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GBD DOCUMENT LIBRARY

With one exception, each of the links below is a link to a particular item statements, articles, MP3 recordings,  PowerPoint presentations, and the like.  The exception is the first entry, which is a link to a group of documents, specifically recent TTALK Quotes and other broadcast emails from GBD.  Finally, those items whose alphanumeric identifier begins with "E," are ephemeral documents in that they will only be available on this site for a relatively short period.

Recent TTALK Quotes and other Emails

Documents Posted in 2016

E-1602 - Participants from the GBD colloquium Breakfast of Champions II with William Reinsch and Peter Allgeier, which was held in Washington, DC, on February 24, 2016.

E-1601 - Audio recording from the GBD colloquium Breakfast of Champions II with William Reinsch and Peter Allgeier, which was held in Washington, DC, on February 24, 2016.

Documents Posted in 2015

Document No. 219 - A Letter to Congress on Trade Promotion Authority, dated March 4, 2015, and signed by the National Pork Producers Council and 39 state affiliates.

Document No. 218, a letter from Nancy McLernon, president and CEO of the Organization for International Investment, to Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey.  Dated January 12, 2015, the letter urged Governor Christie to veto legislation then before him to expand New Jersey's Buy American requirements. 

Documents Posted in 2014

Document No. 217 -- Audio file 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.   

Document No. 216 - A 2009 Reaction to the Stimulus bill and its Buy American provisions.  This is the TTALK Quote from July 21, 2009.

Document No. 215 - Events 2013-2014.   A listing of GBD's events -- both public and members-only -- from January 2013 through September 2014.

Document No. 214 - Congressional Letter on TPP, July 30, 2014.  This letter, addressed to President Obama and signed by 140 members of Congress, expresses concern about the negotiating postures of Japan and Canada in the negotiations for an agreement on a Trans-Pacific Partnership. 

Document No. 213 - 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.

 Document No. 212 - 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.

Document No. 211 - TPP Debate on July 16.  This is an MP3 recording of the debate on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement 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.

Document No. 210 - The State and Its Enterprises: Competition from State-Owned Enterprises And the Role of International Trade Agreements, a paper by Alan Wm. Wolff, submitted to the OECD for its 2nd OCED Workshop on Trade and Investment by State-Owned and State-Controlled Enterprises, held in Paris on June 19, 2014.

Document No. 209  - Dairy Trade in Asia Pacific: Opportunities for the US and New Zealand.  The slides, prepared by Fiona Hutchinson of Fonterra, were presented a the GBD-Chamber of Commerce event, The TPP Milkshake, held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on June 5, 2014.

Document No. 208 - Speaker Biographies from the GBD-U.S. Chamber of Commerce colloquium The TTP Milk Shake: Perspectives on Dairy and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Document No. 207 - Russia Through the Fracking Glass, a commentary on Russia, energy, and the Ukraine crisis by Joanne Thornton, March 28, 2014

Document No. 206 - The papers distributed by GBD at the January 29 colloquium in Washington, DC, TPA and the Observer Effect, a compendium in PDF format.

Document No. 205 - Audio file with the remarks of Dan Ikenson (Cato Instituted) at the GBD colloquium TPA and the Observer Effect, held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on January 29, 2014.

Document No. 204 - Audio file with the remarks of Phil O'Reilly (BusinessNZ) at the GBD colloquium TPA and the Observer Effect, held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on January 29, 2014.

Document No. 203 - Audio file with the remarks of Kathryn Hauser (Policy Connections International) at the GBD colloquium TPA and the Observer Effect, held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on January 29, 2014.

Document No. 202 - Audio file with remarks of Tim Keeler (Mayer Brown) at the GBD colloquium TPA and the Observer Effect, held at the National Press Club on January 29, 2014.

Document No. 201 - Speech (written) by Alan Wm. Wolff (McKenna Long and Aldridge) for the GBD colloquium TPA and the Observer Effect, held at the National Press Club on January 29, 2014.

