Biden’s Foreign Policy Slowly taking Shape
US President Biden has moved slowly to show the shape of his foreign policy, but the Newsletter reported a few months ago the creation of a central body for coordinating policy in Africa (Prosper Africa) which will look at bodies such as USAID. Elsewhere, at the first meeting of the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) in Pittsburgh, the EU and the US agreed on concrete deliverables and outlined the future scope of work. Notably, the EU and the US committed to cooperating closely on shared priorities such as export controls, foreign investment screening, critical and emerging technology standards including Artificial Intelligence, and secure supply chains including semiconductors. They also agreed to work together on important global trade issues, such as the challenges posed by non-market economies and trade-related climate and environment issues, as well as avoiding unnecessary trade barriers on new technologies and promoting fundamental labour rights.
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