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 Welcomes Commitment by G7 to Inclusive Global Recovery (6/16/2021) - Following the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Cornwall, UK, the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) welcomes the G7’s resolute…
USCIB Defends Foreign Direct Investment at OECD (4/14/2021) - USCIB has led private sector participation at a series of recent events organized by the OECD’s Investment Committee.  Kimberley Claman,…

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News Stories

USCIB Member HP Presents at WTO Symposium on Information Technology Agreement (9/22/2021) - The World Trade Organization (WTO) hosted a two-day workshop in mid-September celebrating trade liberalization under the Information Technology Agreement titled…
USCIB Comments on China’s Compliance With Its WTO Commitments (9/22/2021) - USCIB submitted comments September 15 in response to the U.S. Trade Representatives request for input into China’s compliance with its World Trade…

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Press Releases

USCIB Supports New Public Education Initiative to Combat Black Market Trade (6/9/2021) - USCIB joined United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade (USA-IT) in launching a new public education initiative designed to provide…
USCIB Announces New Policy Leadership (2/3/2021) - Brian Lowry New York, N.Y., February 01, 2021: The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) announced that Brian Lowry,…

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Op-Eds and Speeches

Donnelly Co-Authors Op-Ed in The Hill on Commercial Diplomacy (2/3/2021) - USCIB Senior Advisor Shaun Donnelly and his longtime State Department colleague Ambassador (ret.) Tony Wayne recently co-wrote an op-ed in…
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…

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Chair

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

Staff

Alice Slayton Clark
Director, Investment, Trade and China
asclark@uscib.org

Staff

Brian Lowry
Senior VP, Innovation, Regulation, and Trade
blowry@uscib.org

Christopher Olsen
Policy Manager, Regulation and Trade
(202) 617-3156 or colsen@uscib.org

 

 

Staff Contact:   Alice Slayton Clark

Director, Investment, Trade and China
Tel: 202.682.0051

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