Document No. 200 - Spoken presentation of Alan Wm. Wolff at the GBD colloquium TPA and the Observer Effect, held at the National Press Club on January 29, 2014.



                        Documents Posted in 2013

Document No. 199 - After Bali: An Assessment of the WTO's 2013 Ministerial and the Bali Package, remarks of John Murphy at the GBD colloquium on this topic on December 17, 2013.

Document No. 198 - Bringing Bali Home, speaking notes from the presentation by John Magnus at the GBD colloquium of the same title, held in Bali, Indonesia on December 4, 2013.   The event was one of several NGO programs in conjunction with the 9th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (MC9).  Mr. Magnus participated in MC9 on behalf of TradeWins LLC and the ABA Section on International Law.

Document No 197 - The Dragon Goes Shopping, 2013 - A series for slides on China's trade -- and particularly China's imports -- prepared by Christian Beck of Global Trade Information Services, Inc. and presented at the GBD event of the same name, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on October 24, 2013.

Document No. 196 - A Letter from Canadian Business Leaders to Canadian Ministers, dated October 7, 2013, and dealing with procurement policies as they relate to infrastructure projects in Canada.

Document No. 195 - Papers Distributed at the GBD colloquium "Bridge Building in Bali," at in Washington, DC, on September 26, 2013.

Document No. 194 - A letter from Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, to Acting U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis, dated March 21, 2013, and referring to  USTR's commitment to the Senator to work toward renewing the Trade Promotion Authority. 

Document No. 193 - Tables showing Trade in Natural Gas Between Selected Countries.  These tables were prepared by the Global Trade Information Services, Inc. for distribution at the GBD colloquium Trade in Natural Gas: The Resource, The Law, and The Choices.  The event was held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on March 7, 2013. 

Document No. 193 - Text of the Summary of Remarks by Alan Dunn of Stewart and Stewart at the GBD colloquium Trade in Natural Gas: The Resource, The Law, and The Choices.  The event was held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on March 7, 2013.

Document No. 192 - Text of Lisa Schroeter's Remarks, as prepared for deliver, at the GBD colloquium Trade in Natural Gas: The Resource, The Law, and the Choices.  The event was held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on March 7, 2013.

Document No. 191 - An mp3 recording of the Q&A portion of the GBD colloquium Trade in Natural Gas: The Resource, The Law, and the Choices.  The event was held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on March 7, 2013.

Document No. 190 - An mp3 recording of the Opening Remarks of Lisa Schroeter at the GBD colloquium Trade in Natural Gas: The Resource, The Law, and the Choices.  Ms. Schroeter, who is with Dow Chemical Company, focused the question of how the Department of Energy should deal with the issue of "national interest" when deciding on an application to export natural gas. The event was held at the National Press Club in Washington on March 7, 2013. 

Document No. 189 An mp3 recording of the Opening Remarks of Alan Dunn at the GBD colloquium Trade in Natural Gas: The Resource, the Law and the Choices.  Mr. Dunn,  who is with the law firm of Stewart and Stewart, spoke to the legal issues associated with trade in natural gas and other natural resources. The event was held at the National Press Club in Washington on March 7, 2013.

Document No. 188 -  An mp3 recording of the Opening Remarks of Robin West at the GBD colloquium Trade in Natural Gas: The Resource, The Law and The Choices.  The event was  held at the National Press Club on March 7, 2013

Document No. 187 - LNG in North America.  This slide presentation by J. Robinson West of PFC Energy was presented by him at the GBD colloquium of March 7, 2013, on Trade in Natural Gas: The Resource, The Law, and The Choices.

Document No. 186 - Two Views of U.S. Auto Trade - Total Trade and Exports of Selected Vehicles.  This chart was prepared by the Global Trade Information Service to accompany the TTALK Quote of March 1, 2013.

