The Future of Transatlantic Economic Relations





Dec 9, 2020


Why Trade Matters! The Future of Transatlantic Economic Relations

December 9, 2020, 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (CET)

On December 9, 2020, the Aspen Institute Germany will host a virtual discussion on Why Trade Matters! The Future of Transatlantic Economic Relations with Daniel Andrich, General Manager, American Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V.;Dr. Christina Gommlich, Deputy Head of Berlin Office, Corporate Government Relations, BASF SE; Dr. F.- Hans Grandin, CEO, HUESKER Synthetic GmbH and HUESKER Group; and Peter Riehle, President & CEO, Head of Region AMERICAS, WITTENSTEIN US. Frank Sportolari, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V., will deliver welcome remarks and Annett Meiritz, US Correspondent in Washington DC, Handelsblatt, will moderate this discussion.

Businesses invested in transatlantic trade and multilateral trade relations not only create sustainable jobs and economic growth, but also support the urgently needed reliability and stability within the transatlantic partnership. Once president-elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20th, the future of the trade relationship between the United States and the European Union will be decisively impacted. Will trade barriers and tariffs between the US and the EU be reduced? How can the international trading system be strengthened to enable free and rule-based trade? What could be a transatlantic response to the trade conflict with China? And what are the prospects for a new green economy to tackle climate change?

This event is part of the virtual Road to Election Night & Beyond, which the Aspen Institute Germany organizes in cooperation with several Berlin-based transatlantic institutions and political foundations. More information on the event series can be found here:


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