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The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) speaks for American companies committed to and invested in Europe. AmCham EU brings together the expertise of 150+ member companies and follows 80+ policy issues at any point in time.

We strive to create a better understanding of EU and US positions on business matters and stand ready to provide the views of American business in Europe.

For any media enquiries, please contact Thibaut L’Ortye, Senior Content Adviser (TLO@amchameu.eu; +32 2 289 10 39).

Press release

  • US business: Brexit negotiations should uphold market access and legal certainty

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    Brexit Task Force
    Following the official notification today by the UK of its intent to leave the EU, the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) underscores the importance for US businesses of a successful outcome to the Brexit talks. We are ready and willing to assist the EU negotiators and the Member States in this important process.
  • US business: We are committed to a strong and united Europe

    Thursday, March 23, 2017
    Single Market Task Force
    This week we celebrate one of the greatest achievements of the last century. Sixty years ago, European leaders came together and set up a community of shared values and interests, both geopolitical and economic. This opened an unprecedented era of peace and prosperity across the region. Citizens and businesses experience every day the tremendous benefits of European integration: the ability to travel, study and work across the continent, a peaceful and stable environment, a stronger voice in a global world and the protection of freedoms and rights.
  • The transatlantic economy is picking up steam

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    Transatlantic Task Force
    Despite many global challenges facing Europe and the US, the economic prospects are improving for both economies, finds a new study from the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University. The transatlantic economy is picking up steam as we are seeing growth, confident markets and decreasing unemployment rates in the EU and the US.
  • WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement can be impetus for further trade liberalisation

    Thursday, February 23, 2017
    Trade & External Affairs
    The entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) today is a welcome development that will help boost global trade and confirms the value of specific multilateral agreements. It will simplify international import and export procedures, reduce the cost related to customs formalities and transit requirements and will be particularly important to help developing economies better compete and participate in the global marketplace. Trade facilitation has become even more relevant in a rapidly growing international e-commerce market, allowing local micro, small and medium sized business to scale up.
  • Single Market adds 3.6 million jobs annually

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    Single Market Task Force
    A new study finds that the Single Market adds 3.6 million jobs and boosts the EU’s GDP by 1.7% or approximately €250 billion annually. The study which was commissioned by the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) features a country-by-country analysis revealing that each EU Member State has benefited from the Single Market. It also shows that increasing trade in services among EU countries and breaking down remaining barriers would bring additional gains to citizens and businesses. 

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