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The voice of enterprise - Edition 27

BUSINESS FEDERATIONS NEWS

GBC open letter to the Government of the United States of America on possible additional tariffs on imported steel

GBC open letter to the Government of the United States of America on possible additional tariffs on imported steel

Any additional market-distorting actions by Governments, however well meaning, put the ongoing viability of businesses at risk. The uncertainty that protectionist measures and countermeasures will generate dampens investment in growth and innovation on a variety of industries. International trade is not a binary activity. Yesterday’s supplier is today’s competitor and tomorrow’s customer and unilateral trade measures jeopardise everyone’s business. Therefore, our associations have come together today to jointly call on our Governments to stay calm and trust in the institutions that we have built together. Read more

 
AiG statement at RCEP Business Stakeholders Consultation, Hyderabad   BusinessEurope & Keidanren welcome EU-Japan FTA negotiations   TUSIAD: Towards a modern Turkey on Democracy & National Unity Day

AiG statement at RCEP Business Stakeholders Consultation, Hyderabad

All need to benefit from framework that will support regional growth
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BusinessEurope & Keidanren welcome EU-Japan FTA negotiations

EU-Japan FTA/EPA will generate growth and create employment
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TUSIAD: Towards a modern Turkey on Democracy & National Unity Day

Turkey sets priorities for a strong, unified and democratic Turkey
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GBC MEMBER FEDERATIONS

 

U.S. Chamber statement on USTR objectives to modernize NAFTA

Chamber and its members are ready to enhance NAFTA with modern & new provisions
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BusinessEurope: New US sanctions on Russia would mainly hit the EU

European business concerned that sanctions will have a strong impact on the EU’s energy supply
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MEDEF: ‘Stars in Africa’, EU-Africa Youth & Entrepreneurship Forum

Business federations meet in Nairobi on Nov 21-22, 2017, to power up youth & entrepreneurship
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CII President: Goods & Services Tax sets new exemplar for world

GST will contribute to ease of doing business and accelerate new business ventures
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CCC: Report examines infrastructure challenges that government must target

Stuck in traffic for 10,000 years: Canadian problems that infrastructure investment can solve
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BDI: Second round of Brexit negotiations must deliver results

President Kempf says that the four freedoms of the internal market must not be compromised
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CBI: Stay in the single market & a customs union until the new deal is done

CBI puts forward the case for a transition period as part of EU exit negotiations
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CEOE: UK-Spain Business Forum in London with British & Spanish leaders

Organised by the Secretariat of State for Trade, CEOE & the Spanish Chamber of Commerce
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CEOE: Business meeting held to discuss EU-Japan economic agreement

His Majesty King Felipe VI received the CEOE & Keidanren representatives in audience
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BUSINESS FEDERATIONS AT A GLANCE

 

JAPAN Keidanren: The 8th Asian Business Summit joint statement

 

RUSSIA RSPP President Dr Alexander Shokhin met with the BDI leadership

 

SINGAPORE SBF participated in development of B20 policy recommendations to G20

PEOPLE WATCH

CBI: Paul Drechsler re-elected as President at the Annual General Meeting   CBI: John Allan appointed Vice-President by the Board and Chairs Committee   UNCTAD: Mukhisa Kituyi confirmed as Secretary-General for another term

CBI: Paul Drechsler re-elected as President at the Annual General Meeting

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CBI: John Allan appointed Vice-President by the Board and Chairs Committee

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UNCTAD: Mukhisa Kituyi confirmed as Secretary-General for another term

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GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

G20 Summit Declaration and other documents, Hamburg, Germany   B20: Evaluation of the G20 Leaders’ Hamburg Declaration   B20 calls upon the G20 to take decisive actions in shaping globalization

G20 Summit - The Declaration and annexes, Hamburg, Germany

Documents & declarations drawn up and adopted during the German G20 Presidency
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B20: Evaluation of the G20 Leaders’ Hamburg Declaration

Final G20 Leaders’ Declaration welcomed as partial success, given the difficult negotiating climate
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B20 calls upon the G20 to take decisive actions in shaping globalization

Joint statement by 58 signatories and interviews by the B20 Chairman and Sherpa
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Leaders of WTO, IMF, World Bank urge G20 leaders to act on trade   FSB reports to G20 Leaders on progress in financial regulatory reforms   WTO: China, EU seek to strengthen trade remedy, notification disciplines

Leaders of WTO, IMF, World Bank urge G20 leaders to act on trade

Reinvigorate trade by reducing trade barriers and curbing trade-distorting subsidies
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FSB reports to G20 Leaders on progress in financial regulatory reforms

Third Annual Report on Implementation & Effects of G20 Financial Regulatory Reforms
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WTO: China, EU seek to strengthen trade remedy, notification disciplines

Reaction to both proposals was mixed, at the informal meeting of the WTO’s NGR
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Aug 27-Sep 01

SIWI: 2017 World Water Week – Water and Waste – Reduce and Reuse - Stockholm, Sweden

Aug 31-Sep 01

Business & Climate summit 2017 – World business council for sustainable development - New Delhi, India

Sep 01

9th BRICS Summit - Xiamen, China

Sep 05-08

Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum 2017 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia