For Immediate Release
September 28, 2021
PA Chamber President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement regarding tomorrow's inaugural meeting in Pittsburgh of the United States and European Union Trade and Technology Council:
"On behalf of Pennsylvania's business community, we welcome European Commission Executive Vice Presidents Margrethe Vestager and Valdis Dombrovski to Pittsburgh to meet with Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai. Pennsylvania has a growing portfolio of innovative technology companies, in addition to our historic leadership positions in energy, manufacturing, and trade and logistics. With international trade supporting more than 1.5 million Pennsylvania jobs and several EU nations among our state's top trading partners, we encourage our leaders and the delegation from the EU to work on policy that leverages both of our strengths and promotes enhanced coordination and cooperation to address global challenges."
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