United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
United States Council for International Business (USCIB) is an independent business advocacy group originally founded in 1945 to promote free trade and help represent U.S. business in the, then new, United Nations.
The United States Council for International Business advances the global interests of American business both at home and abroad. It is the American affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD, and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE). As such, it officially represents U.S. business positions both in the main intergovernmental bodies and vis-à-vis foreign business communities and their governments.
USCIB addresses a broad range of policy issues with the objective of promoting an open system of world trade, finance and investment in which business can flourish and contribute to economic growth, human welfare and protection of the environment.
USCIB helps facilitate international trade through its work on harmonization of commercial practices in the ICC. It issues and guarantees ATA Carnets, documents under which merchandise can be temporarily imported duty-free into the U.S. and other countries. It promotes use in the U.S. of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for the settlement of commercial disputes.
USCIB has an active membership base of some 300 multinational companies, law firms and business associations.
Areas of Work
USCIB promotes American business views and solutions on a wide range of issues – from telecommunications to e-commerce to labor relations – directly to U.S. and international policy makers.
Through its unique international affiliations, USCIB works to forge world business positions in support of U.S. corporate views on the key international policy issues of the day.
USCIB works tirelessly to harmonize international trade and commercial practices, promoting practical services to business such as international commercial arbitration and the ATA Carnet for temporary duty-free imports.
USCIB members utilize our affiliations with the major global business organizations to develop contacts with business and government leaders around the world.
By helping shape the international regulatory environment and expand market access for U.S. products and services, USCIB helps members lower the costs of doing business abroad and enhance long-term profitability.