French-American Chamber of Commerce - Washington DC

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"The 1,246-page document, whose details are published on the U.K. government’s website, and the fraught last-minute nego...
12/30/2020
UK lawmakers approve Brexit trade deal

"The 1,246-page document, whose details are published on the U.K. government’s website, and the fraught last-minute negotiations left little time for any proper scrutiny ahead of the deadline."

The House of Commons, as expected, voted in favor of the agreement, and the country will emerge from its Brexit transition period with the EU late Thursday.

"But now France has resumed collecting what is known as its digital-services tax, a French official said. Other countrie...
12/30/2020
Global Digital-Tax Detente Ends, as U.S. and France Exchange Blows

"But now France has resumed collecting what is known as its digital-services tax, a French official said. Other countries, including Italy and the U.K., whose similar taxes went into effect this year, are also set to begin collection in coming months.

The U.S., meanwhile, is set on Jan. 6 to impose tariffs on $1.3 billion of French imports, including cosmetics and handbags. Washington also has pending investigations that could lead to similar tariffs on 10 other countries, including the U.K., Italy, India and Spain."

France has resumed collecting what is known as its digital-services tax, while the U.S. is set on Jan. 6 to impose $1.3 billion in tariffs on French imports, including cosmetics and handbags.

"Cardin won renown in postwar Europe with his futurist designs that looked like they had arrived from another planet, bu...
12/29/2020
French fashion pioneer Pierre Cardin dies aged 98

"Cardin won renown in postwar Europe with his futurist designs that looked like they had arrived from another planet, but he also used his business acumen to create the first truly global fashion empire."

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/french-fashion-designer-pierre-cardin-123649400.html

French designer Pierre Cardin, who shook up the fashion world with his visionary creations but also turned his name into a money-spinning global brand, died Tuesday aged 98.

"The details of the world’s largest free-trade pact were still emerging Thursday, but the deal will allow hundreds of bi...
12/24/2020
U.K. and E.U. announce post-Brexit trade deal, smoothing Dec. 31 departure

"The details of the world’s largest free-trade pact were still emerging Thursday, but the deal will allow hundreds of billions of dollars in goods to continue to flow — without tariffs or quotas but a lot more red tape — between Britain and the 27 remaining nations in the E.U., the richest trading club on the planet."

The pact will reshape relations between the two allies and antagonists for years to come.

"Pour les “Américains accidentels”, des individus liés fiscalement aux États-Unis alors qu’il n’y ont passé qu’une court...
12/15/2020
Les "Américains accidentels" poursuivent le Département d'État - French Morning US

"Pour les “Américains accidentels”, des individus liés fiscalement aux États-Unis alors qu’il n’y ont passé qu’une courte période de leur vie à leur naissance, renoncer à cette nationalité américaine non-voulue est l’une des seules échappatoires possibles pour éviter les torts entraînés par l’adoption de la loi FATCA (sommes importantes à rembourser à l’IRS, fermetures de comptes en banque…)."

Pour eux, personne ne devrait payer pour renoncer à la nationalité américaine.

"For more than seventy years, the French photo lab Picto has expressed the visions of photographers from the Magnum Phot...
12/04/2020
Picto and Magnum Photos: A Parallel History

"For more than seventy years, the French photo lab Picto has expressed the visions of photographers from the Magnum Photos agency, founded in New York in 1947. This transatlantic collaboration is as successful as it is historical, and is the focus of an exhibition open through December 20 at the Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York."

https://france-amerique.com/en/picto-and-magnum-photos-a-parallel-history/

For more than seventy years, the French photo lab Picto has expressed the visions of photographers from the Magnum Photos agency, founded in New York in 1947. This transatlantic collaboration is as successful as it is historical, and is the focus of an exhibition open through December 20 at the Rich...

"Specifically, the two sides need to revamp a now-defunct data protection agreement that’s critical to how global compan...
12/04/2020
Step one in repairing U.S.-EU relations: a data privacy deal

"Specifically, the two sides need to revamp a now-defunct data protection agreement that’s critical to how global companies from Google to General Electric operate. The previous pact, the so-called U.S.-EU Privacy Shield, was struck down by Europe's highest court in July, which ruled that American privacy standards do not adequately protect EU data — everything from people’s social media search histories to companies’ payroll information."

The now-defunct Privacy Shield agreement between the U.S. and Europe will be among the tech policy challenges the Biden administration inherits in January.

"The European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, is completing regulatory plans outlining how online platforms should...
12/03/2020
U.S. Tech Giants Face Tighter Regulation in Europe

"The European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, is completing regulatory plans outlining how online platforms should remove illegal content quickly and refrain from using their power to quash rivals or push their own products on their sites. The commission plans sanctions for violators that include fines and possible separation of assets, according to people familiar with the matter."

