The fourth meeting of the EU-US mega-talk shop called the Trade and Technology Council in Sweden has, in the eyes of most observers, been the most productive of them all so far. Although it hasn’t delivered on some big-ticket items, a slew of small deals and initiatives start revealing its …
EU-US TTC 4’s sustainability agenda: what it includes
The European Union and the United States established a joint work programme under the Transatlantic Initiative on Sustainable Trade – TIST – during the fourth meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council in Luleå, Sweden. The TTC participants also agreed on a number of recommendations to eliminate forced labour. …
Opinion: Another tomorrow for transatlantic tech rivalry
The ongoing Trade and Technology Council is not useless. Its promise rather goes beyond the current generation of bilateral irritants. Such longtermism can hold its value in a policy climate where local politics and Indo-Pacific take precedence over global trade and Europe, write Hosuk Lee-Makiyama and Robin Baker.
TTC 4 expected deliverables: technical standards, sustainability and ‘China issues’
Brussels and Washington will announce a slew of small-scale deals at next week’s EU-US trade and Technology Council in Luleå Sweden.
FAC Trade: Critical raw materials mandate, China dialogue, Ukraine safeguard
EU trade ministers gathered today for one of their twice-yearly meetings in Brussels. Whilst often these meetings are a mere information exchange mechanism, this gathering yielded a few concrete decisions.
What to expect from the next EU US TTC?
Brussels is gearing up for the 4th official meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council – referred to by those in the know as ‘TT4’ – which will be held next week on 30-31 May in Luleå, Sweden. The TTC working groups are “reaching a stage where all the …
G7 to coordinate coercion responses while EU prepares economic security strategy
G7 leaders issued an exceptionally lengthy joint statement at a summit hosted by Japan in the city of Hiroshima that covers a range of topics from the war in Ukraine, to Taiwan, healthcare, food security and climate mitigation – to name some of the most important ones. One of the …
Benson: EU US Trade and Technology Council’s task is to look ahead
During a recent trip to Brussels earlier this month, the CSIS’ Emily Benson spoke to Borderlex’s Rob Francis about the future of US trade policy, the transatlantic relationship, and her expectations for the next meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council at the end of May in Sweden.
Perspectives: Friend-shoring is no substitute for having global trade rules
There is talk of a new ‘Washington consensus’ on trade as spelled out in a recent speech by US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. This Washington view partly overlaps with the EU’s new approach to trade policy. But their new position of domestic industry above anything else will not deliver …
Week in Brussels: TSD cooperation, EU-US, India, due diligence
Here some notable developments in EU trade policy in this quiet Easter week.