How to Engage with GBA

The Global Business Alliance (GBA) has three 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

The focus of our Government Affairs distribution is to address public policy issues uniquely impacting international companies, including trade, cross-border M&A, government procurement, tax and rules regarding 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

Global Investment in American Jobs Congressional Caucus Working Group

The GBA Caucus Working Group is designed to help identify and grow relationships with FDI champions in the U.S. House of Representatives

 

Tax

Federal Tax 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, further, provides updates and technical insight on new regulatory and legislative tax policy

Tax Policy Series

Monthly intel and updates on all 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

BEAT Working Group

Meets periodically to develop GBA's policy positions within potential BEAT reform and participate in Hill and administration advocacy on the topic

IRS CAP Program Working Group

Meets periodically to advocate to maintain inbound company access to the IRS Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) Program

Section 163(j) Working Group

Meets periodically to advocate for changes to restore the calculation for the business interest expense deduction limitation to be based upon EBITDA

Section 385 Working Group

Meets periodically to advocate for full withdrawal of debt/equity regulations (Section 385) imposed on international companies in late 2016

 

State

The focus of our State distribution is to address public policy issues uniquely impacting international companies at the state level.

State Policy Insights Distribution

Receive emails on key state actions, tax & investment policy priorities, and upcoming state engagement opportunities

State Tax Advocacy Taskforce (STAT) Working Group

Meets every two weeks to address emerging state tax issues in both legislative and regulatory spaces

Political Engagement Working Group

Meets periodically to participate in the political process, focused on unique issues for international companies and their U.S. employees

Procurement & Forced Localization Working Group

Meets periodically to shape advocacy strategy in regard to both executive and legislative policy on supply chain localization and “Buy American” government procurement requirements

 

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

Meets twice a year to identify tax policy priorities and develop strategies for proactive engagement

Political Affairs Committee – Heads of 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

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.

Events & Programs Week Ahead

Provides registration links and descriptions of events for the current week

In Case You Missed It

Provides a summary and links to all the memos from the week

 

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