                         Documents Posted in 2012

Document No. 185 - TPA: Remarks of John Magnus. This mpe3 recording has the opening, introductory comments by John Magnus at the the GBD colloquium TPA, Time for Something New, A Review of Trade Promotion Authority and Consideration of the Question, What Next?  Mr. Magnus, president of TradeWins, served as the moderator for the private sector panel at this event, which was held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on December 18, 2012 

Document No. 184 - TPA: Remarks of David Thomas.   This mp3 recording is the presentation given by David Thomas, a vice President for the Business Roundtable,  at the GBD colloquium TPA, Time for Something New, A Review of Trade Promotion Authority and Consideration of the Question, What Next? This event was held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on December 18, 2012.

Document No. 183 - TPA- A Q & A session.  This mp3 recording is the Q&A session from  the GBD colloquium TPA, Time for Something New, A Review of Trade Promotion Authority and Consideration of the Question, What Next? This event was held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on December 18, 2012.

Document No. 182 - TPA: Remarks of Grant Aldonas.  This mp3 recording is the presentation given by Grant Aldonas at the GBD colloquium TPA, Time for Something New, A Review of Trade Promotion Authority and Consideration of the Question, What Next? T Mr. Aldonas is the Principal Manager Director of Split Rock International.  This event was held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on December 18, 2012.

Document No. 181 - TPA: Opening remarks by Hal Shapiro.  This mp3 recording is the presentation of the first speaker on the private sector panel at the GBD colloquium TPA, Time for Something New, A Review of Trade Promotion Authority and Consideration of the Question, What Next? This event was held at the National Press Club in Washington on December 18, 2012.

Document No. 180 - TPA: Introductory remarks by John Magnus.  This mp3 recording is from the start of the private sector panel at the GBD colloquium TPA, Time or Something New, A Review of Trade Promotion Authority and Consideration of the Question, What Next? This event was held at the National Press Club in Washington on December 18, 2012.

Document No. 179 - Trade Developments in Asia Pacific, A Keynote Lunch Address by The Rt. Hon. Mike Moore, New Zealand Ambassador to the United States, at the GBD colloquium Fresh Start: A Post-Election Review of Global Trade.

Document No. 178Trade and Investment Regime - Japan's Perspective.  This series of PowerPoint slides was presented by Toshikazu Okuya of METI, Japan, at the November 16, 2012 GBD colloquium Fresh Start: A Post-Election Review of Global Trade

Document No. 177 - The Case of Agricultural Commodities in Times of Food Insecurity.  These are the slides and accompanying notes presented by Ellen Terpstra at the GBD colloquium Resource Schizophrenia: Deciding a Trade Policy for Natural Resources, held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on October 16, 2012. Ms. Terpstra is the President and CEO of the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council.

Document No. 176 - America the Energy Exporter, The Case Against Export Restraints, a paper by John G. Murphy, Vice President International, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Murphy presented this paper at the GBD Colloquium "Resource Schizophrenia: Deciding a Trade Policy for Natural Resources," which was held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on October 16, 2012.

Document No. 175 - Letter from 58 Members of Congress to Administration Officials on Coal Exports, June 21, 2012

Document No. 174 - CII's Policy Watch for July 2012.  This publication from the Confederation of Indian Industry focuses on foreign direct investment in India and particularly on the issue of FDI in the multi-brand retail sector.

Document 173 - The Global Positions Notebook for October 20, 2005, including the report on Peter Ehrenhaft's post-Katrina presentation on force majeure.

Document 172 - Notification from the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the WTO, dated 16 December 2011, and information the Secretariat of Russia's intention to invoke Article XIII of the Marrakesh Agreement (non-application) vis-à-vis the United States, when Russia becomes a WTO member.

Document 171 - Remarks (as prepared for deliver) by John Murphy, vice president for the international affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, for the GBD colloquium: A World of Maple Leaves: Canadian Trade Policy, The View from North American Business."   The event was held at the National Press Club in Washington on July 26, 2012.

