The Trans-Atlantic Business Council is a cross-sectoral business association representing 70+ global companies headquartered in the U.S. and EU. We work with companies across multiple sectors and policy levels, including the strategic level with the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue (TABD), a program which brings together C-suite executives and high level government officials. We stand out as the only transatlantic business organization uniquely placed to provide one voice for EU and U.S. companies in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP).
February 27, 2014
U.S. Mission to the EU Briefing of TABC Members
TABC members were briefed by the U.S. Mission to the EU’s Economic and Commercial staff on topics including the EU-U.S. Safe Harbour Framework, Intellectual Property, U.S.-EU Energy Council, U.S.-EU eHealth Roadmap and T-TIP.
February 25, 2014
TABC Meeting on Life Sciences Priorities Within T-TIP
TABC and EFPIA convened a joint meeting in Brussels to brief Trade and Health Attaches from several EU member states on priorities of the Life Sciences sector in the T-TIP. The business representatives shared their views on issues related to regulatory cooperation, IPR, market access, medical devices, and tariffs. Brief industry presentations were followed by an open discussion about life sciences specifically but also about TTIP more broadly
February 19, 2014
TABC Meets with European Economic and Social Committee in Washington
A delegation of members from the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) met with TABC members to discuss T-TIP. The EESC is an advisory body of the European Union which represents Europe's organized civil society. The EESC aims to present the views of the European civil society to the European institutions and to the EU negotiators regarding the trade agreement.
February 10, 2014
Article Co-Authored by Obama & Hollande Shows Strong Support for T-TIP
The Washington Post published an OpEd written by Presidents Obama and Hollande. It is worth noting that the two presidents express strong support for T-TIP in the article.
As T-TIP moves along in the negotiation process, organizations are creating videos to educate the public about the benefits of the agreement. Two such videos have been produced by AmCham Sweden and IBT partners, respectively.
View the full videos below.
TABC Announces Support of European Business Summit (EBS)
Trans-Atlantic Business Council is a supporting partner of The European Business Summit (EBS). Now in its 12th year, EBS will take place on the 14 and 15 of May in Brussels. The EBS is the annual meeting of business leaders and decision makers in Europe. It is an initiative of BUSINESSEUROPE and the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB). Every year it attracts 1,700 participants including: CEOs, Heads of State, Presidents of the European Commission and European Council and European Commissioners, and 200 journalists. In 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission described the EBS as playing “a key role in supporting Europe’s large entrepreneurial potential.”
EBS 2014 will be held in the Palais d'Egmont in Brussels and will look at The Business Agenda 2014 – 2019: Rebuilding a Competitive Europe. For more information please visit: www.ebsummit.eu
January 24, 2014
TABD Members Meet in Davos to Discuss T-TIP
Today in Davos, Switzerland the TABD held its annual meeting in the margins of the World Economic Forum. The TABD members (an executive advisory group within the Trans-Atlantic Business Council) met with the U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht to discuss T-TIP and the priorities and action items for business. Ambassador Vale de Almeida, Head of the EU Delegation to the U.S. also attended, as well as other business association leaders: Tom Donohue from U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Brian Ager from ERT and Emma Marcegaglia form BusinessEurope. After a discussion with the U.S. and EU trade ministers, the TABD members held an internal discussion.
TABC released a joint press statement in cooperation with BusinessEurope, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and ERT following the meeting.
January 21, 2013
Obama to Attend EU-U.S. Summit in Brussels
It was announced today that President Barack Obama will participate in the EU-U.S. Summit in Brussels on March, 26 2014. As described on the U.S. Mission to the EU website, "Once a year, a summit meeting is held between the U.S. President, the Head of Government of the country holding the EU Presidency, and the President of the European Commission. Within the framework of the summit meeting, and also in separate ministerials during each council presidency, the U.S. Secretaries of State and Commerce meet the foreign and trade Ministers of the country holding the EU Presidency, together with the EU Commissioners for foreign affairs and trade. The High Representative for the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy also participates in these talks."
January 10, 2014
TABC Announced as Recipient of EU Delegation Grant
TABC, along with 17 other organizations was announced today as an awardee of a grant from the EU Delegation to the U.S. The grant program was created to support activities that advance transatlantic cooperation through policy research and debate on issues relevant to EU-U.S. relations.
December 18, 2013
TABC Holds Reception for U.S. & EU T-TIP Negotiators in Washington
Trans-Atlantic Business Council held a reception for the EU & U.S. negotiating teams (in Washington that week for the third round of T-TIP negotiations) as well as other government officials, association leaders and TABC members to show support for the negotiations and celebrate a productive 2014 within the trans-Atlantic community. Nearly 200 people from the transatlantic business and policy communities attended the reception. Brief Remarks were made by Amb. Clayton Yeutter of Hogan Lovells; Jim Quigley, former TABD U.S. Co-Chair; David Ricks, current TABD U.S. Co-Chair; Amb. Stuart Eizenstat, TABC U.S. Co-Chair; Dan Mullaney, chief T-TIP negotiator for USTR; and Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Chief T-TIP negotiator for DG Trade.