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Welcome to the Global Business Dialogue, an association for the Global Business Community and people who care about trade and trade policy. Its principal task is to highlight perspectives on global trade and investment and on the issues and decisions that will shape commerce and the world's business environment in the years ahead.

LAST EVENTS:

 GBD's next public event will focus on:

TRADE FACILITATION IN AMERICA:
The Shifting Dynamics of Supply Chains, Ports, and Labor Disputes
at
The National Press Club
January 22, 2015 from 9 to 10:30 a.m..

 

A DOUBLE OPPORTUNITY:
The WTO Environmental Goods Agreement

On Thursday, Nov. 20 - This GBD-NAM colloquium will focus on the Environmental Goods Agreement currently being negotiated in Geneva, with speakers from participating governments and affected companies.  This will be at the National Press Club on November 20, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Click either of the links above for registration information and other details.

RECENT POSTINGS

The GBD colloquium "TRADE FACILITATION IN AMERICA: The Shifting Dynamics of Supply Chains, Ports, and Labor Disputes" is captured in the MP3 recordings below.  The event was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Thursday, January 22, 2015. 

RECORDINGS:

Remarks of Kurt Nagel, American Association of Port Authorities, with topic introduction, at the GBD colloquium "Trade Facilitation in America."

Remarks of Jonathan Gold, National Retail Federation, at the GBD colloquium, "Trade Facilitation in America."

Remarks of Robyn Boerstling, National Association of Manufacturers, at the GBD colloquium, "Trade Facilitation in America."

Remarks of Thomas F. Jensen, UPS, at the GBD colloquium "Trade Facilitation in America."  And

Remarks of Peter Friedmann, Agriculture Transportation Coalition, at the GBD colloquium "Trade Facilitation in America."

The Q&A Session from the GBD colloquium "Trade Facilitation in America."

From the GBD colloquium of November 20, 2014, on

THE ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS AGREEMENT
Being Negotiated in the WTO

Last Event Audio from: A Double Opportunity: The WTO Environmental Goods Agreement. Hosted by GBD and the National Association of Manufacturers, this colloquium was held at the National Press Club in Washington on November 20, 2014. The speakers were:

                 R. K. "Judge" Morris, GBD
                Jennifer Prescott, USTR
                Simon Newnham, Australian Embassy
                Linda Dempsey, NAM
                Orit Frenkel, GE, and
                Debra Waggoner, Corning.

GBD Events, 2013-2014 – A listing of GBD events, both public and members-only, from January 2013 through September 2014.

August 5, 2014 - The New World of Trade Negotiations -- The View from Africa - a presentation by Richard O. Cunningham, Senior Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, given at Africa, The WTO, and the Future of Multilateral Trade Negotiations. This event was organized by the Cordell Hull Institute, co-sponsored by the Global Business Dialogue, and held at the law offices of Steptoe & Johnson LLP on August 5, 2014. 

August 5, 2014 - African Responses to the WTO Stalemate and Mega-Regionals - a presentation by Millard Arnold, Special Representative, Bowman Gilfillan Inc., law offices, Johannesburg, South Africa, given at Africa, The WTO, and the Future of Multilateral Trade Negotiations. The event was organized by the Cordell Hull Institute, co-sponsored by the Global Business Dialogue, and held at the law offices of Steptoe & Johnson LLP on August 5, 2014.

 TPP DEBATE ON JULY 16

This is an MP3 recording of the debate on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement which was hosted by the Global Business Dialogue and held at the National Press Club on July 16, 2014. The title of the event was TPP: Too Risky To Pass Or Too Risky To Pass Up? The debaters were Derek Scissors, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch.

The recording opens with introductory remarks from R .K. "Judge" Morris of the Global Business Dialogue and then moves to presentations and responses from Mr. Scissors and Ms. Wallach.

POSTING FROM A RECENT EVENT: CHAIRMAN CAMP AT GBD ON JUNE 19

This is a video recording from the GBD event on June 19 with the Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, the Hon. Dave Camp (R-MI).  The title of Chairman Camp's speech was The  Trade Agenda Start with TPA: The Only Road To Getting The Best Trade Deals for America.

Last updated: November 15,  2014


      THE CURRENT TTALK QUOTE

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THE GOVERNOR SAYS "NO" TO A BUY AMERICA BILL

"Building walls around our State, or our Nation, will not improve the lives of our citizens."

Governor Chris Christie
February 5, 2015


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