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March 22, 2017-USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson took part in today’s Special B20 Germany-OECD-BIAC meeting at the OECD in Paris, designed to provide coordinated private-sector input to the G20 leaders, in advance of a key G20 sherpas meeting this week in Germany....

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News Stories

USCIB Members Play Lead Role at 2017 SelectUSA (6/23/2017) - President Donald Trump's administration has adopted and expanded upon the Obama Administration “SelectUSA” annual conference to promote foreign direct investment (FDI) into the U.S. The 2017 “SelectUSA” conference was held June 18-20 at National Harbor in suburban Maryland, outside Washington.
USCIB and ILO Hold Dialogue on Disabilities in the Workplace (6/23/2017) - In an effort to promote U.S. company membership in the ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN), USCIB, AT&T and the ILO held an event at the AT&T Forum in Washington DC on June 20 for business leaders, “Promoting disability inclusion globally.”
Celebrating 80 Years of the ICC Marketing Code (6/22/2017) - USCIB and others in the International Chamber of Commerce family are celebrating this year's 80th anniversary of the ICC Consolidated Code of Marketing and Advertising Communication Practice.
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Press Releases

Update NAFTA, but Keep What’s Working, Says USCIB (6/13/2017) - The United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents the global interests of American companies, has released its recommendations to the Trump administration on priorities for the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
USCIB Statement on U.S. Withdrawal From the Paris Climate Agreement (6/2/2017) - The United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s most successful global companies, issued a statement on U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.
Shiles Joins USCIB as Head of ATA Carnet and Trade Services (5/15/2017) - Former FedEx executive and cargo industry veteran Andrew Shiles has joined the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) to lead the association’s dynamic portfolio of trade services, including the “merchandise passports” used by thousands of exporters around the world to get goods through customs quickly and easily.

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Upcoming Events

  • Reframing Human Rights Symposium

    The second annual “Reframing Human Rights Symposium” by Skytop Strategies, hosted by Bard College. This year’s program will assess t...

    June 28 - June 29 at BARD COLLEGE
  • OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

    The Global Forum brings together stakeholders from business, trade unions, civil society and academia to debate key global social and economic challe...

    June 29 - June 30 at OECD Conference Centre

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From the President

USCIB Op-Ed: Time for Some ‘Tough Love’ at the UN (5/2/2017) - USCIB President Peter Robinson, writing in The Hill, urges U.S. officials to help the United Nations focus its efforts and become more accountable to stakeholders.
USCIB CEO and President in New York Times (4/7/2017) - Today's edition of The New York Times features a letter to the editor from USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson on UN reform and the need for the United States to continue to play a leading role in the UN system.

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Op-Eds and Speeches

Robinson’s Op-ed in The Hill on Modernizing NAFTA (6/21/2017) - USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson wrote an Op-ed in The Hill, "How to Modernize NAFTA: First, do no Harm."
Potter Gives Statement on Climate Change at ILO Conference (6/13/2017) - USCIB Senior Counsel Ed Potter is currently attending the International Labor Organization (ILO) International Labor Conference (ILC) in Geneva, Switzerland (June 5-16) as a U.S. employer delegate.

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Member and Staff News

Shiles Joins USCIB as Head of ATA Carnet and Trade Services (5/15/2017) - Former FedEx executive and cargo industry veteran Andrew Shiles has joined the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) to lead the association’s dynamic portfolio of trade services, including the “merchandise passports” used by thousands of exporters around the world to get goods through customs quickly and easily.
USCIB Welcomes New Vice President for Labor Affairs and Corporate Responsibility (4/17/2017) - USCIB welcomed Gabriella Rigg Herzog as its new Vice President for Labor Affairs and Corporate Responsibility yesterday, April 17. Herzog will be based in USCIB’s New York office.
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Media Coverage

Like it or Not, UN Needs Private Sector Input in Climate Talks (5/15/2017) - As the current round of UN climate talks here in Bonn reach the half-way point, delegates are allowing themselves a sense of cautious relief.
USCIB in the News: Business and the UN Climate Process (5/8/2017) - In a letter to the Financial Times, USCIB pushes back against efforts to curtail business access to the UN climate talks.

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Positions and Statements

USCIB Statement on U.S. Withdrawal From the Paris Climate Agreement (6/2/2017) - The United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s most successful global companies, issued a statement on U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.
Industry Appeals to China on Cybersecurity Law (5/15/2017) - USCIB and a range of industry groups are appealing to China to delay entry into force of a controversial new cybersecurity law.

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Big Ideas

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.
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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