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Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU shares video marking 25th anniversary of the WTO

17 Nov 2020
Trade & External Affairs

To mark the 25th anniversary of the WTO Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU shared a video message on Tuesday, 17 November where she reflected on what the WTO means to her. She highlighted the value that the WTO brings to international trade and investment as well as her vision for the future of the WTO. See here for more information.

AmCham EU/GMF event: A conversation with Michael Froman

16 Nov 2020
All Committees

On Thursday, 12 November, AmCham EU and the German Marshall Fund of the US hosted Michael Froman, Vice-Chairman and President, Strategic Growth for Mastercard and former US Trade Representative under President Obama. In a conversation with Dr Stormy-Annika Milder, Director of International Affairs, BDI, they discussed the effect of the US election on the transatlantic economic relationship and the multilateral trading system.

AmCham EU’s Town Hall with Gerassimos Thomas, Director-General, DG TAXUD, European Commission

13 Nov 2020

AmCham EU welcomed Gerassimos Thomas, Director-General, DG TAXUD, European Commission at the monthly Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, 10 November. Mr Thomas shared his insights on the impact of the pandemic on the European economy, and focused on the tax and customs-related implications of the EU’s recovery.

AmCham EU Chair, Zeger Vercouteren (J&J) discusses new role in interview

13 Nov 2020
All Committees

Zeger Vercouteren (J&J), Chair, AmCham EU discussed his thoughts and visions on his new role in an interview published on Friday, 13 November. He outlined that he foresees his tenure as an 'innovative' one, building 'a constructive business environment allowing our companies to continue growing in and with Europe', emphasising the need to maintain and strengthen the transatlantic relationship.

AmCham EU issues response to European Commission trade review

12 Nov 2020
Trade & External Affairs

On Thursday, 12 November AmCham EU submitted its response to the European Commission’s trade policy review. The EU’s new trade strategy is an opportunity for the EU to reassert its leading role as a global, open market. Ambitious rules-based trade policies can protect European values, while driving innovation and inclusive growth that benefits all citizens. A robust trade agenda is critical to European innovation and prosperity. The global disruptions created by COVID-19 have highlighted the importance of strong, secure and diverse supply chains. In light of this, the EU is reviewing its trade policy. AmCham EU supports strengthening trade policy around three key priorities: building resilience, competing on even footing and rebooting multilateralism. Read our positions here.

US presidential election: a renewed opportunity for transatlantic leadership

9 Nov 2020
All Committees

Brussels, 9 November 2020 – The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris on the results of the 2020 US presidential election.

American companies in Europe are committed to working with the new US Administration to advance the trade and investment relationship between the EU and the US. A strong EU-US partnership, based on shared values and interests, is critical to jobs, prosperity and security on both sides of the Atlantic. The EU and the US are each other’s strongest allies.

AmCham EU publishes response to the European Commission’s inception impact assessment on the Sustainable Products Initiative

4 Nov 2020

On Tuesday, 3 November AmCham EU submitted its response to the European Commission’s inception impact assessment on the Sustainable Products Initiative. With this initiative, the Commission promises to make products placed on the EU market more sustainable. While AmCham EU members fully support the circular economy transition and are committed to closing the carbon loop, we wish to underline the need to maintain the main principles of a legislative framework that is already delivering excellent results. The contribution calls on the European Commission to ensure the coherence of any new legislative initiative with existing regulations addressing products in different life phases. Read AmCham EU’s contribution here.


AmCham Slovenia Virtual Election Night: AmCham EU CEO appears on panel

4 Nov 2020
All Committees

On Tuesday, 3 November 2020 the US went to the ballot to elect its next President. To mark the occasion, AmCham Slovenia held its Virtual Election Night, in which Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU participated as a panellist alongside Emmanuel Adam, BritishAmerican Business and Andrew Anzur Clement, political scientist and author; moderated by Asja Vodnik, CEO, AmCham Slovenia.

AmCham EU CEO shares message at AmCham Estonia Women in Leadership luncheon

3 Nov 2020
All Committees
Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU appeared in a video screened at AmCham Estonia's Women in Leadership luncheon on Friday, 30 October. The video featured several women CEOs from the AmChams in Europe network who each shared their advice on how they've coped with the pandemic over the past year. Susan shared her tips on work-life balance, urging viewers to 'be strong, be safe, be kind'. See here for more information.

Chatham House Global Trade Conference: AmCham EU CEO offers perspectives on global power dynamics and trade

30 Oct 2020
Trade & External Affairs

What is the next phase for the international trading system, in the face of changing geopolitical realities? That was the question put to Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU and her fellow panellists Dr Jie Yu, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House and Fred Hochberg, Former Chairman and President, US Export-Import Bank at the Chatham House Global Trade Conference on Thursday, 29 October 2020. The esteemed panel was moderated by Shawn Donnan, Senior Writer, Bloomberg News. 

How the European Green Deal can boost the economic recovery

28 Oct 2020

The European Green Deal will be key to the success of the EU’s economic recovery. American companies are actively working towards the transition to a greener economy in Europe and are committed to supporting the EU’s objective of achieving climate neutrality by 2050.

