July 22, 2016

Happy Friday! Small-and-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the U.S. economy, creating jobs and contributing to the majority of U.S. exports. To celebrate SMEs in services, CSI is excited to share an infographic highlighting one great SME, GolfEtail.


July 20, 2016

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On July 18th the United States and the European Union exchanged letters explaining the enhancement of the Financial Markets Regulatory Dialogue (FMRD). The FMRD title was formally changed to the Joint EU-U.S. Financial Regulatory Forum, with the operational objective to: "improve transparency, reduce uncertainty, identify potential cross-border implementation issues, work towards avoiding regulatory arbitrage and towards compatibility, as appropriate, of each others' standards, and when relevant, promote domestic implementation consistent with international standards."


July 12, 2016

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Today the Coalition of Services Industries (CSI) announced its support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as an important step toward defining the new rules for international trade in services in the 21st century. 


July 11, 2016

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This morning the Global Services Coalition released the GSC Joint Statement calling on TiSA negotiators to intensify efforts towards a high ambition agreement.


June 23, 2016

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This past week Christine was invited to speak at the U.S.-Taiwan Business Forum. It was a great chance to talk about services.


June 3, 2016

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Two big things today: CSI is still looking for an intern to join us in the office for 4-6 weeks this summer. We would like someone as soon as possible. This is an unpaid internship but there is a lot of great exposure to the services industry for someone just starting out!

Also, be sure to check out CSI's latest blog post about barriers to services trade!


June 2, 2016

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The ITC recently released a great report on SMEs integrating into global market via e-commerce. Not only is there is a lot of information on SMEs and their growth, but the growth and importance of e-commerce globally. If you're looking for some great data on SMEs and e-commerce, look no further!

CSI President Christine Bliss just came back from CIFTIS 2016 in Beijing, China. Check out her presentations about the importance of digital trade: Services and Digital Trade: Essential Fuel for Economic Growth and APEC and Digital Trade.


June 1, 2016

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Today two letters were sent to Chairman Xiang Junbo at the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC). The first letter was sent from a broad array of associations that highlighted major concerns with CIRC's recent notification of new tech regulations, which do not adequately address industry concerns or provide proper time for industry to provide comments on such regulations. You can read the Chinese version here.

The second letter was sent from the Global Services Coalition, and highlighted similar concerns to those mentioned above.


May 17, 2016

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CSI is excited to welcome Laura Lane, UPS President of Global Public Affairs, as Chairman of CSI's Board of Directors! You can view the press release here.


May 11, 2016

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CSI is looking for summer interns! For more information about the internship, please visit the Internship webpage.

Please send applications by COB May 18th.


April 25, 2016

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Today CSI President, Christine Bliss, gave a presentation on the importance of services and services trade. CSI partnered with Georgetown's McDonough School of Business to bring a "Services 101" event through the series "Georgetown on the Hill."


April 14, 2016

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The Global Services Coalition released a statement today reiterating the importance of a high ambitious TiSA agreement as negotiations occur this week in Geneva. You can view the statement here on the website.


April 12, 2016

Why Services Trade is So Important to the U.S. Economy: An Overview

The services sector is the vital core of the U.S. economy, accounting for roughly 70 percent of U.S. GDP and 8 out of every 10 U.S. jobs. Yet services account for only 30 percent of U.S. trade. Join our panel of experts for a lunch-and-learn discussion of trade in services, to understand why trade is so important to secure the untapped potential of services to produce economic growth through exports, investment, and digital trade.

When:    April 25th, 2015
              12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Where: Rayburn House Office Building B-138
             Washington D.C. 20515

A box lunch will be provided.

You can register here!



April 4, 2016

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Hogan Lovells Law Firm has posted an analysis of the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield. You can read more by looking at their full report.

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