European Union

USCIB’s European Union Committee promotes the interests of U.S. businesses in Europe and works to ensure the benefits of unobstructed transatlantic trade and investment.

The U.S. and EU share the largest bilateral trade and investment relationship in the world. While their approaches to common economic issues often diverge, their longstanding and integrated commercial ties help foster a harmonized and mutually beneficial partnership. U.S. companies hold an important stake in trade issues that arise on both sides of the Atlantic that affect jobs, standards and the regulatory environment.

USCIB and the EU Committee monitor European political developments that have an impact on U.S. business interests. The committee also fosters multilateral work on the transatlantic dialogue.

The EU committee strongly supports both the elimination of trade barriers between the U.S. and EU and the decision to launch negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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Chair

Vacant

Staff Contacts

Rob Mulligan
Senior VP, Policy and Government Affairs
202-682-7375 or rmulligan@uscib.org

Rachel L. Spence
Policy and Program Assistant
212-703-5095 or rspence@uscib.org

USCIB facilitates the engagement of U.S. business in bilateral dialogues, including the Transatlantic Economic Council, and actively contributes to industry coalitions that follow EU affairs. The EU committee holds meetings with officials of the European Commission and the U.S. government on issues vetted with members in multilateral forums, including investment, environment and trade liberalization.

The EU committee serves as the focal point for coordinating EU-related activity in other USCIB policy committees, especially the USCIB Trade and Investment Committee.

Please use the links below to explore recent statements and reports, news stories on USCIB’s website, and media coverage related to our work.

News Stories

USCIB in the News (1/23/2017) - ICC United Kingdom, which serves as the British national committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, was featured in the Financial Times on January 18 in response to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on the UK’s position on Brexit.
USCIB Cites Concerns Over End of “Safe Harbor” (10/13/2015) - USCIB signed a joint letter to the European Commission, citing business concerns about the invalidation of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework.

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Press Releases

USCIB Welcomes Treasury White Paper Criticizing EU State Aid Investigations (8/24/2016) - USCIB welcomed the U.S. Treasury’s statement criticizing the European Commission’s ongoing state aid investigations, aimed at recouping prior-year tax benefits.
USCIB Hails Launch of U.S.-EU Trade and Investment Talks (6/17/2013) - New York, N.Y., June 17, 2013 – The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) applauded today’s announcement at the G8 Summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland that the United States and the European Union have launched negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). “The European Union is our biggest export market, while […]

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Staff Contact:   Rob Mulligan

Senior VP, Policy and Government Affairs
Tel: 202.682.7375

Rob Mulligan oversees our wide ranging activities on international trade, investment, economic and regulatory matters, and supervises a staff of policy professionals whose expertise covers a host of issues affecting American companies engaged in global business. He also coordinates USCIB policy and advocacy work with the U.S. and foreign governments, our international affiliates.
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