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).
Trans-Atlantic Economy Book Available
TABC has made available online the complete Transatlantic-Economy 2013, an annual survey of jobs, trade and Investment between the U.S. & Europe. The report includes headline trends as well as state-by-state and country-by-country comparisons.
October 29, 2013
TABC Position on EU Commission’s Proposed Trade Mark Package
Intellectual property remains essential to economic expansion, business and societal innovation, and national competitiveness for both the EU and the US. It is crucial that any policy initiatives in regards to IP in the two jurisdictions reflect the inter-connectedness of the EU and US economies. The Trade Mark proposals under consideration are such an initiative and the TABC today shared a position paper commenting on several key parts of the package.
October 25, 2013
TABC NEWS RELEASE:
Official Statement in Response to European Officials' Call to Suspend Negotiations
The Trans-Atlantic Business Council has made a firm statement in support of continuing the negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), among reports today that some officials in Brussels want to suspend T-TIP talks in response to new revelations about U.S. spying.
October 9, 2013
TABC Holds Annual Meeting in Brussels
Trans-Atlantic Business Council held an Annual Meeting today in Brussels for members. The meeting topics covered updates on the activities of the Working Groups, the TABD program, membership as well as the T-TIP, TEC, and other issues.
October 4, 2013
Seventh Annual Transatlantic Business Conference - Frankfurt
The TABC in cooperation with the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, the F.A.Z.-Institut and the Federation of German Industries (BDI) co-sponsors the Seventh Annual Transatlantic Business Conference in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. The event is a platform combining high-level panel discussions with government and industry speakers, and focused debates on specific subjects such as innovation and the digital economy. The seventh conference will specifically address the expected T-TIP negotiations and transatlantic opportunities in this context. TABC Director-General Tim Bennett will speak on the Opening Panel entitled, "The Road Ahead - Post-Election Germany, Obama Reloaded and the Future of Europe."
October 1, 2013
TABC Releases Paper on EU Draft Data Protection Regulation
The TABC today released a position paper entitled ‘General Considerations on the EU Draft General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) geared toward officials in the EU institutions who are currently in the process of finalising their reports on the Commission’s proposal on the GDPR. The paper includes comments on the guidance business believes is essential to achieve a privacy compliant ecosystem that continues to enables business to seize the potential opportunities the Internet presents for economic and societal benefit. TABC members had the opportunity to discuss particular elements of the GDPR, the position paper and real-life examples with Sarah Ludford MEP, who hosted TABC for a breakfast forum in the European Parliament in Brussels this morning, October 1.
September 25, 2013
Exxon Mobil Corporation joins TABC
TABC welcomed new member company Exxon Mobil today. It is the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. We are happy to add them to our Energy & Climate working group.
September 24, 2013
Study Published: T-TIP & the 50 U.S. States
Bertelsmann Foundation, the Atlantic Council and the British Embassy in Washington, DC have published a study on the benefits of an ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) for all 50 US states.
The study shows that the whole of the US could see a net employment gain of almost 750,000 jobs -- the equivalent to the entire working population of New Hampshire and that American households (defined as a family of four) stand to gain approximately $865 annually while their European counterparts gain almost $720.
September 16, 2013
TABC Members meet with Jonathan Faull, Director-General of DG MARKT
TABC in cooperation with Covington & Burling hosted a lunch discussion with Jonathan Faull, Director General, DG Internal Market and Services. In this position Mr Faull plays a central role on various issues related to the negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). He led a discussion on TTIP, financial services, public procurement and IP.
July 31, 2013
TABC Co-Signs Letter to the WTO Negotiating Group on Trade Facilitation
Today, the TABC joined numerous other business organizations representing large and small businesses with facilities and investments across the globe in applauding the objectives of the WTO Negotiating Group on Trade Facilitation and urging that group to conclude a Trade Facilitation Agreement this year. We believe a Trade Facilitation Agreement will streamline customs procedures, expedite the movement and release of goods, improve compliance, and facilitate advanced rulings on the customs duties to be applied to imports. Improvements to trade facilitation are critical to achieving global economic growth. Enhancing technical assistance to assist developing countries in achieving these goals is another key objective of the agreement.