Your business wants to get ahead of uncertainty abroad

Transatlantic trade policy is constantly evolving.

U.S. – E.U. policy discussions open up new opportunities in some sectors, and place new barriers in others.

Your business already trades with Europe, or maybe you are contemplating to set up shop within the European Union. 

To be able to stay ahead of your competition, and to manage calculated risks, you need eyes and ears on the ground to know how regulatory discussions impact your transatlantic business.

Policy makers on both sides of the Atlantic work ever closer together. In fora like the joint Task Force on Energy Security, the U.S. – E.U. Trade and Technology Council, the U.S. – E.U. Joint Technology Competition Policy Dialogue and the World Trade Organization – work streams on trade and investment determine regulations, standards, and taxation for the months and years ahead.  

We help you plan ahead for policy changes in the sectors that matter to your business. By providing monthly or weekly insights from transatlantic trade discussions, as well as advising you on opportunities to provide input to upcoming policy – you stay prepared in a rapidly changing environment.

From our offices in the United States and in Europe, we follow all relevant international fora in Washington, New York, Geneva and Brussels closely. We always have expert consultants available in your time zone to ensure real-time action and advise.

U.S. and E.U. discuss rules for trade in energy, technology, automotive, and more

The U.S. and the E.U. remain each other’s primary source and destination for foreign direct investment (FDI). In the past five years, Europe’s share of FDI outflows has been steadily increasing to 62.6% of the U.S. total.

Global developments such as the war of Russia against Ukraine, weakening U.S.-China ties, the current climate-, food-, and energy crisis, and exponentially developing technologies all have a profound impact on transatlantic relations. The U.S. and the E.U. have accelerated their political cooperation, while trying to reform their respective domestic economies through initiatives like the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act and RePowerEU.

This creates tensions, as well as opportunities that small and large businesses can profit from. For example, green subsidies on both sides of the Atlantic are now open to international partners, and integration between technology-enabled sectors is being deepened by the removal of technical barriers to trade. On the other hand, initiatives like sustainable tax credits in the domestic economies may lead to unfair competition in global supply chains.

Keeping up with transatlantic trade and policy discussions is a time-consuming endeavor for public affairs teams. Moreover, figuring out which developments have a real impact on your business is complicated. At Dr2 Consultants, we filter out the noise and obtain first-hand intelligence from the insiders in our global policy network – tailored to your business. 

Why is Dr2 Consultants different?

Dr2 Consultants has decades of experience in international policy monitoring. A thorough understanding of your organization and the developments in your sector is our starting point. From there, our monitoring teams apply rigorous analysis to sources and complex discussions with your interests in mind. Lastly, our consultants utilize their wide-ranging networks within and surrounding government to obtain knowledge that is impossible to find in the news. All to make sure that you stay ahead of the latest opportunities and challenges in the transatlantic trade and policy environment.

Understanding: Dr2 Consultants develops deep and sustainable relationships with its clients. We want to get to know your business and your sector from the inside out. Successfully assessing and analyzing transatlantic trade and policy discussions can only be done when we have a clear picture of the interests and concerns in each level of your organization. Through regular information and review touchpoints we make sure to stay on the right track and adjust where needed.

Network: Dr2 Consultants excels with an outstanding network of policy makers and -offices, corporations and trade associations on both sides of the Atlantic who acknowledge our expertise and are willing to provide us with behind-the-scene intelligence. The mutual trust within our established network allows us to draw knowledge from different sources, enabling us to support our clients in the most time and resource efficient manner.

Innovative Public Affairs: Dr2 Consultants has an eye for innovative Public Affairs solutions. Thinking outside the box is part of our everyday job: Dr2 Consultants works together with organizations which are frontrunners in their respective fields, therefore it is within our DNA to offer innovative solutions in supporting organizations’ Public Affairs activities.

Stefanie Ros
Senior advisor