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Digital in the Trade and Technology Council

The purpose of the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) is to enhance trade and investment, strengthen technological and industrial leadership, boost innovation, protect and promote critical and emerging technologies and infrastructure, and encourage compatible standards and regulations based on our shared democratic values.

European Union, 2021

During the EU-US Summit in June 2021, the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) was launched as a means of strengthened cooperation between the EU and the US.

Its inaugural meeting took place on 29 September 2021 in Pittsburgh, US. 

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Cooperation within the TTC will also feed into coordination in multilateral bodies and wider efforts with like-minded partners, with the aim of promoting a democratic model of digital governance.

The work of the TTC will be carried forward via 10 working groups. The working groups (WGs) related to digital technology will translate the political decisions into specific deliverables, coordinate the technical work and report to the political level:

  • WG1 : Technology standards cooperation (including AI and Internet of Things, among other emerging technologies)
    Artificial Intelligence is one of the key areas of cooperation identified as a topic of discussion for the first TTC meeting.  
  • WG2 : Climate and green tech
  • WG3 : Secure supply chains, including semiconductors
    Addressing the supply chain for semiconductors is one of the key areas of cooperation identified as a topic of discussion for the first TTC meeting. 
  • WG4: ICT security and competitiveness
  • WG5: Data governance and technology platforms
  • WG6: The misuse of technology threatening security and human rights
  • WG9: Promoting SME access to and use of digital technologies


Stakeholders can contribute to the work via the open online platform launched on 18 October.

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