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Sean Heather

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Vice President of the U.S. Chamber’s Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation (GRC)

Sean Heather is vice president of the U.S. Chamber’s Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation (GRC)

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Testimony to Joint Economic Committee on The Dynamic Gains from Free Digital Trade for the U.S. Economy

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 9:45am
Sean Heather

Statement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

ON: The Dynamic Gains from Free Digital Trade for the U.S. Economy 
 
TO: U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee 
 
DATE: September 12, 2017
 
RE: Testimony of Sean Heather, Vice President Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 
 
A full copy of the testimony can be found HERE.

Competition Enforcement: The EU’s Current State of Mind

The greatest difference between the U.S. and EU approaches lies with the philosophy that underpins the function of competition enforcement.

EU Certainties - Death, Taxes and Competition Enforcement

Benjamin Franklin once said that “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” But those following Brussels policy debates know of a third uniquely European certainty — the unbridled power of EU competition enforcement.

As foreseen, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Wednesday announced that tax arrangements offered by Luxembourg and the Netherlands are in violation of EU State aid laws.

The European Parliament’s Telling Vote and What It Means for the Transatlantic Trade Talks

It underscores why American investors need investment protection and a meaningful Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism to be at the core of any transatlantic agreement.