Beginning Tuesday, 31 March 2020 12:30
End Tuesday, 31 March 2020 14:00
Location Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
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The EU and US have the largest bilateral and investment relationship in the world. Investment and trade plays a crucial role in fostering the transatlantic relationship and contributing to economic growth. 
At this EU lunch briefing Rupert Schlegelmilch Director of Directorate E | DG TRADE, will discuss a wide range of topics regarding the future of trade relations between the EU and the US. Including the EU proposal for an agreement  with the US on the mutual acceptance of results of conformity assessment. 


Director of neighbouring Countries, USA and Canada | DG TRADE | European Commission

Mr Schlegelmilch studied law and political science in Freiburg im Breisgau and Berlin. He joined the German Foreign Service in 1987 and the European Commission Directorate General for External Relations in 1993. From 1998 to 2003 he worked on WTO matters in the European Commission Delegation in Geneva. From 2003 to 2010, Mr Schlegelmilch was responsible in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Trade (DG TRADE), for the EU’s bilateral trade relations first with China, and later for the trade relations with the Americas and South Asia, Korea and ASEAN. In 2011 he became the Director in DG TRADE, for Trade in Services, Investment, Government Procurement and the protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). He has been the EU’s Chief negotiator for the EU-Singapore, the EU-Ukraine, and the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreements. From 2016 to 2019 Mr Schlegelmilch served as the European Union’s Ambassador to the OECD and UNESCO in Paris. In October 2019 he returned to DG TRADE in Brussels as the Director for the EU’s Neighbouring Countries, the United States and Canada.

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