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SDG Countdown: Protect Ecosystems and Strengthen Means of Implementation (7/16/2018) - Countdown to UN High-Level Political Forum: Protect Ecosystems and Strengthen Means of Implementation
New ICC Secretary General Visits USCIB Offices (7/16/2018) - John Denton, the new secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce – the oldest and largest part of USCIB’s global business network – paid visits to our New York headquarters and Washington, D.C. office in late June and early July. He met with USCIB staff including President and CEO Peter Robinson and Senior Vice President for […]
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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Press Releases

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 […]
USCIB: De-Escalate US-China Trade Conflict Now (7/6/2018) - USCIB urged the two countries to take immediate steps to mediate the conflict through the World Trade Organization.

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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

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.
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.

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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

ICC’s Denton on Preserving the Rules-Based Trading System (6/18/2018) - ICC Secretary General John Denton published a letter in Financial Times last week titled, "The Rules-based Trading System is Worth Preserving."
USCIB Expresses Concern Over China 301 Tariffs (6/18/2018) - In light of last week’s release of two lists of China 301 tariffs by the Trump administration, USCIB Senior Director for Trade, Financial Services and Investment Eva Hampl expressed concern about the impact the China 301 tariffs will have on the U.S. economy and jobs. “In our submission to the U.S. government we highlighted a number of products of particular concern to our members, for which tariffs would have a significant effect on U.S. production and revenue.

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Positions and Statements

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
USCIB Joins Coalition to Urge Congress to Curb Trump Tariffs (6/27/2018) - USCIB Joins Coalition to Urge Congress to Curb Trump Tariffs

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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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