February 26, 2008

ICC recommendations to safeguard freedom of investment

An ICC policy statement entitled "ICC recommendations to safeguard freedom of investment” was sent to the Georgian government.

The statement was prepared by the Commission on Trade and Investment Policy with input from the Commission on Financial Services and Insurance, and the Corporate Economists Advisory Group. The statement presents ICC policy recommendations to governments, to counter the increasing trend towards investment protectionism and to inject world business views into the growing international debate regarding sovereign wealth funds.

February 25, 2008

ICC Georgia Chairman met Zurab Adeishvili, Chief of Staff for the President of Georgia.

Mr. Asly briefed Mr. Adeishvili about ICC Georgia fundamental mission and discussed with him issues related to the business climate as well as the details of the planned visit of ICC Board to President Saakashvili early March.

February 25, 2008

ICC Georgia meets with head of the State Chancellery

ICC Georgia met with Kakha Bendukidze, head of the State Chancellery, to discuss the creation of an ICC International Arbitration Court in Georgia. Bendukidze pledged to fully support ICC Georgia in establishing the Court, part of the world’s foremost institution of international business dispute resolution. While most arbitration institutions are regional or national in scope, the ICC Court is truly international.

February 21, 2008

Meeting with Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava

ICC Georgia met with Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava to speak about the country’s business climate and avenues for improvement. In a constructive meeting, they also explored the role ICC Georgia can play in cooperating with the Georgian government in bolstering local economic growth.

February 21, 2008

IABP becomes ex-officio member of ICC Georgia

The International Association of Business and Parliament (IABP) became an ex-officio member and privileged partner of ICC Georgia.

IABP is an international professional network, uniting up to 15 national Business and Parliament schemes, which fosters mutual understanding, transparent and effective relationships between businesses and parliamentarians with the aim of informing economic policy and legislation for the benefit of the whole national economy.