Terms of use

By using the Alliance website including any mobile version thereof (“Alliance Site”), you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of use set out below.

1. Legal information

The Alliance Site accessible on www.tradefacilitation.org is published by:

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Headquarters: 33-43 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France

Association registered under French law

SIREN: 784 357 337

SIRET: 784 357 337 00020

Email:  icc@iccwbo.org

Telephone:  +33 (0) 1 49 53 28 28

Director of publication: Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation – Deputy Director


The Alliance website is hosted by:

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Headquarters: 33-43 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France

Association registered under French law

SIREN: 784 357 337

SIRET: 784 357 337 00020

Email:  icc@iccwbo.org

Telephone:  +33 (0) 1 49 53 28 28


The Alliance is a public-private platform co-led by the International Chamber of Commerce
(“ICC”) with its registered office at 33-43 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France, the World Economic Forum (“WEF”) with its registered office at Route de la Capite 91-93, 1223 Cologny, Switzerland and the Center for International Private Enterprise (“CIPE”) with its registered office at 1211 Connecticut Ave NW #700, Washington, DC 20036, USA. ICC, WEF and CIPE are autonomous legal entities. Any reference to the Alliance in these Terms of Use should be construed as a reference to each of ICC, WEF and CIPE.


2. Activities

The Alliance is making the Alliance Site available online in order to present the Alliance and its activities. The information provided is of a general nature and there is no guarantee that it will meet any specific need of any user.


3. Intellectual Property

www.tradefacilitation.org  and all elements composing such website (including but not limited to, registered trademarks, videos, text, graphics, logos, buttons, icons, images, sounds, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software) are protected under applicable intellectual property laws and are the property of or subject to rights of use, reproduction and representation of the Alliance and its partners and donors as the case may be.

The Alliance does not grant any rights other than the right to consult the Alliance Site for private and personal use to its Alliance Site users.

Except as otherwise set out in these Terms of Use, any use, reproduction, adaptation or representation in whole or in part of the Alliance Site is prohibited.

Requests for authorizations to use the Alliance Site shall be addressed to info@tradefacilitation.org. On an exceptional basis, the Alliance may expressly grant specific rights for a particular event, product or service for a limited time.

Photo credits. All photos from iStockphoto unless otherwise indicated.


4. Linking to this website

The Alliance wholly encourages users to include hyperlinks to the Alliance Site and its pages to their own sites without having to ask prior permission under the following conditions:

  • These hyperlinks must not infringe the rights of the Alliance, partners or donors, in particular relating to all intellectual property rights;
  • These hyperlinks must not be used for the promotion of an organization or company, or of any commercial products or services;
  • If you link to the Alliance Site, you must not create frames or use other visual altering tools around the Alliance pages;
  • Direct links to PDF documents published or hosted on the Alliance Site are not permitted. Permission is only granted to link to the page presenting the document on the condition the Alliance URL appears clearly, as specified above;
  • Once a link to the Alliance Site has been created, it should be tested to ensure that it works and meets the above conditions. We would then appreciate being notified via info@tradefacilitation.org.

If you have any questions about linking to the Alliance Site, please contact us at info@tradefacilitation.org.


5. Disclaimers, Limitation of Liability and Security

Information on the Alliance Site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The Alliance makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee, the accuracy or completeness of the information on the Alliance Site.

The Alliance may add, change, improve, or update the information on the Alliance Site without notice. The Alliance reserves the right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue part of the Alliance Site. Under no circumstances shall the Alliance be liable for any kind of loss, damage, liability or expense suffered which is claimed to result from use of the Alliance Site, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay. The Alliance provides no guarantees or warranties express or implied about the Alliance Site, the use of which is at the user’s sole risk.

While the Alliance makes every effort to minimize disruption caused by technical errors, the Alliance accepts no responsibility with regards to problems (such as failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration of content, etc.) incurred as a result of using the Alliance Site or any link to external sites.

The Alliance Site may contain links, advice, opinions and statements from external websites and views of third parties. These hyperlinks to non-Alliance websites and third party views do not imply any official endorsement of, or responsibility for, these opinions, ideas, data or products or guarantee the validity of the information provided. The sole purpose of links to other websites is to indicate where further information on topics is available.

The mention of specific companies or certain products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the Alliance in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

The Alliance reserves the right to deny, at its sole discretion, any user access to the Alliance Site or any portion thereof without notice.

For security purposes and to ensure that the Alliance Site remains available to all users, software programs are used to monitor network traffic to detect possible security breaches.


6. Applicable law and Variation

The Alliance Site and its Terms are Use are governed by and construed in accordance with French law.

The Alliance reserves the right to modify or update these Terms of Use at any time. You are invited to consult these Terms of Use on a regular basis.

The Alliance’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by the Alliance in writing.

Last updated on February 20, 2018