USCIB Hosts Press Briefing With ICC Leadership

At USCIB’s Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C. (L-R): USCIB Vice Chair Dennis Nally (PricewaterhouseCoopers), USCIB Chairman Terry McGraw (McGraw Hill Financial), USCIB President Peter Robinson, ICC Secretary General John Danilovich and BIAC Secretary General Bernhard Welschke. McGraw and Danilovich briefed the media on developments in the G20 and WTO later in the week.
At USCIB’s Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C. (L-R): USCIB Vice Chair Dennis Nally (PricewaterhouseCoopers), USCIB Chairman Terry McGraw (McGraw Hill Financial) [now S&P Global], USCIB President Peter Robinson, ICC Secretary General John Danilovich and BIAC Secretary General Bernhard Welschke. McGraw and Danilovich briefed the media on developments in the G20 and WTO later in the week.
On November 21, USCIB’s Washington, D.C. office was the site of a timely media briefing with leaders of the International Chamber of Commerce, who reviewed progress at the recently concluded G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia as well as the breakthrough on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.

ICC Chairman Terry McGraw (who also serves as USCIB’s chairman) and ICC Secretary General John Danilovich spoke about their participation in the Brisbane summit and the process, via the B20 initiative, for ongoing private-sector input to the G20 as its presidency moves to Turkey for 2015.

Joined by USCIB Senior Vice President Rob Mulligan, McGraw and Danilovich also offered business views on the U.S. and global trade agendas, which have newfound wind in their sails in light of recent breakthroughs in the WTO.

As reported by Bloomberg BNA, Danilovich called this period a “timely moment, a pedal to the metal moment,” now that a number of trade-related issues are moving forward, including negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). McGraw predicted that negotiations on the TPP would successfully conclude within two months.

Earlier in the week, McGraw chaired meetings of USCIB’s Board of Directors and ICC’s Executive Board. The meetings were timed to coincide with USCIB’s 2014 International Leadership Award Dinner, which honored WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo for his work to seal the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and advance the multilateral trade agenda.

Staff contact: Jonathan Huneke

USCIB Press Center

Staff Contact:   Kira Yevtukhova

Acting Director of 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 is currently pursuing an MBA at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.
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