The U.S. Iraq Business Initiative (USIBI) is the premier vehicle for dialogue and engagement between American and Iraqi business and governmental decision-makers. The USIBI provides a platform to generate and to implement new ideas for partnerships and business policies that impact the thinking of government and business leaders in both countries.
The USIBI is a core program of the Turkey and Middle East Affairs department. It is part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – www.uschamber.com – and integral to the International Affairs Division that helps the U.S. business community compete in the global marketplace. The Initiative has full access to the Chamber’s congressional and legal affairs divisions, as well as various Chamber institutes and programs. This access can be used to advance USIBI policies, programs, and initiatives.
The USIBI is comprised of a group of major American businesses, both large and small, representing a range of sectors. Its mission is to increase member access to Iraqi markets, to help expand investment opportunities, and to promote dialogue and access to decision-makers in the United States, the Government of Iraq (GOI), and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). It also encompasses effective advocacy and business development programs throughout Iraq and the United States.
U.S.-Iraq Business Initiative Hosts Major General Najim Abed Al-Jabouri
On August 28, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Iraq Business Initiative welcomed Major General Al-Jabouri for a roundtable with business leaders. Al-Jabouri joined NDU’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies in 2008 as a distinguished research fellow. In addition to his military service, Najim is the former Mayor of Tal Afar in the Ninawa province in northern Iraq where he served until 2008.
U.S.-Iraq Business Initiative Hosts Ambassador Stuart Jones
On July 30, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Iraq Business Initiative hosted Ambassador Stuart Jones, the new U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, for a briefing and discussion with member companies.
U.S.-Iraq Business Initiative Hosts Ambassador Lukman Faily
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted Ambassador Lukman Faily, who shared his insights on Iraq’s upcoming elections with U.S. business leaders.
U.S.-Iraq Business Initiative Hosts H.E. Dr. Safa Al Safi, Finance Minister of Iraq
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted H.E. Dr. Safa Al Safi, Iraq’s Minister of Finance, and Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily at our headquarters for a networking reception sponsored by Citi.
U.S.-Iraq Business Initiative Hosts H.E. Saleh al-Mutlak, DPM of Iraq
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Iraq Business Initiative in cooperation with the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies hosted His Excellency Saleh al-Mutlak, Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq, for a roundtable luncheon with business leaders to discuss opportunities as well as challenges, such as project financing, in Iraq.