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Why You Need Standards
Technical standards keep us safe, enable technology to advance, and help businesses succeed. They quietly make the modern world tick and prevent technological problems that you might not realize could even happen.


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Stakeholder Panel Event at the 4th TTC Ministerial Meeting
The EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council (TTC) is organising a stakeholder event on May 31, taking place at its fourth TTC Ministerial Meeting in Luleå, Sweden.​​​ This event will bring together European Commission Executive Vice Presidents Margrethe Vestager and Valdis Dombrovskis, and Commissioner Thierry Breton as well as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai with key stakeholders representing industry, academia, and civil society to discuss key priority areas of the EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council and the way forward for its work. For more information, please visit the event website


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    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2100