Update from Europe: The EU Trade Policy & Transatlantic Leadership in the Post-COVID World
The European American Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the European Commission and the Consulate General of Ireland cordially invite you to be our guest for an exclusive discussion with Phil Hogan the EU Trade Commissioner who will share insights on EU Trade policy which will play a central role as the global economy recovers from COVID-19.
Commissioner Hogan will outline why the European Union believes that solidarity between trading partners and maintaining open supply chains is the best route forward. Collaboration between the EU & U.S., the world’s two largest market economies therefore will clearly be essential for the stability of trade flows and the multilateral trading system itself. This was true before COVID-19, and it is even truer today.
The importance of affordable and reliable access to healthcare products has become painfully apparent. Now is the time to explore (WTO) initiatives to facilitate trade, including elimination of tariffs, in medical, pharmaceutical and other health-related products. Global trade and its integrated value chains will remain a fundamental growth engine and be essential for Europe’s recovery. With this in mind; Europe will pursue a model of ‘open strategic autonomy”. Therefore, the EU is reviewing its Trade Investment Policy refocusing to leading from the front in shaping a strong post-COVID global trade and investment environment, with a fit-for-purpose international rulebook underpinning it. Learn why Europe is advocating is a model of “Open Strategic Autonomy”: policies to achieve the right balance between a Europe that is “open for business” and a Europe that protects its people and companies.
Commissioner Hogan will outline why the European Union believes that solidarity between trading partners and maintaining open supply chains is the best route forward, in conversation with Rob Cox from Reuters Breaking Views.
This is conversation you do not want to miss!
Please submit your questions for Commissioner Hogan in the comments field.
10:00am EDT | 4pm CET
This Webinar is by invitation only. Please e-mail nick[at]eaccswfrance.com if you would like to be considered to receive an invitation.