"The thing to remember is there are going to be a lot of heavyweights in there. You've got Feds, Interstellar Commerce Commission, Colonial Administration, insurance company guys..."
Burke to Ripley, regarding her inquest (from Aliens)

The Interstellar Commerce Commission (ICC) was the central organization through which interstellar trade was conducted and monitored. All trade vessels and crew members were required to hold an ICC licence. The ICC was also responsible for enforcing quarantine procedures on all Earth-bound cargo. The ICC was owned and operated by Weyland-Yutani Corporation.

Notable Members

Behind the scenes

The ICC was likely based on the real life Interstate Commerce Commission (also abbreviated as ICC), a regulatory agency in the United States that regulated the economics and services of specified carriers engaged in transportation between states.[1] However, the agency was abolished in 1995,[1] 9 years after the release of Aliens.



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Interstate Commerce Commission". Retrieved on Janurary 9, 2015.
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