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On 13 June, 2017, the Trans-Atlantic Business Council and the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) sent out a joint association letter on the Revision of the EU Blue Card Directive to Members of the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers urging them to move forward with an ambitious revision of the scheme. The letter…... Read More

TABC released a position paper on the European Commission’s proposal for an ePrivacy Regulation. The TABC position paper highlights concerns of the transatlantic business community with respect to the discriminatory effects of the regulation to “electronic communication services” and the misalignment with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Strong incentives for continued investment in the…... Read More

TABC submitted comments on May 10 in response to the Executive Order issued by President Trump on March 31, 2017, instructing the U.S. Commerce Department and the Office of the United States Trade Representative to prepare an Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits which will provide “comprehensive information regarding unfair trade practices and the causes…... Read More

TABC sent an open letter to President Trump expressing support for continued U.S. engagement in the Agreement. The letter applauds the joint commitments of its 196 signatories to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit the global rise in temperature. The letter asserts that continued U.S. participation in the Agreement will not only bolster such efforts,…... Read More

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