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On April 5, 2017, the Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) released a statement to the G7 Meeting of Energy Ministers highlighting the position of the transatlantic business community with regard to the challenges facing the energy sector and the importance of tackling global issues such as security of supply and climate change. Read full Press Release here... Read More

The annual study on the transatlantic economy prepared by Dan Hamilton and Joseph Quinlan of the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations was released on March 10, 2017 at a conference in Brussels hosted by AmCham EU, which sponsored the study. The 2017 study notes that “the transatlantic economy is the largest and…... Read More

The Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) applauds the vote taken today by the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg to approve the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). TABC Director-General/CEO Tim Bennett observed that, “At a time when the benefits of international trade agreements have come under challenge from a variety of sources, it is heartening…... Read More

The Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) today released a paper on Next Generation Networks (NGNs) highlighting the concerns of the transatlantic business community with regard to the rapid change in ICT technology over the past decade and which regulatory approaches are best for the EU and U.S. to excel in ultrafast broadband networks. Read the Full…... Read More

Tim Bennett Comments on CETA

On February 8, 2017, Tim Bennett, TABC Director-General/CEO, was quoted in Bloomberg BNA on the progress of the EU-Canada trade relationship. Bennett stated, “During this period of the TTIP “freeze” or “pause”, the EU is actively negotiating a relatively large number of other FTAs around the world which should benefit our European members but would put…... Read More

TABC welcomes the release on January 17 of the U.S.-EU Joint Report on TTIP Progress to Date and the spirit of transparency that it reflects. [See: https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2017/january/us-eu-joint-report-t-tip-progress-0] TABC Director-General/CEO Tim Bennett stated that “While disappointed that more was not achieved during the three-plus years of TTIP negotiations, TABC encourages the Trump Administration to work with…... Read More

The Bertelsmann Stiftung published ‘Inside Washington: Views on Trump and Transatlantic Relations,’ a collection of comments from six politicians and experts, including Tim Bennett, TABC Director-General/CEO. Bertelsmann Stiftung asked these observers “to give us a preview of what to expect from the 45th President.” Read the Full Article... Read More

The Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) is pleased that the Obama Administration today submitted to Congress, pursuant to the requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act, the legal text of an agreement “that will ensure ongoing robust insurance consumer protection and provide enhanced regulatory certainty for insurers and reinsurers operating in both the U.S. and the EU.” This…... Read More

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

On Thursday, 15 December 2016 the Trans-Atlantic Business Council hosted the Stakeholder Meeting for the EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue. On the occasion of the 3rd EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue, U.S. Government and European Union representatives engaged in a discussion on EU-US cooperation on cyber foreign policy issues with stakeholders from industry, consumer groups, think tanks/academia, and civil…... Read More