October 26, 2018
Citibank recently collaborated with The Atlantic on an article/podcast that describes the importance of trade in services to the economy at home and globally. The integration of physical and digital technologies are revolutionizing industrial products, which can be seen in the hybrid nature of manufactured goods, which are often bundled with services. The article can be found on The Atlantic’s website. The podcast can be found here at this link.
October 23, 2018
CSI President Christine Bliss spoke as the special guest on the Trade Guys podcast episode, "Services, you can't trade without 'em," at the Center for International and Strategic Studies (CSIS). She and CSI trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch took a deep dive into how a strong services sector not only sets the foundation for trade in goods, but actually adds value to nearly every part of the U.S. economy. The podcast was hosted by H. Andrew Schwartz, and produced by Yumi Araki, Jack Caporal, and Frances Burkham at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. The podcast is posted on the CSIS Trade Guys website
September 14, 2018
Citibank supports the fair and free flow of trade of goods and services worldwide and dialogue that furthers those ends for the benefit of people and society at large. Read "Why Trade is Evolving, Not Going Away," by Francisco Aristeguieta, CEO of Asia Pacific at Citi. This article originally appeared as part of the 2018 Milken Institute Asia Summit. Continue reading
August 8, 2018
Politico Morning Trade reported on key services priorities that CSI is pushing on behalf of its members. CSI President Christine Bliss told the publication, "As the negotiations intensify and potentially move toward closure, we want to ensure that the remaining open issues in these areas are resolved in a positive, commercially meaningful way that builds on and does not undermine existing NAFTA framework, rules and market access in services, investment and procurement." Bliss’s push coincides with Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo’s return to Washington for additional NAFTA talks. CSI is working to ensure negotiators keep an eye on rules regarding cross-border services, financial services, telecommunications, investment, digital trade and customs modernization. Continue reading
June 21, 2018
According to the June 2018 report "Platform-Enabled Small Business Formation as a Counterweight Against Forces of Economic Concentration" from the eBay Public Policy Lab, online marketplaces like eBay Marketplace give small businesses and entrepreneurs access to national and global consumer markets outside of their local economies
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