Document 170 - Audio file with Part III (Q & A) of the GBD colloquium A World of Maple Leaves, Canadian Trade Policy, The View from North American Business.  This event was held at the National Press Club in Washington on July 26, 2012

Document 169 - Audio file with Part II (Remarks of John Murphy) of the GBD colloquium A World of Maple Leaves, Canadian Trade Policy, The View from North American Business.  This event was held at the National Press Club in Washington on July 26, 2012.

Document 168 -  Audio file with Part I (Introduction and Remarks by Jayson Myers) of the GBD colloquium A World of Maple Leaves: Canadian Trade Policy, The View from North American Business.  This event was held at the National Press Club on July 26, 2012.

Document 167 - Trade Facilitation article from Robert Zoellick and five other development bank presidents, June 27, 2012.

Document 166 - Audio recording of the June 26, 2012, colloquium Manufacturing and Services A Breakfast of Champions with Frank Vargo of NAM and Bob Vastine of the Coalition of Service Industries.

Document 165 - A President's Export Council letter to President Obama in support of U.S.-EU Trade Negotiations, dated June 6, 2012.

Document 164 - The TPP Negotiations: Is the U.S. Poised to Fail? by Greg Rushford.  Among other things, this article from The Rushford Report of June 14, 2012, speculates on whether any or all of the TPP applicant countries -- Canada, Japan, Mexico -- will be invited to join the TTP during the  G20 meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico on June 18 and 19.  

Document 163 Medical Device Tax, Excerpts from the Congressional Record of May 23, 2012, with arguments urging the repeal of this tax.

Document 162 - From February 2004, Praise and Disappointment.  This statement from the Emergency Committee for American Trade expresses both praise for the then just concluded U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement and disappointment at the failure of the negotiators to include certain key elements.  One of these "missing" provisions was an investor-state dispute resolution provision.

Document 161 - From January 2004, For Investor-State.  This is a letter from 31 U.S. companies and business associations to the then USTR Robert Zoellick urging the inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement in the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement.

Document 162 - 101 Lawyers Oppose ISD in TPP.   The signers of this open letter to TPP negotiators is largely from New Zealand lawyers but includes well-known signers from the U.S. and other countries as well.

Document 161 - GBD Membership Levels and Prices as of July 2009.

Document 160  - The Ties That Bind  - Audio.  This is the audio recording of the GBD-Chamber of Commerce colloquium on investment, held on May 15, 2012.

Document 159 - A Letter to President Obama from 15 U.S. Senators, dated May 1, 2012, and urging the Obama Administration to regard the yarn forward rule as a carrot in the TPP negotiations vis-à-vis Vietnam, rather than as a non-negotiable position.  

Document 158 - SOEs - New Entities, New Realities.  This is the audio recording from the Global Business Dialogue colloquium on this topic that was held at the National Press Club in Washington on April 25, 2012.

Document 157 - Establishing Rules of the Road, Commercial SOEs and Private Actors.   This is a PDF version of a PowerPoint presentation on this topic.  The authors were  authored Sean Heather of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Alan Wm. Wolff from Dewey & LeBoeuf.  The paper was originally presented at at TPP event in Melbourne, Australia on March 4, 2012.

Document . 156 - Event Papers: The Agenda and Related Papers for the GBD colloquium, SOEs -- New Entities, New Realities.  This compendium was distributed to those who attended this event.

Document No. 155 - A Presentation on SOE and the Trading System by Alan Wm Wolff, given at the GBD colloquium on SOEs - New Entities, New Realities on April 25, 2012.

Document No. 154 - 326 Companies urge Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States.  This is a letter, dated March 28, 2012, addressed to the leadership of the House and Senate and signed by 326 companies and associations.

Document No. 153 - Rare Earths, the Current Supply Chain, a PowerPoint presentation by Jeffrey A. Green of J.A. Green and Company, given at GBD on March 29, 2012.

Document No. 152 - China, Rare Earths and the WTO - A PowerPoint Presentation by Terence Stewart, given at GBD on March 29, 2012.

Document No. 151 -- A Roll Call Ad on Ag. and Transatlantic Trade by the National Pork Producers Council, published on March 21, 2012.

