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European AmChams visit to DC focuses on transatlantic cooperation

15 Apr 2019
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

AmCham EU and four European AmChams (Finland, Ireland, Italy and Romania) travelled to Washington, DC, last week to engage with a range of US policy-makers. Meetings focused on reiterating the importance of the transatlantic relationship and the need for all stakeholders to support a positive EU-US agenda.

On Monday 8 April, the group attended the US launch of the Transatlantic Economy 2019 report at the Transatlantic Business Works Summit hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce. The study, co-sponsored by the US Chamber, and supported by AmCham Denmark, AmCham Finland, AmCham Ireland, AmCham Slovenia and AmCham Sweden, was also lunched on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, 9 April. AmCham EU would like to thank the US Chamber for their close cooperation on the launch of the study and our continued collaboration.

Over three days, the delegation met with the US Administration including the US Department of State, the United States Trade Representative, the US Department of Commerce and the National Security Council. The visit also featured outreach to Capitol Hill, including meetings with the Office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance. The group also met with Ambassador Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the US, and met with non-governmental organisations including the Atlantic Council and the Organization for International Investment (OFII).