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The voice of enterprise - Edition 22

Global Business Coalition Cover Story

Comments on entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

The first multilateral deal concluded in the 21-year history of the WTO, the TFA entered into force on February 22, 2017 after the organization obtained acceptance from two-thirds of its 164 members. This majority was needed for the agreement to take effect. By ratifying the agreement, WTO members have shown their commitment to the multilateral trading system. Read more

AiG: Politics-driven energy policy risks pushing jobs offshore

Analysis based on report, ‘Energy shock: No gas, no power, no future?
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CII and OECD sign MoU to promote best practices and collaboration

Challenge to ensure inclusive growth, to turn back new protectionist tide
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CEOE & MEDEF statement for Mariano Rajoy & François Hollande

Organizations acknowledge efforts to strengthen economic framework
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BusinessEurope: CETA – delivering for Europe and Europeans

Reformed trade agendas will harness globalization to benefit society at large
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TÜSİAD Board of Directors meets with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

The delegation presented views of the Turkish business to the President
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CCC hosts U.S. Chamber President to strengthen business

Chambers share commitment to free enterprise, free markets & open trade
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BDI: Intensive cooperation required in the face of transatlantic uncertainty
Looks to consolidate communication on both sides of the Atlantic
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USCC: Reports on best practices for privacy regulators & ICT services
Reports for privacy regulators & the economic impact of cross-border ICT services
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BusinessEurope: Agreement on digital trade should fulfil principles
Paper looks at existing legal framework on digital trade & outlines barriers
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UIA celebrates 130 years of working for industrial development
Today, UIA has 115,000 establishments from all regions of the country
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CBI: Report gives business tools to analyze Brexit impact on firms
Report includes practical advice on how to influence and manage potential changes
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RUSSIA RSPP: President Alexander Shokhin meets BDI during visit to Munich Read more
JAPAN Keidanren: Chairman Sakakibara’s comments on the Japan-US leaders’ meet Read more
SINGAPORE SBF and SPH extend collaboration on ‘Belt & Road’ portal Read more
IRELAND IBEC highlights need to address infrastructure imbalance in Ireland Read more


WTO: Roberto Azevêdo reappointed Director-General

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Italy: Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta, Sherpa for G7 & G20

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USCC: Jane Frazer to chair Brazil-U.S. Business Council

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B20 Germany Digitalization Policy Dossier with expert’s views

Views of business experts & practitioners on different aspects of digitalization Read more

B20 Germany: Towards more resilient future-oriented health systems

Health high on G20’s agenda: Profound impact on societies across the world Read more

G20 foreign ministers discuss urgent international issues

Building resilience, improving sustainability & assuming responsibility Read more

G7 Italy: Sherpas and their key role ahead of the Taormina Summit

Responsible for negotiations regarding the drafting of Final Communiqué Read more

APEC Business Advisory Council: Focus on benefits of open trade

ABAC reinforces the importance of regional and multilateral cooperation Read more

UNEP: Argentina in the G20 Troika – a boost to sustainable financing

Sustainable financial system essential achieve Argentina’s development priorities Read more


March 09-10, 2017

EESC: Circular Economy – One year after adoption, working together for the future - Brussels, Belgium

March 15, 2017

BDI: Workshop “Resource Efficiency and Ecodesign” - Berlin, Germany

March 15-16, 2017

9th Annual IIF G20 Conference - 'The G20 Agenda under the German Presidency' - Frankfurt, Germany

March 16-17, 2017

G20: Digitizing Manufacturing in the G20 – Initiatives, Best Practices and Policy Approaches - Berlin, Germany

March 16-17, 2017

G20 High Level Session and Workshop on Resource Efficiency - Berlin, Germany

March 17, 2017

G20 High Level Symposium ‘Global Economic Governance in a Multipolar World’ - Baden-Baden, Germany

March 17-18, 2017

G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting - Baden-Baden, Germany

March 17-18, 2017

B20 Panel at the Annual G20-Conference of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) - Frankfurt, Germany

March 20-24, 2017

CeBIT 2017 - Hannover, Germany

March 22, 2017

B20 Joint Taskforce Meeting - Paris, France

March 22-23, 2017

G20 Sustainability Working Group - Berlin, Germany

March 23-24, 2017

G20 Sherpa Meeting - Frankfurt, Germany

March 23-26, 2017

Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference – Globalization & Free Trade: The Asian Perspectives - Boao, China

March 30, 2017

Confindustria and GBC: International Workshop on Resource Efficiency - Rome, Italy

April 06, 2017

G20 Multistakeholder Conference on Digital Economy - Düsseldorf, Germany

April 06-07, 2017

G20 Digital Ministers Meeting ‘Digitalization: Policies for a Digital Future’ - Düsseldorf, Germany

April 09-10, 2017

G7 Energy Ministers Meeting - Rome, Italy

April 10-11, 2017

G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting - Lucca, Italy