Doors closing for tax dodge schemes
Business Day (New Zealand) - January 14, 2013
The OECD’s chief tax
official says business is on board with proposed changes to transfer pricing
rules. BIAC is cited.
Honours for servants of Gulf industry
Financial Times - January 10, 2013
Sheikha Haya bint
Rashid Al Khalifa has been named as the new chair of ICC’s Bahrain chapter.
Bacchus named to chair international trade panel
Orlando Business Journal - January 3, 2013
Former Congressman and
Orlando-area attorney James Bacchus has been named the chair of ICC’s
Commission on Trade and Investment Policy.
DoddFrank penalises conflict mineral probity
Financial Times - December 21, 2012
In a letter to the editor,
USCIB Vice President Adam Greene writes that little-known provisions on
conflict minerals in the Dodd-Frank law have backfired and driven even more
of the minerals trade underground.
Communications Daily – December 18, 2012
USCIB is disappointed
with the outcome of the World Conference on International Telecommunications,
where nations split on a telecommunications agreement that included language
on Internet governance.
Intellectual property protected
Pravda (Russia) - December 12, 2012
At a forum in Moscow,
the head of ICC’s Russian national committee pointed to the importance of
protecting IP rights in the context of national economic development.
Companies Expanding Overseas Create U.S. Jobs, Study
Bloomberg Businessweek- December 4, 2012
Seib & Wessel: What We’re Reading Tuesday
The Wall Street Journal - December 4, 2012
CEOs Tout Multinationals’ Role in Economy
Politico Pro - December 4, 2012
Companies expanding overseas want more policy support,
Directorship - December 5, 2012
Participation in the Global Economy Keeps U.S. Economy
Area Development - December 12, 2012
For exports, the spoils go to the biggest
The Washington Post - January 9, 2013
Trade deals could help President Obama with business
Politico - December 3, 2012
Shadow Government: We need a strategic pivot to Latin
Foreign Policy – December 10, 2012
Coverage of the study
conducted for USCIB and the Business Roundtable on American companies and
global supply networks, which noted that U.S. companies operating
internationally help spur economic growth that creates domestic jobs to meet
demand in foreign markets.
Transfer pricing more workable than unitary tax
Financial Times - December 3, 2012
In a letter to the
editor, Will Morris, the chair of BIAC’s tax committee, writes that proposals
in the UK to abandon transfer pricing in favor of “formulary apportionment” will
Chadbourne & Parke Adds Two to International
JD Journal - December 3, 2012
Mark Beckett, chair of
USCIB’s Arbitration Committee, has joined the firm of Chadbourne & Parke.
Ministers outline alcohol charge
Financial Times - November 28, 2012
ICC’s national chapter
in the UK warned that a proposed surcharge on alcoholic beverages in the
country could amount to protectionism.
On the Move: Barbara Wanner
CQ Weekly – November 19, 2012
International Business Group Hires New VP
Politico - October 11, 2012
D.C. appointments for the week of Oct. 22
Washington Post - October 22, 2012
Communications Daily – October 18, 2012
Coverage of USCIB’s
appointment of Barbara Wanner as vice president of information,
communications and technology policy.
US companies warn vs. excessive sin tax
Manila Times (Philippines) - November 18, 2012
USCIB and other
industry groups are pushing back against proposals to increase excise taxes
on tobacco products in the Philippines, saying this will fuel illicit trade.
China's investments in overseas markets to rise
China Daily - November 15, 2012
The global economic
slowdown is providing some fresh opportunities for Chinese companies to
redirect their international investments. ICC Chairman Gerard Worms is
OECD warned on new tax rules
Financial Times - November 14, 2012
The chair of BIAC’s tax
committee says the OECD’s planned overhaul of rules on transfer pricing is not
the answer to governments’ growing concern over the erosion of the tax base.
U.S. Looks Forward to More Progress At JCCT Meeting,
Commerce Official Says
Bloomberg BNA - November 13, 2012
US elites confident about China's future
CCTV (China) - November 20, 2012
Commerce Official Sees Export Growth Potential in New
China Income Goal
Inside U.S. Trade – November 16, 2012
Washington Trade Daily – November 14, 2012
Coverage of the
U.S.-China Business and Investment Forum held in Washington by USCIB and the
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. Click the following
link for Chinese-language coverage from China Legal Daily.
Ifo Euro-Region Economic Climate Deteriorates in Fourth
Bloomberg Businessweek - November 8, 2012
World Economic Climate Continues to Decline: ICC/Ifo
Insurance Journal - November 19, 2012
Coverage of the latest
results of the quarterly world economic survey undertaken by ICC and
Germany’s Ifo Institute for Economic Research.
Struggle In The Boardroom
INSEAD Knowledge - November 8, 2012
Efforts to impose quotas
for women on European company boards has pushed the issue of gender diversity
firmly to the forefront of public debate. BIAC Chairman Charles Heeter is
Former Air Products CEO Dexter F. Baker dead at 85
Morning Call (Bethlehem, Pa.) - November 6, 2012
Coverage of the passing
of the former Air Products & Chemicals CEO notes his being honored by
USCIB with the International Leadership Award in 1993.
World Trade Volumes Fall for Third Month
The Wall Street Journal - October 25, 2012
The volume of world
trade fell for the third straight month in August, a decline which could make
it difficult for many economies undergoing austerity programs to return to
growth. ICC is quoted.
The voice of business: why internet governance needs
The Guardian (UK) - October 17, 2012
Ahead of the UN’s
Internet Governance Forum, AT&T’s Jeff Bruegemann, a member of the ICC
BASIS (Business Action to Support the Information Society) initiative
explains the importance of a free and open web for healthy business.
