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Subject: ‘The U.S. and Europe: What’s next for Transatlantic Trade?
M   BRIEFING  Event: Panel discussion FT Trade Secrets summit Ref. Ares(2020)7883761 - 22/12/2020
Ref. Ares(2021)214630 - 11/01/2021
Date: Tuesday 8 December 2020
Origin: DG TRADE 
Place: virtual
SCENE SETTER 
You will be participating as a speaker in a panel discussion on the prospects for transatlantic 
trade during the Financial Times ‘Trade Secrets Summit’. Trade Secrets is the FT’s daily 
briefing on international trade and this particular event will focus on what’s next for trade and 
how businesses can navigate the new trade order. Decision-makers and senior trade experts from 
both the private and public sector are expected to participate in the event.   
Other confirmed speakers of the event include:  Leila Aridi Afas - Director, International Public 
Policy - Toyota Dai Bedford, Global Banking & Capital Markets Advisory Leader, EY Alan 
Beattie, Senior Trade Writer, Financial Times James Politi, World Trade Editor, Financial Times 
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, US Business Editor, Financial Times.  
You will participate in the panel: “The U.S. and EUROPE:  What’s next for Transatlantic 
Trade?”
 Your panel discussion will be moderated by FT’s veteran trade reporter Alan Beattie, 
and will focus specifically on the prospects for EU-US and UK-US trade relations, including on 
current trade tensions related to trade tariffs, digital services taxes and agricultural policy. You 
will be sharing the virtual stage with the UK Minister of State for Trade Policy, Greg Hands, as 
well as with Fabian Zuleeg and Chad Bown. Fabian Zuleeg of the European Policy Centre has 
written extensively on Brexit. Chad Brown is a senior analyst at PIIE with a previous position in 
the White House Council of Economic Advisers
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Subject: ‘The U.S. and Europe: What’s next for Transatlantic Trade?
M   BRIEFING  Event: Panel discussion FT Trade Secrets summit
Date: Tuesday 8 December 2020
Origin: DG TRADE 
Place: virtual
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o We do not envisage returning to TTIP. Following up on the 2018
mandate on negotiations on industrial goods does not seem to be in
the cards either. This is due to the strong focus on internal affairs
that the Biden administration will have and that the US would insist
on including agricultural goods in a negotiation – something which
is not within the negotiating directives and authorisation to negotiate
given to the Commission.
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Subject: ‘The U.S. and Europe: What’s next for Transatlantic Trade?
M   BRIEFING  Event: Panel discussion FT Trade Secrets summit
Date: Tuesday 8 December 2020
Origin: DG TRADE 
Place: virtual
DEFENSIVES 
1) Trade relations with the new US Administration
Does the EU think that a new US administration will revive the trade talks between the US and 
the EU? If so, how soon does the EU expect this to happen? 


The EU-US relationship is the largest and deepest economic and trade relationship in the 
world. Our priority is to strengthen and develop this bilateral partnership as well as 
pursue a close cooperation on global issues, including on the WTO reform. The 
Commission is determined to explore areas for cooperation in our bilateral trade agenda 
and focus on eliminating trade irritants for the benefit of our business.

The incoming administration still needs to be established and our counterparts confirmed 
by the US Senate. As you know, this may take several months. 
It is, however, already now clear that neither side envisages reviving TTIP. 
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