Donnelly Talks Trade, Investment at ACFR Annual Conference

USCIB Vice President for Investment Policy Shaun Donnelly was the closing keynote speaker at the American Committees on Foreign Relations (ACFR)  22nd annual conference in Washington, April 28. The overall conference theme this year was “Commerce, Investment and Trade: American Prosperity in an Uncertain World.”

Donnelly’s remarks focused on the trade and investment policy opportunities and challenges confronting the new Administration. In a lively question and answer session, Donnelly offered perspectives on issues from NAFTA renegotiation, trade deficits, competition from China to promoting American innovation. ACFR is an association of local foreign policy programming and discussion groups in thirteen major cities around the country.

“It’s encouraging to see a mainline foreign policy group such as ACFR focusing increasingly on economic, trade, and competitiveness,” said Donnelly. “As former Secretary of State John Kerry always said, economic policy is foreign policy and foreign policy is economic policy.”

Staff Contact:   Shaun Donnelly

VP, Investment and Financial Services
Tel: 202.682.1221

Shaun Donnelly oversees USCIB’s work on foreign investment policy, treatment of multinational enterprises, financial services and anti-corruption. A career diplomat who has held several senior executive branch posts and joined USCIB in 2011, Donnelly leads business efforts to open markets abroad for American investment and financial services, and to promote high standards of protection for cross-border investment, both in the United States and overseas.
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