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News Stories

USCIB Strengthens Trade Policy Advocacy Through New Coalition: Alliance for Trade Enforcement (5/21/2020) - USCIB joined a new coalition, the Alliance for Trade Enforcement, which includes nearly a dozen other industry groups and trade associations. The coalition’s goal is to support U.S. policymakers in their efforts to enforce U.S. trade agreements and ensure that America’s trading partners end unfair trade practices.
USCIB Board of Directors Welcomes New Vice Chair and Secretary (5/21/2020) - USCIB is pleased to announce the addition of two new Officers: Deloitte’s Global Chief People and Purpose Officer Michele Parmelee as Vice Chair and  Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Partner Robert DeLaMater as Secretary. The USCIB Board of Directors unanimously voted in its officer slate for the next two-year term at its recent meeting on May 12. Parmelee and DeLaMater join Chairman Harold McGraw III, Vice Chair (and former USCIB President) Thomas Niles and Treasurer Donald Monks.  
USCIB Urges Administration to Remove China Tariffs on Products Needed to Fight COVID-19 (5/21/2020) - USCIB submitted comments to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on China tariffs on May 18. The comments focused on Additional Modifications to the 301 Action to Address COVID-19 in relation to China’s acts, policies and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property and innovation.
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Press Releases

Statement from USCIB Recognizing Outgoing WTO Director General (5/15/2020) - Peter M. Robinson, president and CEO of the United States Council for International Business, issued the following statement on outgoing WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo.
A Call for Financial Support for At-Risk Businesses, Workers in Developing Countries Impacted by COVID-19 (4/23/2020) - As the continuing health consequences of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic are being felt across the globe, no country has been spared, but the impacts are particularly acute in vulnerable middle- and lower-income countries.
USCIB Calls for a Moonshot Mindset in the Business and Government Response to COVID-19 Virus (3/12/2020) - USCIB and Business Partners for Sustainable Development (BPSD) today called for a cooperative, unified, business and government response to the global threat that is the COVID-19 Virus, on par with the challenges of the Space Race of the last century.

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Positions and Statements

USCIB Strengthens Trade Policy Advocacy Through New Coalition: Alliance for Trade Enforcement (5/21/2020) - USCIB joined a new coalition, the Alliance for Trade Enforcement, which includes nearly a dozen other industry groups and trade associations. The coalition’s goal is to support U.S. policymakers in their efforts to enforce U.S. trade agreements and ensure that America’s trading partners end unfair trade practices.
Robinson Shares US Perspective During Virtual Briefing on Socio-Economic Impacts of COVID-19 With ILO Director General (5/14/2020) - USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson joined International Organization of Employers (IOE) members from around the world in a virtual dialogue meeting with ILO Director General Guy Ryder. The April 30th briefing allowed for employers to gain better understanding of how the ILO is responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19.
USCIB Supports Final Duty Deferral in Letter to Trump (4/30/2020) - USCIB joined the coalition Americans for Free Trade to send a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to take further action to provide relief to struggling American businesses by delaying the collection of all duties and fees.

From the President

Business Continuity During COVID-19 (3/18/2020) - Visit the following pages for more information:
USCIB Adopts Carbon Offset Program for Employee International Travel (1/31/2020) - This initiative reflects USCIB’s continuous engagement in international climate policy deliberations supporting U.S. private sector engagement and solutions towards GHG emissions reduction, adaptation and resilience, and its recognition of its global carbon footprint.

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Op-Eds and Speeches

Op-Ed: Business Must Come Together to Respond to COVID-19 Now (3/30/2020) - Earlier this month, nearly 500 experts in public health, law and human rights wrote an open letter to U.S Vice President Mike Pence to act swiftly, fairly and effectively, warning that “the COVID-19 outbreak is unprecedented in recent American history, and there is no playbook for an epidemiological event of this scope and magnitude.”
COVID-19 Press Releases, News Releases & Op-Ed’s (3/23/2020) - Earlier this month, nearly 500 experts in public health, law, and human rights wrote an open letter to U.S Vice President Mike Pence to act swiftly, fairly, and effectively warning that “the COVID-19 outbreak is unprecedented in recent American history, and there is no playbook for an epidemiological event of this scope and magnitude.” Yet, just weeks later, we all are living with unprecedented turmoil from this novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

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Member and Staff News

USCIB Board of Directors Welcomes New Vice Chair and Secretary (5/21/2020) - USCIB is pleased to announce the addition of two new Officers: Deloitte’s Global Chief People and Purpose Officer Michele Parmelee as Vice Chair and  Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Partner Robert DeLaMater as Secretary. The USCIB Board of Directors unanimously voted in its officer slate for the next two-year term at its recent meeting on May 12. Parmelee and DeLaMater join Chairman Harold McGraw III, Vice Chair (and former USCIB President) Thomas Niles and Treasurer Donald Monks.  
USCIB’s Donnelly Retires; Will Take on a Consulting Role  (4/1/2020) - Vice President for Investment Policy and Financial Services Shaun Donnelly is retiring April 3 after eight and half years at USCIB.
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