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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

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 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

The Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) today shared with UK and EU officials a paper on Brexit highlighting the initial concerns of the transatlantic business community related to the prospect of the UK exiting the European Union. TABC, an association of American and European companies which have significant investments and operations in the U.S. and EU,…... Read More

The Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) welcomes the publication of the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package and the European Commission’s effort to ensure a balanced energy transition in the European energy market as a follow up to the COP21 Paris Agreement. In particular, we believe that these proposals will enhance visibility for investors and provide…... Read More

Following the results of the EU Competitiveness Council on 28 November 2016, the Trans-Atlantic Business Council appreciates and supports the United Kingdom’s continued interest in the Unified Patent Court (UPC), reflected by the confirmation of its delegation to start preparations for the ratification of the agreement for the establishment of the UPC. This action by…... Read More

In response to the hearing, “Protecting Internet Freedom: Implications of Ending U.S. Oversight of the Internet” held by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, TABC has issued the following statement in support the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) transition scheduled to take place by the National Telecommunications and…... Read More

Washington, D.C. – Reacting to statements over the weekend by German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, TABC Director-General/CEO Tim Bennett today expressed disappointment that such a key political leader in the most important EU economy should claim that TTIP negotiations have “failed” and ignore the clear and repeated statements by both EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström…... Read More