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News Stories

CEO of ICC Finland Talks US-Europe With USCIB Washington Team (2/20/2019) - ICC Finland's Executive Director/CEO and Executive Vice President of the Finland Chamber of Commerce Timo Vuori met with USCIB Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs Rob Mulligan and key staff members of USCIB’s Washington office on February 13. 
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. 
USCIB Foundation and OECD Partner on ICT Conference (2/19/2019) - The USCIB Foundation, Inc., USCIB’s educational arm, is teaming up once again with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Business at OECD (BIAC), to host the 1st inaugural event of The Joseph H. Alhadeff Digital Economy Conference Series on March 25, 2019 at the AT&T Forum For Technology, Entertainment & Policy in Washington, D.C.
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Press Releases

Application of ATA Carnet System Expands in China (1/23/2019) - The country has begun accepting "merchandise passports" for the temporary importation of professional equipment and product samples.
USCIB Welcomes Signing of US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (12/5/2018) - “USCIB welcomes the signing of the USMCA, which was successfully concluded last month. The agreement contains several provisions important to our members, recognizing the many changes in the North American and global economies since the original NAFTA was signed a quarter-century ago. Modernized provisions including those on digital trade and customs are key to allowing U.S. companies to continue to thrive in the North American market.
Unilever CEO Paul Polman to Be Honored by USCIB at Annual Gala (11/19/2018) - New York, N.Y., November 20, 2018 – Paul Polman, chief executive officer of Unilever, will be honored by the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s leading global companies, at the organization’s 2018 International Leadership Award Dinner. The gala event will be held on December 11 at the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations HQ in New York City, under the theme “Business and Society: Creating Shared Value.”

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Upcoming Events

  • APEC SOM-1

    Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) first Senior Officials Meeting (SOM-1) will be held in Santiago, Chile February 23 – March 8 For more i...

    February 23 - March 8
  • U.S.-China Trade: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

    USCIB is pleased to co-host this timely panel discussion with the Foreign Policy Association. This program will focus on the state of trade between t...

    February 28

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From the President

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.
Robinson Contributes Letter to FT on Making Internet Affordable to All (10/23/2018) - FT featured a letter by USCIB CEO and President Peter Robinson in response to an editorial "The web should be open to all the world's citizens" on October 11.

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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

USCIB International Business Magazine: Winter 2018 Issue (12/13/2018) - The Winter 2018 issue of USCIB’s quarterly International Business magazine is available here. The issue features a timely column by USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson titled, “Upholding Human Rights Requires Strong Partnerships."
Assistant Policy and Program Manager – New York Office (11/20/2018) - Position: Assistant Policy and Program Manager – New York Office Organization: United States Council for International Business Reports to: Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs General Description: Supports the Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs on a variety of projects involving the development and dissemination of USCIB policy positions, research papers and meeting […]
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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

Hampl Gives Testimony on US-UK Trade Agreement (1/29/2019) - Following USCIB’s submission on January 16 to USTR regarding negotiating objectives for a U.S.-UK Trade Agreement, USCIB Senior Director for Investment, Trade and Financial Services Eva Hampl provided testimony before the Trade Policy Staff Committee, chaired by USTR, on January 29.
USCIB Submits Negotiating Objectives for US-UK Trade Agreement (1/22/2019) - Given a recent request for comments by the United States Trade Representative (USTR), USCIB submitted negotiating objectives for a U.S.-UK Trade Agreement on January 16.

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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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