Mission Statement

The United States Council for International Business advances the global interests of American business. We do so through advocacy that calls for an open system of world trade, finance and investment, where business can flourish and contribute to economic growth, human welfare and environmental protection.


USCIB’s advocacy spans a broad range of policy issues, leveraging the expertise of our business members and a unique network of global business organizations: the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Business at OECD, and the International Organization of Employers (IOE). Through these organizations’ official consultative status in major intergovernmental forums, USCIB represents American business positions both to the U.S. government and to such organizations such as the UN system, the OECD and the International Labor Organization.

Our policy positions are developed by our membership, encompassing more than 300 global corporations, professional firms and industry associations, who work through our committees to provide business input for USCIB to convey to policymakers at home and abroad. In addition to our policy work, USCIB is the National Guarantee Organization for the ATA Carnet, a customs document under which merchandise can be temporarily imported duty-free into the United States and many other countries, and offers a number of other services designed to facilitate cross-border trade and investment.