Bernd Lange (S&D, DE), the head of the delegation and chair of the Committee on International Trade (INTA) made the following statement on the last day of the visit:
“The delegation of the INTA committee took place in a context of a new era of more constructive transatlantic engagement. All our discussions were very productive and forward-looking. The delegation had the opportunity to meet many of the most relevant transatlantic interlocutors.
Congress showed substantial interest. The delegation held discussions with the House Ways and Means Committee and with other Congressmen (16 in total) on a broad range of issues. This shows the importance that legislators on both sides of the ocean attach to the transatlantic partnership. A salient issue was our joint interest to guarantee the democratic scrutiny of the Trade and Technology Council (TTC). [...]