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AmCham EU reacts to US announcement to delay car tariffs

20 May 2019
All Committees

Brussels, 20 May 2019 – Last Friday, President Trump announced that a decision on potential Section 232 tariffs on EU imports of cars and car parts would be delayed for six months. 

AmCham EU travels to Berlin to discuss European digital agenda

13 May 2019

On 9 May a delegation of representatives of the AmCham EU Digital Economy Committee travelled to Berlin to discuss the next European digital agenda with government officials and Members of the Parliament.

AmCham EU participates in Relay for Life 2019

6 May 2019
All Committees

Last weekend, an AmCham EU team participated in Relay for Life, an initiative to raise funds for the fight against cancer. The team brought together current and former colleagues, members, family and friends.

April Plenary on competition policy in the era of digitisation

3 May 2019
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Competition policy

On Tuesday, 30 April 2019, AmCham EU hosted a competition-themed plenary, which explored the future of competition policy in the era of digitisation.

AmCham EU outlines key areas for deeper EU-US regulatory cooperation

29 Apr 2019
All Committees
Transatlantic Task Force

AmCham EU welcomes the opportunity to respond to the European Commission’s call for proposals for EU-US regulatory cooperation. The transatlantic economy remains the largest, most prosperous and most innovative of its kind in the world – and it continues to grow. 

World IP Day event emphasises importance of IP protection in sports industry

26 Apr 2019
All Committees
Intellectual Property

Last Friday, we celebrated World Intellectual Property (IP) Day, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of IP in supporting innovation and creativity. This year's theme for the day was ‘Reach for Gold: IP and Sports’. On this occasion, AmCham EU, together with the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry and the US Patent and Trademark Office, organised an event on ‘The Value of IP and New Ways of Infringement in the Sports Industry’.

EU elections events in Paris and Warsaw facilitate debate on key issues

18 Apr 2019
All Committees
EP Outreach TF

After a very successful first EU elections debate last September in Brussels, AmCham EU, in partnership with Euractiv, organised two debates in Paris and Warsaw ahead of the European Parliament elections in May 2019. At a decisive moment for the future of Europe, it is important to foster debate about key issues not only in Brussels but across Europe. 

European AmChams visit to DC focuses on transatlantic cooperation

15 Apr 2019
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

AmCham EU and four European AmChams (Finland, Ireland, Italy and Romania) travelled to Washington, DC, last week to engage with a range of US policy-makers. Meetings focused on reiterating the importance of the transatlantic relationship and the need for all stakeholders to support a positive EU-US agenda.

Green light for EU-US trade talks

15 Apr 2019
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

AmCham EU members are encouraged by today's Council decision to endorse the two negotiating mandates for trade talks with the US. This is a positive signal that both sides are committed to advancing the transatlantic relationship.

Improving access and financing in healthcare in Central and Eastern Europe

12 Apr 2019

On Wednesday, 10 April AmCham EU’s Healthcare Committee hosted the second instalment of its breakfast event series. The roundtable discussion focused on the access and financing of healthcare systems in Central and Eastern European countries (CEE).

5th Agro-Food Risk roundtable

11 Apr 2019

On Monday, 8 April, AmCham EU hosted the fifth edition of the Agro-food Risk Roundtable. The event was organised in collaboration with the US Department of Agriculture. Gathering over 60 participants from governments, industry and academics, the roundtable focused on stimulating discussion and sharing of best practices regarding different models of risk communication in the food and agriculture sector on both sides of the Atlantic.

US business: Article 50 extension a positive development, but business needs long-term certainty

11 Apr 2019
Brexit Task Force

The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) regrets that, nearly three years since the referendum, the EU and the UK are still faced with Brexit uncertainty. Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, said:  'AmCham EU supports last night’s decision by EU leaders to extend the Article 50 procedure until the end of October to avoid the imminent threat of a No Deal scenario’.

US business welcomes European Guidelines on Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

8 Apr 2019
Digital Economy

The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) welcomes the ethics guidelines for trustworthy artificial intelligence (hereafter 'the Guidelines') published today by the independent High-level Expert Group (HLEG) on Artificial Intelligence set up by the European Commission. 

22 national AmChams participate in Brussels Briefing 2019

5 Apr 2019
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Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

From Wednesday, 20 March to Friday, 22 March 2019, AmCham EU hosted the Brussels Briefing for colleagues from national American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams).

Executive Council travels to Berlin for spring plenary meeting

5 Apr 2019
All Committees
Executive Council

The Executive Council of AmCham EU held their spring plenary meeting in Berlin on Monday, 1 April and Tuesday, 2 April 2019.

Future of Work: Supporting business sponsored upskilling and reskilling

4 Apr 2019

On Wednesday, 3 April AmCham EU’s Future of Work, Education and Skills Task Force hosted its first roundtable discussion on supporting business sponsored upskilling and reskilling. The event also served as the launch of its new one-pager on the same topic. 

AmCham EU wins ‘Best Association Publication’ award

29 Mar 2019

On Thursday, 28 March, AmCham EU received the 'Best Association Publication' award at the European Association Awards 2019 for the Transatlantic Economy 2018 report. 

This edition of the report featured new visuals and infographics, telling the powerful story of the transatlantic economy in a more user-friendly way. The judges said they felt the report ‘was a robust and fact-checking instrument, of great value to transatlantic relations. A professional content and approach from AmCham EU!'. 

EU-US relationship remains vital amid global instability, stress transatlantic leaders

25 Mar 2019
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

This year’s Transatlantic Week, set against a backdrop of a rapidly changing global economy and new transatlantic challenges, was themed ‘Atlantic drift? The EU, the US and the WTO in a new world’.  

Just launched: The Transatlantic Economy 2019

22 Mar 2019
All Committees

The annual Transatlantic Economy survey offers the most up-to-date set of facts and figures describing transatlantic jobs, trade and investment.

March EU Electoral Campaigns Plenary

22 Mar 2019

On Tuesday, 19 March, ahead of the European elections in May, AmCham EU hosted a plenary session on the 2019 European Electoral Campaigns. We believed it was timely to host a forward-looking discussion on the campaigns at both European and national level as well as the challenges that many European parties are facing in the current political climate, alongside some early predictions on how the Parliament might look after the elections.