The European Union plans to introduce in coming weeks new proposals aimed at changing behavior—and in some cases, business models—at large online platforms, reasserting the bloc’s role as global tech cop.

"VGE was also a firm believer in Europe and key proponent of European integration in the 1970s, together with close ally...
12/03/2020
Former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dead at 94

"VGE was also a firm believer in Europe and key proponent of European integration in the 1970s, together with close ally Helmut Schmidt, the former chancellor of West Germany. VGE proposed the creation of the European Council in 1974 to formalize meetings between European heads of state. He inaugurated Strasbourg’s Palace of Europe a year after the 1976 Electoral Act was passed, which led to the first European direct elections in 1979. VGE also co-created with Schmidt the European Monetary System, a regime of fixed but adjustable exchange rates between European currencies, between 1978 and 1979. "

Giscard, a key architect of European integration, died due to COVID-19.

"It would be the first such quarantine-free travel corridor between the United States and Europe, and industry advocates...
12/01/2020
Delta announces quarantine-free flights to Rome, raising hopes for more travel corridors

"It would be the first such quarantine-free travel corridor between the United States and Europe, and industry advocates hope that it could become a role model for how air travel can resume safely after a year that has forced many airlines into bankruptcy or mass layoffs."

If approved, it would be the first such quarantine-free travel corridor between the United States and Europe.

French global beauty retailer SEPHORA to install 850 shops at Kohl’s locations.
12/01/2020
Sephora to Set Up Shop Inside Kohl’s

French global beauty retailer SEPHORA to install 850 shops at Kohl’s locations.

Sephora plans to install 850 shops inside Kohl’s stores by 2023, upending the beauty retailer’s longstanding partnership with J.C. Penney.

TV5MONDECinema USA
11/27/2020
TV5MONDECinema USA

TV5MONDECinema USA

French films make their USA debut in the French Cinema Now Festival with SIFF exclusively on TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand! bit.ly/CODTV5

"Outdoor gatherings will now be capped at 25 people, down from 50, while indoor gatherings should only have a maximum of...
11/23/2020
D.C. moves to tighten coronavirus restrictions on businesses, mirroring Virginia and Maryland - Washington Business Journal

"Outdoor gatherings will now be capped at 25 people, down from 50, while indoor gatherings should only have a maximum of 10 people, Bowser said. She’s also directing restaurants to stop serving alcohol at 10 p.m. each day, and ordering gyms, physical trainers and recreation centers to stop holding all indoor group exercise classes. "

D.C. is tightening its Covid-19 restrictions on businesses as the pandemic worsens this winter. The latest rules target large gatherings and restaurants for new limits to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Thanks Brightest Young Things.
11/19/2020
Brightest Young Things

Thanks Brightest Young Things.

LE BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU EST ARRIVÉ! French-American Chamber of Commerce - Washington DC is keeping the dream alive virtually this year with an online celebration scheduled for Saturday night // expect wine, tunes, cooking demos and more.

Great event organized by our member Bonjour Books DC.
11/17/2020
Bonjour Books DC

Great event organized by our member Bonjour Books DC.

We are thrilled to be partnering with Un endroit où aller for a very exciting event with author Marc Levy!

Wednesday, November 18 at 1pm ET /19h in Paris

With more than 50 million books sold, translated into 49 languages, Marc Levy is the most widely read French author in the world.

Marc will discuss his latest novel, C'est Arrivé la Nuit, the first volume of his new "Neuf" trilogy. This fast-paced techno-thriller follows nine computer hackers who are on a mission to take down the powerful villains of modern society. Think fake news, right-wing extremists, attacks on democracy. Sound a little too close to home? Voilà, the mark of a writer completely in sync with readers during these troubling times. Don't miss out!

The discussion (in French) will be led by Marie-Adélaïde Dumont of Librairie Doucet in Mans and Laetitia Roulier from Librairie Gutenberg in Issy-Les-Moulineaux.

Links to register —and buy the book!—are on our web site:

https://bonjourbooksdc.com/products/c-est-arrive-la-nuit?_pos=1&_sid=044da6982&_ss=r

"The EU had delayed imposing the tariffs since the World Trade Organization ruled in the bloc’s favor on Oct. 13 preferr...
11/09/2020
Boeing Jets, Other U.S. Goods Worth $4 Billion Face EU Tariffs

"The EU had delayed imposing the tariffs since the World Trade Organization ruled in the bloc’s favor on Oct. 13 preferring not to proceed with tariffs before the U.S. election. Some officials had also suggested waiting until a new U.S. administration was in place in January.

