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News Stories

Harbor_trade USCIB Welcomes Entry Into Force of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (2/22/2017) - USCIB applauded the entry into force of the landmark WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, which will reduce the costs of trading across borders and lead to increased U.S. and foreign exports and jobs. 
OECD BIAC Holds Annual Consultation With OECD Ambassadors (2/21/2017) - BIAC held its annual consultation with OECD Ambassadors last month, providing an opportunity for the business community to identify priorities for the OECD agenda that affect both the private sector and governments.
ICC Welcomes New Court Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General (2/21/2017) - The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has recently announced the appointment of Alexander G. Fessas as Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (“ICC Court”) and Director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services and Ana Serra e Moura as Deputy Secretary General of the ICC Court.
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Press Releases

Harbor_trade USCIB Welcomes Entry Into Force of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (2/22/2017) - USCIB applauded the entry into force of the landmark WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, which will reduce the costs of trading across borders and lead to increased U.S. and foreign exports and jobs. 
USCIB Welcomes Michael Michener as Vice President of Product Policy and Innovation (2/21/2017) - The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) announced that Michael Michener, a former administrator of the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service who has also served as a U.S. trade diplomat and association executive, has joined USCIB’s staff as vice president of product policy and innovation.
Harbor_trade USCIB Urges Administration to Maintain Leadership on Trade (1/23/2017) - Following President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, USCIB urged the administration to maintain economic and strategic leadership.

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From the President

Harbor_trade USCIB Urges Administration to Maintain Leadership on Trade (1/23/2017) - Following President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, USCIB urged the administration to maintain economic and strategic leadership.
White House Priorities for the Trump Administration (1/20/2017) - The United States must develop a strategy for engaging with the wider world in the 21st century, writes USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson.

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Op-Eds and Speeches

Business&Climate_Danilovich ICC’s Danilovich Writes in FT on Importance of Services to American Economy (2/21/2017) - ICC's Secretary General John Danilovich contributed an op-ed in Financial Times on the importance of services to the American economy.
White House Priorities for the Trump Administration (1/20/2017) - The United States must develop a strategy for engaging with the wider world in the 21st century, writes USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson.

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Member and Staff News

USCIB Welcomes Michael Michener as Vice President of Product Policy and Innovation (2/21/2017) - The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) announced that Michael Michener, a former administrator of the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service who has also served as a U.S. trade diplomat and association executive, has joined USCIB’s staff as vice president of product policy and innovation.
US Unlikely to Sign New Global Tax Treaty (12/2/2016) - USCIB’s Carol Doran Klein was quoted extensively in Bloomberg BNA on the OECD’s multilateral tax treaty and what role, if any, the U.S. might play in it.
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Media Coverage

USCIB in the News: Joint Letter Seeks Fair Play in India (2/6/2017) - USCIB has recently been cited in two articles, the Economic Times India and the International Business Times India, both of which featured a multi-industry letter that was sent to Congress regarding the United States’ role in ensuring fair play in India for American companies.
USCIB in the News: Trump and Global Leadership (1/30/2017) - USCIB was recently cited in a Denver Post opinion column highlighting President Donald Trump’s signal of “retreat from leading the world.”

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Positions and Statements

USCIB in the News: Joint Letter Seeks Fair Play in India (2/6/2017) - USCIB has recently been cited in two articles, the Economic Times India and the International Business Times India, both of which featured a multi-industry letter that was sent to Congress regarding the United States’ role in ensuring fair play in India for American companies.
Digital marketing concept ICC Statement on Code Interpretation/Reference Guide on Advertising to Children (12/15/2016) - The Reference Guide on Advertising to Children can be found here.  ICC Statement on Code Interpretation The International Chamber of Commerce Consolidated Code of Marketing and Advertising Practice (ICC Code) sets forth standards for marketing communications, including provisions addressing special responsibilities for marketing “products” (as defined by the ICC Code, which includes services)to children and young people. […]

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Big Ideas

un_headquarters_lo-res The Big Idea: UN Climate Talks: Why the Private Sector Needs to Be Involved Now (5/1/2015) - UN engagement with the private sector is imperative from both an economic and environmental standpoint. We need to manage and address the risks of climate change, and doing so requires engaging all countries and societal partners. USCIB wants to make sure negotiators do not miss the opportunity to anchor business in climate deliberations.
4614_image001 The Big Idea: The UN’s Development Agenda: An Opportunity to Cement Private Sector-Led Growth (9/1/2013) - The United Nations has embarked on an ambitious effort to define forward-looking objectives to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which the UN adopted in 2000 and which set 2015 as a deadline to reach targets toward ending extreme poverty, ensuring universal primary education, curbing the spread of infectious diseases, and attaining a number of […]

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