This announcement was made during an International CO Council meeting which took place in Jaipur, India on November 13 and 14, 2018. The meeting was chaired by Peter Bishop, Deputy CEO of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
With its newly established status, the Qatar Chamber now benefits from the use of the internationally-recognized ICC CO label. This certified mark assures businesses, traders, banks and customs administrations that their COs have been issued according to the most stringent and harmonized certification standards, based on the ICC International CO Guidelines. The Qatar Chamber was established in 1963 and is one of the oldest Chambers of Commerce in the Golf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. It aims to organize business interests and represent the Qatar private sector locally and globally.
The new members are:
- The Qatar Chamber of Commerce
In Italy (with UnionCamere as national coordinating body):
- The Chamber of Commerce industry handicraft and agriculture of Aosta
- The Chamber of Commerce industry handicraft and agriculture of Reggio Emilia
- The Chamber of Commerce industry handicraft and agriculture of Riviere di Liguria Imperia La Spezia Savona
Created by the ICC World Chambers Federation in 2012, the CO Accreditation Chain today includes 560 chambers from 24 countries. Through the creation of the CO Chain, ICC aims to assist chamber leaders in promoting universal certification standards and processes to better serve chambers of commerce, as well as traders and customs administrations.