Product Policy

Trends and Challenges Facing Upstream and Downstream Users of Chemicals:

  • Unbalanced requirements that can undermine market access and related industry initiatives
  • The UN Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) will be focusing on the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020
  • New chemicals regulations that are inconsistent with existing guidelines and are therefore unnecessarily burdensome to companies
USCIB Vice President for Product Policy and Innovation Mike Michener and Sophia Danenberg (Boeing) at the 2nd Meeting of the SAICM Intersessional Process in Stockholm

USCIB’s Response:

  • Advocate for product and chemicals policies in forums such as the UN and the OECD that reflect good science, protect confidential business information, and avoid technical barriers to trade to ensure that U.S. products have timely access to markets around the world
  • Ensure industry views are well represented at SAICM to press for risk-based assessments of chemicals
  • Serve as the lead voice for U.S. business in forums such as APEC pushing for regulatory coherence between differing chemicals management regimes

Magnifying Your Voice with USCIB:

  • USCIB is the only U.S. business association formally affiliated with the world’s three largest business organizations where we work with business leaders across the globe to extend our reach to influence policymakers in key international markets to American business
  • Build consensus with like-minded industry peers and participate in off-the-record briefings with policymakers both home and abroad.

News Stories

USCIB Policy Experts Participate in B20 Indonesia (3/23/2022) - Several USCIB policy experts are actively participating in B20 2022, the official global business dialogue with G20 nations. Led by…
USCIB Hosts A Conversation About the Future of Food (9/22/2021) - On the eve of the United Nations Food Systems and Nutrition Summit on September 23, USCIB convened a virtual event—The…

Read More

Press Releases

USCIB Encourages Biden Environmental Nominees to Engage on Multilateral Issues (12/21/2020) - New York, N.Y., December 18, 2020: The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) issued a statement today by its…
USCIB Welcomes Michael Michener as Vice President of Product Policy and Innovation (2/21/2017) - The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) announced that Michael Michener, a former administrator of the U.S. Foreign Agricultural…

Read More


Sophia Danenberg
Manager, Environmental Health and Safety
Regulatory Program
The Boeing Company


Brian Lowry
Senior Vice President, Innovation, Regulation, and Trade
202-617-3159 or


Christopher Olsen
Policy Manager, Regulation and Trade
202-617-3156 or

Ashley Harrington
Policy and Program Assistant
202-682-5861 or


Staff Contact:   Brian Lowry

Senior VP, Innovation, Regulation, and Trade
Tel: 202.617.3159

Brian Lowry leads USCIB’s policy work on trade, health, food, agriculture, chemicals, and intellectual property. He also coordinates USCIB’s engagement in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. Lowry joined USCIB in February 2021 having previously worked as an executive in the agriculture and crop science industry. Through his role as an executive, Lowry was also a longtime USCIB corporate member leader, as well as co-chair of USCIB’s working group on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Post-2015 Development Agenda. Lowry was also the first board chair of the UN Global Compact Network USA.
Read More

Related Content