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IOE Hosts Digital Conference of COVID Impact on Global Trade, Supply Chains, Employment (4/9/2020) - The International Organization of Employers' (IOE) hosted a digital conference on the impact of COVID-19 on global trade, supply chains and employment on April 8. The digital conference addressed the “pause button” placed on the global economy in efforts to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and endeavored to answer questions such as: whether trade activities will return to normal, how many jobs will be lost, whether companies can continue producing and whether global production chains will be revamped after the crisis. G20 Trade Ministers Release Statement on COVID-19 (4/2/2020) - The G20 Trade Ministers met virtually on March 30 amid the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss stepping up cooperation and coordination to protect human life and lay the foundations for a strong economic recovery and a sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth after the crisis. Following the meeting, the Trade Ministers posted a statement. USCIB Concerned Over Draft “Buy American” Executive Order (4/2/2020) - USCIB joined a broad group of national trade associations, as well as state and local organizations, to send a letter to U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Steven T. Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Wilbur Ross and the National Economic Council’s Lawrence Kudlow expressing concern over the Administration’s draft “Buy American” executive order.
USCIB Commends Phase 1 China Deal, Urges Further Negotiations (1/15/2020) - China continues to be an important market for U.S. business, and we recognize the progress on food and agricultural export opportunities in this agreement. It also addresses issues related to resolving intellectual property theft and forced technology transfer, which negatively affect the global competitiveness of our companies, but more remains to be done to ensure American companies are afforded a level playing field in China. USCIB Welcomes Bipartisan Breakthrough on USMCA (12/11/2019) - USCIB issued a statement on the announcement on December 10 of a bipartisan deal between the Trump administration and the House of Representatives leadership to move the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade agreement, updating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), to expeditious enactment.
The United Nations will host a high-level event on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR). The event will be organized by the President of the UN General Ass...April 14
The next meeting of the USCIB Competition Committee will take place on Thursday, April 16, from 12:00-2:30pm in Washington, DC. The meeting will begin...April 16
Op-Eds and Speeches
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.
Positions and Statements
Coronavirus Impact on ATA Carnet (2/27/2020) - USCIB, as the national guaranteeing and issuing association in the U.S. for ATA Carnets, along with our service providers, Boomerang Carnets and Roanoke, have been watching with concern reports of the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact to ATA Carnet holders and the business community at large.
Private Sector Led Active Role at FAO Meetings on Food Security (10/22/2019) - USCIB and its members participated in the bilateral meetings at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 46th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) the week of October 14 in Rome to discuss the private sector’s commitment to ending hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity for all. 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.