WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today spoke with European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis on a number of important issues, including the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council, the upcoming G-7 and G-20 meetings, WTO reform, food security, respective engagements with third countries, and non-market economic policies and practices.
Ambassador Tai and Executive Vice President Dombrovskis both committed to continue working on concrete deliverables ahead of the next Trade and Technology Council Ministerial. They also discussed issues related to the EU cybersecurity scheme and the electric vehicle tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act. Ambassador Tai noted the shared need to increase investments in clean energy technologies to seriously combat the climate crisis, as well as to address supply chain and security vulnerabilities. Ambassador Tai and Executive Vice President Dombrovskis agreed to stay in close contact on these topics over the course of a number of likely bilateral meetings throughout the rest of the year.