How to Engage with GBA

The Global Business Alliance (GBA) has two standing committees largely divided by executive function. Within each, working groups help formulate positions and tactics on specific issues or advocacy campaigns as they arise.

To ensure you are engaged on issues of importance to your company, we would be pleased to include you on any of our various distributions. Please contact Sydni Gibbs if you have any questions or would like to be added to any of the distributions outlined below.

Government Affairs Standing Committee

The focus of our Government Affairs Standing Committee is to address public policy issues uniquely impacting international companies, including trade, cross-border M&A, government procurement, tax and rules related to U.S. national security and economic competitiveness, as well as political participation.

Federal Government Affairs Distribution | Covers all major Federal policy issues relevant for GBA Members, the latest action from Capitol Hill, and updates on all important developments from Washington

Trade Policy Series | Monthly intel and updates on all matters of trade policy, including pending legislation, tariffs, free trade agreements, federal procurement, and supply chain issues; featuring trade policy experts from Akin Gump and EY

American Supply Chain Working Group | Shaping advocacy strategy in regard to both executive and legislative policy on supply chain localization and government procurement requirements

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)/Export Controls Working Group | CFIUS and export controls, including the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) and the Export Control Reform Act (ECRA)

Campaign Finance/Lobbying Disclosure Working Group | Participation in the political process focused on unique issues for international companies and their U.S. employees

Semiconductor Working Group | Focused on ensuring a fair implementation of the CHIPS Act and maintaining America’s competitive advantage for semiconductor-related investment

Tax Standing Committee

Federal Tax Policy Distribution | Covers tax policy issues relevant to inbound companies including opportunities to weigh in on GBA’s advocacy work on the Hill and with the administration and provides updates and technical insight on new regulatory and legislative tax policy

Federal Tax Policy Series | Monthly intel and updates on all federal tax policy matters relevant to the inbound community including regulatory developments, legislation and international tax issues at the OECD and the UN; featuring tax policy experts from Holland and Knight, Baker McKenzie and Washington Council EY

Section 163(j) Working Group | Pursuing the restoration of the EBITDA standard within the 163(j) interest expense limitation calculation

Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax (CAMT) Working Group | Ensuring the regulations recognize the realities of international accounting standards

Stock Buyback Working Group | Addressing Treasury’s overly broad extraterritorial interpretation of Congress’s Stock Buyback Tax law

State Legislative Policy Roundup | Regular emails on key state actions, tax & investment policy priorities, and upcoming state engagement opportunities

State Tax Advocacy Taskforce (STAT) Working Group | Specific focus on various state-level tax proposals that would uniquely impact international companies. Meets every two weeks from January through May and monthly July through November

Executive Fora

In addition to the regular meetings and events conducted by the working groups and standing committees, we host several programs for member company executives:

Inbound Tax Policy Council (ITPC) – Heads of U.S. Tax | Reconstituted at the beginning of each year and is limited to 30 executives. Meets twice a year to identify tax policy priorities and develop strategies for proactive engagement

CEO Leadership Council | Meets twice per year in Washington to raise the collective voice of international companies. Participating executives collaborate to identify top operational and policy matters having the greatest impact on attracting new investment and jobs to share with lawmakers at the highest levels of the U.S. government

Political Affairs Committee – Head of DC Office | The focus of the Political Affairs Committee is to increase the organization’s political engagement, as well as assist member companies in their individual efforts to do the same. Open to our members’ top government affairs executives, the Political Affairs Committee meets monthly – usually over lunch – to discuss the unique aspects of leading a government affairs function at a U.S. subsidiary

U.S. Chief Financial Officer (CFO) | Meets twice per year to discuss unique business and financial issues for international companies

Weekly Summary Memos | Weekly summary memos are sent to all distribution lists.

In Case You Missed It | Provides a summary and links to all the memos from the week every Friday