Tension between the United States (US) and France remains heightened, spilling over to European Union (EU) – however, the EU-US Trade and Tech Council is set to move forward this coming week. Global leaders addressed the United Nations General Assembly this past week, with the US President convening a virtual COVID-19 Summit on the margins. Meanwhile, the US Government announced it would ease some air travel restrictions for vaccinated foreigners and moved forward with approving the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine boosters for some Americans. The European Commission attempted to extend the EU’s temporary vaccine export authorization program, but was stymied. And the United Kingdom (UK) Government unveiled a five-point plan for digital trade.
In this issue, we also cover:
- COVID-19 highlights among the transatlantic partners;
- Notable EU, US, and UK developments; and
- A brief UK-EU trade deal update.