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Inaugural US-EU Trade and Technology Council Meeting Recap

October 1, 2021 • 9:00 – 10:00 am EDT

Following the Inaugural U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Meeting, CSIS invites you to a discussion on what transpired at the event and what to expect going forward. The CSIS Scholl Chair in International Business is pleased to host Cecilia Malmström, former European Commissioner for Trade, Rob Atkinson, President of ITIF, and Melissa Griffith of the Wilson Center and Georgetown’s Center for Security Studies for this virtual panel discussion. Bill Reinsch, the CSIS Scholl Chair, and Meredith Broadbent, CSIS Senior Adviser (Non-resident) will co-moderate the event.

As the European Union and United States confront geopolitical shifts, the deployment of new technologies, and ongoing trade tensions, top ministers from both sides of the Atlantic will convene in Pittsburgh on September 29 and September 30 for the inaugural meeting of the US-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC). The TTC itself consists of ten working groups focused on specific policies, ranging from green tech and pharmaceutical supply chains to semiconductor fabrication and export controls. The inaugural meeting will be co-chaired by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and Trade Representative Katherine Tai, together with European Commission Executive Vice-Presidents Margrethe Vestager and European Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis. Prior to the meeting, the TTC co-chairs declared:

“This inaugural meeting of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) marks our joint commitment to expanding and deepening transatlantic trade and investment and to updating the rules for the 21st century economy. Building on our shared democratic values and the world’s largest economic relationship, we have been working hard since the Summit to identify the areas where we can take concrete steps to ensure trade and technology policies deliver for our people. In conjunction with the TTC, both the EU and U.S. are committed and look forward to robust and ongoing engagement with a broad range of stakeholders to ensure that the outcomes from this cooperation support broad-based growth in both economies and are consistent with our shared values.”

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

Meredith Broadbent
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Scholl Chair in International Business
Senior Program Associate at the Wilson Center and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown’s Center for Security Studies
Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS