Between 1 - 4 November, the six-member delegation of the Committee on International Trade (INTA) will meet White House officials, members of Congress, the United States Trade Representative, business representatives from US-based European companies and US enterprises, trade unions and think tanks. [...]
“I am extremely pleased to lead this delegation to the US. The last INTA delegation before the Covid-19 pandemic was to the US and it is one of the first after the vaccination campaign. It shows the importance of our transatlantic trade and investment relations.
Under the Biden administration we see strong willingness on both sides for re-engagement. The ceasefire in the Airbus-Boeing dispute and the establishment of the TTC attest to this. Yet, some diverging views and bilateral irritants persist. I hope this delegation can help to overcome these differences, especially on steel and aluminium where we need to find a solution very soon to avoid a second tranche of countermeasures kicking in. Furthermore, I am confident we can make progress on a trade policy that is focused on workers and wages. During our talks about the TTC, we will insist that it delivers concrete benefits. Finally, I hope our work in Washington, DC will help pave the way for a successful Ministerial Conference at the WTO at the end of this month,” said Bernd Lange, the head of the delegation and chair of the trade committee prior to the visit.