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News Stories

Robinson: NAFTA Talks an Opportunity to Modernize Agreement (8/22/2017) - As negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement got underway, USCIB's President told Chief Executive magazine the talks provide an important opportunity to update the agreement.
Business Makes It Happen: Rethinking Collaboration for the SDGs (8/22/2017) - Gearing up for September’s United Nations General Assembly discussion of progress on the UN’s 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), USCIB has partnered with Business Fights Poverty on an ambitious program on September 18 in New York, “Rethinking Collaboration for the SDGs.”
USCIB Discourages Regulatory Overreach in Comments to ITU (8/16/2017) - USCIB filed comments with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) last week as part of the agency's consultation on public policy considerations for "over the top" services, urging the ITU to avoid expanding its jurisdiction to include Internet-related issues.
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Press Releases

Administration Goals for Modernizing NAFTA Include Many USCIB Priorities but Leave Out Key Issues (7/14/2017) - USCIB is encouraged by the Administration's NAFTA modernization objectives but expressed concern over key business priorities such as investor-state dispute settlement.
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.

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From the President

USCIB’s “International Business” Summer 2017 Issue (8/15/2017) - The Summer 2017 issue features USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson‘s column on “Why International Organizations Matter to Your Business” as well as articles on developments in the B20, NAFTA and the UN high level political forum and the sustainable development agenda, plus news from our global network–Business at OECD, the International Organization of Employers and the International Chamber of Commerce.
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.

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Op-Eds and Speeches

White House USCIB in the News: Bloomberg Covers USCIB Work on Labor (8/11/2017) - As the White House continues to discuss appropriations, the union umbrella group AFL-CIO, in partnership with USCIB, is targeting the Senate in search of a bipartisan group of lawmakers to champion the Department of Labor's (DOL) Bureau of International Labor Affairs, as reported by Bloomberg BNA.
USCIB Op-ed: NAFTA 2.0 Needs to Protect Investment (8/1/2017) - USCIB's Vice President for Investment and Financial Services Shaun Donnelly along with its Director for Investment, Trade and Financial Services Eva Hampl recently contributed an op-ed in The Hill titled, "NAFTA 2.0 needs to enshrine investor protections."

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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

Robinson: NAFTA Talks an Opportunity to Modernize Agreement (8/22/2017) - As negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement got underway, USCIB's President told Chief Executive magazine the talks provide an important opportunity to update the agreement.
White House USCIB in the News: Bloomberg Covers USCIB Work on Labor (8/11/2017) - As the White House continues to discuss appropriations, the union umbrella group AFL-CIO, in partnership with USCIB, is targeting the Senate in search of a bipartisan group of lawmakers to champion the Department of Labor's (DOL) Bureau of International Labor Affairs, as reported by Bloomberg BNA.

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Positions and Statements

USCIB Discourages Regulatory Overreach in Comments to ITU (8/16/2017) - USCIB filed comments with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) last week as part of the agency's consultation on public policy considerations for "over the top" services, urging the ITU to avoid expanding its jurisdiction to include Internet-related issues.
USCIB Joins 107 Associations on NAFTA Letter on Investment (8/14/2017) - USCIB joined 107 other associations in a letter sent on August 8 to United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer and four other cabinet-level officials in the administration highlighting the importance of a strong investment chapter in the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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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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