EU trade officials instead decided instead to make the move—which is likely to be seen as hostile in the U.S.—while Mr. Trump is still president. The tariffs are expected to come into effect within hours."

The European Union will impose tariffs on $3.99 billion of Boeing jets and other U.S. goods annually as part of a long-running trade dispute, the bloc’s trade chief said.

"[...] the American president has made life difficult for French translators and journalists. In Trumpspeak, translator ...
11/05/2020
Translating Trump: Mission Impossible?

"[...] the American president has made life difficult for French translators and journalists. In Trumpspeak, translator Bérengère Viennot discusses this tricky task."

https://france-amerique.com/en/translating-trump-mission-impossible/

With his incoherent, repetitive style, coarse expressions, and dubious syntax, the American president has made life difficult for French translators and journalists. In Trumpspeak, translator Bérengère Viennot discusses this tricky task. Since Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and subsequent ...

Build a better future with an MBA!Enjoy the safe online environment for your meetings with business school directors. Jo...
11/04/2020
MBA Event in Washington DC

Build a better future with an MBA!

Enjoy the safe online environment for your meetings with business school directors. Join from the comfort of your home or office.

Tune in online! It’s free!
https://www.accessmba.com/events/city/washington?ui=Z84Y*31603154005&utm_source=Paid+Media&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=dc_fall_2020_facc_fb

Access MBA Tour in Washington DC: Meet the world's top business schools, One-to-One, to find the best MBA programme for you. Register now to participate!

Our newsletter is out. With new events and job offers. https://conta.cc/34sskDT
10/23/2020
New November Events, Job Offers

Our newsletter is out. With new events and job offers.

https://conta.cc/34sskDT

Plus: Our Members Talk Business View as Webpage Dear members and friends While all of our events continue to be online (see further in this newsletter for new ones), services to our members in this di

"As the European countries navigate the risks of Chinese 5G, it is time to reconsider tech independence in other sectors...
10/23/2020
Europe’s Awakening to China’s Tech Dominance

"As the European countries navigate the risks of Chinese 5G, it is time to reconsider tech independence in other sectors critical to national security and privacy protection. But China’s growing tech dominance poses even more fundamental challenges to Europe. To become a global tech power in its own right, the European Union must take unprecedented measures to allow its market to innovate at scale. To compensate for its loss of world regulatory power, the EU must lead the effort among like-minded democracies against the predominance of Chinese technology in the global standardization bodies."

The EU must lead the effort among like-minded democracies against the predominance of Chinese technology in the global standardization bodies.

Congrats to our member Airbus.
10/22/2020

Congrats to our member Airbus.

We have delivered our first U.S.-built #A220 aircraft from Mobile, AL. The aircraft was delivered to Delta Air Lines today. The first U.S.-built A220-300 delivery is a historical and proud moment that highlights Airbus’ growing industrial footprint in the U.S.!

"Foreigners are less interested in renting U.S. apartments in key technology-heavy markets, underscoring the impact of t...
10/22/2020
Trump's Crackdown On Worker Visas Could Bring More Pain To Top Tech Markets

"Foreigners are less interested in renting U.S. apartments in key technology-heavy markets, underscoring the impact of the Trump administration's restrictive immigration policies that have caused the numbers of foreign workers to slow to a multi-decade low."

San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston have each experienced a drop in expected demand from foreign apartment shoppers.

"the U.S. may have the best chance of curbing Google’s dominance, both because it has real power to force break-ups and ...
10/22/2020
Europe failed to tame Google. Can the U.S. do any better?

"the U.S. may have the best chance of curbing Google’s dominance, both because it has real power to force break-ups and — potentially — because it can build on the efforts of those who have gone before it."

The offensive against Google is global, and the U.S. is learning from those who have gone before.

"“The first attempt will be to try to make tweaks to capacity limits before making blanket closures on businesses, or ty...
10/22/2020
Montgomery County cautions some Covid-related business restrictions could return - Washington Business Journal

"“The first attempt will be to try to make tweaks to capacity limits before making blanket closures on businesses, or types of businesses, unless there’s very clear evidence that contact tracing shows a particular venue is tied to an increased number of cases,” Dr. Travis Gayles, the county’s chief health officer, said during a media briefing Wednesday."

Montgomery County officials continue to warn they could reinstitute some Covid-19-related restrictions on businesses if the local case count continues to rise.

"Whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden wins the U.S. presidency, the next administration will have significant decisions to ...
10/20/2020
The Consequences of a Trump or Biden Win for Transatlantic Trade

"Whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden wins the U.S. presidency, the next administration will have significant decisions to make on trade while addressing an economy wracked by the coronavirus pandemic."

