WELCOME

Welcome to the Global Business Dialogue,  GBD, a membership association for those who care about trade policy–companies, trade associations, embassies, law firms and others.    GBD’s principal tasks are to highlight important perspectives on international trade and investment,  to foster understanding of the rules and realities that govern global commerce today, and to bring to the fore the issues and decisions that will shape it in the years ahead.

OUR NEXT EVENT 

The next GBD event will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, and will focus on

DISPUTED COURT
A Look at the Challenges To
(and From)
The WTO Dispute Settlement System 

The title link will take you to the announcement for this event, including speakers and registration options.

OUR LAST EVENT WAS

TPP AFTER APEC:
With Some Reflections on ASEAN & RCEP

This event, held at the National Press Club on November 17, 2017, focused primarily on the progress toward a TPP 11 agreement, reported from meetings of the participating countries, all of whom were present at the November 2017 APEC Leaders’ meeting in Da Nang, Vietnam.  The event also included references to the state of play in the RCEP negotiations.

From the TTALK Quotes 

TPP AND THE AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY

“Australia’s had 26 years of uninterrupted economic growth, and that, by and large, has been driven by the rise in Asia.”

David Brightling
Counsellor for Trade, Embassy of Australia, Washington
November 16, 2017

This is the start of a recent entry in GBD’s series of quotes, comments, and observations known as the TTALK Quotes.  Click  here for the full entry. 

Note to Visitors

This is but the start of a reconstruction and enhancement of the Global Business Dialogue website, www.gbdinc.org.  In a sense, it is premature to put it on line now.  We are doing it because we want everyone who is interested to have access to the three things this page contains: i)  a statement of what GBD is, ii) information on the next GBD event, and iii) the start of the most recent TTALK Quote.

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A Trade Policy Association