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News Stories

USCIB Statement on Workplace Equality for All (6/30/2020) - June 30, 2020, New York, New York — As Pride Month 2020 draws to a close, USCIB joins in applauding the landmark decision issued by the U.S. Supreme Court this month affirming that discrimination in the workplace against employees based on their gender identify or sexual orientation is not permissible under U.S. federal law. Discrimination – regardless of the form – […]
USCIB Announces Leadership Change in Customs, Trade Facilitation Work (6/29/2020) - USCIB has announced that Vice President for Government Relations at Hanesbrands Jerry Cook is stepping down from the chairmanship of USCIB’s Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee as of July 1.
Virtual ICANN Focuses on COVID-Related Domain Name System Abuse (6/29/2020) - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) held its second meeting of the year June 22-25. Due to COVID-19-related safety concerns the meeting was again held virtually. USCIB Vice President for ICT Policy Barbara Wanner joined the meeting remotely, along with several USCIB members as part of ICANN’s Business Constituency (BC).
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Press Releases

USCIB Statement on USMCA Entry Into Force (7/1/2020) - The U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents many of America’s leading global companies, welcomes today’s entry into force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade agreement, preserving and deepening the economic ties in North America and bolstering the global competitiveness of our companies and workers.
USCIB Statement on Workplace Equality for All (6/30/2020) - June 30, 2020, New York, New York — As Pride Month 2020 draws to a close, USCIB joins in applauding the landmark decision issued by the U.S. Supreme Court this month affirming that discrimination in the workplace against employees based on their gender identify or sexual orientation is not permissible under U.S. federal law. Discrimination – regardless of the form – […]
USCIB Concerned Over Reported Administration Changes to US Nonimmigrant Visa Programs (6/17/2020) - In a recent press release, USCIB expressed concern over reports of potentially restrictive changes to the U.S. nonimmigrant work and exchange visa programs under consideration by the U.S. Administration. The confusion caused by these reports creates uncertainty for U.S. businesses at the worst possible time – when companies are working to join with government and labor to secure a successful economic recovery following the negative health and economic impacts that COVID-19 has had on the U.S. and global economies.

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Positions and Statements

USCIB Statement to US Government on Remote Worker Relief (7/2/2020) - USCIB has joined with nearly a dozen other associations to issue a statement on July 2 to urge the federal government to allow an employee's wages to be treated as being earned at their normal work location and to have Congress protect health care and other workers travelling across state lines to help with the COVID-19 response
USCIB Statement on USMCA Entry Into Force (7/1/2020) - The U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents many of America’s leading global companies, welcomes today’s entry into force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade agreement, preserving and deepening the economic ties in North America and bolstering the global competitiveness of our companies and workers.
USCIB Statement on Workplace Equality for All (6/30/2020) - June 30, 2020, New York, New York — As Pride Month 2020 draws to a close, USCIB joins in applauding the landmark decision issued by the U.S. Supreme Court this month affirming that discrimination in the workplace against employees based on their gender identify or sexual orientation is not permissible under U.S. federal law. Discrimination – regardless of the form – […]

From the President

Robinson Featured in ILO’s “First Person: COVID-19 Stories” Series (6/18/2020) - Recently, USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson gave an interview of how the pandemic has affected USCIB, how it is responding, lessons learned from the experience and how we will all be "confronting a new reality" rather than a "return to normal."
Business Continuity During COVID-19 (3/18/2020) - Visit the following pages for more information:

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Op-Eds and Speeches

Robinson Featured in ILO’s “First Person: COVID-19 Stories” Series (6/18/2020) - Recently, USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson gave an interview of how the pandemic has affected USCIB, how it is responding, lessons learned from the experience and how we will all be "confronting a new reality" rather than a "return to normal."
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.”

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Member and Staff News

USCIB Announces Leadership Change in Customs, Trade Facilitation Work (6/29/2020) - USCIB has announced that Vice President for Government Relations at Hanesbrands Jerry Cook is stepping down from the chairmanship of USCIB’s Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee as of July 1.
Website Design Intern – New York Office (6/5/2020) - Position: Website Design 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. Duration: July 2020 to October 2020; Part-time – up to 20 hours / week   The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) […]
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