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USCIB Washington Update: May – June, 2019 (7/10/2019) - During the months of May and June 2019, USCIB Staff met with Angela Ellard, House Ways & Means Minority Chief Trade Counsel, Christa Brzozwski, DHS, Nick Gardner, US Dairy Export Council, and Martin Kreienbaum, German Federal Ministry of Finance, issued recommendations on the WTO e-Commerce negotiations, hosted the 14th Annual OECD International Tax Conference, and much more. Below are summaries of these and other highlights from the activities of USCIB in Washington, D.C. over the last three months. If you have any questions or comments, or want more information on a specific topic, please contact any of the staff members listed at the end of this brief.
USCIB Helps Shape AI Recommendations at OECD (7/9/2019) - USCIB Helps Shape AI Recommendations at OECD
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.
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Press Releases

USCIB Applauds Approval of OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence (5/22/2019) - USCIB applauds the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) approval on May 22 of the OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Working through Business at OECD (BIAC), a core group of USCIB members participated in a special member experts group that was convened to scope these principles.
Nobody Wins in Escalation of U.S.-China Trade Fight, Says USCIB (5/9/2019) - USCIB appealed to the U.S. and China to ratchet down their trade fight after the latest U.S. move to raise duties.
International Chamber of Commerce Prepares to Launch Incoterms® 2020 (4/22/2019) - Get ready for the launch of the latest version of the renowned trade terms used worldwide.

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Upcoming Events

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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 Applauds Approval of OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence (5/22/2019) - USCIB applauds the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) approval on May 22 of the OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Working through Business at OECD (BIAC), a core group of USCIB members participated in a special member experts group that was convened to scope these principles.
USCIB Joins in Business Appeal on WTO Reform (4/2/2019) - USCIB has joined with leading private-sector groups from Argentina, Brazil, the European Union and Mexico in a statement on reforming the World Trade Organization. Meeting at a daylong seminar in Sao Paolo hosted by CNI, the Brazilian industry confederation, the groups underscored the critical importance to business of the WTO “as the proper and only way to guarantee the full range of rules and necessary predictability to promote global economic and investment growth.”

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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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