EU-US trade relations amidst the pandemic with Congressman Earl Blumenauer and MEP Bernd Lange

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 12:00 am – 1:00 pm (EDT)

Meridian International Center along with the European Parliament's Liaison Office in Washington have brought together Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Trade and MEP Bernd Lange, Chairman of the European Parliament's International Committee to discuss the future of EU-US trade relations amidst the pandemic. If you would like to register, please reach out to for more details.

The pandemic has significantly impacted on international trade and reinforced some existing trade challenges such as protectionism and tariffs. Trade flows between the world’s two biggest economies are essential for the stability of global trade and fundamental to the economic recovery of both the European Union and the United States.

We arrived at a challenging juncture for our free economies, our open societies and the Transatlantic partnership as a whole. The pandemic requires to rethink the way in which we do business, sustain trade, and ensure the well-being of the citizens on both sides of the Atlantic. While Transatlantic cooperation is currently being tested by unilateral decisions by the US administration, it still remains vital for both the EU and the US based on common norms and shared values.