iccf_logo_324Like its American counterpart, The International Council for Capital Formation’s mission focuses on the growing global marketplace and the pursuit of public policies to promote saving and investment. ICCF advocates the reductions of tax, regulatory and trade barriers to foster business investment, strong job growth and competitiveness.


Scrapping Nafta cannot help the losing side

It is true that trade policies have winners and losers, but their net impact is a win for the country.

Trade Tensions: What Trump Means for U.S.-China Relations

Aired on Bloomberg Daybreak

ICCF Chairman Tony Nash discusses the future of trade relations between the U.S. and China. He speaks with Bloomberg's Yvonne Man and Betty Liu on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."

Banks: Trump Russia memo as fake as play money you buy...

Airing on CNBC “Power Lunch”

“As a former CIA analyst, I can say with complete confidence … that those leaked memos are as fake as the play money you would buy at a toy store,” George David Banks said in an interview with “Power Lunch” on Wednesday.

Research & Publications

The Rise Of China’s Civil Nuclear Program and Its Impact on...

Beijing’s civil nuclear program has made considerable growth in recent years. As early as 2000, China was considered a nuclear technology backwater with only three commercial reactors, compared to over 100 in the United States. Today, China has 35 reactors with 20 under construction. By 2030, it is projected to have 150 giga- watts of nuclear on line—roughly equivalent to Germany’s total capacity in electricity—while the U.S. nuclear fleet is expected to shrink by 20 percent or more. In little more than a decade, China could have twice the number of civilian reactors as the United States.

The U.S.-Republic of Korea Nuclear Relationship – An Indispensable Alliance

With the decline of its own civil nuclear program, the United States needs ROK’s nuclear prowess to strengthen its own market position and help uphold its nonproliferation and safety goals, especially with the looming threat of a Chinese commercial nuclear monopoly. Furthermore, the ROK provides the United States with additional foreign commercial opportunities and critical added investment.

Pursuing a More Comprehensive Approach toward Southeast Asia is Critical to...

The Great Game between China and Japan, the Role of Infrastructure Development, and the American Wild Card