Trade and Investment

Trends and Challenges Facing U.S. Business:

  • Opening global markets for trade and investment can generate much needed economic growth and job creation in the U.S. and around the world if policymakers take the steps needed to address protectionist policies.
  • Without investment, both inward and outward, economies stagnate and citizens suffer.

USCIB’s Response:

  • Stress the importance of U.S. engagement and leadership in creating and enforcing rules for international trade and investment in forums such as the WTO and OECD.
  • Press for progress on advancing 21st century standards for the full range of services trade.
  • Discourage counter-productive measures that undercut our international commitments or could lead to retaliatory measures that hurt U.S. companies and workers.
  • Advocate for broad policies and for specific investment agreements which strengthen the policy and legal environment for FDI.

Magnifying Your Voice with USCIB:

  • USCIB is the only U.S. business association formally affiliated with the world’s three largest business organizations where we work with business leaders across the globe to extend our reach to influence policymakers in key international markets to American business
  • Build consensus with like-minded industry peers and participate in off-the-record briefings with policymakers both home and abroad.

Positions and Statements

USCIB Submits Comments to USTR on Proposed Digital Services Taxes (7/21/2020) - USCIB provided comments to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) regarding the proposed Digital Services Taxes (DSTs) of several countries, including Austria,
USCIB Applauds USTR’s Announcement to Include Ed Potter in USMCA Labor Mechanism (7/21/2020) - New York, NY, July 20, 2020: The U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents many of America’s leading global

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News Stories

USCIB Welcomes a Changing of the Guard at US Mission to OECD (9/9/2020) - Late summer is traditionally turnover season at U.S. diplomatic missions overseas, according to U.S. Ambassador (ret.) Shaun Donnelly, who serves
Jumpstart American Jobs Series: Robinson Shares Views on Trade, Supply Chains, Inclusive Multilateralism (7/28/2020) - Just as American companies and employers led the way in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, they are now prepared to

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Press Releases

USCIB Statement on USMCA Entry Into Force (7/1/2020) - The U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents many of America’s leading global companies, welcomes today’s entry into force
Statement from USCIB Recognizing Outgoing WTO Director General (5/15/2020) - Peter M. Robinson, president and CEO of the United States Council for International Business, issued the following statement on outgoing

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Op-Eds and Speeches

Op-Ed: Business Must Come Together to Respond to COVID-19 Now (3/30/2020) - Earlier this month, nearly 500 experts in public health, law and human rights wrote an open letter to U.S Vice
Hampl Gives Testimony on US-UK Trade Agreement (1/29/2019) - Following USCIB’s submission on January 16 to USTR regarding negotiating objectives for a U.S.-UK Trade Agreement, USCIB Senior Director for

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Chair

Charles R. (Rick) Johnston
Managing Director, Global Government Affairs
Citigroup Inc.

Staff

Eva Hampl
Senior Director, Investment, Trade, and Financial Services
(202) 682-0051 or ehampl@uscib.org

Shaun Donnelly
Senior Advisor
sdonnelly@uscib.org

Staff

Rob Mulligan
Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs

Christopher Olsen
Policy & Program Associate, Washington
(202) 371-9235 or colsen@uscib.org

 

 

Staff Contact:   Rob Mulligan

Senior VP, Policy and Government Affairs
Tel: 202.682.7375

Rob Mulligan oversees our wide ranging activities on international trade, investment, economic and regulatory matters, and supervises a staff of policy professionals whose expertise covers a host of issues affecting American companies engaged in global business. He also coordinates USCIB policy and advocacy work with the U.S. and foreign governments, our international affiliates.
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