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Susan Danger participates in UK Competitiveness round-table

25 Sep 2015

Susan Danger, Managing Director, AmCham EU, participated in the UK Competitivenss round-table on Wednesday 23 September with a number of business representatives in Brussels. The round-table was organised by the UK Permanent Representation to the EU and participants had the opportunity to discuss how the European Union can become more competitive with Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, UK Foreign Secretary.

IP meeting

Intellectual Property Committee meets with Shira Perlmutter and Susan Wilson

22 Sep 2015
Intellectual Property

On Monday 21 September, members of the Intellectual Property Committee welcomed Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Susan F. Wilson, the recently appointed IPR Attaché at the US Mission to the EU, to exchange views on a range of IP issues and areas of cooperation.

AmCham EU leadership meets with US Mission to the EU

21 Sep 2015

AmCham EU leadership met with the Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Mission to the EU, Adam Shub, on Thursday 17 September 2015. 

A number of the AmCham EU Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs discussed the various issues affecting their sectors.

For further information please contact Andreas Galanakis, Policy Director at AmCham EU (


Digital Economy

AmCham EU reacts to Commission’s proposal to modernise government access to data

18 Sep 2015
Digital Economy

We believe that Article 43 (a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which calls for a modernisation of laws to address government access to data is a step in the right direction. However, we still believe it would be more appropriate for these issues to be addressed at a government-to-government level.  For more information on AmCham EU’s position, please click here.

Members invited to complete Agenda for Action Scorecard Survey

16 Sep 2015

AmCham EU is currently updating the Agenda for Action Scorecard that measures the progress the EU has made against AmCham EU’s key policy recommendations for Europe detailed in the Agenda for Action 2014-2019 report released last year. To update the Scorecard, we are seeking member companies' responses to a short survey of 10 multiple choice questions. Should you have any questions, please direct them to Tim Adamson ( Please find the survey here. 


Getting ready for the Dutch Presidency

11 Sep 2015
Presidency Group

Ambassador Pieter de Gooijer, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the EU and Ambassador Wepke Kingma, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the EU met with AmCham EU members to discuss the preparations and priorities for the upcoming Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU on Monday 9 September.

'Umbrella agreement’ reached on data protection

10 Sep 2015

After four years of negotiations AmCham EU welcomes the signing, by EU and US officials, of an ‘umbrella agreement’ on data protection. The agreement will cover personal data that is transferred between US and EU law enforcement agencies and is seen as an important step towards strengthening the fundamental right to privacy in Europe and rebuilding trust in EU-US data flows, according to Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová.

July monthly message from Susan Danger

30 Jul 2015

Susan Danger, Managing Director of AmCham EU, gives her July monthly message from Washington during the annual AmCham EU Doorknock.

Washington Doorknock 2015 takes place

27 Jul 2015
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

A delegation of AmCham EU members travelled to Washington, DC last week for the annual Doorknock, meeting with the US administration, agencies and Congress on cross-sectoral issues such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and wider transatlantic economic relations including energy, agriculture, trade and financial services. The Doorknock coincided with the Transatlantic Week in Washington, organised by the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN).

BAB launch 15th Anniversary Edition of The Guide to Investing in the UK

22 Jul 2015
Trade & External Affairs

BritishAmerican Business has launched its 15th Anniversary Edition of its annual guide to investing in the UK: British American Trade and Investment: The Guide to Investing in the UK. 

View guide here

AmCham EU presents at TTIP stakeholder event round 10

17 Jul 2015
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

Andreas Galanakis, AmCham EU Policy Director, spoke on regulatory cooperation at the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership stakeholder event. Andreas stated that AmCham EU believes TTIP is a great opportunity to create a framework for transatlantic cooperation that could reduce or eliminate unnecessary regulatory divergences. Doing so will also facilitate business for those already engaged in the transatlantic economy, but also broaden the opportunities of smaller businesses which do not currently trade across the Atlantic.

July plenary focuses on climate change and COP21

16 Jul 2015
Transport, Energy & Climate

AmCham EU hosted its July plenary meeting on Tuesday 14 July. The topic was climate change and the upcoming COP21 negotiations in Paris at the end of the year. Keynote speakers were John Sammis, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Mission to the EU, and Artur Runge-Metzger, Director of International & Climate Strategy, Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission.

Confirmation of EU Tax Committee Chair

14 Jul 2015

Congratulations to William Morris (GE) who was confirmed as Chair of the EU Tax Committee for a two-year term (renewable).

Letter to Commissioner Malmström and Ambassador Froman ahead of the 10th round of TTIP negotiations

10 Jul 2015

Ahead of the 10th negotiating round for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement between the EU and the United States, the European Business Alliance for TTIP – a coalition of key industry associations in the EU that supports the conclusion of a comprehensive, ambitious TTIP agreement – today sent a letter to EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and US Trade Representative Michael Froman urging negotiators to upscale the political momentum of the talks. 

European Parliament backs TTIP

9 Jul 2015

The European Parliament has given its strong backing to the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement between the EU and the United States, voting with a large majority on July 9, 2015 to adopt its recommendations to the European Commission on TTIP.

Alliance for TTIP twitter campaign: @Alliance4TTIP

9 Jul 2015
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

AmCham EU, TABC and ERT have joined forces to create a TTIP twitter campaign to support the conclusion of the trade negotiations. The handle of the account is @Alliance4TTIP. The aim of the campaign is to be open-source and user friendly, so anyone (especially in the Member States) can use the materials we will provide (tweets, Q&As, infographics, etc.). The effort so far has the support of the following associations: AmCham EU; TABC; ERT; BusinessEurope; ESF; EuroChambres and Cefic. We will be tweeting to show our support for the conclusion of TTIP, using the hashtag #Yes2TTIP. Thanks in advance for following our account and don’t hesitate to spread our tweets! #Yes2TTIP.


Monthly message from Susan Danger, Managing Director

7 Jul 2015

Susan Danger, Managing Director of AmCham EU, discusses The Case for investing in Europe 2015 report as part of her June monthly message.

AmCham EU Conflict Minerals workshop

7 Jul 2015

On Tuesday 7 July, AmCham EU organised a workshop with officials from the Commission and the Member States on the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act. The panel featured representatives from the US government and experts from European and American corporations across various sectors of the economy. The panellists shared their views and experience in complying with the Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act in order to feed into the current EU debate on conflict minerals.

Special video message from Jyrki Katainen

7 Jul 2015

Special video message from Jyrki Katainen, Vice President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, European Commission at the AmCham EU Case for Investing in Europe conference on Wednesday 24 June 2015

AmCham EU presents its views at EESC event on regulatory cooperation in TTIP

6 Jul 2015
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

AmCham EU participated in a Thursday 2 July civil society stakeholders discussion with Ignacio Garcia Bercero, EU Chief Negotiator on Regulatory Cooperation in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement.