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USCIB Hosts US Focused Illicit-Trade in Counterfeits Dialogue at OECD Washington Center (8/2/2022) - The USCIB Anti-Illicit Trade Committee (AITC), in coordination with the Business at OECD (BIAC) Anti-Illicit Trade Expert Group (AITEG) and the OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade (TF-CIT), hosted an informal U.S. focused dialogue entitled, “The challenges of illicit trade in counterfeits for e-commerce: Towards a global, voluntary standard for online marketplaces to counter illicit trade in counterfeits” on July 26 at the OECD Washington Center. According to USCIB Director for Customs and Trade Facilitation Megan Giblin, the dialogue was robust and the meeting was extremely well attended with representatives joining from both OECD member governments, the European Commission, private sector and several U.S. federal agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPRCenter), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).
USCIB Releases Statement Supporting World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (7/28/2022) - July 30, 2022, New York, NY — The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) joins the global community in recognizing World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, held annually on July 30. We are proud of the work our corporate members do to engage in the fight against trafficking, including initiatives to train employees to spot signs of human trafficking […]
USCIB Welcomes New Co-Chairs of the Corporate Responsibility & Labor Affairs Committee (7/20/2022) - USCIB is pleased to announce our new Co-Chairs of the USCIB Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs Committee, IBM Vice President of Global Workforce Policy David Barnes and Bechtel Corporation’s Global Head of Sustainability and General Manager for bechtel.org Tam Nguyen. Barnes leads IBM’s global agenda in workforce public policy and is based in Washington DC. He oversees IBM’s advocacy on […]
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Press Releases

Temperatures Soared in Geneva and So Did the WTO! (6/17/2022) - Washington D.C., June 17, 2022—Despite a shaky start, the WTO negotiators delivered a historic trade deal this morning. After hours of negotiations, the 164-country organization adopted the “Geneva Package” with commitments on some very difficult issues, including pandemic response, intellectual property, fisheries, food security, electronic commerce and institutional reform. For many, this Ministerial was about the continued viability of the […]
USCIB Calls on International Community to Fight for Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Individuals (6/1/2022) - June 1, 2022, New York, NY — On occasion of Pride Month this month, the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) re-emphasizes its committment to fight for LGBTQI+ equality and inclusion throughout the year. As stated in Article 1 of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
USCIB Joins Global Trade and Industry in Statement to Urge WTO to Renew Moratorium on Customs Duties on Electronic Transmissions (5/18/2022) - May 17, 2022, New York, NY — The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) joined today nearly 100 other global trade and industry associations to urge WTO members to renew the Moratorium on Customs Duties on Electronic Transmissions at the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference in June. According to the statement, allowing the Moratorium to expire would be a historic setback for the WTO, representing an […]

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Positions and Statements

USCIB Releases Statement Supporting World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (7/28/2022) - July 30, 2022, New York, NY — The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) joins the global community in recognizing World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, held annually on July 30. We are proud of the work our corporate members do to engage in the fight against trafficking, including initiatives to train employees to spot signs of human trafficking […]
Temperatures Soared in Geneva and So Did the WTO! (6/17/2022) - Washington D.C., June 17, 2022—Despite a shaky start, the WTO negotiators delivered a historic trade deal this morning. After hours of negotiations, the 164-country organization adopted the “Geneva Package” with commitments on some very difficult issues, including pandemic response, intellectual property, fisheries, food security, electronic commerce and institutional reform. For many, this Ministerial was about the continued viability of the […]
USCIB Calls on International Community to Fight for Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Individuals (6/1/2022) - June 1, 2022, New York, NY — On occasion of Pride Month this month, the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) re-emphasizes its committment to fight for LGBTQI+ equality and inclusion throughout the year. As stated in Article 1 of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”

From the President

USCIB Welcomes New Leadership to 2022-2024 Board of Trustees and Board of Directors   (7/12/2022) - Following recent membership elections, USCIB is pleased to welcome new members to the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors for the 2022-2024 term and to congratulate reelected members:  New Trustees include Michael Froman, Mastercard Vice Chairman & President, Strategic Growth; and Timothy Ryan, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Senior Partner & Chair. J.P. Morgan Chase & Company Chairman & CEO Jamie Dimon and […]
USCIB President Peter Robinson Issues Statement Upon Death of Richard Trumka (8/16/2021) - New York, N.Y., August 05, 2021—USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson has issued the following statement upon the death of Richard Trumka:

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Op-Eds and Speeches

USCIB Calls for Elimination of Child Labor, Calls on Governments to Invest in Rule of Law (6/1/2022) - On this World Day Against Child Labor, the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) joins the chorus of global voices calling for elimination of child labor.
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 […]

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Member and Staff News

USCIB Welcomes New Co-Chairs of the Corporate Responsibility & Labor Affairs Committee (7/20/2022) - USCIB is pleased to announce our new Co-Chairs of the USCIB Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs Committee, IBM Vice President of Global Workforce Policy David Barnes and Bechtel Corporation’s Global Head of Sustainability and General Manager for bechtel.org Tam Nguyen. Barnes leads IBM’s global agenda in workforce public policy and is based in Washington DC. He oversees IBM’s advocacy on […]
USCIB Announces Leadership Change in Corporate Responsibility & Labor Affairs Work (7/20/2022) - USCIB has announced that after nearly eight years of outstanding leadership, Executive Director for Global Public Policy at The Walt Disney Company Laura Chapman Rubbo is stepping down from the chairmanship of USCIB’s Corporate Responsibility & Labor Affairs Committee (CR/LA). One of the leading global practitioners in the fields of Corporate Responsibility, Labor, and Responsible Business Conduct, Rubbo has held […]
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