About: EU-US trade

EU-China 04-10-2018

US, EU should ‘clean the house’ and deal with China – US ambassador

Europe and the US should quickly sort out the current issues in their "long-term faithful marriage" so they can speak in "one powerful voice" and address China's global activities, US ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, said on Wednesday (3 September).
Economy & Jobs 10-09-2018

EU and US to map out transatlantic trade amid tensions

Diplomats from the US and EU meet in Brussels on Monday (10 September) to try and reach a compromise in the trade talks that caused such a stir over the summer. 
Economy & Jobs 28-06-2018

When China and the US quarrel, will Europe rejoice?

Now that the US has imposed a first wave of tariffs, Stefen Legge and Priotr Lukaszuk ponder whether the EU has become the standard bearer of multilateralism and free trade or whether it will it ultimately follow America's course of action.
Economy & Jobs 31-05-2018

Macron urges WTO ‘reform’ as US metal tariffs expected to hit early

French President Emmanuel Macron called Wednesday (30 May) for talks on overhauling the World Trade Organisation, as European companies braced for the prospect of punishing US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, which could come as early as Thursday (31 May).
Economy & Jobs 24-05-2018

Commission ‘concerned’ about potential US car tariff increase

The EU's Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström expressed concern on Thursday (24 May) about the US administration's announced plan to launch an investigation into imports of cars and trucks that might lead to new tariffs.
Economy & Jobs 02-05-2018

EU says metal tariffs ‘prolong uncertainty’ after US holds off

The European Union accused the United States on Tuesday (1 May) of prolonging "market uncertainty" with its decision to hold off on imposing controversial tariffs on metal imports from key global trading partners.
Economy & Jobs 09-04-2018

Tariffs or no tariffs, the pickup in global trade won’t last

Slow trade growth will be the dominant feature of the world economy in the coming decade, not because of the latest tariffs, but because of a slowdown in three longer-term trends, write Ilaria Maselli and Ataman Ozyildirim.
Economy & Jobs 02-04-2018

Washington, Beijing flexing muscles in trade dispute

The temperature is rising between the United States and China but the simmering confrontation has not yet boiled over into a trade war, since the tit-for-tat countermeasures so far have been confined to a few specific products.
Economy & Jobs 27-03-2018

How to save the transatlantic alliance

To save the transatlantic alliance, it is essential for the EU to deal with its internal problems in order to become a more reliable and credible partner for the US in the future, writes Fraser Cameron.
Economy & Jobs 20-03-2018

As Trump plays with fire, EU should lead on global trade

As America retreats after Trump's plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, the world is moving on. Now is the time for the EU to take the lead in maintaining the global trade system, writes Shada Islam.
Economy & Jobs 09-03-2018

EU warns UK not to seek unilateral exemptions from Trump’s tariffs

The European Commission stressed on Friday (9 March) that Europeans will act “as a bloc” in the face of US steel and aluminium tariffs, after the UK announced that it would negotiate directly with Washington to find a way out for itself.
Economy & Jobs 06-03-2018

The Brief, powered by PLATFORMA – Mr Trump, poking each other’s eyes out leads to blindness

In the simplistic world of debate on global commerce, you are either a protectionist or a free trader. In truth, the free trade vs protectionist debate has always been something of a false dichotomy.
Economy & Jobs 06-03-2018

Don’t you forget about me: US is still Europe’s most important trade partner

The United States is still Europe's most important trade partner. Europe should regulate trade with the transatlantic relationship in mind despite US disengagement, writes Heidi Obermeyer.
Economy & Jobs 17-11-2017

Fighting the Trump trade threat: The EU must go through Congress

The Trump administration's actions on trade so far reflect a mixture of traditional, assertive American approaches and more troubling new ideas that could have serious consequences, writes Noah Gordon, warning that Europe has a lot to lose in a steel trade war against the US.
European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli published his recommended proposal for the data protection regulation today (27 July)
Data protection 03-08-2017

EU privacy watchdog: Privacy shield should be temporary

European privacy watchdogs have received “a few” complaints about the privacy shield data transfer agreement with the United States since it was brokered one year ago, the EU's top privacy advocate said in an interview.
Economy & Jobs 25-07-2017

Britain seeking certainty with US as it Brexits

Britain wants to ensure business relations with the United States are not disrupted and will seek negotiations on an "ambitious" trade agreement with the United States, UK trade secretary, Liam Fox, told Trump administration officials at the launch of discussions on Monday (24 July) on post-Brexit planning.
Economy & Jobs 13-03-2017

Three Trump actions that could rattle Europe’s economy

Recent declarations from the White House risk souring the long-standing economic friendship between Europe and the United States, writes Ilaria Maselli.
Trade & Society 11-10-2016

European Commission paralysed over data flows in TiSA trade deal

European Commission officials have struck a deal that could put a clause guaranteeing international data flows into a trade agreement with 22 countries outside the bloc, including the United States and Australia.
Trade & Society 16-09-2015

Commission proposes public court to settle investment disputes

The European Union on Wednesday (16 September) proposed a special court to resolve disputes arising from a huge trade deal with the United States, instead of the widely criticised tribunals Washington wants.
US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker met with EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourová on 23 July in Brussels
Trade & Society 24-07-2015

Officials call for TTIP digital trade boost as US-EU tech tensions linger

United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said during a visit to Brussels on Thursday (23 July) that European leaders need to do more to promote the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
The European Commission's investigation into platforms is part of its misguided policies to offset American digital success, writes Stephen Ezell
Digital 13-07-2015

The digital trade ‘surplus’ should not be driving Europe’s digital agenda

Europe's insistence on thwarting the US technology industry—including with its investigation of platforms—is putting our economic integration into question.
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Digital 30-04-2015

Embracing the Internet Opportunity to Drive the European Economy

Europe has an unprecedented opportunity to increase consumer and business use of online technology as it crafts its Digital Single Market plan. The outcome can help grow Europe’s domestic technology industry and boost productivity and sales for traditional European companies -- or stifle them depending on what choices are made.
Trade & Society 24-02-2015

Malmström: Germany’s TTIP debate ‘more heated’

In 25 EU member states, the majority of the population supports the planned EU-US free trade deal TTIP. But in Germany, its opponents are in the majority, something EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström could not explain during her visit to Berlin. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Trade & Society 06-02-2015

European car manufacturers back TTIP deal

European car manufacturers fully backed the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US during a press conference on Wednesday (4 February).