- May 05, 2022
In the end of September 2021, the foundation was laid: high-ranking representatives of the European Union and the Government of the United States came together for the inaugural meeting of the EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council (TTC) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The second round of negotiations of this promising body is scheduled for May 15 and 16 this year on the outskirts of Paris. Negotiators in a total of ten working groups are expected to reach progressive transatlantic free trade agreements, for example in the areas of regulatory cooperation, stable supply chains and green technology. Why was the EU-U.S. TTC 2021 created? How can we envision the specific workflows within the TTC? How likely is it that the TTC will set new standards in advanced technology for diverse industry sectors – and what are the biggest hurdles in doing so? Can the TTC be successful in effectively protecting the U.S. and European markets from China’s unfair trade practices?
Podcast host Stormy-Annika Mildner, Aspen Institute Germany, discusses these questions with Tyson Barker, Head of Technology and Foreign Policy Program at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin, and Julia Friedlander, C. Boyden Gray Senior Fellow and Director of the Economic Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council in Washington D.C. (May 5, 2022).