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Joseph Alhadeff
Joseph Alhadeff

Oracle’s Alhadeff is New Chair of ICC Digital Economy Commission

In April, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) announced the appointment of Joseph Alhadeff as the new chair of the ICC Commission on the Digital Economy Alhadeff, chief privacy strategist and vice president for global public policy at Oracle Corp., has served as vice chair of the ICC commission since 2002. He will take over from Herbert Heitmann, executive vice president of external communications at Royal Dutch Shell, who will step down from the post at the commission’s summer meeting in Paris. The commission develops policy positions for the Internet and ICTs on behalf of users, providers and operators of information technology. Alhadeff also chairs the Information Communications and Computing Policy Committee at BIAC, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD.

USCIB’s Duncan to Head Coordinating Body for Global Carnet System

The World ATA Carnet Council (WATAC), the body responsible for managing the international guarantee chain for ATA Carnets – which allow for temporary duty- and tax-free export and import of goods – has elected Cynthia Duncan, USCIB’s senior vice president of Carnet and trade services, as its next chair. Duncan takes over the leadership role from Peter Bishop, who stepped down after nine years at the helm. Managed jointly by ICC’s World Chambers Federation and the World Customs Organization, the ATA Carnet system enables duty-free and tax-free temporary import of goods of professional equipment, commercial samples, and goods for trade fairs and exhibitions for up to one year. Today the Carnet system is in force in 73 countries.

USCIB Staff News

Rob Mulligan, USCIB’s senior vice president for policy and government affairs, participated in a March OECD Business Dialogue on 21st Century Trade Barriers in Paris, where he noted growing member concerns with forced localization requirements, restrictions on cross-border data flows, unfair competition from state-owned enterprises, and customs related impediments. The OECD has released a summary report of the dialogue, which was organized in partnership with BIAC, available at www.oecd.org/trade/tradedev/IBD2013Report.pdf. … Shaun Donnelly, USCIB’s vice president for investment and financial services, has joined the policy advisory committee at Transparency International (TI)’s U.S. chapter. TI is the leading anti-corruption NGO working to combat bribery and extortion worldwide.

Josefa Sicard-Mirabal, who serves as director for North America at the ICC International Court of Arbitration (working out of USCIB’s New York headquarters), was honored in June at the Fourth Annual Latina Trailblazers Breakfast, which celebrates “phenomenal Latinas whose accomplishments serve as a testament to the extraordinary power wielded by smart, creative and energetic Latinas with a conscience.” Congratulations, Josefa! … Joining Josefa’s team as deputy director of arbitration and ADR is Rachel Clarke, who comes to us from Newport News, Virginia where she practiced toxic tort litigation at a boutique law firm. She holds a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Welcome, Rachel!

New USCIB Members

We are delighted to welcome the following companies and organizations as the newest members of USCIB:

Merck & Co., Inc.

Nissan North America

PartnerRe

Sherman & Howard

 

To learn more about the benefits of membership in USCIB, please contact Abby Shapiro, Senior Vice President of Business Development, at 617-242-0205 or ashapiro@uscib.org.

Staff Contact:   Abby Shapiro

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Tel: 212.703.5064

Abby Shapiro is responsible for evaluating and growing new products, services and programs that provide new revenue streams to USCIB, add value to membership and support USCIB’s mission and vision.
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