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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April 16, 2018
CSI, jointly with the Farmers for Free Trade (FFT), sent a letter to USTR Ambassador Lighthizer outlining our shared support of continuing the NAFTA negotiations and prioritizing services and agriculture in the overall Administration’s trade agenda. Continue reading
February 21, 2018
Negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have entered a critical stage where modernization of the agreement may come to a standstill and U.S. withdrawal looms. Continue reading...
October 3, 2017
Earlier today, CSI President Christine Bliss was quoted in the Asia Pacific Services Coalition (APSC) statement on APEC action: "We encourage continued progress to develop principles on domestic regulation as an important ongoing part of APEC’s work on services." Read the statement in full here.