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Trade and Technology Council - EU Perspectives

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Join us at the Chamber on 15 March at 15.00 CET for an exciting event on the Trade and Technology Council from a European perspective. Matthias Jørgensen from Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission will join us to discuss the EU perspectives on the objectives and deliverables of the Trade and Technology Council (TTC).

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Joe Biden, President of the United States, launched the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) at the US-EU Summit in Brussels on 15 June 2021. The TTC serves as a forum for the United States and the European Union to coordinate approaches to key global trade, economic, and technology issues and to deepen transatlantic trade and economic relations based on shared democratic values. Strengthening bilateral cooperation between the European Union and the United States is vital to encourage bilateral trade and investment as well as to eliminate trade barriers. The inaugural meeting of the TTC, which took place on 29 September 2021, was a major step towards developing a common vision on governance of new technologies and on ensuring an effective and innovative transatlantic technology policy for all parties.

Matthias Jørgensen has been a European Commission Official since 1994. Since 1999 he has worked for DG TRADE, dealing with a variety of bilateral, multilateral and horizontal issues. He also worked in the EU Delegation in Argentina from 2004-2008 and then was engaged with wider EU-Latin America trade relations from 2010 to 2020. As of September 2020, he is the head of unit for trade relations with the US and Canada in DG TRADE.

Following a general discussion on the Trade and Technology Council from a European point of view, there will be a Q&A session moderated by César Guerra Guerrero, chairman of BritCham's Trade and Investment Committee, where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

We look forward to welcoming you to this interesting and topical BritCham event!

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Speakers

Confirmed Matthias Jørgensen

Matthias Jørgensen

Head of Unit, USA and Canada (TRADE.D.1) | DG TRADE, European Commission
Matthias Jørgensen has been a European Commission Official since 1994. He worked in DG ENV from 1994-1999 on the implementation of the Convention on Biodiversity and negotiation of the Cartagena Biosafety Protocol. Since 1999 he has worked for DG TRADE, dealing with a variety of bilateral, multilateral and horizontal issues. He also worked in the EU Delegation in Argentina from 2004-2008 as head of the Trade, Political and Press sections. He was engaged with wider EU-Latin America trade relations from 2010 to 2020 and was closely involved in the negotiation, conclusion and implementation of agreements with Latin American countries, including as Chief negotiator (EU-Chile modernisation, EU-Ecuador) or deputy Chief negotiator (EU-Central America, EU-Mercosur, EU-Mexico). As of September 2020, he is the head of unit for trade relations with the US and Canada in DG TRADE. He holds a Masters in Law from the University of Copenhagen, a Masters in international Law from the University of Montpellier and a Masters in European Law from the College of Europe.

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