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News Stories

World Intellectual Property Organization, USCIB Hold Virtual Dialogue (8/4/2021) - The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and USCIB held a virtual dialogue on July 29 with over twenty participants, including USCIB members and WIPO Assistant Directors General Marco Aleman and Edward Kwakwa. 
USCIB Meets With New OECD Secretary General Cormann on His First Official DC Visit (8/4/2021) - USCIB members joined a first meeting and dialogue with OECD Secretary General Mathias Cormann, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on July 21 in Washington DC.
USCIB Praises US Engagement But Urges More Ambitious WTO Negotiation on Services Domestic Regulations (8/4/2021) - USCIB submitted a letter to the Biden administration lauding its recent decision to engage in World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations to facilitate trade in services, but urging a more ambitious outcome.   
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Press Releases

Business Partners to CONVINCE Supports Global Workplace Vaccine Requirements (8/2/2021) - Business Partners to CONVINCE (BP2C), a global communication and education initiative to promote COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among private sector employers and employees, released a statement commending the Biden administration’s announcement on July 29 that it will require all federal employees to attest their vaccination status or be subject to masking, social distancing and COVID-19 testing requirements.
USCIB Statement on World Day Against Child Labor (6/11/2021) - On the World Day Against Child Labor, the U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB) joins the chorus of global voices calling for elimination of child labor.
USCIB Supports New Public Education Initiative to Combat Black Market Trade (6/9/2021) - USCIB joined United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade (USA-IT) in launching a new public education initiative designed to provide local officials, law enforcement, and thought leaders with information and training programs to help tackle illegal trade and raise public awareness of the depth of the problem as well as the severe consequences inflicted on states and municipalities by black market profiteers.

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Positions and Statements

Business Partners to CONVINCE Supports Global Workplace Vaccine Requirements (8/2/2021) - Business Partners to CONVINCE (BP2C), a global communication and education initiative to promote COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among private sector employers and employees, released a statement commending the Biden administration’s announcement on July 29 that it will require all federal employees to attest their vaccination status or be subject to masking, social distancing and COVID-19 testing requirements.
USCIB Letter Urges Agreement on EU-US Personal Data Flows (7/28/2021) - USCIB submitted a letter to both the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and the European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders regarding the transatlantic agreement on EU-U.S. personal data flows.
In the News: USCIB Quoted in Tax Notes Following OECD Global Tax Update (7/8/2021) - USCIB Vice President for Taxation Policy Rick Minor was quoted in a lead article in Tax Notes on July 6 regarding the significant global tax update statement made on July 5 by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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

Donnelly Co-Authors Op-Ed in The Hill on Commercial Diplomacy (2/3/2021) - USCIB Senior Advisor Shaun Donnelly and his longtime State Department colleague Ambassador (ret.) Tony Wayne recently co-wrote an op-ed in The Hill titled, “Biden’s Trade Policy Needs Effective Commercial Diplomacy.” Wayne and Donnelly, both retired U.S. ambassadors, ran the State Department’s Economic and Business Bureau in the early 2000s; Wayne served as assistant secretary and Donnelly was his principal deputy […]
Brands on a Mission: USCIB Interviews Public Health Expert and Acclaimed Author Myriam Sidibe (7/9/2020) - USCIB sat down (virtually) with Myriam Sidibe, author of "Brands on a Mission: How to achieve social impact and business growth through purpose" (Routledge, 2020).

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Member and Staff News

USCIB Mourns the Passing of Rob Mulligan (7/8/2021) - USCIB members, staff and our global network are mourning the passing on June 20 of Rob Mulligan, former senior vice president for policy and government affairs.  
USCIB Welcomes New Leadership in Board of Trustees, Board of Directors (6/23/2021) - Following recent membership elections, USCIB is pleased to welcome new members to the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors for the 2021-2023 term:
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