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The voice of enterprise - Edition 37

BUSINESS FEDERATIONS NEWS

Statements from GBC members on imposition of additional steel, aluminium tariffs by the US

Statements from GBC members on imposition of additional steel, aluminum tariffs by the US

Markus J. Beyrer, Director General of BusinessEurope, said that the EU should have a proportionate reaction to effectively defend its rights in a WTO conform way. Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, said that the decision ignores the truth about Canada’s relationship with the US and will hurt businesses.
Dieter Kempf, President of the Federation of German Industries, said that the EU-Commission has a range of instruments and options at its disposal to react effectively against this confrontation. Pierre Gattaz, President of the French Business Federation, called on French and European policy makers to come together to provide a firm and proportionate response. Ben Digby, International Director of the Confederation of British Industry, said that the measures are deeply concerning for close trading partners and across supply chains.
Innes Willox, CEO of the Australian Industry Group, said that this sends messages to business that they need to be increasingly careful about their relationships with the United States because the ground is shifting all the time. Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs of the US Chamber, said that months ago, the Chamber warned that alienating its strongest global allies by launching a tit-for-tat trade war would harm the US economy. Read more

 
B20 Germany: Evaluation of the Hamburg G20 Leaders’ Declaration   G20 Foreign ministers give strong backing to multilateralism   OECD Ministerial Council calls to make multilateral co-operation work better for all

B20 Germany: Evaluation of the Hamburg G20 Leaders’ Declaration

Measuring the Responsiveness of the G20 to the B20 Recommendations
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G20 Foreign ministers give strong backing to multilateralism

Ministers discussed global governance, development and gender, among other issues
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OECD Ministerial Council calls to make multilateral co-operation work better for all

President Macron and Secretary-General Gurría opened the OECD Ministerial
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GBC MEMBER FEDERATIONS

 

USCC’s Donohue on administration’s tariffs decision against China

Use of tariffs puts all the burden on American companies and consumers
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USCC strongly opposes the administration’s threat to impose tariffs on auto imports

Proposal would deal a staggering blow to the very industry it purports to protect
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BusinessEurope: GDPR – Making improved data protection a reality

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into full force on May 25
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USCC: GDPR success or failure? Eight things to watch

We may not see the full implications of GDPR for months or years to come
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CCC launches campaign to improve Canada’s regulatory environment

A new report from the Chamber emphasizes that it is time to regulate smarter
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USCC: Resource Efficiency and Sustainability Task Force

It’s imperative that business has a constant voice in addressing policy-makers
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BusinessEurope: Pierre Gattaz to succeed Emma Marcegaglia as President

Elected for a period of two years, renewable once, Gattaz will take over on July 5
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BusinessEurope: US decision on Iran deal creates risks for political & economic stability

BusinessEurope underlines the value of joint, multilateral efforts in the field of sanctions
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TUSIAD and FKI to establish Korean-Turkish high-level business forum

The first meeting of the Forum is planned in South Korea in the 1st half of 2019
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FKI: BIAC Korea Committee convenes 1st Annual Meeting

FKI plans to conduct in-depth analysis of policies under discussion at OECD and BIAC
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Ai Group comment on the Research Infrastructure Roadmap

Ai Group has long championed the need to broaden and deepen the STEM skill base
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CCC: Organizations with diverse workforces perform better

The Chamber walks the talk by ramping up its commitment to diversity and inclusion
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TUSIAD: A vision for EU-Turkey relations

EU-Turkey relations include historical depth, contemporary partnership & future gains
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CEOE organizes meeting on the "Compact with Africa" initiative of G20

Investment opportunities in Morocco & Tunisia analyzed in the framework of the initiative
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CII: Sustained structural reforms having a ground-level Impact

CII highlights eight key areas where reform measures have unlocked growth forces
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BUSINESS FEDERATIONS AT A GLANCE

 

RUSSIA RSPP holds 5th B20 Regional Consultation Forum in the framework of the SPIEF

 

JAPAN Keidanren: Chairman Sakakibara looks back on four years as Chairman

 

JAPAN Keidanren: The Sixth Japan-China-Korea Business Summit joint statement

 

IRELAND IBEC disappointed with changes to Data Protection Bill ahead of GDPR

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

SPIEF 2018: St Petersburg International Economic Forum plenary session   WTO: Committee works towards full implementation of the TFA   APEC statement – outcomes of the 2018 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade

SPIEF 2018: St Petersburg International Economic Forum plenary session

The forum’s theme this year was Creating an Economy of Trust
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WTO: Committee works towards full implementation of the TFA

Current implementation rate of the Agreement stands at 59.7 per cent
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APEC statement – outcomes of the 2018 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade

Meeting chaired by Papua New Guinea Minister Rimbink Pato
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UPCOMING EVENTS

June 08-09

G7 Canada Summit - Charlevoix, Canada

June 11-15

CeBIT 2018 - Hannover, Germany

June 13

G20: Joint Meeting of the Employment and Education Working Groups - Geneva, Switzerland

June 13-14

G20: 2nd Meeting of the Energy Transitions Working Group - Bariloche, Argentina

June 14

B20 ERES Task Force Meeting - Bariloche, Argentina

June 14

International Financial Architecture Conference - Seoul, South Korea

June 14-15

G20: Energy Transitions Ministerial Meeting - Bariloche, Argentina

June 20

Forum on Steel Excess Capacity Ministerial Meeting (TBC) - Paris France

June 22

B20 Digital Summit G20/B20 Conference - Buenos Aires, Argentina

June 25-28

ICANN62 – Policy Forum - Panama City, USA

July 01-08

TUSIAD: 4th Turkey Europe Future Forum - Paris, France

July 02-04

G20: 2nd Meeting of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

July 08-12

IISD: World Cities Summit 2018 - Singapore