On Thursday, June 17, 2021, João Vale de Almeida, the first Ambassador of the European Union to the United Kingdom, joined members of the Trans-Atlantic Business Council for a one-hour discussion on the evolving relationships between the United States, the European Union, and the United Kingdom. Reflecting on President Biden’s recent trip to the EU and…… Read More

Ahead of the EU-US Summit on 15 June 2021, the TABC sent a letter to Presidents Biden and von der Leyen outlining our recommendations for the scope and priorities of the Trade & Technology Council (TTC) as it considers crucial transatlantic trade, tax, and tech issues. Read the letter here…. Read More

On Tuesday 8 June 2021, Congressman Don Beyer, a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Trade, and Chairman of the United States Congress Joint Economic Committee, joined us for a discussion on the state of play of U.S./EU trade from a congressional perspective…. Read More

The TABC welcomes today’s announcement by EU and US authorities that they will work together to address global steel and aluminum excess capacity. Importantly, the transatlantic industry strongly welcomes their pledge to avoid future changes on issues that negatively affect bilateral trade, starting with the EU decision not to move forward with its scheduled increase…… Read More

On Tuesday 20 April 2021,  the TABC held a video call discussion with Elina Melngaile, Member of Cabinet of Executive Vice-President and Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis, on trade issues. Elina shared her views and insights on recent EU-U.S. trade developments, the proposed EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC), and future cooperation between the EU and…… Read More

On February 25, 2021, the TABC stated its strong support for reinvigorated transatlantic relations and the creation of a Trade and Technology Council in a letter sent to Commission’s Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis. Read the letter here…. Read More

On December 7, 2020, the TABC hosted the annual Trans-Atlantic IPR Working Group (TIPRWG) Stakeholder meeting. The TIPRWG Co-chairs from the European Commission, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Office of Intellectual Property Rights at the International Trade Administration, U.S. Commerce Department, together with other officials, updated stakeholders on current EU-U.S. cooperation on IP developments…… Read More

The TABC welcomes the recent joint statement on transatlantic relations by the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. We share the overall objective mentioned in the joint statement that the transatlantic partnership should work to advance global common goods, providing a solid base for stronger multilateral…… Read More

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the TABC mostly resorted to online activities, which included several calls, updates, and discussions, mostly focused on EU-U.S. trade, Brexit issues, and the U.S. election. A full list of our online activities between March and October 2020 is included below: 9 March Brexit call with Piers Coleman (K&L Gates)…… Read More

The TABC will have the pleasure to host the Transatlantic IPR Working Group Stakeholder Meeting on 7 December 2020. The event will be held via videoconference. Details regarding registration and agenda will be posted here soon. Established in 2005, the Transatlantic IPR Working Group (previously known as the U.S.-EU IPR Working Group) mainly focuses on…… Read More