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The voice of enterprise - Edition 34

BUSINESS FEDERATIONS NEWS

February 12-13, 2018, Washington D.C. – Global Business Coalition Plenary Meeting 4th Edition

February 12-13, 2018, Washington D.C. – Global Business Coalition Plenary Meeting 4th Edition

At the closed-door meeting, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, members of the Coalition held discussions on:
– The outcome of the 2017 B20/ G20 German Presidency and the priorities for the international business community for 2018, in the context of the Argentinian B20/ G20 Presidency and the Canadian B7/ G7 Presidency
– The international economic and political trends within the G20 economies. Topics that received special attention included, multilateral trade, skills development and inclusive growth, digitalization, infrastructure, tax reforms, and labor reforms
– The initiatives of the Global Business Coalition (GBC) in the field of resource efficiency and circular economy and its efforts in supporting progress on related issues within the B20 and B7 processes Read more

 
USCC President issues statement on prospects of trade war   BusinessEurope: US risks creating far-reaching disruption in world trade   AIG: US steel tariff move risks escalation of global protectionism

USCC President issues statement on prospects of trade war

Urges administration to refrain from imposing new worldwide tariffs on steel & aluminum
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BusinessEurope: US risks creating far-reaching disruption in world trade

EU must react, taking appropriate measures in line with WTO to safeguard interests of its industry
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AIG: US steel tariff move risks escalation of global protectionism

Move will dampen investment in growth and innovation in a variety of industries
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April 04 – 05, 2018: Save the Date – Workshop on Resource Efficiency, Quebec City

April 04 – 05, 2018: Save the Date – Workshop on Resource Efficiency, Quebec City

Event organized in the context of the B7 Canada Summit. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, along with the Global Business Coalition is engaged in a process of informing the G7 and G20 policy-makers of the forward trends within industries, with the perspective of supporting the development of an integrated international policy framework, that benefits from good practices and experiences of how businesses can promote resource efficiency activities globally. This event will showcase how innovative partnerships between business, government and academia can improve resource consumption throughout the global value chains and support environmental preservation. It will also emphasize how Canada, a resource-based economy, is developing new ways to extract, transform, transport, trade and use natural resources more efficiently. Read more

GBC MEMBER FEDERATIONS

 

TUSIAD: Report on the Economy in Turkey in 2018

Growth in economy expected to be relatively stable between exports & domestic demand
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CEOE: Report on Regulatory Production in Spain in 2017

The report presents the regulations approved at the national, regional & European levels
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AiG outlines business priorities ahead of upcoming Federal Budget

This year focus should go beyond underwriting aggregate growth & performance
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CCC: Budget does not address fundamental issues facing the economy

Chamber disappointed by lack of concrete & responsible plan to balance the budget
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CII: Union Budget 2018-19 addresses key drivers of the economy

Takes forward reform of GST, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, bank recapitalization
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USCC: Global Innovation Policy Center releases 6th Annual International IP Index

The Report ranks commitment to innovation for 50 economies around the world
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CBI: Successful Brexit means deeper trade ties with China

UK can and should enjoy growing trade with old and new partners alike
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CCC document lists priorities – 10 ways to build a Canada that wins

Pointers to give Canada a competitive edge, improve productivity and grow the economy
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Confindustria signs agreement with ABI to promote new credit guarantee measures

A step in the process of modernization of relations between banks and businesses
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MEDEF: Stars in Africa: EU-Africa Forum, Nairobi, Kenya

Forum aims to improve involvement of youth entrepreneurship for a sustainable growth in Africa
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GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

B7 Co-Chairs announced by Canadian Chamber of Commerce   IRP report calls for a new strategy for 21st Century urbanization   WTO: New publication reflects all amendments & rectifications up to September 2017

B7 Co-Chairs announced by Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Monique F. Leroux and Dawn Farrell to co-Chair the B7 Business Summit Host Committee
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IRP report calls for a new strategy for 21st Century urbanization

The report suggests a new approach to focus on low-carbon, resource-efficient, inclusive cities
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WTO: New publication reflects all amendments & rectifications up to Sept 2017

“The Legal Texts: The Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations”
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UPCOMING EVENTS

March 13-15

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The World Economic Forum on Latin America - Sao Paul, Brazil

March 17-18

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ASEAN-Australia Special Summit’ - Sydney, Australia

March 18-19

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IIF G20 Conference – ‘The G20 Agenda under the Argentine Presidency - Buenos Aires, Argentina

March 19-20

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G20: 1st Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors - Buenos Aires, Argentina

March 21-23

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Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development - Bonn, Germany

March 22-23

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G7 Plastics Workshop - 2030 Agenda implementation & G7 collaborative activities context - Brussels, Belgium

March 27-28

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OECD Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum - Paris, France

March 28-30

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UNESCAP: 5th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development - Bangkok, Thailand

April 03

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2018 IIF Economic Forum - Istanbul, Turkey

April 04-05

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CCC-GBC Resource Efficiency Workshop - Quebec City, Canada