Policy Priorities

USCIB advocates for international legislative and regulatory regimes that affirm the essential role of business in building a prosperous and sustainable global economy. As the main business interface with international institutions, USCIB ensures that U.S. business has a seat at the table to inform international policy development. Here are USCIB’s policy priorities for 2019.

Spur Growth Through Expanded Trade

  • Support ratification and implementation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
  • Press for new market-opening agreements with Japan, the EU and the UK
  • Push for effective enforcement of trade rules while eliminating recent trade restrictions
  • Facilitate trade by reducing red tape at the border and other customs reforms
  • Advocate for effective and timely WTO reform and U.S. leadership in WTO

Promote and Protect Investment in the United States and Abroad

  • Eliminate policies requiring forced localization and restricting cross-border data flows
  • Promote pro-investment policies and investor protections in the U.S. and internationally
  • Work to revive the U.S. bilateral investment treaty program with appropriate partners
  • Support CFIUS reform to protect national security and maintain openness

Prepare the Workforce for the Jobs of the Future

  • Champion global policies to build competitive workforces for the 21st-century economy
  • Press for flexible labor markets, women’s empowerment and youth employment worldwide
  • Support the development of technologies to grow digital skills and speed worker retraining
  • Promote the ILO’s work to improve national implementation and enforcement of labor laws

Advance American Competitiveness and Innovation

  • Argue for sensible taxation policies to promote cross-border trade and investment
  • Reduce double taxation and tax disputes via principles-based rules that encourage growth
  • Promote strong global rules to protect U.S. intellectual property and spur innovation
  • Maintain the internet’s openness and stability through engagement with ICANN
  • Promote interoperable approaches to cybersecurity and privacy policies

Highlight the Essential Private-Sector Role in Sustainable Development

  • Secure support for inclusive policies toward the private sector in major multilateral bodies
  • Spur ongoing business leadership in implementation of the UN 2030 Development Agenda
  • Advance global climate action alongside energy security, innovation and climate resilience
  • Promote sound, collaborative solutions to cross-border environment and energy challenges

Catalyze Business’s Positive Social Impact

  • Foster consensus on the distinct roles of states and companies in upholding human rights
  • Support voluntary approaches to enhance corporate responsibility reporting and PPPs
  • Promote effective regulatory regimes to combat bribery, corruption and human trafficking
  • Elevate the fight against illicit trade and illicit markets
  • Promote multi-stakeholder initiatives to improve working conditions in global supply chains

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