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News Stories

USCIB Supports UN Convention on Receivables (12/15/2017) - Last week, USCIB joined nine other trade associations to sign on to a letter to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in support for the United Nations Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade, asking the committee to move expeditiously toward its ratification.
USCIB Disappointed at Lack of Multilateral Progress at WTO Ministerial (12/14/2017) - WTO members in Buenos Aires made little progress on multilateral trade, but potential new efforts on e-commerce and other issues offer some hope for the future.
ICC Marketing Commission Looks to Bring Sense to Debate Over Children’s Advertising (12/11/2017) - Marking the 80th anniversary of the International Chamber of Commerce’s landmark global marketing code, ICC members gathered in San Francisco to discuss emerging challenges to the self-regulatory framework.
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Press Releases

USCIB Disappointed at Lack of Multilateral Progress at WTO Ministerial (12/14/2017) - WTO members in Buenos Aires made little progress on multilateral trade, but potential new efforts on e-commerce and other issues offer some hope for the future.
USCIB Statement on US Withdrawal From Global Compact on Migration (12/4/2017) - The United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s most successful global companies, issued the following statement on U.S. withdrawal from negotiations surrounding the UN Global Compact on Migration
USCIB Applauds Progress at Bonn Climate Conference (11/17/2017) - As the Bonn Climate Conference wrapped up, USCIB welcomed progress on priority topics for American business, including transparency of emissions reduction commitments.

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Upcoming Events

  • Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

    The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multistakeholder space that facilitates the discussion and dialogue of public policy issues pertaining to the...

    December 18 - December 22 at Palace of Culture and Communication (PALCCO)
  • USCIB Arbitration Committee Luncheon – DC

    Shearman & Sterling LLP 401 9th Street, NW Washington, DC  20004 USCIB Arbitration Subcommittee in DC have organized a roundtable discussion feat...

    January 19, 2018 at

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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

USCIB Op-ed: It’s Time to Save NAFTA (10/27/2017) - USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson has joined ICC Mexico Chair Maria Fernanda Garza and Canadian Chamber of Commerce CEO Perrin Beatty in publishing an op-ed, "A trade deal in distress: It's time to save NAFTA," today in The Hill.
Business Makes It Happen: American Business at the UN General Assembly (9/18/2017) - The 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) gets under way this week at a time of stresses and strains in the international community.

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Member and Staff News

Thevenin Joins USCIB as General Counsel (10/11/2017) - Nancy M. Thevenin has joined the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s leading global companies, as general counsel.
USCIB Welcomes New General Counsel for Arbitration (10/6/2017) - Nancy M. Thevenin joined on October 2nd as a part-time consultant with the title of General Counsel. Thevenin's portfolio will include supporting the USCIB Arbitration Committee and coordinating the work of the U.S. Nominations Committee.
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Media Coverage

USCIB Op-ed: It’s Time to Save NAFTA (10/27/2017) - USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson has joined ICC Mexico Chair Maria Fernanda Garza and Canadian Chamber of Commerce CEO Perrin Beatty in publishing an op-ed, "A trade deal in distress: It's time to save NAFTA," today in The Hill.
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.

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Positions and Statements

USCIB Disappointed at Lack of Multilateral Progress at WTO Ministerial (12/14/2017) - WTO members in Buenos Aires made little progress on multilateral trade, but potential new efforts on e-commerce and other issues offer some hope for the future.
US Business Helps Launch First Ever Business Meeting at UN Environment Assembly (12/4/2017) - The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), the highest level policy making forum on environment in the UN system, opened its 3rd session under the auspices of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP or UN Environment) on December 4 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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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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