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News Stories

Annual APEC Summit Fails to Reach Consensus (12/5/2018) - The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leadership Summit held its annual summit this year in Papua New Guinea (PNG) November 12-18, but for the first time in the Forum’s history, economies attending failed to reach consensus. The area of contention was around the Multilateral Trade System (MTS) section.
G20 Highlights 2019 Priority Issues in Leaders Declaration (12/5/2018) - As Japan prepares to assume the role of host of the G20/B20 in 2019, G20 leaders issued a Declaration on December 1, outlining items needed to build consensus for fair and sustainable development.
OECD Emphasizes Adverse Impact of US-China Trade Tensions on Economy (11/26/2018) - The OECD’s semi-annual Economic Outlook, issued last week, warns that U.S.-China trade tensions are adversely affecting the global economic outlook and that the majority of the burden will be felt by U.S. consumers. 
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Press Releases

USCIB Welcomes Signing of US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (12/5/2018) - “USCIB welcomes the signing of the USMCA, which was successfully concluded last month. The agreement contains several provisions important to our members, recognizing the many changes in the North American and global economies since the original NAFTA was signed a quarter-century ago. Modernized provisions including those on digital trade and customs are key to allowing U.S. companies to continue to thrive in the North American market.
Unilever CEO Paul Polman to Be Honored by USCIB at Annual Gala (11/19/2018) - New York, N.Y., November 20, 2018 – Paul Polman, chief executive officer of Unilever, will be honored by the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s leading global companies, at the organization’s 2018 International Leadership Award Dinner. The gala event will be held on December 11 at the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations HQ in New York City, under the theme “Business and Society: Creating Shared Value.”
USCIB Welcomes Trilateral Update of NAFTA (10/1/2018) - USCIB Welcomes Trilateral Update of NAFTA

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Upcoming Events

  • UNFCCC COP24 in Poland

    The Katowice Climate Change Conference will include the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC, along with meetings of t...

    December 3 - December 14
  • 2018 USCIB International Leadership Award Dinner

    Hosted at the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations HQ USCIB is delighted to honor Paul Polman, chief executive officer of Unilever. Each year...

    December 11

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From the President

Robinson Contributes Letter to FT on Making Internet Affordable to All (10/23/2018) - FT featured a letter by USCIB CEO and President Peter Robinson in response to an editorial "The web should be open to all the world's citizens" on October 11.
Education and Re-skilling in the Age of AI (5/29/2018) - Business and policy leaders are joining together to help the workforce adapt to AI and automation, write the OECD's Andreas Schleicher, USCIB's Peter Robinson and Shea Gopaul of the Global Apprenticeship Network.

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Op-Eds and Speeches

USCIB’s Donnelly Talks Sri Lanka With Washington Times (11/12/2018) - USCIB Vice President for Investment and Financial Services Shaun Donnelly took a break from NAFTA/USMCA, the WTO and ISDS to be interviewed by The Washington Times Foreign Editor David Sands on November 8 on one chapter in his previous life as an American diplomat, serving as U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka twenty years ago. 
Op-Ed Dispels Myths of Business “Conflict of Interest” at UN (9/25/2018) - As the annual United Nations General Assembly is underway in New York this week and next, USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson contributed a timely op-ed in The Hill, titled "UN's private-sector phobia prevents if from hitting its lofty goals."

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Member and Staff News

Assistant Policy and Program Manager – New York Office (11/20/2018) - Position: Assistant Policy and Program Manager – New York Office Organization: United States Council for International Business Reports to: Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs General Description: Supports the Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs on a variety of projects involving the development and dissemination of USCIB policy positions, research papers and meeting […]
Policy and Program Assistant – New York Office (11/20/2018) - Provide program and administrative assistance to both the Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs and the General Counsel on a variety of USCIB policy and program related activities. Also supports participation of USCIB at key United Nations meetings, including the UN SDGs High Level Political Forum and the UN General Assembly. Supports membership and policy staff with membership engagement and development.
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Media Coverage

Robinson Contributes Letter to FT on Making Internet Affordable to All (10/23/2018) - FT featured a letter by USCIB CEO and President Peter Robinson in response to an editorial "The web should be open to all the world's citizens" on October 11.
Donnelly Talks Trade and Diplomacy (and Soybeans) in Podcast Interview (8/16/2018) - USCIB's Shaun Donnelly takes listeners of the "American Diplomat" podcast on a deep dive into American commercial diplomacy.

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Positions and Statements

USCIB Outlines AI Policy Priorities (10/23/2018) - In response to a Federal Register request for information concerning the National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research and Development Strategic Plan, USCIB submitted comments outlining AI policy priorities.
Robinson Contributes Letter to FT on Making Internet Affordable to All (10/23/2018) - FT featured a letter by USCIB CEO and President Peter Robinson in response to an editorial "The web should be open to all the world's citizens" on October 11.

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Big Ideas

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.
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.

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