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 (TTIP).
TABC Recommendations for TTIP
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What's Included in TTIP? (by AmCham Sweden)
TABC has submitted several substantive recommendations across various sectors to the EU & U.S. governments regarding the trade agreement. View all of our submissions.
April 22, 2014
Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Setting the Record Straight
Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) is an area of trade policy where myths abound. Here are some helpful articles to clarify the purpose and benefits of ISDS:
- The Facts on Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Safeguarding the Public Interest and Protecting Investors - Released by the Executive Office of President Obama
- Balderdash and ISDS - by Sean Heather, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
April 2, 2014
Congressman Paulsen Speaks at Launch of Transatlantic Economy Study
An audience of more than 50 people gathered for the official Washington launch of the Transatlantic Economy Study 2014, an annual study of jobs, trade and investment between the U.S. and Europe. Congressman Erik Paulsen, (R - Minnesota), Member of House Ways & Means Committee; Member of Free Trade Working Group; and Co-Chair of the new TTIP Caucus in the House, was the keynote speaker.
March 21, 2014
TABD Members Welcome new U.S. Ambassador to EU
Members and sherpas of the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue held an event for newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to the EU, Anthony Gardner. The Ambassador made welcoming remarks and then heard top priorities and observations from our company executives. We look forward to working with the new Ambassador during his appointment.
March 19, 2014
EESC Hearing on TTIP Held in Brussels
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) invited Tim Bennett, TABC Director-General/CEO to speak at a hearing on TTIP. Other speakers included: Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Director, DG Trade, European Commission; Elena Bryan, Senior Trade representative, USTR Office in Brussels; Monique Goyens, Director General, Bureau Européen des consommateurs –BEUC.
March 18, 2014
Head of TABC Speaks about TTIP at S&D Conference
Tim Bennett, TABC Director General/CEO, spoke at the S&D Conference: EU-US Trade Agreement - Myths and Truths in Brussels, noting that, "TTIP is the best, only big policy tool left to drive growth, jobs, from which all benefit."
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March 13, 2013
TABD Europe Co-Chair Interviewed on SMEs and ISDS in the TTIP
Hans Stråberg, TABD Europe Co-Chair and Member of the Board of Investor AB, gave an interview for Vi-eu-ws. He shares his take on why the TTIP will help smaller businesses on both sides of the Atlantic to expand and export.
March 10, 2014
Transatlantic Economy Study 2014 Released
The annual Transatlantic Economy Study 2014 was released today during the fourth round of TTIP negotiations in Brussels. The study, published by Johns Hopkins Center for Transatlantic Relations is sponsored by TABC and AmCham EU. The data in the study provides invaluable information every year, but it is particularly timely this year in the midst of the TTIP negotiations.