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USCIB Urges US Participation in WTO’s Procurement Agreement (2/18/2020) - USCIB joined over twenty industry associations in signing a letter to high-level government officials emphasizing the critical importance of continued U.S. participation in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). The letter was sent to United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer, Secretary of the Treasurer Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Kudlow. USCIB Supports Event on Gender Equality in Sciences, Education (2/18/2020) - In celebration of the five years since the United Nations formally recognized the need to increase gender equality in the sciences to support implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Royal Academy of Sciences International Trust (RASIT), with co-sponsorship from USCIB and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), hosted the 5th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly from February 11-12 at the UN headquarters in New York. Lithuanian Business Delegation (ICC Lithuania) Visits USCIB (2/11/2020) - The Lithuanian Business Confederation (LVK or ‘ICC Lithuania’) visited USCIB’s New York office on February 3 to meet with USCIB’s President and CEO Peter Robinson and other policy staff. LVK’s General Manager Andrius Nikitinas, Project Director Gabrielė Gaubienė and Senior Policy Advisor Ineta Rizgelė led the delegation of over twenty LVK member representatives.
OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector February 21-22 in Kunming, China The OECD Garment Forum convenes over 500 representativ...February 21 - February 22
United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity: Second Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Diversity Framework February...February 24 - February 29
Member and Staff News
Digital Intern – New York Office (1/7/2020) - Position: Digital Intern – New York Office Organization: United States Council for International Business Reports to: Will directly support policy leads in sustainable development while working with a team of other members of the policy department. 35-40% of time will be dedicated towards our Communications and Marketing lead, assisting with database cleanup and refining the distribution strategy of USCIB’s marketing materials. […]
Positions and Statements
USCIB Supports Respect for Arbitration Awards in U.S. GSP Program (2/3/2020) - USCIB went on the record at the January 30 Public Hearing of the USTR-led interagency Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Subcommittee, supporting respect for the GSP eligibility criteria, specifically the need for “respecting and enforcing international arbitral awards.”
Private Sector Led Active Role at FAO Meetings on Food Security (10/22/2019) - USCIB and its members participated in the bilateral meetings at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 46th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) the week of October 14 in Rome to discuss the private sector’s commitment to ending hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity for all. 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.