Computer & Communication Industry Association
PublishedApril 5, 2024

CCIA Statement on the Outcome of EU-U.S. Trade & Technology Council

Brussels, BELGIUM – EU and U.S. officials met this week as part of the EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council in Brussels and Leuven. The discussion focused on joint actions on AI, including regular dialogues between responsible agencies on AI safety, 6G standards, semiconductors and quantum technologies.

The following can be attributed to CCIA Europe’s Alexandre Roure, Head of Policy and Deputy Head of Office:

“We are encouraged to see that the European Union and the United States are making positive strides in boosting trade, economic security, and digital collaboration.”

“Today’s transatlantic commitment to deepen collaboration on AI is a welcome step in advancing alignment on responsible AI.”

“In the months to come, we look forward to closer transatlantic engagement for both blocs to strengthen their shared vision and deliver more tangibles for deploying trusted emerging technologies on a global scale. The TTC has an important ongoing role to play.”

The following can be attributed to CCIA Vice President for Digital Trade Jonathan McHale:

“We welcome progress made this week on aligning standards for 6G that could solidify the future of telecommunications networks as well as cooperation on AI. The details of this AI partnership between the U.S. and EU, particularly on standards, will be key to determining the utility of this dialogue. As TTC participants look to bring their work forward, the ability to find concrete joint solutions to divergent approaches will be what contributes to its durability.”