Document No. 150 -- Open Letter on Transatlantic Trade, issued by 40 U.S. agricultural groups on March 21, 2012, and expressing the concern that a U.S.-EU FTA negotiation not treated as "a single undertaking" would leave agriculture behind.

Document No. 149 -- Good News and Bad News on KORUS, notes for remarks by Christopher Nelson, prepared by him in connection with this presentation at the GBD colloquium on the implementation of the free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea, which was held at the National Press Club on February 29, 2012.

Document No. 148 - South Korean Opposition Parties on KORUS.  This is a letter from the DUP and the UPP to President Obama, dated February 8, 2012, and urging revision of 10 points in the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement.

Document No. 147 - AFL-CIO Letter  of February 1, 2012, from Richard L. Trumka to President Obama on the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement. 

Document No. 146 - TPP: Views of Peter D. Ehrenhaft submitted to USTR on January 13, 2012, in response to USTR's request for comments in response to the requests made by Canada, Japan, and Mexico to join the TPP negotiations.   Mr. Ehrenhaft is concerned in these comments primarily with TPP's potential for liberalizing trade in legal services.

Document No. 145 - TPP: Views of the Canadian Government on Canada and TPP, presented to USTR in January 2012.

Document No. 144 - TPP: Caterpillar Submission to USTR of January 11, 2012.  Filed in response to a USTR request for comments on including Canada, Japan, and Mexico in the TPP negotiations, this submission argues for welcoming all three as TPP negotiating partners and in addition discusses certain issues in the negotiation.

                        
Documents Posted in 2011

Document No. 143 - The Chinese Pork Dilemma.  These are the slides presented by David C. Nelson, global strategist with Rabobank, at the September 14 GBD colloquium on Trade and the Chinese Diet.

Document No. 142 - Trade and China's Food Needs.  These are the slides Dr. Dermot Hayes, an agricultural economist, presented at the September 14 GBD Colloquium on Trade and the Chinese Diet.

Document No. 141 - Trade in Pork: U.S. Exports, China's Imports. These graphs show the trade in pork and pork products between the U.S. and China for the first seven months of 2011.

Document No. 140 - Trade and the Chinese Diet: A Look at Land, Inflation, and Pork. This is an MP3 recording of the GBD colloquium on this topic, held in Washington, DC, on September 14, 2011.   The presenters were:

Darci Vetter, Deputy Under Secretary of Agriculture,

Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University, and

David C. Nelson, Rabobank.

Nick Giordano of the National Pork Producers Council serviced as moderator.

Temporary Document No. 1 - List of SOE officials scheduled to participate in GBD's Investment Seminar on September 22, 2011.

Document No. 139 - The Future Shape of the World Trading System, a paper by Alan Wm. Wolff of Dewey & LeBoeuf for a conference of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association, July 18, 2011.

Document No. 138  - Catching the December Wave, Part IV, with Jake Colvin of the National Foreign Trade Council.  This MP3 recording contains the fourth and final segment of the GBD colloquium Catching the December Wave: Issues for the WTO's 2011 Ministerial, which was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on July 14, 2011.  Other segments can be found at Documents 135, 136, and 137.  

Document No. 137 - Catching the December Wave, Part III, with Hiddo Houben of the EU.  This MP3 recording contains the third segment of the GBD colloquium Catching the December Wave: Issues for the WTO's 2011 Ministerial, which was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on July 14, 2011.  Other segments can be found at Documents 135, 136, and 138.   

Document No. 136 - Catching the December Wave, Part II, with Cathy Raper of the Australian Embassy.  This MP3 recording contains the second segment of the GBD colloquium Catching the December Wave: Issues for the WTO's 2011 Ministerial, which was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on July 14, 2011.  Other segments can be found at Documents 135, 137, and 138.   

