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November 30, 2016-At COP22 in Marrakesh, USCIB joined over 40 other business groups to endorse the Marrakesh Declaration, a vision for private-sector action on climate....

Featured Story: Private Sector Unites for Action Under Paris Climate Agreement

News Stories

2016-11-30-logo_g20_gipfel_2017_in_hamburg Business Finalizes Recommendations to G20 Sherpas (3/22/2017) - 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.
Kennedy at Nairobi UNEP Meetings UN Environment Assembly Focuses on Role of Business (3/20/2017) - Norine Kennedy, USCIB’s expert on environment and climate change policy and one of two official business focal point representatives for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), recently attended UN Environment Assembly (UNEA3) preparatory meetings in Nairobi (March 7-10).
ICC Institute Advanced Training on the Conduct of the Proceedings and Case Management (3/20/2017) - This training is of an advanced level and will focus in depth on how the arbitrator should establish his or her authority over the parties throughout the proceedings, including hearings, and interact with his or her fellow-arbitrators.
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Press Releases

Baiterek Tower Kazakhstan to Begin Accepting “Merchandise Passports” (3/20/2017) - Kazakhstan is set to become the 76th country or customs territory to accept ATA Carnets for the temporary, duty-free importation of various types of goods, beginning April 1, according to the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which administers the ATA system in the United States.
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.

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Upcoming Events

  • 5th Responsible Business Summit

    USCIB is proud to partner with the Ethical Corporation in organizing the 5th Responsible Business Summit in NY. The Summit will take place March 27-28...

    March 27 - March 28

    Marriott Brooklyn Bridge

  • OECD ELSA Working Party on Employment

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    March 30: BIAC TUAC Consultation with the OECD ELSA Working Party on Employment to provide comments on the draft Chapters of the 2017 OECD Employment...

    March 30 - March 31

    OECD Conference Centre

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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

Capitol USCIB and AFL-CIO Join Forces to Support Key Programs on Labor and Human Rights (3/13/2017) - USCIB and the AFL-CIO recently submitted comments to the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies to support the Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) and the Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL).
USCIB Urges Business Access in Comments to UNFCCC (3/3/2017) - As uncertainty in U.S. participation and leadership in UN climate negotiations and the Paris Climate Agreement continues, USCIB and its global network are pushing to ensure that business has a voice in the global climate policy process.

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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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