Over the past year the US-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) has emerged as one of the most important institutions for transatlantic economic coordination. Aspiring to align US and European policy across a range of key issues such as data governance, technology controls, and supply chain security, the TTC has already resulted in important outcomes around information sharing, international standard setting, and preventing supply chain disruptions. Following the conclusion of the December 6th TTC Ministerial, Under Secretary Fernandez will join the Atlantic Council to reflect on the TTC’s progress throughout 2022 and what he believes should be the priorities of the US-EU economic relationship in 2023. 

Under Secretary Jose W. Fernandez, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment for the US Department of State, joins Charles Lichfield, deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center, for a discussion on the status of the US-EU economic relationship. Under Secretary Fernandez will open the event with remarks on the status and next steps for the TTC.


Under Secretary Jose W. Fernandez
Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
US Department of State


Charles Lichfield
Deputy Director
GeoEconomics Center, Atlantic Council

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