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AmCham EU secretariat heads to Strasbourg during European Parliament Plenary session

17 Feb 2020
All Committees
European Parliament Outreach Task Force

On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, Susan Danger, CEO, Roger Coelho, Senior Policy Director and Roberta Brumana, Senior External Relations Adviser, headed to Strasbourg during the European Parliament Plenary session. 

2021 VAT e-commerce package - Business needs certainty and transparency

14 Feb 2020
All Committees
Customs & Trade Facilitation

On Thursday, 13 February 2020, AmCham EU sent a letter to Stephen Quest, Director General of DG TAXUD, requesting greater transparency on the progress of the 2021 VAT e-commerce package and its implementation. This comes following the instruction of the European Council to the European Commission to complete an assessment by the end of 2019 of the EU’s readiness to implement the changes necessary to meet the 1 January 2021 deadline.

Transatlantic relations beyond the EU: The role of AmChams in Europe

11 Feb 2020
All Committees

As of Wednesday, 1 January 2020, Susan Danger has been confirmed Chair of the AmChams in Europe network for the 2020-2022 period. AmChams in Europe is an umbrella organisation that encompasses 45 AmChams from 43 countries across Europe. AmCham EU is one of the members of this network. The position of Chair is a rotating post, with a two-year tenure. Susan takes over from Patrik Mikkelsen of AmCham The Netherlands after his tenure came to an end at the end of 2019.

Read Susan's latest LinkedIn article on her new position as Chair of AmChams in Europe. 

AmCham EU co-signs a call for Members of the European Parliament to ratify the EU-Vietnam Agreements

11 Feb 2020
Trade & External Affairs

The EU-Vietnam FTA: Opportunities for European and Vietnamese business, consumers and workers growing better together

Following on from the strong support of the International Trade committee on 21 January 2020, the undersigned business associations respectfully request that Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) consider the benefits for both sides and approve the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement. Support from the European Parliament on this deal would lead to increased partnership and dialogue as well as expand cooperation globally and with Vietnam.

AmCham EU reacts to US decision to expand steel and aluminum tariffs 

10 Feb 2020
All Committees
Customs & Trade Facilitation

Friday, 7 February 2020. The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) regrets the decision of the United States to expand steel and aluminium tariffs to include derivatives items such as nails and cables, as of 8 February 2020.  

Broadening the scope of steel and aluminium tariffs could add tensions at a sensitive time when bilateral trade negotiations are restarting between the EU and the US. They risk triggering a tit-for-tat dispute that would be detrimental to both sides. AmCham EU also advocates for a permanent exemption for the EU from tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium. 

Susan Danger, AmCham EU CEO, calls for clarity on Brexit day

3 Feb 2020
All Committees

Three and a half years after the referendum, the United Kingdom left the European Union on Friday, 31 January 2020. Susan Danger, AmCham EU CEO stressed that moving forward, we need clarity, an ambitious future relationship, and we must avoid barriers while working together. For more, see her video here.  

 

Post-Brexit: time for a strong, ambitious and comprehensive EU-UK relationship

30 Jan 2020
All Committees
Brexit Task Force

As the United Kingdom leaves the European Union tomorrow, the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) calls on the EU and the UK to deliver a strong, ambitious and comprehensive future economic partnership.

The path ahead for corporate disclosure and green finance in the EU

29 Jan 2020
All Committees

On Tuesday, 28 January 2020, AmCham EU hosted a plenary meeting organised by the Sustainable Finance Task Force. The debate took stock of the main developments in sustainable finance policy, most importantly the negotiations on the taxonomy file. The panel discussed, among others, issues related to just transition, the Green Deal as well as climate diplomacy. 

AmCham EU visits member company's Dow site in the Netherlands

28 Jan 2020
All Committees

On Monday, 27 January 2020, the entire AmCham EU secretariat visited the Dow site in Terneuzen, the Netherlands. The secretariat met some of the staff at the new Diamond Centre, toured the manufacturing plant and discussed many topics including inclusion and sustainability. It was incredibly valuable to understand the work of one of AmCham EU's member companies as well as being a highly interesting and educational visit. 
 

