EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan is in Washington, DC (January 13-16) for meetings with the U.S. Administration, Congress, the IMF, and business leaders. This will include meetings with the United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, the Secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, and Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross. This is the first trip that Commissioner Hogan is taking outside the European Union in his capacity of Commissioner in charge of trade.
On Tuesday 14, Commissioner Hogan participated in a Trilateral Meeting with Hiroshi Kajiyama, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and Robert E. Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative. They announced their agreement to strengthen existing rules on industrial subsidies and condemned forced technology transfers practices (see the press release and joint statement here).
Thursday morning, Commissioner Hogan will deliver remarks on 'Refreshing Transatlantic Trade Relations' at CSIS.
Trilateral Meeting between Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Trade, Hiroshi Kajiyama, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and Robert E. Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative.