As the Group of Seven prepares to meet in Biarritz, France on 24-26 August, BusinessEurope sends a strong message against trade tensions, in favour of free and open trade, supporting the critical role of the multilateral trading system.
Occasional Paper Series No 228 / August 2019
The European Union and the United States, represented respectively by Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the United States and Jani Raappana, Deputy Head of Mission, for the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, and Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative, signed in Washington D.C. an agreement reviewing the functioning of an existing quota to import hormone-free beef into the EU.
On 24 September 2019, the Energy Future Exchange (EFEX) Program is hosting a dynamic, don’t-miss conference in Brussels to explore the power and potential of the transatlantic relationship between the US and the European Union (EU) for jointly creating clean, climate-friendly economies. Participation is free of charge, but registration is requested to help us ensure adequate space and avoid waste.
A summary of the exchange of views is now available.
The European Union and the United States of America will soon sign an agreement reviewing the functioning of an existing trade arrangement ensuring an autonomous tariff quota (TRQ) for imports of high-quality beef into the EU. This will provide a solution to a longstanding dispute in the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the issue.
Today, the European Union and the United States delivered on a significant element of the Joint Statement agreed by Presidents Juncker and Trump in July 2018. The positive transatlantic trade agenda established in the Joint Statement includes a commitment from both sides to reduce barriers and increase trade in a range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals.
As part of its transparency commitment, as well as its ongoing initiative to engage with civil society, the European Commission held two meetings yesterday with stakeholders on the ongoing trade policy agenda, as well as the state of play on the EU-US Executive Working Group (EWG) work programme.