Document No. 135 - Catching the December Wave, Part I, with William Lane of Caterpillar.  This MP3 recording includes the first segment of the GBD Colloquium, Catching the December Wave: Issues for the WTO's 2011 Ministerial, which was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on July 14, 2011.   This segment includes introductory remarks by GBD President R. K. Morris, the audio of a trade education video  prepared by the U.S. U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, and remarks by William Lane of Caterpillar.

Document No. 134 - Remarks of the Australian Embassy's Minister-Counselor for Trade, Cathy Raper, at the GBD colloquium on July 14, 2011, "Catching the December Wave: Issues for the WTO's 2011 Ministerial."

Document  No. 133 - A Letter on the Doha Round from Caterpillar CEO Douglas R. Oberhelman.  Dated, June 28, 2011, this letter was sent separately to the trade ministers of the United States, Brazil, China, India, and the European Union.  In it, Mr. Oberhelman sets out the very strong case for positive action on the Doha Round agenda. 

Document No. 132 - Statement from Sen. Orrin Hartch (R-Utah) on the Administration's apparent unwillingness to clarify whether there are or are not pre-conditions for requesting a vote on the FTA with Colombia separate from those laid out in the Action Plan on labor issues.   Offered in the Senate on May 12, 2011.

Document No. 131 -  Statement on the Doha Round and the WTO by eight U.S. Business Organization, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce -- Issued on May 2, 2011

Document No. 130
- The SEC's Proposed Rule on Conflict Minerals of December 15, 2010.

Document No. 129  ̶  A letter from Nancy Z. Boswell, the president and CEO, of the U.S. chapter of Transparency International to the United States Trade Representative.  Issued on August 10, 2010, the letter urges the United States to put forward certain positions in the context of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) negotiations.

Document No 128
- A letter from Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich), dated March 7, 2011, and sent to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk in response to his letter on the free trade agreement with South Korea of the same date (see below).

Document No. 127 -
Ambassador Ron Kirk's letter of March 7, 2011, to Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (Republican of Michigan), advising him that USTR has completed its initial work on the implementing legislation for the U.S. free trade agreement with South Korea and the associated Statement of Administrative Action.

Document No. 126 - An audio recording of Laura Lane's remarks at the GBD colloquium on February 24, 2011, Rational Tenacity, which focused on the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement.  Ms. Lane is Senior Vice President for International Government Affairs at Citi in Washington. 

Document No. 125 - An audio recording of the remarks of Nick Giordano at the GBD colloquium of February 24, 2011, Rational Tenacity, on the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement.  Mr. Giordano is Vice President and International Trade Counsel  for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

Document No. 124 - An audio recording of Stephen Donehoo's remarks at the  GBD colloquium of February 24, 2011, Rational Tenacity, on the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement. Mr. Donehoo, a former military intelligence officer who specializes in Latin American affairs is a Managing Director of McLarty Associates.

Document No. 1023
- Time to Exchange Andean Preferences for Reciprocal Free Trade Agreements,
a CSIS Commentary by Meredith Broadbent and Stephen Johnson.

Document No. 1022
- Losing Jobs and Alienating Friends: The Consequences of Falling Behind on Free Trade Agreements,
A Report to the Members of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, February 8, 2011.

Document No. 1021
- Neighborliness, an article by Birgit Matthiesen from the Spring edition of CME 2020 Magazine, a publication of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters.

Document No. 1020 -
A letter from 50 Food and Agriculture Organizations to President Obama, dated February 14, 2011, and urging early action on the pending free trade agreements with Colombia and Panama.

Document No. 1019 -
"Bilateral Agreements: Congressional Impetus to Implementing Pending FTAs," by John Magnus of TradeWins LLC, published by BNA International Trade Reporter of February 3, 2011.

Document No. 1018 - "Epic Floods Batter Colombia," a fact sheet on the floods in Colombia of 2010 and 2011, prepared by the Embassy of Colombia, January 2011.

Documents from 2010

Document No. 1017
"Europe's Preferential Trade Agreements: Status, Content, and Implications" is report − dated March 22, 2010 − by Raymond J. Ahearn, Specialist in International Trade and Finance at the Congressional Research Service, part of the Library of Congress.

