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Ambassador Kirk Meets with European Union Trade Commissioner Catherine Ashton

07/13/2009 - 3:56pm

On July 13, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and his European Union counterpart, Trade Commissioner Catherine Ashton, met to discuss a range of bilateral U.S-EU trade issues.

Ambassador Kirk and Commissioner Ashton have agreed that the United States and the EU should intensify their efforts to resolve bilateral disagreements and to identify new opportunities for trade expansion, with the goal of bringing meaningful economic benefits to workers, consumers, and businesses on both sides of the Atlantic.

After the meeting, Ambassador Kirk and Comissioner Ashton released a joint statement.