A Transatlantic Update on Trade | Tariffs | Taxes

This discussion focused around the economic and political climate in Europe and the United States, and provided an update on where we stand on EU/US Trade, tax reform on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as what to expect for the Eurozone and US economies. 

The panelists addressed the following topics: 
• An overview of the European economy and what is happening in the US markets 
• Ramifications of the US and EU Tax reforms for both European and American companies; 
— How reforms will affect FDI and what businesses need to know about Repatriation of overseas assets. 
— What European companies need to know about some problematic international tax provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and other relevant issues of the US tax reform 
• US and EU Trade Update: 
— What is the status on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs and the response by the EU, what is happening on trade agreements (NAFTA, EU-Mexico 2.0 and EU-Japan) 
• Brexit: a quick update on where we are and what issues are still open (incl. deadlines, expectations) 
• The role and importance of the EU/US partnership in the global economy 

• Damien Levie, Head of Trade & Agriculture Team, Embassy of the European Union to the United States 
• Nick Giordano, US Tax Policy Leader, Washington Council, EY 
• Catherine Mann, Global Chief Economist, CITI 
• Sally Painter, COO, Blue Star Strategies, LLC [Moderator]