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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....

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News Stories

USCIB Urges Trump Administration to Remain Engaged in UN Climate Talks (4/26/2017) - With senior officials set to discuss U.S. engagement in the UN and other international climate change discussions, USCIB has urged the administration to keep the U.S. seat at the table.
USCIB Convenes Multistakeholder Roundtable on Business and Infrastructure for SDGs (4/25/2017) - As the UN gears up for its annual high-level political forum (HLPF) on the sustainable development goals (SDG’s) in July, the international community is turning its attention to SDG 9—building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation.
Upcoming ICC Young Arbitrators Events (4/25/2017) - The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce is organizing two ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) events in New York and San Francisco.
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Press Releases

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.
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

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From the President

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.
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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Op-Eds and Speeches

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.
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.

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Member and Staff News

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.
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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Media Coverage

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.
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.

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Positions and Statements

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

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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