WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai will travel to Luleå, Sweden May 29-31 for the fourth Trade and Technology Council (TTC) Ministerial. Ambassador Tai will join U.S. TTC co-chairs Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and meet with the European Union co-chairs, European Commission Executive Vice Presidents Valdis Dombrovskis and Margrethe Vestager.
The TTC is an important forum for the U.S. and EU to advance shared priorities and address pressing transatlantic trade and investment issues. The last TTC ministerial was held in December 2022 at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.
During the ministerial, the co-chairs will tour Hybrit (Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology), a joint venture between Swedish companies to develop a fossil-free value chain for iron and steel production using fossil-free electricity and hydrogen.
Ambassador Tai and Executive Vice President Dombrovskis will host a group of U.S. and EU labor and business executives for the second ministerial session of the U.S.-EU Trade and Labor Dialogue. This discussion will focus on combatting forced labor in global supply chains and ensuring a successful green transition for workers and businesses.
Ambassador Tai and the other U.S. and EU co-chairs will also participate in a meeting on with U.S. and EU stakeholders.
Ambassador Tai will participate in a press conference with the TTC co-chairs at the conclusion of the ministerial. This will be live streamed via Europe by Satellite.
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