Document No. 1016
— PowerPoint presentation by Theodore H. Moran, Is China "Locking Up" the World's Natural Resources?, and given at the GBD colloquium The Treasure Hunt: Part II of the GBD series on Raw Materials and Trade, on July 27, 2010.

Document No. 1015
PowerPoint presentation by Donald Brasher of Global Trade Information Services, shown in conjunction with his presentation at the GBD colloquium on July 27, 2010, The Treasure Hunt: Part II of the GBD series on Raw Materials and Trade.

Document No. 1014
Remarks of Charles Blum at the GBD colloquium The Stuff of Competitiveness.  Mr. Blum is president of the IAS Group, an international consulting firm.  This event, the first in the GBD series on Raw Materials and Trade, was held in Washington on July 22, 2010.

Document No. 1013
Testimony on "Rare Earth Minerals and 21st Century Industry" by Terence Stewart of Stewart & Stewart.  This testimony was given on March 16, 2010 before the Subcommittee on Investigation and Oversight of the House Committee on Science and Technology.  Mr. Stewart addressed the same issue at the GBD colloquium, Raw Materials Part I, on July 22, 2010.

Doc No. 1012
An MP3 recording of the GBD colloquium, THE TREASURE HUNT: Part II of the GBD Series on Raw Materials and Trade.  This event was held at the National Press Club on July 27, 2010.  Click the document number to listen.

Doc. No. 1011   An MP3 recording of the GBD Colloquium THE STUFF OF COMPETITIVENESS: Part I of the GBD Series on Raw Materials and Trade. This event was held at the National Press Club on July 22, 2010.  Click the document number to listen.

Doc. No. 1010 -- Signers of the May 2010 letter on the Doha Round negotiations on Fishing Subsidies from Ocean, Mission Blue and 67 citizen of the world to the Leaders of the G-20.

Doc. No. 1008 -- The Agreement published by the parties to the UK Coalition Government -- the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats -- on May 12, 2010.

Doc. No. 1007 -- Letter from R. Bruce Josten of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Senator Chris Dodd and
Representative Howard Berman on the Iran sanctions bill, H.R. 2194, being considered in conference in May 2010.  The letter is dated May 6, 2010

Doc No. 1006
-- Speech by Boeing CEO  Jim McNerney on Renewing U.S. Competitiveness and Innovation in a Changing Global Economy, given on April 22, 2010, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. 

Doc. No. 1005 Padilla Christopher Padilla of IBM gave the keynote address at the March 22, 2010, symposium, UP A LEVEL IN ASIA: Improving the Business and Investment Environment in the Asia Pacific Region.  This is the prepared text for that speech.  The event was produced jointly by the Global Business Dialogue and the Embassy of Japan and held at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC. 

Doc. No. 1002_Wolff, the prepared text of Alan Wm. Wolff's presentation at the GBD colloquium on February 24, 2010, VALUING (US) GLOBAL INVESTMENT: A Framework Discussion for FDI Policies from BITs to Taxes.

Doc. No. 1003, Slaughter - How U.S. Multinational Companies Strengthen the U.S. Economy by Professor Matthew J. Slaughter, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, published in the Spring of 2009 by the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Council Foundation.

Doc. No. 1004, GBD - A recording of the GBD colloquium Valuing (U.S.) Global Investment: A Framework Discussion for FDI Policies from BITs to Taxes.  The event was held at the National Press Club on February 24, 2010, and included remarks by Gary Clyde Hufbauer of the Peterson Institute for International Economics; R. Scott Miller of Procter & Gamble; Linda Menghetti from ECAT; and Alan Wm. Wolff with Dewey & LeBoeuf.  Sarah Thorn of Walmart served as moderator.

                        Documents from 2000

Document No. 1001GBD, an edited transcript of the GBD Colloquium, NGOs, Governments, and the WTO, held at the National Press Club in Washington on November 6, 2000.
 
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