Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Trade And Technology Council Ministerial Meeting

September 29, 2021

PITTSBURGH – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today co-chaired the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC), along with co-chairs Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, and European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager. The co-chairs heard from a broad range of U.S. and EU stakeholders about the importance of collaboration and constructive dialogue that strengthens the transatlantic trade and economic relationship.

The meeting sessions focused on the TTC’s work since its establishment in June at the U.S – EU summit in four key areas: global trade challenges, artificial intelligence, semiconductors, and data governance and tech platforms. Ambassador Tai emphasized that the TTC is an important platform for assuring that the United States and the European Union remain global leaders in technology and innovation, projecting our shared democratic values internationally, and protecting fundamental labor rights.