American Chambers and US administration discuss economic recovery and other challenges

Prishtina, May 14, 2021 – The digital agenda of the Biden Administration, the economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, and the security of trade and supply chains, were the main topics discussed among senior representatives of American institutions with the American Chambers of Europe, part of which is the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo.

For three days in a row, the executive directors of American Chambers in Europe have met representatives of various American institutions, including Peter Harrell, Senior Director of International Economics at the White House National Security Council.

In the meeting with the representatives of the State Department, during which Ambassador Philip Reeker, Acting Assistant Secretary, also spoke up, an emphasis was placed on the transatlantic economy and the path to economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, but also on the future of transatlantic relations. In this meeting, Matt Murray, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade, Policy and Negotiation, Roland de Marcellus, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance and International Development from the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, and Ambassador Marcia Bernicat, Senior Economic Officer for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment, also spoke up.

The priorities of the Biden Administration regarding trade, economic recovery, and the future of transatlantic business were also discussed with Dale Tasharski, Acting Assistant Secretary for Global Markets and General Director of the Commercial Service at the US Department of Commerce.

In the meetings organized by the European Council of American Chambers (ECAC) with the US Administration and the United States Chamber of Commerce, were discussed, among others, the United States Plan on Climate Change and Environmental Justice, and the role of American Chambers of Europe in revitalizing transatlantic relations, advancing sustainability.

The European Council of American Chambers is an umbrella organization of 45 American Chambers founded in 1963, including the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, while in Europe, it represents the interests of 17,000 American and European companies with over 17,000 employees and $1.1 trillion investments in both continents.