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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 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…... 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

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