE PNC-ICC TIR CENTER.
Mr. Tariq M. Rangoonwala, Chair PNC-ICC presenting a TIR shield to Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed, Director General Transit Trade on the occasion of his visit to the PNC-ICC TIR Center for the signing of the Addendum to the Guarantee Agreement on 23rd December 2021 at the PNC-ICC TIR Center, Karachi.
Mr. Habib Ahmed, Director Transit Trade; Mr. Javaid Basini, Secretary General PNC-ICC; and Mr. Salim Ghani, Manager Carnets PNC-ICC are also present.
Chair PNC-ICC Mr. Tariq M. Rangoonwala presenting TIR Plates to Brig. Abdul Waheed and Mr. Adil Jameel Kalyal of National Logistics Cell
Mr. Tariq M. Rangoonwala Chair ICC Pakistan, Ms. Emily O’Connor ICC’s Director of Multilateral Rules for Trade & Investment, Mr. Nassir Salim Head Global Operations HBL, Mr. Ahsan Aziz Chair Banking Commission of ICC Pakistan and Mr. Babar Badat Chair IRT-TIR Commission of ICC Pakistan during the launch of the Incoterms® 2020 at Karachi on 21 October 2019.
Mr. Tariq M. Rangoonwala, Chair ICC Pakistan with Mr. Wille Eerola, Hon. Consul General of Pakistan in Finland at ICC Pakistan offices
Mr. Tariq M. Rangoonwala, Chair ICC Pakistan and Regional Coordinator speaking at the ICC Regional
Consultative Group Meeting
TIR Admission of M/s. Faisal Movers Logistic Cell (Pvt.) Ltd. Mr. Shehzad Ahmed, Mr. Malik Waqar Haider and Mr. Behlol Hanif of M/s. Faisal Movers Logistic Cell (Pvt.) Ltd. receiving TIR Plates from Chair PNC-ICC Mr. Tariq M. Rangoonwala, Mr. Javaid Basini Secretary General, Mr. Salim Ghani Manager Carnets and Mr. Rana Asif Khan TIR Admission Advisor on 10th January 2022 at the PNC-ICC TIR Center, Karachi.
Mr. Haji Fojan Khan and Mr. Muhammad Bilal of M/s. Yaseen Transport Company (Pvt.) Ltd. receiving TIR Plate from Chair PNC-ICC Mr. Tariq M. Rangoonwala, Mr. Salim Ghani Manager Carnets PNC-ICC and
Mr. Rana Asif Khan, TIR Admission Advisor on 3rd January 2022 at the PNC-ICC TIR Center, Karachi.
TIR Admission of M/s. Haji Fateh Khan Enterprises (Pvt.) Ltd. Mr. Haji Fateh Khan and Mr. Dawood Khan of M/s. Haji Fateh Khan Enterprises (Pvt.) Ltd. receiving TIR Plate from Chair, PNC-ICC Mr. Tariq M. Rangoonwala; Mr. Rana Asif, TIR Admission Advisor and Mr. Salim Ghani, Manager Carnets on 16th December 2021 at the PNC-ICC TIR Center.
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