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 Releases Statement on China’s WTO Commitments, Urges Bilateral and Plurilateral Dialogue (9/24/2019) - In response to an annual request by the United States Trade Representative for comments on China’s compliance with WTO commitments
US Business Priorities for UNGA High-Level Opening Week (9/19/2019) - On the occasion of the High Level Opening Week of the UN General Assembly on the urgent and intertwined topics

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News Stories

USCIB Holds High-Level Meetings During WTO Public Forum (10/14/2019) - USCIB and several members were on the ground in Geneva the week of October 7 for the World Trade Organization (WTO)
USCIB Participates in WTO Public Forum in Geneva (10/9/2019) - With the World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum taking place this week in Switzerland, USCIB Senior Vice President for Policy

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Press Releases

USCIB Continues to Support Comprehensive Trade Deal with Japan (9/29/2019) - Following the announcement of a partial trade deal between the United States and Japan today on the sidelines of the
USCIB Urges Ongoing US-China Negotiations (8/14/2019) - Washington, D.C., August 13, 2019 – In response to President Trump’s announcement earlier today to delay implementation of a ten

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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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