Find out more about our views on key initiatives under the Green Deal umbrella, including how to finance the transition to a circular economy, ways to create more sustainable food systems and efforts to decarbonise energy.

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability: AmCham EU interviewed in Chemical Watch

26 Oct 2020

Natasa Sbrizaj, Chair of the Environment Committee, and Alexander Majer, Issue Lead on Sustainable Chemicals, AmCham EU, spoke to Chemical Watch about the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. They outlined our concerns regarding the definition of ‘essential use’ in the new strategy and the potential impact on established risk assessment mechanisms. Read more here.

Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU discusses trade with Financial Times

26 Oct 2020
Trade & External Affairs

This week Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, joined the Financial Times' trade newsletter 'Trade Secrets' to answer three questions. She took this opportunity to outline why a comprehensive EU-UK deal remains critical for American companies. She also shared her views on the future of the transatlantic economic relationship and the reform of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Read more here (full article behind paywall).

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American Hour – Covering the US Elections: Breaking news from DC!

22 Oct 2020
All Committees

On Wednesday, 21 October, over 100 participants tuned in for AmCham EU’s webinar, ‘American Hour: Covering the US elections: Breaking news from DC!’ with Jon Decker, White House Correspondent, Fox News Radio; Shawn Donnan, Senior Writer, Bloomberg; and Suzanne Lynch, US Correspondent, Irish Times. In this conversation moderated by Victoria Main, CEO, Cambre Associates, the three senior journalists discussed their coverage of the 2020 US elections during a global pandemic and the key factors that could decide the election.

AmCham EU Chair, Zeger Vercouteren (J&J) speaks about his new role

21 Oct 2020
All Committees

Zeger Vercouteren (J&J), Chair, AmCham EU speaks about his vision regarding his new role in a video published on Wednesday, 21 October. He outlines that for his tenure he foresees an 'inclusive, innovative' AmCham EU that can contribute to a strong, positive transatlantic relationship. See here for more information.  

AmChams in Europe virtual best practices conference

20 Oct 2020
All Committees

Last week, over 60 representatives from more than 30 American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams) across Europe and Eurasia attended the annual Best Practices Conference. This year the conference was held virtually to respect the government guidelines and the safety of the participants. In her capacity as Chair of the AmChams in Europe network, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU chaired the conference.

Every year, the AmChams in Europe Community selects the most inspiring best practice among its members. This year's finalists included AmCham Slovenia, AmCham Germany, AmCham Kosovo, AmCham EU and AmCham Israel. The winner of the 2020 Creative Network Award is AmCham Ukraine with its 'Leadership in Times of Crisis' project. A warm congratulations to Andy Hunder, President, AmCham Ukraine and to his team!

Thank you to AmCham Slovenia, in charge of running the Secretariat of the AmChams in Europe network and the Executive Committee of AmChams in Europe for the hard work on this virtual edition of the conference.  

Plenary on Healthcare - A world leader and innovator: creating a strong innovation ecosystem for life science in Europe

20 Oct 2020
All Committees
Plenary Meeting

On Tuesday, 20 October, AmCham EU hosted a plenary meeting on healthcare. The discussion focused on the strengths and weaknesses of the EU innovation ecosystem in contrast with US approaches, the implications of the pharma strategy and the role of programmes such as Horizon Europe and EU4Health to entice European health innovation.

Participants included Cristian-Silviu Busoi, Member of the European Parliament (EPP, RO) and Robert Grant, Director of International Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC).

The official AmCham EU Chair handover also took place during the plenary meeting. Once again, we would like to thank outgoing Chairman Maxime Bureau (3M) and welcome the new AmCham EU Chair, Zeger Vercouteren (J&J). 

Global Trade 2020: Towards meaningful and sustainable reform

19 Oct 2020
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs

Join the event to explore developments and discuss ways to ensure effective and sustainable governance at the annual Chatham House Global Trade conference on 29-30 October. Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU will participate as a panellist during the ‘Global Power Dynamics and Trade: What’s the Next Phase?’ session taking place on Thursday, 29 October. You can register for the conference here and access with the code TRADEAMCH.

Rebooting the transatlantic economy: webinar

15 Oct 2020
All Committees
Transatlantic Task Force

On Wednesday, 14 October over 65 participants tuned in for AmCham EU’s webinar on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the transatlantic economy and paving the way to recovery with Joseph P. Quinlan, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership Network who outlined the key findings from his newly published report on ‘Rebooting the transatlantic economy’.

Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU speaks on the EU and the future of trade

14 Oct 2020
All Committees

On Tuesday, 13 October, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, participated in a Fiscal Note event on the EU and the future of trade. She stressed that Europe's trade future depends on its response to the pandemic. The event also touched upon the EU-US relationship, the WTO and on EU - China relations. Other panellists included Frank Heemskerk, Secretary General of the ERT and Laurent Ruessmann, Trade Partner, Fieldfisher LLP. The event was moderated by Mark Dober, Managing Partner, Dober Partners and opening remarks were given by Maryvonne Maetz, Trade Policy Analyst, FiscalNote Europe. View the recording here