Joint U S Industry Letter on EUCS
May 25, 2023
We urge the United States to use upcoming meetings to engage with the European Commission and Member States to secure a durable solution on EUCS that will enable American and European companies to compete on a level playing field, underpinned by transatlantic trust and safety, by removing nationality-based ownership restrictions of this draft measure.
Specifically, we encourage the European Commission and Member States to remove entirely from the EUCS Evaluation Level 4, including the Annex J titled “Protection of European Data against Unlawful access.” By removing discriminatory ownership and control requirements, the Commission can futureproof the EUCS and make it compatible with the EU’s international trade obligations and obtain wide Member State support. The final version should be WTO-consistent and not require additional, complex legal and non-technical assessment and implementation procedures.