AmCham EU CEO Susan Danger elected Chair of AmChams in Europe network

24 Jan 2020
All Committees

As the new Chair of the AmChams in Europe (ACE) network, Susan Danger walks us through her new role and its potential to communicate the importance of the transatlantic relationship beyond the Brussels Bubble. See Susan’s video and find out more about ACE and about her vision for the future which includes peace and prosperity through collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking. Read more.

AmCham EU joined the 21st Annual State of American Business event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

10 Jan 2020
All Committees
Transatlantic Task Force

On Thursday, 9 January 2020 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted the 21st Annual State of American Business event. Through real-time video integration in a series of live watch events across the United States and around the world, AmCham EU was present and actively participated in the American business watch party.

You can watch the full event here.

AmCham EU’s Plenary meeting discusses the 2021 VAT reform for e-commerce

16 Dec 2019
All Committees
Customs & Trade Facilitation

On Wednesday, 11 December 2019, AmCham EU hosted its customs Plenary meeting. The discussion this year focused on the upcoming 2021 VAT reform for e-commerce in the EU. The keynote address was delivered by Ana Hinojosa, Director of Compliance & Facilitation, World Customs Organization (WCO). She gave her perspective on the ‘small package tsunami’ created by the advent of e-commerce and the challenges it brings to customs administrations around the world.

7th Annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference: Europe’s digital leadership beyond 2020

13 Dec 2019
All Committees
Digital Economy

AmCham EU welcomed nearly 100 participants for its 7th edition of the Annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference on Tuesday, 10 December. This year’s theme: ‘Europe’s digital leadership beyond 2020’.

AmCham EU launches new Space, Security and Defence Brochure

13 Dec 2019
Security, Defence & Space Committee

On Monday, 9 December AmCham EU launched its new brochure entitled Space, Security & Defence – strengthening the transatlantic relationship. 

AmCham EU regrets that the World Trade Organization Appellate Body goes dormant

11 Dec 2019
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs

Wednesday, 11 December 2019. The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) regrets the paralysis of the WTO dispute settlement system, which leaves the WTO without an enforcement mechanism.

A European Green Deal – Business is a partner in reaching the Green Deal objectives

11 Dec 2019
All Committees
Transport, Energy & Climate

Brussels, 11 December 2019 - The European Commission’s proposal for a European Green Deal announced today is an important political milestone that has the potential to drive the transformation towards a low-carbon economy. Delivering on the EU’s objectives will require equally ambitious policy and regulatory frameworks and adequate financial resources. 

AmCham EU speaks at Public Affairs Council’s European Digital Advocacy Summit

5 Dec 2019
All Committees

On Tuesday, 3 December, Maggy Peeters, Director of Communications and Outreach, AmCham EU spoke at the Public Affairs Council’s European Digital Advocacy Summit 2019. The discussion focused on the critical aspect of digital advocacy in public affairs today and in her intervention, Maggy noted the importance of mixing digital and non-digital tools while using simple and accessible props to promote key messages in a concise, open and attractive way. 

Lunch with 30 US ECON Officers posted across Europe

5 Dec 2019
Consumer affairs
Financial Services
Trade & External Affairs

On Wednesday, 4 December 2019, AmCham EU hosted a delegation of 30 US State Department Economic Officers posted in US Missions across Europe for an informative lunch. This event was a unique opportunity to share ideas and best policy practices for collaboration at the Member State level. Discussions covered topics such as the transatlantic partnership, trade, healthcare, security, space, defence as well as consumer affairs.

AmCham EU and AmCham Croatia team up to co-host Presidency Reception

4 Dec 2019
All Committees
Presidency Group

On Tuesday, 3 December AmCham EU and AmCham Croatia hosted a reception to welcome the incoming Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Ambassador Irena Andrassy, Permanent Representative of Croatia to the EU, and Vice-President of the European Commission, Dubravka Suica both gave opening remarks.

AmCham EU Strasbourg delegation strengthens ties with MEPs

3 Dec 2019
All Committees

AmCham EU hosted a delegation of 65 members at the European Parliament’s monthly plenary meeting in Strasbourg. From Tuesday, 26 to Wednesday, 27 November 2019, the participants had the opportunity to exchange views with more than 100 MEPs from across the political spectrum of the European Parliament. 

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