Transatlantic Commercial Relations: What has changed since President Biden took Office? Is friendlier rhetoric accompanied by concrete advances?

  • Online-Seminar

  • 19 May 2021, 16-17 CET (10-11 Washington DC)

  • European Commission, fjum

Peter Chase, senior fellow, German Marshall Fund. Chase specialises in transatlantic economy with particular attention to trade and investment, digital and energy policies, and the EU’s economic relations with third countries. Based in Brussels.
Tomas Baert, Head of Trade and Agriculture at Delegation of the European Union to the United States. Based in Washington DC.
Martin Selmayr, Head of the European Commission’s Representation in Austria.

Ivan Vejvoda, Head of Europe’s Futures Program, Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), based in Vienna.

One day before the meeting of the EU trade ministers and a few weeks before the June US-EU summit in Brussels, with trade issues prominently on the agenda, the seminar examines concrete advances and setbacks in the US EU trade relations. The number of topics is vast and complex: from steel and aluminum tariffs to digital tax and “Buy American” initiative. The issues will be covered from both the US and EU angle. Is there room for optimism?

Introductory moderated conversation, followed by a live Q&A.

Mirjana Tomic, fjum

Chatham House Rule applies to this event.

Please register HERE. Registered participants will receive a Webex link one day before the event. Registration deadline: 18 May 2021, midnight.

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