At the United States-European Union (EU) Summit in June, President Biden, European Commission President von der Leyen, and European Council President Charles Michel announced the formation of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC).
U.S.-EU Summit Statement | The White House
The TTC’s overall objective is to promote U.S. and EU competitiveness and prosperity and the spread of democratic, market-oriented values by increasing transatlantic trade and investment in products and services of emerging technology, strengthening our technological and industrial leadership, boosting innovation, and protecting and promoting critical and emerging technologies and infrastructure. We plan to cooperate on the development and deployment of new technologies based on our shared democratic values, including respect for human rights, that encourage compatible standards and regulations.
For the United States, the TTC is co-chaired by U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. For the EU, the TTC is co-chaired by European Commission Executive Vice Presidents Valdis Dombrovskis and Margrethe Vestager.
The United States and the EU have established 10 TTC Working Groups, which are chaired by relevant U.S. agencies and European Commission services. These working groups will focus on tech standards, climate and green tech, secure supply chains, information and communications technology and services (ICTS) security and competitiveness, data governance and tech platform regulation, misuse of technology threatening security and human rights, export controls, investment screening, promoting SME access to and use of digital technologies, and global trade challenges.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) leads the Global Trade Challenges working group along with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade. USTR is also one of the U.S. co-leads for the Climate and Clean Tech working group along with the Department of State, and the Department of Energy. The group is chaired by the Directorate-General for Climate Action, the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, and the Directorate- General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology on behalf of the European Commission.
Calendar of Events
9.29.2021 | TTC Ministerial Meeting in Pittsburg, PA
NSC Statement Announcing the Pittsburgh Ministerial Meeting of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology
Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne Announcing the Inaugural U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Meeting | The White House
Fact Sheet: U.S.-EU Establish Common Principles to Update the Rules for the 21st Century Economy at Inaugural Trade and Technology Council Meeting | United States Trade Representative (ustr.gov)
U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Inaugural Joint Statement | United States Trade Representative (ustr.gov)
Commerce Department U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council
State Department U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council