Vaccine production waiver

A TRIPS waiver would jeopardise, not support, efforts to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine production globally

7 May 2021
All Committees
Intellectual Property

Global access to COVID-19 vaccines is critical for protecting the health of citizens around the world and ensuring a strong economic recovery. According to Airfinity data, industry is on track to produce 10 billion units of vaccine this year, with manufacturing capability set to increase even further. This is the largest ramp-up in the history of vaccine production. Intense collaboration between the public and private sectors and between companies, enabled by a stable intellectual property framework, has been an essential piece of this incredible success story in terms of research, manufacturing and distribution. 

NEW - Rebuilding trade post-COVID-19: Atlantic Council’s EU-US Future Forum

7 May 2021
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs

On Thursday, 6 May 2021, as part of the Atlantic Council’s EU-US Future Forum, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU took to the stage to discuss the state of transatlantic trade ties in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was joined for a panel discussion by Former Acting US Representative to the EU, Ronald Gidwitz, alongside Rupert Schlegelmiilch, Director of the Americas, Agriculture, and Food Safety, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission. The discussion was moderated by Katerina Sokou, Washington DC Correspondent, Kathimerini/SKAI TV.

Foreign Subsidies

Statement on EU foreign subsidies proposal

6 May 2021
Competition policy

With yesterday’s proposal for a regulation on foreign subsidies, the European Commission seeks to address foreign subsidies which risk distorting the EU internal market and undermine a level playing field. The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) supports the Commission’s efforts to strengthen the resilience and competitiveness of the Single Market and find the appropriate balance between fair competition and open trade when addressing non-EU subsidies.