Orgalim statement on the outcome of the EU-US summit
16 June 2021
Yesterday’s EU-US summit was an important opportunity to renew the cooperation between two strong trading partners. Orgalim welcomes yesterday’s decisions on a wide range of topics we had put forward as critical to Europe’s technology industries.
In this context, Orgalim;
Welcomes yesterday’s agreement on the Airbus-Boeing dispute suspending tariffs for 5 years and reiterates our call for a permanent solution to the Airbus-Boeing dispute;
Welcomes the set-up of a working group to work on the steel tariffs and we advocate for a permanent solution;
Welcomes cooperation on WTO reform;
Welcomes the creation of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) to facilitate trade, develop compatible industry-led standards and promote innovation and digital technologies, such as AI;
Welcomes the creation of the EU-U.S. High-level Climate Action Group to tackle climate change, promote green growth and discuss a global framework for taxonomy and C02 global pricing;
Welcomes the creation of the joint COVID Manufacturing and Supply Chain Taskforce to tackle the pharmaceutical production capacities.
We call on both sides to continue focusing on reinvigorating a strong and productive relationship and to implement the agreements reached yesterday. Orgalim, on behalf of Europe’s technology industries, stands ready to support these actions to strengthen our transatlantic relations.
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 http://www.orgalim.eu/ or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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