UK urged to reform tax rules over profit moving by
The Guardian (UK) - October 16, 2012
UN Tax Committee prepares to consider transfer pricing
International Tax Review – October 11, 2012
USCIB’s letter to a key
UN tax policy drafting group is noted against the backdrop of debate in the
UK over taxes paid by global companies.
US Puts SE Asia Trade Arena Front and Center
Journal of Commerce - October 1, 2012
USCIB's Shaun Donnelly
is quoted on priorities for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Counterfeit goods becoming more dangerous
CNNMoney - September 27, 2012
Global trade in counterfeit
goods is shifting from relatively innocuous items to things like medicine and
pesticides that can carry serious health and safety implications, according
to an ICC study.
U.S. business groups urge Ecuador trade benefits be cut
Reuters - September 25, 2012
Groups question Ecuador trade benefits
Upstream - September 25, 2012
U.S. business groups,
including USCIB, are stepping up pressure on the Obama administration to
suspend trade benefits for Ecuador, citing harassment of foreign investors.
H&M Takes Heat for a Bikini Model's Overexposure—To
The Wall Street Journal - September 20, 2012
The fashion retailer ran
afoul of Sweden's advertising regulator, which deemed an ad to have violated ICC's
code of marketing practice.
ICANN Faces Battles Over New Web Domains
The Wall Street Journal - September 18, 2012
ICC is one of the
recognized dispute-settlement bodies that can hear challenges to domain names
under a new ICANN rule.
Piracy Spreads Off West Africa
The Wall Street Journal - September 14, 2012
The latest ICC maritime
piracy report indicates that attacks along Africa's Atlantic coast are
threatening to raise costs for the vast amount of seaborne trade that passes
through the region.
Big Tobacco warning at free-trade talks
The Age (Australia) - September 11, 2012
USCIB's Shaun Donnelly
comments on the importance of investor-state dispute resolution provisions in
the context of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
U.S. Trade Group Supports OECD Proposal for Bilateral
Bloomberg BNA Daily Report for Executives – September 10,
USCIB’s letter in
support of an OECD proposal on tax and transfer pricing is noted.
Harsh rules will impact on DRC
Financial Times - August 30, 2012
In a letter to the
editor, USCIB's Adam Greene explains why new SEC rules that seek to reduce
armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo by compelling companies to
report on the presence of “conflict minerals” in their supply chains may
Resource extraction reforms are far from perfect
Financial Times - August 27, 2012
In a letter, Andrew
Wilson of ICC-UK comments on the merits of greater transparency in the
US businessmen urge Congress to abolish Jackson-Vanik
The Voice of Russia - August 24, 2012
USCIB's support for the
extension of permanent normal trade relations with Russia is highlighted.
Interview: US Ambassador David Gross explains UN takeover’
of the Internet
Digital Trends - August 9, 2012
chair of USCIB’s Information, Technology and Communications Committee
discusses proposals to give member states of the International
Telecommunication Union, a UN agency, more regulatory power over the global
Islamic trade finance: lost in transaction
Reuters - August 5, 2012
Report on the growing
Islamic finance industry takes note of a major ICC conference on trade
finance in Qatar.
Chinese will breathe easier with new AtmosAir technology
Stamford (Ct.) Advocate - August 2, 2012
USCIB's Jonathan Huneke
is quoted on the importance of protecting your intellectual property when
entering China's growing market for environmental goods and services.
For Pirates, U.S. Courts Offer No Safe Harbor
National Public Radio - August 1, 2012
A New Take on 18th Century Piracy Law
The Wall Street Journal - July 18, 2012
Pirate attacks at sea plunging, especially from Somalis
Los Angeles Times - July 16, 2012
Reports citing ICC’s
latest survey of maritime piracy attacks around the world.
OECD welcomes multilateral tax compliance, transparency
CayCompass (Cayman Islands) - August 1, 2012
BIAC’s support for new
outreach and action to help companies comply with the U.S. FATCA regulations
Our Energy Choices and Climate Change
The New York Times - July
letter to the editor, USCIB's Norine Kennedy says innovation can help address
climate change and meet the world’s growing demand for energy, but we need
smart policies and open markets for this to happen.
International business council says GAAR proposals too
Deccan Chronicle (India) - July 29, 2012
US business council says GAAR proposals too vague
The Hindu (India) - July 29, 2012
on USCIB's opposition to attempts by the Indian government to retroactively
tax past M&A activity, in violation of the U.S.-India tax treaty.
A call for more free trade
The Economist - July 28, 2012
letter, ICC Chairman Gérard Worms writes that the G20 countries must act now
to unleash the positive impact that opening cross-border trade would have on
jobs and growth.
What we learned at the G20 and Rio summits
The Hill - July 11, 2012
in The Hill newspaper, USCIB’s Peter Robinson and Norine Kennedy provide a
first-hand account of the recent Los Cabos and Rio summits, including what
worked and how business views were integrated into the negotiations.
Russia reaps a record years with U.S. contracts on
helicopters, space rides
Bloomberg Government via Washington Post – July 9, 2012
companies from Russia are winning more U.S. procurement contracts. USCIB’s
Jonathan Huneke is quoted.
TPP Countries To Discuss Australian Alternative To
Inside US Trade - July 7, 2012
in a joint industry letter urging binding commitments on trans-border data
flows is highlighted.
Rio+20: global Green Industry Platform seems promising
The Guardian (UK) - July 6, 2012
A look at a private
sector-driven partnership for green technology development. The International Chamber of Commerce‘s
participation is noted.
Praxair continues global growth in China
Connecticut Post – July 5, 2012
USCIB’s Jonathan Huneke
is quoted on the business climate in China as Connecticut-based Praxair
announces plans to expand its operations in the country.