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News Stories

Donnelly Talks Trade and Diplomacy (and Soybeans) in Podcast Interview (8/16/2018) - USCIB's Shaun Donnelly takes listeners of the "American Diplomat" podcast on a deep dive into American commercial diplomacy.
The New York Convention Turns 60 (8/16/2018) - On the 60th anniversary of the landmark convention on international arbitral awards, the chair of USCIB's Arbitration Committee explains its relevance.
USCIB Represents Business at State Department Anti-Corruption Training (8/13/2018) - USCIB's Shaun Donnelly was the business community panelist at a State Department anti-corruption training session.
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Press Releases

USCIB Sets Up New Anti-Illicit Trade Committee (7/19/2018) - USCIB Sets Up New Anti-Illicit Trade Committee
Joint Statement by USCIB and ICC-UK on Enhancing Cross-Border Trade and Investment (7/16/2018) - Joint Statement by USCIB and ICC-UK on Enhancing Cross-Border Trade and Investment
New Co-Chairs for USCIB’s Food and Agriculture Working Group (7/6/2018) - Washington, D.C., July 10, 2018 – The United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s most innovative and successful global companies, announced that two leading corporate experts on global food and nutrition policy have been recruited to chair its Food and Agriculture Working Group. Sylvia Aguilera, director of international public affairs for McDonald’s […]

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From the President

Education and Re-skilling in the Age of AI (5/29/2018) - Business and policy leaders are joining together to help the workforce adapt to AI and automation, write the OECD's Andreas Schleicher, USCIB's Peter Robinson and Shea Gopaul of the Global Apprenticeship Network.
The Hill: Trump Aiming to Make NAFTA Like a Football Game Without Referees (4/26/2018) - The Hill: Trump Aiming to Make NAFTA Like a Football Game Without Referees

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Op-Eds and Speeches

USCIB Applauds UN on Global Compact for Safe Migration (7/17/2018) - USCIB Senior Counsel Ronnie Goldberg delivered a statement on July 13 at the United Nations headquarters in NY in support of the final draft of the Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular Migration (GCM). Goldberg delivered the statement on behalf of the International Organization of Employers and the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Business Mechanism.
Herzog Leads US Employer Delegation to ILO Conference (6/12/2018) - USCIB Vice President for Corporate Responsibly and Labor Affairs Gabriella Rigg Herzog led a five-member U.S. Employer delegation to the 107th annual International Labor Conference (ILC) of the International Labor Organization (ILO) May 28 - June 8. This year’s ILC was attended by over 5,000 participants from across the world, of which 32.7% were women. Important topics discussed by delegates this year included the role of the ILO in carrying out development cooperation programs in light of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals, and what constitutes social dialogue in the workplace and what value can it deliver to industrial relations and productive workplaces.

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Member and Staff News

Thevenin Joins USCIB as General Counsel (10/11/2017) - Nancy M. Thevenin has joined the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s leading global companies, as general counsel.
USCIB Welcomes New General Counsel for Arbitration (10/6/2017) - Nancy M. Thevenin joined on October 2nd as a part-time consultant with the title of General Counsel. Thevenin's portfolio will include supporting the USCIB Arbitration Committee and coordinating the work of the U.S. Nominations Committee.
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Media Coverage

Donnelly Talks Trade and Diplomacy (and Soybeans) in Podcast Interview (8/16/2018) - USCIB's Shaun Donnelly takes listeners of the "American Diplomat" podcast on a deep dive into American commercial diplomacy.
In BBC Interview, Mulligan Shares Thoughts on G20 Meeting (7/24/2018) - G20 Finance Ministers gathered in Argentina over the weekend to raise concerns over growing tensions between the United States and its major trading partners. Following the meetings, BBC’s Aaron Heslehurst spoke with USCIB Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs Rob Mulligan as part of BBC’s Talking Business segment regarding international trade tensions that may undermine the global economy and stunt growth.

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Positions and Statements

Congress Sends Revised “CFIUS” Foreign Investment Rules to President for Signature (8/7/2018) - USCIB was very pleased to see both houses of Congress adopt (the House on July 25 and Senate a week later on August 1) as part of the compromise Conference Report on the overall 2019 “John McCain” National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”), some fundamental long-gestating revisions to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (“CFIUS”) process for U.S. Government review of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the U.S.
Joint Statement by USCIB and ICC-UK on Enhancing Cross-Border Trade and Investment (7/16/2018) - Joint Statement by USCIB and ICC-UK on Enhancing Cross-Border Trade and Investment

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Big Ideas

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.
The Big Idea: UN Climate Talks: Why the Private Sector Needs to Be Involved Now (5/1/2015) - UN engagement with the private sector is imperative from both an economic and environmental standpoint. We need to manage and address the risks of climate change, and doing so requires engaging all countries and societal partners. USCIB wants to make sure negotiators do not miss the opportunity to anchor business in climate deliberations.

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