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Ambassador Sapiro Highlights Strength of U.S.-EU Relations at European Policy Centre

This morning, Deputy United States Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro delivered remarks on “The Transatlantic Trade Relationship – Achieving its Full Potential” at an event hosted by the European Policy Centre in Brussels, Belgium. Ambassador Sapiro underscored the fundamental strength of the U.S.-EU trade relationship which, with trade flows exceeding $3.5 billion each day, is the world’s largest. She also presented her vision for a more deeply integrated transatlantic economy.

Ambassador Sapiro Speaks at the European Policy CentreAmbassador Sapiro Speaks at a European Policy Centre Event

Ambassador Sapiro encouraged closer cooperation on a range of issues including dispute resolution, regulatory cooperation, innovation, and bringing the Doha Round to a successful conclusion. She also highlighted the successes of the Transatlantic Economic Council, which met in Washington in December, and provided an update on several initiatives which were launched at that meeting.

She closed with a call for action:

“It is indeed time to seize the opportunities before us, for that is the surest way we can maximize our competitive advantage and ensure that all of our people can share more fully in the benefits of a strong transatlantic partnership on trade.”

The full text of her remarks is available here.