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The voice of enterprise - Edition 35

BUSINESS FEDERATIONS NEWS

2018 B7 Declaration: B7 Canada Business Summit, Québec City

2018 B7 Declaration: B7 Canada Business Summit, Québec City

The leaders of the B7 business federations issued a declaration to the G7 governments, containing 18 recommendations based on three broad themes: inclusive growth, resource efficiency and scaling up small business. These themes anchored discussions at the 2018 B7 Business Summit in Quebec City, Canada, on April 5 and 6. They are rooted in a fundamental belief that the growth generated by freer trade provides the best tool to lift people out of poverty, create a bigger, more prosperous middle class and raise living standards for all.
Achieving more open trade requires businesses and governments to stand together against protectionism. We must open markets by upholding our trade agreements and creating new ones and by strengthening institutions, like the World Trade Organization, that form the backbone of the global trading system. Read more

 
US Trade Measures: GBC members comment on exemption from U.S. tariffs   AiG joins industry bodies to issue policy brief in support of TPP   GBC members CCC and AiG welcome signing of CPTPP

US Trade Measures: GBC members comment on exemption from U.S. tariffs

Reactions from Ai Group, BusinessEurope, Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Confindustria
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AiG joins industry bodies to issue policy brief in support of TPP

Policy brief: Why Australia should support a revived Trans-Pacific Partnership
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TPP-11: GBC members from Canada & Australia welcome signing of CPTPP

Comprehensive & Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership signed
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GBC Workshop on Resource Efficiency, Québec City

GBC Workshop on Resource Efficiency, Québec City

The workshop organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the context of the B7 Canada Summit, was opened by Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; Dieter Kempf, President, Global Business Coalition & President, BDI and Perrin Beatty President & CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Discussions focused on how innovative partnerships between business and government can improve resource consumption, and how trade can help promote the efficient use of natural resources. Read more

GBC MEMBER FEDERATIONS

 

Brexit: GBC members comment on European Council meeting, Brexit transition

Statements from BDI, BusinessEurope, CBI and USCC
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AiG: Developing the Workforce for a Digital Future report

Australia’s education & training system needs to skill up as industry prepares for the digital future
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BusinessEurope: Digital taxation should be based on OECD agreement

We need a global level playing field and agreement at international level
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BDI: US Government is putting the World Trade System at risk by blocking the WTO

Challenges relating to global trade can only be resolved multilaterally
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CII: flexibility is the key to move forward for WTO negotiations

Industry interaction with Mr Azevedo on the sidelines of the informal WTO Ministerial in India
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USCC: President Donohue comments on potential tariffs against China

U.S. Chamber would strongly disagree with a decision to impose sweeping tariffs
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USCC: President Donohue’s statement on the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement

KORUS is our nation’s strongest, most modern free trade agreement
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CBI: President Trump’s proposed measures are deeply concerning for UK firms

Important for businesses on both sides of the Atlantic to bring down barriers to trade
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CEOE: Business meeting with B20 Policy Sherpa Fernando Landa in Madrid

Spanish businessmen reject the isolationist and protectionist tendencies
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MEDEF: Stars in Africa - Youth, entrepreneurship and growth in Africa

Largest private sector event dedicated to youth entrepreneurship in Africa
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TUSIAD supports book - Creating a North Atlantic Marketplace for jobs & growth

Contributions from researchers, trade policy experts, business representatives & diplomats
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BUSINESS FEDERATIONS AT A GLANCE

 

JAPAN Keidanren: Chairman Sakakibara’s statement on trade measures announced by the US

 

CHINA CCPIT: Foster cooperation with chambers of commerce of all countries in trade & investment

 

IRELAND IBEC: Deep concerns at trajectory of Brexit talks

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

G20 seeks to strengthen the contribution of trade to the world’s economies   IMF: Call for G20 policies to make growth more resilient & widely shared   FSB: Chair sets out priorities for the Argentine G20 Presidency

G20 seeks to strengthen the contribution of trade to the world’s economies

Communique addresses challenges posed by new technologies, infrastructure & crypto assets
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IMF: Call for G20 policies to make growth more resilient & widely shared

Global economic recovery has continued to strengthen, involving 80 per cent of total G20 GDP
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FSB: Chair sets out priorities for the Argentine G20 Presidency

Priorities designed to reinforce the G20’s objective of strong, sustainable and balanced growth
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G20 aims to cooperate to reduce excess capacity of steel   EU, Japan and US met in Brussels to discuss overcapacity, steel   ASEAN – Australia Special Summit joint statement: The Sydney Declaration

G20 aims to cooperate to reduce excess capacity of steel

Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity will meet again in June and September 2018
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EU, Japan and US met in Brussels to discuss overcapacity, steel

Meeting in continuation of cooperation launched on sidelines of WTO Ministerial in 2017
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ASEAN – Australia Special Summit joint statement: The Sydney Declaration

This Summit reaffirms vital stake in a dynamic region undergoing major changes
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ASEAN, United States reaffirm commitment to strengthen partnership   IMF Executive Board discusses measuring the Digital Economy   UNCTAD: Digital economy data gap risks widening inequalities

ASEAN, United States reaffirm commitment to strengthen partnership

Senior officials met in Selangor, Malaysia for the 31st ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue
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IMF Executive Board discusses measuring the Digital Economy

Paper recommends steps to overcome the measurement challenges posed by digitalization
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UNCTAD: Digital economy data gap risks widening inequalities

Lack of data in digital economy prevents developing countries from preparing for new economic era
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UPCOMING EVENTS

April 16

USCC: Transatlantic Business Works Summit - Washington D.C., USA

April 16-19

APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) 2 - Tokyo, Japan

April 16-20

UNCTAD E-commerce Week - Geneva, Switzerland

April 17

Green Growth: Green Business Summit 2018 - Abu Dhabi, UAE

April 17-18

G20: 1st Meeting of the Climate Sustainability Working Group - Buenos Aires, Argentina

April 20

G20: 2nd Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors - Washington D.C., USA

April 20-22

Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group - Washington D.C., USA

April 23-27

Hannover Messe - Hannover, Germany

April 24

Digital Economic Forum - Zurich, Switzerland

April 27

9th Global Forum on Urban Resilience & Adaptation - Bonn, Germany

April 30-May 10

UNFCCC: Bonn Climate Change Conference - Bonn, Germany

May 01-02

USCC: 9th China Business Conference - Washington D.C., USA

May 07-08

G20: 1st Meeting of the Trade and Investment Working Group - Buenos Aires, Argentina

May 08-10

USCC: Fourth Annual Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit - Washington D.C., USA