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Governments Reject Discriminatory Barriers to Business at UN Climate Talks (5/21/2018) - Following intense and sometimes contentious negotiations, governments meeting in Bonn under the UN climate treaty last month rejected any reference to “conflict of interest” or conditionality for observer organizations.
Qatar Joins the World ATA Carnet Council (5/18/2018) - Earlier this month Qatar has officially joined the World ATA Carnet Council (WATAC). The official announcement was made by Sheikha Tamadar Al Thani, director of international relations and chambers’ affairs at Qatar Chamber (QC) and the International Chamber of Commerce Qatar, during her participation in a WATAC meeting organized by the International Chamber of Commerce’s World Chambers Federation on May 9, 2018 in Xi’an, China. The ATA Carnet system is expected to be implemented in Qatar as of August 1, 2018 but will only accept Carnets issued for Exhibitions and Fairs only.
UN Global Pact for Environment Negotiations to Begin (5/18/2018) - UN Member States voted to launch a negotiation toward the development of a “Global Pact for Environment” last week. An initiative of French President Emanuel Macron, the Pact is to be a binding, universal “umbrella text” providing a common global legal basis for environmental policy principles, such as polluter-pays, the precautionary principle, environmental rights-based approaches and other environmental regulations and treaties.
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Press Releases

Time to De-Escalate U.S.-China Trade Conflict, Says USCIB (4/6/2018) - Responding to statements by President Trump and China’s commerce ministry over the past 24 hours, USCIB said both parties should seek to resolve their differences via established bilateral and multilateral mechanisms.
USCIB Urges US and China to Avoid Trade War (3/22/2018) - The United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s most successful global companies, responded to the Trump administration’s plans to impose tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese exports along with restrictions on Chinese investment in the United States.
USCIB Welcomes Senate Confirmation of McAleenan as CBP Commissioner (3/20/2018) - USCIB Welcomes Senate Confirmation of McAleenan as CBP Commissioner

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From the President

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
Robinson: Governments Must Join With Companies to Foster Skilled Migration (3/30/2018) - Labor migration has added 4% to global economic output in recent years, according to USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson, who addressed a UN dialogue on migration.

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Op-Eds and Speeches

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
Post-Brexit Trade: An Opportunity to Set New Standards (3/12/2018) - By Chris Southworth As the United Kingdom 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 UK, USCIB’s partner in the global International Chamber […]

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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

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
Fighting for American Business: USCIB in the News in 2017 (1/16/2018) - Throughout 2017 USCIB leaders and staff garnered important coverage from the news media on issues of importance to USCIB members.

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Positions and Statements

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
USCIB Disappointed at Lack of Multilateral Progress at WTO Ministerial (12/14/2017) - WTO members in Buenos Aires made little progress on multilateral trade, but potential new efforts on e-commerce and other issues offer some hope for the future.

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Big Ideas

Post-Brexit Trade: An Opportunity to Set New Standards (3/12/2018) - By Chris Southworth As the United Kingdom 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 UK, USCIB’s partner in the global International Chamber […]
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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