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The voice of enterprise - Edition 31

BUSINESS FEDERATIONS NEWS

WTO: Getting ready to face new challenges

GBC: WTO, Getting ready to face new challenges

As the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation approaches, global businesses represented by the Global Business Coalition speak out in support of the rules-based multilateral trading system and to encourage the WTO to pursue an ambitious agenda in 2018. The Coalition supports the creation of a Business Advisory Committee to the WTO, and stands ready to contribute to the important actions that must be taken by governments and businesses to face the growing challenges of a fast-changing economic environment. Read more

 
The WTO: A Driver for Inclusive Trade, Growth and Development   BusinessEurope calls for a strong WTO, against protectionism   AiG: Business welcomes white paper focus on resisting global protectionism

B20: The WTO, A driver for inclusive trade, growth and development

Business 20 recommendations for a modern WTO
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BusinessEurope calls for a strong WTO, against protectionism

Council reiterates importance of WTO as guardian of multilateral trade
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AiG: Business welcomes white paper focus on resisting global protectionism

Government to be an engaged player within WTO & multilateral bodies
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GBC MEMBER FEDERATIONS

 

MEDEF: Regions, companies, finance - operational solutions to tackle climate change

A conference on the contribution of the private sector to the fight against climate change
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BusinessEurope: COP23 good on stakeholder engagement, slow on climate negotiations

European business urges negotiators to make significant progress on the “Paris Rulebook”
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TUSIAD firmly supports Turkey’s national policies on combating climate change

Suggests proposals for public & private sector, RE & transition to a low carbon economy
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CBI and BusinessEurope statements following meeting with UK Prime Minister

They discussed the importance of positive progress in the UK-EU negotiations
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MEDEF: Three questions to President Pierre Gattaz, on Brexit

French companies are worried, especially those that do a lot of business with the UK
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TUSIAD delegation led by Vice President Simone Kaslowski visits London

Delegation meet with political, business & media representatives & opinion leaders
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CEOE and the Manufacturer's Association of Israel renew collaboration MoU

President of Israel encourages Spanish businessmen to cooperate in projects and third markets
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CII: Infrastructure status to speed-up logistics sector growth & create employment

Logistics division appointed under Ministry of Commerce for integrating the various sectors
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CBI: November 2017 CBI India Business Confidence Review

UK firms invested in India view the Indian growth story as short-term pain but long-term gain
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BusinessEurope position, the proposal for a Cybersecurity Act

Need for general education & awareness of basic cybersecurity to minimise human error
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USCC: Waning United States influence met with concern across Asia

US companies need an integrated, cohesive government strategy
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USCC: Joint Statement: 54th US-Japan Business Conference

The theme for the meeting was “US-Japan Ties at a Critical Juncture.”
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BUSINESS FEDERATIONS AT A GLANCE

 

JAPAN Keidanren: Chairman’s statement on TPP11 agreement

 

CHINA CCPIT: Representative Office in Spain established in Madrid

 

SINGAPORE SBF: BRI Connect ideal platform for business opportunities

PEOPLE WATCH

CBI: Alison McGregor, CEO HSBC Scotland, joins as Non-Executive Director   DI: CEO Lars-Peter Sobye of COWI elected new Chairman of the Board   AiG: Shane Rodgers appointed head of Ai Group in Queensland

CBI: Alison McGregor, CEO HSBC Scotland, joins as Non-Executive Director

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DI: CEO Lars-Peter Sobye of COWI elected new Chairman of the Board

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AiG: Shane Rodgers appointed head of Ai Group in Queensland

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GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

IRP: Without resource efficiency, Sustainable Development Goals will not succeed   NITI Aayog and EU delegation to India release the Strategy on Resource Efficiency   UNCTAD: Climate action will have sweeping impacts on trade say experts

IRP: Without resource efficiency, SDGs will not succeed

Resource efficiency policies & initiatives can cut resource use
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NITI Aayog and EU delegation to India release Strategy on Resource Efficiency

First policy document to emphasize resource productivity in India
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UNCTAD: Climate action will have sweeping impacts on trade say experts

Commerce should be seen as part of the solution, not the problem
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OECD: Outcome of Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity Ministerial   The Fifth BRICS Sherpa Meeting successfully held in Changsha, Hunan Province   APEC: Leaders of the 21 member economies issue the Da Nang Declaration

OECD: Outcome of Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity Ministerial

An opportunity to reduce trade distortions & improve trade relations
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5th BRICS Sherpa Meeting successfully held in Changsha, China

Chairmanship handed over to South Africa, for 2018
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APEC: Leaders of the 21-member economies issue the Da Nang Declaration

Declaration follows the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec 10-13

11th WTO Ministerial Conference - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dec 12

WTO First Business Forum - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dec 12

WTO Trade Facilitation on Track Event - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dec 12-14

World Efficiency Solutions – 1st Meeting for Low Carbon & Resource Efficient Economy - Paris, France

Dec 14

G20 First Sherpa Meeting - Bariloche, Argentina

Jan 01

Canada assumes G7-B7 Presidency

Jan 09-11

CES - Consumer Technology Association Summit - Las Vegas, USA

Jan 15-18

World Future Energy Summit - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Jan 23-26

WEF Annual Meeting - Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

Jan 29

G20 Data Gaps Initiative meeting (DGI) - Buenos Aires, Argentina