Orgalim priorities for future EU-US trade relations

28 September 2021

European Union-United States trade relations are key for Europe’s technology industries. In the short term, we call for the EU and the US to solve trade issues such as the Airbus-Boeing dispute and steel and aluminium tariffs. We also call for the maintainance of freedom of travel for business travellers from the EU. We encourage the EU and the US to move forward with a positive agenda, including EU-US cooperation at World Trade Organisation (WTO) level; and to start work on the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) with the aim of advancing cooperation on international standards, AI and cybersecurity. Moreover, we support the advancment of the negotiations on trade agreements on conformity assessment and on the elimination of tariffs on industrial goods. Finally, we support the creation of the EU-US High-level Climate Action Group to tackle climate change and to promote green growth.


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Orgalim is Europe’s largest industry network focused on advanced manufacturing. We bring together 47 associations representing Europe’s technology industries, comprising over 770,000 innovative companies, which directly employ 11.33 million people across Europe. Our membership spans the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, ICT and metal technology sectors across 22 countries. Our industries develop and manufacture the products, systems and services that enable a prosperous and sustainable future. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Orgalim Press Contact 

Eugenia Forcat, Director of Communications, Tel: +32 478 403032,