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 Supports US–Singapore Joint Statement on Financial Services Connectivity (2/6/2020) - The U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB) today voiced its support for the recent US-Singapore Joint Statement on Financial Services
USCIB Supports Respect for Arbitration Awards in U.S. GSP Program (2/3/2020) - USCIB went on the record at the January 30 Public Hearing of the USTR-led interagency Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)

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News Stories

G20 Trade Ministers Release Statement on COVID-19 (4/2/2020) - The G20 Trade Ministers met virtually on March 30 amid the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss stepping up cooperation and coordination
USCIB Concerned Over Draft “Buy American” Executive Order (4/2/2020) - USCIB joined a broad group of national trade associations, as well as state and local organizations, to send a letter

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Press Releases

USCIB Commends Phase 1 China Deal, Urges Further Negotiations (1/15/2020) - China continues to be an important market for U.S. business, and we recognize the progress on food and agricultural export
USCIB Welcomes Bipartisan Breakthrough on USMCA (12/11/2019) - USCIB issued a statement on the announcement on December 10 of a bipartisan deal between the Trump administration and the

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Op-Eds and Speeches

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
USCIB in the News: Taxes, Trade and Tariffs (12/13/2018) - As 2018 comes to a close, USCIB reflected on the top stories of the past several months, which were heavily

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Chair

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

Staff

Rob Mulligan
Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs
(202) 682-7375 or rmulligan@uscib.org

Shaun Donnelly
Vice President, Investment and Financial Services
202-617-3156 or sdonnelly@uscib.org

Staff

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

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