The Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that new board co-chairs have been elected, effective January 1, 2017. José Manuel González-Páramo, Executive Board Director, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (BBVA), will serve as the Europe chair. Peter Cleveland, Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs; Director of Global Public Policy,…… Read More

The Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) today shared with UK and EU officials a paper on Brexit highlighting the initial concerns of the transatlantic business community related to the prospect of the UK exiting the European Union. TABC, an association of American and European companies which have significant investments and operations in the U.S. and EU,…… Read More

The Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) welcomes the publication of the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package and the European Commission’s effort to ensure a balanced energy transition in the European energy market as a follow up to the COP21 Paris Agreement. In particular, we believe that these proposals will enhance visibility for investors and provide…… Read More

Following the results of the EU Competitiveness Council on 28 November 2016, the Trans-Atlantic Business Council appreciates and supports the United Kingdom’s continued interest in the Unified Patent Court (UPC), reflected by the confirmation of its delegation to start preparations for the ratification of the agreement for the establishment of the UPC. This action by…… Read More

In response to the hearing, “Protecting Internet Freedom: Implications of Ending U.S. Oversight of the Internet” held by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, TABC has issued the following statement in support the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) transition scheduled to take place by the National Telecommunications and…… Read More

Washington, D.C. – Reacting to statements over the weekend by German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, TABC Director-General/CEO Tim Bennett today expressed disappointment that such a key political leader in the most important EU economy should claim that TTIP negotiations have “failed” and ignore the clear and repeated statements by both EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström…… Read More

The Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) applauds the finalization of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. We commend the European Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce for their sustained effort to finalize a framework that provides a predictable and enduring tool for data transfers and privacy protection…. Read More

The Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) applauds the qualified majority vote by the Article 31 Committee in favor of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. We commend the European Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce… Read More

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 the Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) held the 14th Annual Digital Economy Workshop (DEW), which is the stakeholder workshop held each year in conjunction with the U.S.-EU Information Society Dialogue (ISD)…. Read More

An international group of fourteen trade associations and business groups announced the formation of a Transatlantic Financial Regulatory Coherence (TFRC) Coalition. The Coalition, which represents a large part of the transatlantic financial services community, has been brought together by a strong and shared belief on both sides of the Atlantic that improving regulatory cooperation between…… Read More