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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) Public Forum. The Forum included a plethora of panels on critical issues of concern to business including digital trade, services, the moratorium in customs duties on electric transmissions (Moratorium), the ongoing e-commerce negotiations, and WTO reform, including issues surrounding the Appellate Body (AB).
OECD Works to Build Trust in Business (10/14/2019) - The OECD held its inaugural Trust in Business Forum in Paris October 1-2. The overarching initiative seeks to promote coordinated action to strengthen trust in the business ecosystem through capacity building solutions, research and knowledge creation, setting standards and guidelines and inspiring policy reform, and promoting partnerships.
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 and Government Affairs Rob Mulligan and Senior Director for Trade, Investment, and Financial Services Eva Hampl are on the ground in Geneva to engage in various side meetings with WTO officials and staff.
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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 UN General Assembly in New York, the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s most successful global companies, welcomed the conclusion of the deal with Japan addressing some key trade concerns, but looks forward to continued negotiations of a comprehensive agreement to benefit American businesses in all sectors.
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 percent tariff on imports from China, the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s most successful global companies, urged the U.S. and China to continue negotiations toward a comprehensive agreement.
USCIB Unveils Nationwide Incoterms® 2020 Seminars (8/13/2019) - With the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) set to publish the latest update is to its essential Incoterms® rules for cross-border trade, its American national committee, the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), has announced plans for a nationwide series of seminars to train users in Incoterms® 2020.

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Upcoming Events

  • FAO Committee on World Food Security

    Food & Agriculture Organization’s 46th Committee on World Food Security October 14-18, 2019 Rome, Italy The Committee on World Food Security...

    October 14 - October 18
  • ICC Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation

    ICC Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation October 29-30, 2019 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Email Megan Giblin (mgiblin@uscib.org) with any specif...

    October 29 - October 30

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From the President

Robinson Speaks at ILO Conference, ICC-UK (7/1/2019) - At high-level gatherings in Geneva and London, USCIB's president and CEO addressed new challenges of multilateralism.
The Global Trade Talks Nobody’s Talking About (3/16/2019) - At the December 2017 WTO ministerial in Buenos Aires, 71 countries made a political declaration to begin discussing new global rules to facilitate the expansion of the digital economy beneficial to both developed and developing countries.

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Op-Eds and Speeches

ICC UK’s Chris Southworth Discusses Brexit Burdens in FT Letter (2/19/2019) - The head of the International Chambers of Commerce UK office Chris Southworth published a letter in FT on February 8 on affects of Brexit on smaller UK traders. 
In Op-ed, Robinson Stresses Business’s Critical Role in WTO Modernization (2/6/2019) - USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson has appealed for a strong business role in efforts to modernize the global trade body.

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Member and Staff News

Robinson Speaks at ILO Conference, ICC-UK (7/1/2019) - At high-level gatherings in Geneva and London, USCIB's president and CEO addressed new challenges of multilateralism.
Remembering John Kloosterman, Labor Standards Expert (6/11/2019) - USCIB mourns the passing of John Kloosterman, an accomplished lawyer who served on many U.S. employer delegations to the International Labor Organization.
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Media Coverage

ICC UK’s Chris Southworth Discusses Brexit Burdens in FT Letter (2/19/2019) - The head of the International Chambers of Commerce UK office Chris Southworth published a letter in FT on February 8 on affects of Brexit on smaller UK traders. 
In Op-ed, Robinson Stresses Business’s Critical Role in WTO Modernization (2/6/2019) - USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson has appealed for a strong business role in efforts to modernize the global trade body.

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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 and notice of public hearing, USCIB gathered member input and submitted a comprehensive statement on September 18.
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 of climate change and sustainable development, USCIB joins with many others in highlighting the critical importance of inclusive multilateralism as a means to increase pace and impact to meet climate, financing for development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commitments and objectives, involving all societal partners, including the private sector. In each of these three areas, economic policies that drive growth and job creation will be critical to generate the necessary resources and enable business to make its strongest contributions to implementation.

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Big Ideas

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 of climate change and sustainable development, USCIB joins with many others in highlighting the critical importance of inclusive multilateralism as a means to increase pace and impact to meet climate, financing for development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commitments and objectives, involving all societal partners, including the private sector. In each of these three areas, economic policies that drive growth and job creation will be critical to generate the necessary resources and enable business to make its strongest contributions to implementation.
Post-Brexit Trade: An Opportunity to Set New Standards (3/12/2018) - As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, the country is at a crossroads. To deliver success means delivering trade deals fast, and the only way to do that is to be more innovative, explains Chris Southworth, the secretary general of ICC United Kingdom.

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