EU - US Trade relations
Event date: 08/03/2018
The European Union and the United States have the largest bilateral trade and investment relationship and enjoy the most integrated economic relationship in the world.
EU and US investments are the real driver of the transatlantic relationship, contributing to growth and jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. It is estimated that a third of the trade across the Atlantic actually consists of intra-company transfers.
The transatlantic relationship also defines the shape of the global economy as a whole. Either the EU or the US is the largest trade and investment partner for almost all other countries in the global economy.
During the plenary session in Strasbourg, MEPs discuss the recommendations for opening of negotiations between the EU and the US
The International Trade Committee's imput to the Commission's negotiating directives for future trade negotiations with the US.
MEPs debate the EU’s response to US President Donald Trump’s plan to introduce new import duties
MEPs discuss President Donald Trump’s plans to impose new US duties on steel and aluminium imports, and the EU’s planned countermeasures, along with the possible impact on EU jobs, investment and prices and the mitigating measures needed to protect EU citizens.