The Financial Crisis: USCIB responds

Latest statements and information from USCIB and our global business network

Glass globe being held by C clamp on blue background with moneyAmid ongoing financial shocks and market turmoil, USCIB and its global business network continue to actively promote efforts to provide sensible regulatory oversight and get world economic growth back on track.

Our unique affiliations with leading worldwide business groups – including the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Organization of Employers, and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD – provide an invaluable channel through which to influence the course of global policies and regulations affecting business and the economy.

Here are links to the latest statements and actions from USCIB and our global network.


– “The G-20 and the Danger of Protectionism” (letter in The New York Times by USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson, April 1, 2009)

– Joint industry letter to President Obama on keeping markets open for foreign investment
(March 30, 2009)

– Business, Anti-Poverty and Faith-Based Groups Unite in Support of Open Markets (March 20, 2009)

– U.S. Multinational Companies Strengthen the Domestic Economy: Study demonstrates how domestic multinationals contribute to American productivity and prosperity
(March 16, 2009)

– G8 Business Summit Preparations Well Underway (March 2, 2009)

– U.S. business groups urge rejection of “Buy American” provisions in stimulus package (letter to Senate, February 3, 2009)

– USCIB letter to President Obama on priorities for tackling the economic crisis (January 21, 2009)

– Now More Than Ever: In the current crisis, USCIB’s core values matter (column by USCIB President Peter M. Robinson, January 2009)

– G8 Business Leaders: Crisis Demands Urgent Response, But Does Not Indicate a Failure of Market Economics (December 4, 2009)

– Accepting USCIB Award, Coca-Cola CEO Says Financial Crisis Jeopardizes Market Openness
(November 17, 2008)

– USCIB statement on the G-20 Summit (November 13, 2008)

– USCIB President Peter M. Robinson: Some Thoughts on the Current Crisis (October 21, 2008)

– Key Officials Address Critical Role of Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment (October 14, 2008)

3846_image004International Chamber of Commerce:

– ICC welcomes G20 boost to trade finance and pledge to conclude Doha Round (April 2, 2009)

– ICC plea in Financial Times: avoid deceptively simple solutions (April 1, 2009)

– “Resist Protectionism”
(letter to The New York Times by ICC Chairman Victor Fung, March 31, 2009)

– G20 must take action to fight protectionism and support trade finance to keep trade flowing
(March 31, 2009)

– ICC calls on G20 to address impact of Basel II on trade finance (March 27, 2009)

– Trade volume and value decline sharply as a result of crisis (March 23, 2009)

– A staunch advocate of globalization and trade (interview with ICC Chairman Victor Fung, International Herald Tribune, March 20, 2009)

– ICC issues positions on global economic crisis (March 13, 2009)

– ICC Chairman Victor Fung meets Gordon Brown ahead of G20 Summit (March 12, 2009)

– Lowest global economic index in history (February 18, 2009)

– ICC experts discuss the financial crisis and its implications (December 19, 2008)

– Doha Round agreement all the more vital in global economic crisis (December 17, 2008)

– First ICC Regional CEO Forum for Asia Pacific calls for unlocking of liquidity to spur global trade
(November 24, 2008)

– Lowest global economic index in 20 years (November 20, 2008)

– ICC Chairman hails G20 leaders rejection of protectionism and commitment to conclude WTO’s Doha Development Agenda (November 17, 2008)

– ICC Commission on Banking discusses trade finance problems at WTO (November 17, 2008)

– In CNN interview, ICC Chairman urges G20 to stimulate trade (November 13, 2008)

– ICC Chairman urges G20 leaders to adopt bold solutions to financial crisis (November 12, 2008)

Op-ed by ICC Chairman calls for a revitalized global trading system (November 10, 2008)

– International cooperation vital to resolve financial crisis (October 15, 2008)

3846_image006Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD:

– Business calls for credible G20 action to support open markets (March 31, 2009)

– Water and the economic crisis (March 16, 2009)

– The financial crisis and the role of the OECD (BIAC newsletter, December 2008)

– Major exporters pledge ongoing credit support for developing country imports (November 24, 2008 – OECD website)

– OECD welcomes G20 Declaration and offers support (November 17, 2008)

– OECD forecasts protracted economic slowdown (November 13, 2008 – OECD website)

– OECD preparing two-pillar action plan in response to crisis, says Gurría (November 12, 2008 – OECD website)

– OECD business calls for decisive G20 action against protectionism (November 10, 2008)

3846_image008International Organization of Employers:

– IOE information paper: Exiting the Crisis in Labor Markets (April 2009)

– World Employers: Financial Markets Need to Provide Stability and Liquidity to Business
(February 10, 2009)

– IOE president: Global employers are up to the challenge of the economic crisis (IOE newsletter, January 2009)

– The impacts of global crises on labor markets must be addressed (October 20, 2008)

Staff Contact:   Kira Yevtukhova

Deputy Director, Marketing and Communications
Tel: 202.617.3160

Kira Yevtukhova manages USCIB’s print and online publications, including the website, e-newsletter and quarterly magazine, and serves as the organization’s digital media strategist. Prior to this role, Kira worked for over five years within USCIB’s Policy Department, focusing on climate change, environment, nutrition, health, and chemicals related policy issues. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and has an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
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