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News Stories

Donnelly Talks Biden Administration Trade Policy With Canada’s AmCham Pacific  (5/5/2021) - USCIB Senior Advisor Shaun Donnelly was the guest speaker on a webinar titled, “Biden Trade Policy: What’s Ahead?” hosted by the Vancouver-based Pacific Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Canada.
Educate to Vaccinate Event Promotes COVID-19 Global Workplace Challenge (5/5/2021) - Following the launch of The USCIB Foundation’s Business Partners to CONVINCE (BP2C) initiative and the initiative’s COVID-19 Global Workplace Challenge, the group held its first major event “Educate to Vaccinate: The Role of Employers” on April 29.
Donnelly, Hampl Help Lead Business Input on OECD China Work (5/5/2021) - USCIB Senior Advisor Shaun Donnelly and member company Dell staffer Eva Hampl led a significant “kick-off” session for Business at OECD (BIAC) and its China Experts Group to elevate and deepen a dialogue with the OECD’s Ambassadorial-level Informal Reflection Group on China on May 3. 
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Press Releases

Digital Economy Architects to Keynote at Joint OECD, Business at OECD and USCIB Conference (3/16/2021) - USCIB joined with the OECD and Business at OECD (BIAC) to organize a Digital Economy Conference focusing on "A Decade of OECD Internet Principles: Policy-Making in a Data-Driven World." Key experts, such as MIT’s Daniel Weitzner, Microsoft’s Julie Brill, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce Christopher Hoff, Ambassador David Gross of Wiley, and Sharri Clark from the White House, as well as OECD’s Andrew Wyckoff, among others, will discuss the evolving digital ecosystem, Artificial Intelligence (AI), government access to data, and challenges to both business and policymakers.
USCIB Announces New Policy Leadership (2/3/2021) - New York, N.Y., February 01, 2021: The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) announced that Brian Lowry, a former executive in the agriculture and crop science industry, and longtime USCIB corporate member leader, has joined USCIB’s staff as senior vice president of innovation, regulation, and trade. Lowry will be replacing Mike Michener, vice president for product policy and innovation, […]
The USCIB Foundation’s Business Partners to CONVINCE Launch COVID-19 Challenge (2/3/2021) - In a recent press release, The USCIB Foundation, the education and research arm of USCIB, announced that its Business Partners to CONVINCE (BP2C) initiative has launched a ‘Global COVID-19 Workplace Challenge,’ inviting companies and organizations around the world to listen to employees’ needs and concerns about the impact and prevention of COVID-19 and encourage vaccine confidence and uptake, among other […]

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Positions and Statements

USCIB Welcomes President Biden’s Ambitious US Climate Action Pledges (4/22/2021) - Transboundary challenges such as climate change are most effectively solved with the fullest possible international cooperation, so we applaud the Administration’s initiative to convene the Leaders Climate Summit and Major Economies Forum this week in Washington.
USCIB Defends Foreign Direct Investment at OECD (4/14/2021) - USCIB has led private sector participation at a series of recent events organized by the OECD’s Investment Committee.  Kimberley Claman, director of international government affairs in Citi’s Washington office, was a lead speaker for the Business at OECD (BIAC) delegation in a condensed, virtual OECD annual International Investment Agreements Conference on March 29.
USCIB Joins COVID-19 Global Workplace Challenge (4/7/2021) - In advance of World Immunization Week later this month, USCIB has announced on April 6 that it has taken the “COVID-19 Global Workplace Challenge”—a commitment by companies to listen to employees’ needs and concerns about COVID-19 and encourage vaccine confidence and uptake.

From the President

Robinson Featured in ILO’s “First Person: COVID-19 Stories” Series (6/18/2020) - Recently, USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson gave an interview of how the pandemic has affected USCIB, how it is responding, lessons learned from the experience and how we will all be "confronting a new reality" rather than a "return to normal."
Business Continuity During COVID-19 (3/18/2020) - Visit the following pages for more information:

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Op-Eds and Speeches

Donnelly Co-Authors Op-Ed in The Hill on Commercial Diplomacy (2/3/2021) - USCIB Senior Advisor Shaun Donnelly and his longtime State Department colleague Ambassador (ret.) Tony Wayne recently co-wrote an op-ed in The Hill titled, “Biden’s Trade Policy Needs Effective Commercial Diplomacy.” Wayne and Donnelly, both retired U.S. ambassadors, ran the State Department’s Economic and Business Bureau in the early 2000s; Wayne served as assistant secretary and Donnelly was his principal deputy […]
Brands on a Mission: USCIB Interviews Public Health Expert and Acclaimed Author Myriam Sidibe (7/9/2020) - USCIB sat down (virtually) with Myriam Sidibe, author of "Brands on a Mission: How to achieve social impact and business growth through purpose" (Routledge, 2020).

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Member and Staff News

USCIB Welcomes New Director for Investment, Trade and China (4/21/2021) - USCIB welcomed Alice Slayton Clark this week as Director for Investment, Trade and China policy. Clark brings with her considerable experience in trade policy, having worked in a number of international law firms and consulting practices, as well as on Capitol Hill.
USCIB Announces New Policy Leadership (2/3/2021) - New York, N.Y., February 01, 2021: The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) announced that Brian Lowry, a former executive in the agriculture and crop science industry, and longtime USCIB corporate member leader, has joined USCIB’s staff as senior vice president of innovation, regulation, and trade. Lowry will be replacing Mike Michener, vice president for product policy and innovation, […]
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