Terms and Conditions


The Trade Dialogues (“Platform”) is a public-private platform led by the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”).

The Platform is composed of 2 sections, a private part, comprising a private access Forum, limited to a selected number of users; and a public access section  open to all users fulfilling the conditions and requirements set forth in the present terms and conditions.

ICC hosts, operates and makes available the Platform to any user (“User”, “You”) under the following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”):

Agreement to the Terms and Conditions

Any person who accesses or uses the Platform agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Any person who does not agree to or comply with these Terms and Conditions should not access or use the Platform.

Appropriate Use

Any use of the Platform by Users that would limit or constrict the availability or quality of the Platform is prohibited. ICC reserves the exclusive right to take any actions required to enforce this principle.

Users acknowledge that ICC is not responsible nor liable for any harm resulting from: (1) use of the Platform; (2) downloading information contained on the Platform including, but not limited to, downloads of content posted by participants of the Forum, private users; (3) unauthorised disclosure of images, information or data that results from the upload, download or storage of content posted by Users; (4) the temporary or permanent inability to access or retrieve information from the Platform, including, without limitation, harm caused by viruses, worms, trojan horses or any similar contamination or destructive programmes.


The Platform is provided “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” with no express or implied warranties of any kind including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, non-infringement and title. ICC disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conducts of any third parties in connection with or related to the manner in which Users use the Platform. Users assume total responsibility for their use of the Platform and any linked sites where applicable.

ICC makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee, the accuracy or completeness of the publication or any other content of the Platform.

Furthermore, ICC is not liable for any damage or corruption caused by viruses (or similar mechanisms such as worms, lock outs, metering or self-destruct mechanisms) on computers or other terminal equipment in connection with visiting, using and/or downloading data of any kind from the Platform. Users are personally responsible for protecting their equipment appropriately from viruses and other risks on the Internet.

ICC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to monitor and/or remove content from the Platform, but disclaims the obligation thereto.

Intellectual Property Rights

ICC reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Platform. Using the Platform does not give You any ownership of the content or information made available through the Platform. Trademarks and logos used in connection with the Platform are the trademarks of their respective owners. The ICC and Global Dialogue on Trade logos, and other ICC trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used for the Platform are trademarks or registered trademarks of ICC.


ICC encourages the use of the publications posted on the Platform for a public use, by itself or by private users (“Publications”). You may use such publications free of charge and without requesting any permission, as long as You do not alter them in any way. You may use excerpts of the Publications, as long as You ensure that the nature/integrity of the Publication is preserved and the excerpt is not used out of context or provides incomplete information or otherwise mislead the reader as to the actual nature, scope or content of the Publication. The Publications may not be sold but may be used in the context of commercial activities. You must cite the source of the Publication, as well as the International Chamber of commerce (ICC) and the author of the Publication, if ICC is not the initial author.

Links to other Websites

Links on the Platform may connect Users to external or third-party websites that are not related to the Platform or under its control. ICC is not responsible for the content of external or third-party websites that may be accessible or displayed through external links on the Platform. The presence of these external links does not represent ICC’s endorsement of the views or content of these third-party websites. Navigating to external websites through links on the Platform is done at the sole risk of the User and ICC expressly disclaims any liability for any content that appears on any external site.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of France. The exclusive place of jurisdiction shall be Paris, France.

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