European Union

Trends and Challenges for U.S. Companies in the EU:

  • 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.
  • 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’s Response:

  • Monitors European political developments that have an impact on U.S. business interests.
  • Fosters multilateral work on the transatlantic dialogue.
  • Strongly supports the elimination of trade barriers between the U.S. and EU.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Magnifying Your Voice with USCIB:

  • USCIB is the only U.S. business association formally affiliated with the world’s three largest business organizations where we work with business leaders across the globe to extend our reach to influence policymakers in key international markets to American business
  • Build consensus with like-minded industry peers and participate in off-the-record briefings with policymakers both home and abroad.


News Stories

USCIB Welcomes a Changing of the Guard at US Mission to OECD (9/9/2020) - Late summer is traditionally turnover season at U.S. diplomatic missions overseas, according to U.S. Ambassador (ret.) Shaun Donnelly, who serves
USCIB Releases 2020 Trade and Investment Policy Priorities (1/14/2020) - Each year the Trade and Investment Committee of the U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB) conducts an extensive consultation process

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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

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Staff Contact

Rob Mulligan
Senior VP, Policy and Government Affairs
202-682-7375 or

Staff Contact

Christopher Olsen
Policy & Program Associate, Washington
202-617-3156 or


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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