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
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
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
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
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...
The services sector is a bedrock of the U.S. economy. Services account for about 75% of U.S. private sector jobs, $730.6 billion in U.S. exports, and nearly 80 percent of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). Services, including digitally enabled services, are a part of an enable, every single sector of the U.S. economy. Moreover, ICT services drive U.S. productivity overall. Services allow all businesses to be more productive, reach more customers in more foreign markets, and ultimately, support a better livelihood through higher wages and greater opportunities.
CSI is the leading business organization dedicated to the development of U.S. domestic and international policies that enhance the global competitiveness of the U.S. service sector through bilateral, regional, multilateral, and other trade and investment initiatives. CSI is the leading business organization dedicated to the development of U.S. domestic and international policies that enhance the global competitiveness of the U.S. service sector through bilateral, regional, multilateral, and other trade and investment initiatives.
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