In late 2021 the US and EU announced that they would replace the Trump era 232 “national security” tariffs with a tariff-rate quota (TRQ) system and just this week USTR announced new 232 negotiations with the UK. Our expert panel will discuss short- and medium-term implications for transatlantic trade and beyond. Will this lay the groundwork for a transatlantic compromise on a broader carbon border adjustment mechanism or offer an opportunity to reach arrangements with countries like Japan and Norway? The panel will also touch on the next steps for the Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council (TTC) and ask how the US and EU can better align economic and regulatory tools when managing their relationship with China.

Please join the Atlantic Council and the Eurasia Group for this expert panel discussion on the key transatlantic trade policy priorities in 2022. The event will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on January 26, 2022. Confirmed speakers include USTR general counsel Greta Peisch, European Commission director at Directorate General for Trade Rupert Schlegelmilch, General Motors Counsel on Legal Affairs and Trade Amanda Blunt, and Atlantic Council non-resident senior fellow Clete Willems.

The event is jointly hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Economic Statecraft Initiative and Eurasia Group’s Industrial and Consumer practice. At the Atlantic Council’s Economic Statecraft Initiative, we aim to fine-tune the financial and regulatory tools – from sanctions to tariffs – that help achieve foreign policy goals. This year will be critical for economic statecraft as the economy recovers from COVID-19 and trade policy hits a crossroads with the future of the Phase 1 agreement with China in question. Eurasia Group’s Industrial and Consumer practice works with clients to identify and mitigate political risk associated with trade and industrial policy and supply chain risk.


Amanda Blunt
Counsel, Legal Affairs & Trade
General Motors

Greta Peisch
General Counsel
Office of the United States Trade Representative

Rupert Schlegelmilch
Director, Directorate General for Trade
European Commission

Clete Willems
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Economic Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld


Jonathan Lang
Director for Trade and Supply Chains
Eurasia Group

Ole Moehr
Associate Director
GeoEconomics Center, Atlantic Council

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