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News Stories

Hampl Leads Group for NAFTA Lobby Day to Voice Concerns (2/20/2018) - With the next NAFTA negotiating round now set for Mexico City later this month, USCIB Director for Investment, Trade and Financial Services Eva Hampl joined more than 100 representatives from the business and agriculture community last Wednesday for a second NAFTA House Lobby Day.
Wanner Helps Lead ICANN Intercessional Meeting in California (2/12/2018) - USCIB Vice President for ICT Policy Barbara Wanner attended a meeting in Los Angeles, California earlier this month in her capacity as a member of the Business Constituency (BC) Executive Committee of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
ICC Academy Launches Free e-Course on Responsible Marketing and Advertising (2/8/2018) - The ICC Academy has launched a new e-course based on the world business organization's internationally-recognized Marketing and Advertising Code.
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Press Releases

Ericsson’s Kallay to Chair USCIB Competition Committee (2/15/2018) - A telecommunications industry executive has been tapped to spearhead a top U.S. business group’s work on global antitrust policy
India Now Accepting “Merchandise Passports” for Professional Equipment (2/1/2018) - India has expanded its use of ATA Carnets for the temporary, duty-free importation of various types of goods.
USCIB Spells Out Priorities for U.S. Trade Policy (1/24/2018) - USCIB calls for a global rules-based trade and investment system, enforcement of existing U.S. trade pacts, and new market-opening agreements for U.S. exports and investment.

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Upcoming Events

  • USCIB Tax Committee Meeting

    USCIB Tax Committee Meeting February 22 2-5pm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Washington, DC If you would like to attend, please contact Erin Breiten...

    February 22 at
  • UN SDG 7 Energy meeting

    February 21-23 Bangkok, Thailand In recognition of the fundamental role of sustainable energy in achieving almost all of Sustainable Development Goals...

    February 21 - February 23 at

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From the President

USCIB Urges President Trump: Secure Growth Through Engagement (1/8/2018) - As the annual State of the Union address approaches, USCIB is urging President Trump to use the occasion to commit his administration to pursuing strong U.S. economic growth and improved competitiveness by engaging with our trading partners and key international institutions. In a letter to the president, USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson wrote: “It […]
USCIB’s “International Business” Summer 2017 Issue (8/15/2017) - The Summer 2017 issue features USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson‘s column on “Why International Organizations Matter to Your Business” as well as articles on developments in the B20, NAFTA and the UN high level political forum and the sustainable development agenda, plus news from our global network–Business at OECD, the International Organization of Employers and the International Chamber of Commerce.

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Op-Eds and Speeches

USCIB in the News: Fighting for American Business (1/16/2018) - Throughout 2017 USCIB leaders and staff garnered important coverage from the news media on issues of importance to USCIB members.
USCIB Op-ed: It’s Time to Save NAFTA (10/27/2017) - USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson has joined ICC Mexico Chair Maria Fernanda Garza and Canadian Chamber of Commerce CEO Perrin Beatty in publishing an op-ed, "A trade deal in distress: It's time to save NAFTA," today in The Hill.

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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

USCIB in the News: Fighting for American Business (1/16/2018) - Throughout 2017 USCIB leaders and staff garnered important coverage from the news media on issues of importance to USCIB members.
USCIB Op-ed: It’s Time to Save NAFTA (10/27/2017) - USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson has joined ICC Mexico Chair Maria Fernanda Garza and Canadian Chamber of Commerce CEO Perrin Beatty in publishing an op-ed, "A trade deal in distress: It's time to save NAFTA," today in The Hill.

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Positions and Statements

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.
US Business Helps Launch First Ever Business Meeting at UN Environment Assembly (12/4/2017) - The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), the highest level policy making forum on environment in the UN system, opened its 3rd session under the auspices of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP or UN Environment) on December 4 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Big Ideas

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.
The Big Idea: The UN’s Development Agenda: An Opportunity to Cement Private Sector-Led Growth (9/1/2013) - The United Nations has embarked on an ambitious effort to define forward-looking objectives to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which the UN adopted in 2000 and which set 2015 as a deadline to reach targets toward ending extreme poverty, ensuring universal primary education, curbing the spread of infectious diseases, and attaining a number of […]

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