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Perspectives: It’s not worth triggering a big fight over the US’s electric vehicle scheme

Brussels has vociferously criticised provisions in the recently enacted US Inflation Reduction Act that provide a subsidy to consumers buying vehicles assembled in North America. EU leaders should be cautious in how they now proceed and avoid disagreements over climate change measures that descend into endless Airbus-Boeing style trade disputes.

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Analysis – The EU-US Trade and Tech Council as the new ‘friend-shoring’ vehicle

The EU US Trade and Technology Council has somewhat fallen off global headlines amid the war in Ukraine and the related fallout for the global economy, global supply chains and global politics. But despite its structural weaknesses as a forum to deepen economic ties across the Atlantic, it is defying …

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Vestager: TTC showing usefulness in wake of Russian war in Ukraine

Preparations are well underway for the next high-level meeting of the transatlantic Trade and Technology Council in France on 15-16 May. European Commission representatives praised the way in which the forum has facilitated bilateral contact between the EU and United States in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “The …

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Interview: United States and Europe can do a lot together in the Indo-Pacific

The United States will soon announce plans for an Indo-Pacific economic framework as part of its new strategy for the region. Europeans have also developed their own Indo-Pacific strategies.  There is scope for transatlantic cooperation on trade and economic issues of common interest.  Asia Society’s Wendy Cutler shares some thoughts …