USCIB Member and Staff News

uscib_logo_green_no_title-330USCIB Welcomes New Director, Customs and Trade Facilitation

We are pleased to announce that Megan M. Giblin joined USCIB as our new director of Customs and Trade Facilitation. Megan brings strong a customs background with nearly a decade of experience in the field. She spent most of her career at HP as a business operations manager for global trade, where she worked on customs and trade policy matters, including trade facilitation. During her time at HP, she worked closely with the ICC Customs Commission and the World Customs Organization. Additionally, Megan served as a cleared advisor to USTR and DOC on the Customs and Trade Facilitation Advisory Committee, which she co-chaired. Further, she has also worked with many of the company representatives that are on USCIB’s Customs Committee including the chair.

USCIB Vice Chair Dennis Nally Begins ICC Leadership Term

ICC announced the appointment of Dennis Nally, chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers International (PwC) and vice chairman of USCIB, as a new vice chairman of ICC. Nally has served as chairman of PwC since 2009. He is an expert on issues affecting the global capital markets and the professional services profession, and also leads many of PwC’s corporate responsibility efforts. The ICC World Council meeting in July also saw five new appointments to the ICC Executive Board. They were: John Denton (Corrs Chambers Westgarth); Daniel Feffer (Suzano); Robert Gutsche (KPMG); Mari Pangestu (former Trade Minister of Indonesia); Yassin Saeed Al Suroor (Al Suroor United Group).

USCIB’s Meyerstein Reappointed to Key Trade-Labor Panel

On August 25, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez appointed Ariel Meyerstein to serve another term as member of the National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements (NAC). In this capacity, Meyerstein will serve on a multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee that advises the Secretary of Labor through the Bureau of International Labor Affairs on the implementation of labor provisions in existing U.S. free trade agreements with labor provisions (currently 19). “I’m honored to continue serving in this important role,” said
Meyerstein. As a member of the NAC, Meyerstein will help assure that the implementation of existing agreements help to level the playing field for global businesses by continuing to develop U.S. trade partners’ capacity for regulating their own labor markets by assuring for worker protections in line with the standards in U.S. law and policy.

Remembering Bill Matteson, a Longtime USCIB Champion

We are saddened to report the passing in May of William B. Matteson, a longtime member and supporter of USCIB who served as vice chairman from 1986 to 1999 and also served as chairman of BIAC, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD. A native of Westchester County, New York, Bill graduated from Harvard Law School and clerked for Justice Harold Burton in the United States Supreme Court before joining the Debevoise & Plimpton law firm in 1955, where he went on to become partner in 1961. He headed the Paris office of Debevoise from 1973 to 1976 and was presiding partner of the firm from 1988 to 1993.

New USCIB Members

We are delighted to welcome the following companies and organizations as the latest additions to USCIB’s diverse

The Chemours Company
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Jones Day Repsol

To learn more about how USCIB membership can benefit your organization, contact Alison Hoiem (202-682-1291

Staff Contact:   Abby Shapiro

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Tel: 212.703.5064

Abby Shapiro is responsible for evaluating and growing new products, services and programs that provide new revenue streams to USCIB, add value to membership and support USCIB’s mission and vision.
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