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

On January 29, 2020, the TABC met with Bendt Bendtsen, a former Member of the European Parliament and Deputy Prime Minister from Denmark.  It was an engaging discussion where Bendt Bentsen and Giovanni Campi, TABC Director Europe, discussed the new European Commission leadership and a new energy in Brussels.  There are a number of issues…… Read More

The TABC is happy to announce that Mr. José Manuel González-Páramo (Head of Global Economics & Public Affairs, BBVA) was reappointed as Europe Co-Chair and Ms. Lisa Malloy (Head of U.S. Government Affairs, Intel Corporation) was appointed as U.S. Co-Chair until 22 October 2021…. Read More

On Tuesday October 8, 2019, the TABC hosted a roundtable discussion in Brussels on trade policy issues with Stacy Ettinger (partner in the K&L Gates Washington DC office who leads the firm’s trade policy practice). It was a vibrant discussion with TABC members on EU-U.S. trade relations, including the pending U.S. section 232 tariffs on…… Read More

TABC Meeting with U.S. Mission

On Friday September 13, 2019, a TABC members’ delegation met with the U.S. Mission to the European Union. The meeting led to productive exchanges on a variety of relevant topics, including EU-U.S. trade relations (industrial tariffs, conformity assessment, and WTO reform), trade priorities in the new EU political cycle, digital services tax, and Brexit. ©…… Read More

On Monday July 22, 2019, the TABC met with a delegation of four members of the European Economic and Social Committee. The delegation was in Washington D.C. to participate in a number of meetings with various stakeholders. The EESC delegation included: • Tanja Buzek – Member of the Workers’ Group, EESC, and President of the…… Read More

The Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) is currently the largest cross-sectoral organization representing companies from both the United States (U.S.) and the European Union (EU) in support of a strong transatlantic agenda in trade and investment. It was founded in 2013 by the merger of the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue and the European American Business Council. The…… Read More