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Readout of USTR Robert Lighthizer's Meeting with the European Union Commissioner

June 07, 2017

Paris – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) releases the following readout of USTR Robert Lighthizer’s first meeting with European Union (EU) Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, which took place in the margins of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council Meeting: 

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström held a cordial first meeting while attending the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris. They underscored their shared interest for strengthening the U.S.-EU trade and economic relationship and addressing mutual global trade concerns. 

Topics of discussion included U.S.-EU trade, expanding export opportunities, and WTO Ministerial Meeting preparations. Ambassador Lighthizer expressed his commitment to engaging all U.S. trade partners in advancing free and fair trade for level playing fields in the global economy.