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A Publications page, with links to GBD print and online publications.

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.


The next event at the Global Business Dialogue will be:

November 16, 2017


With Some Reflections on ASEAN & RCEP

An Invitation to a Discussion

This program will focus on TPP and RCEP in the wake of the critical meetings scheduled to take place in Asia from November 6 through 13.   Click the title link above for the current announcement of this session, including registration options.


OUR LAST EVENT: Members’ Lunch 

On September 8, 2017, a GBD Members Lunch with Mark Kent, then the Head of the Trade and Agriculture Section of the British Embassy in Washington.   This was a farewell luncheon as Mr. Kent was finishing up his tour in Washington.  He was accompanied by his successor, Sarah Clegg.

From the TTALK Quotes,


“A sky-top view of this peninsula shows a nation of dazzling light in the South and a mass of impenetrable darkness in the North.”

President Donald Trump
In a speech to the National Assembly of the Rep. of Korea
November 7, 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