The PNC-ICC 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.

Tariq M. Rangoonwala

Chair

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.

Where you can find us ?


ICC Pakistan

V. M. House, West Wharf Road,

Karachi-74000, Pakistan

Tel: (+92) 21 32311453 / 32311142

Fax: (+92) 21 32311286

Email: iccpak@cyber.net.pk / pncicc@cyber.net.pk

Web:  www.iccpakistan.com.pk

ICC Headquarters

33-43 Avenue du President Wilson

75116 Paris, France

Tel: (+33) 1 4953 2828

Fax: (+33) 1 4953 2859

E-mail: icc@iccwbo.org

Web: www.iccwbo.org