EU-U.S. trade talks – one year on, Commission presents progress report

Today marks the first anniversary of the Joint Statement by President Juncker and President Trump, which launched the new phase in the relationship between the United States and the European Union.On this occasion, the Commission has today published a report on the implementation of the Statement, providing an overview of the progress made and illustrating the depth of the engagement between EU and the U.S. over the past year, both at political and technical level. The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker said: “The European Union is delivering on what President Trump and I agreed on this day last year. We want a win-win situation on trade, which is beneficial for both the European Union and the United States. Having one of the most important economic relationships in the world, we want to continue strengthening trade between us based on the positive spirit of last July.” The report covers in detail the progress achieved inthe different tracks for cooperation identified in the Joint Statement, including on trade in liquefied natural gas and soya beans, conformity assessment and standards, elimination of tariffs on industrial goods and tackling of unfair market-distorting practices.