This is part of our series on the policy implications of the 2020 U.S. presidential election for U.S. allies—you’ll find the rest of the series HERE. Whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden wins the U.S. presidency, the next administration will have significant decisions to make on trade while address...

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THE PROGRAM IS OUT FOR MOBILLE, “Mobile Language Learning Experience". International Conference @ Lycée Français de New York, February 21-22, 2019 Keynote speaker: Lourdes Ortega, Professor, Georgetown University. Sonia Rocca, PhD, Chair This is a unique researcher and practitioner conference which we hope you will consider attending, with some of the presentations given in French. "The Lycée Français de New York will be hosting a new international conference on MOBILE LANGUAGE LEARNING. The conference will gather scholars and practitioners from all over the world in a forum about the impact of state-of-the-art technology on learning and teaching languages. MOBILLE welcomes all who are interested in harnessing the power of such technology to enhance language learning – preK-12 teachers, researchers, professors, graduate students, policy makers, school heads, technology officers. Language learning occurs in various environments, in dedicated regular classes as well as in those integrating language and subject matter. Whatever the setting, this conference will focus on how technology – ubiquitous, pervasive and forever changing -, shapes the experiences of learners as well as teachers in primary school, secondary school and beyond.” The MOBILLE conference has been awarded the "Academic Conference Excellence (ACE)" logo by the European Scientific Institute, this "certification only awarded to internationally recognized events that meet stringent criteria and are expected to result in quality scientific outcomes."
THE PROGRAM IS OUT FOR MOBILLE, “Mobile Language Learning Experience". International Conference @ Lycée Français de New York, February 21-22, 2019 Keynote speaker: Lourdes Ortega, Professor, Georgetown University. Sonia Rocca, PhD, Chair This is a unique researcher and practitioner conference which we hope you will consider attending, with some of the presentations given in French. "The Lycée Français de New York will be hosting a new international conference on MOBILE LANGUAGE LEARNING. The conference will gather scholars and practitioners from all over the world in a forum about the impact of state-of-the-art technology on learning and teaching languages. MOBILLE welcomes all who are interested in harnessing the power of such technology to enhance language learning – preK-12 teachers, researchers, professors, graduate students, policy makers, school heads, technology officers. Language learning occurs in various environments, in dedicated regular classes as well as in those integrating language and subject matter. Whatever the setting, this conference will focus on how technology – ubiquitous, pervasive and forever changing -, shapes the experiences of learners as well as teachers in primary school, secondary school and beyond.” The MOBILLE conference has been awarded the "Academic Conference Excellence (ACE)" logo by the European Scientific Institute, this "certification only awarded to internationally recognized events that meet stringent criteria and are expected to result in quality scientific outcomes."
(some of the papers will be given in French) REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for Sonia Rocca’s MOBILLE conference, which has been awarded the "Academic Conference Excellence (ACE)" logo by the European Scientific Institute, this "certification only awarded to internationally recognized events that meet stringent criteria and are expected to result in quality scientific outcomes." MOBILLE, MOBILE LANGUAGE LEARNING EXPERIENCE International Conference February 21-22, 2019 http://mobille.lfny.org Lycée Français de New York Sonia Rocca, Chair Keynote speaker: Lourdes Ortega, Georgetown University. "The Lycée Français de New York will be hosting a new international conference on MOBILE LANGUAGE LEARNING. The conference will gather scholars and practitioners from all over the world in a forum about the impact of state-of-the-art technology on learning and teaching languages. MOBILLE welcomes all who are interested in harnessing the power of such technology to enhance language learning – preK-12 teachers, researchers, professors, graduate students, policy makers, school heads, technology officers. Language learning occurs in various environments, in dedicated regular classes as well as in those integrating language and subject matter. Whatever the setting, this conference will focus on how technology – ubiquitous, pervasive and forever changing -, shapes the experiences of learners as well as teachers in primary school, secondary school and beyond." http://mobille.lfny.org
www.rugbyva.com Great Falls Youth Rugby is very excited to be starting the FALL SESSION FOR YOUTH RUGBY in the McLean/Great Falls/Herndon/Sterling/Reston/Ashburn areas. Come see for yourself, try it out a couple of times before committing. Go to http://www.rugbyva.com for more info. The programs offered include NON-CONTACT (COED, up to 4th grade) and TACKLE (Boys, 5th grade to High School). If we have enough girls we will add a girls team! Rugby is offered year-round. The one-time registration is good for the year. So, your kids can play whenever they are available or not playing other sports. Fall Session: October – December (COME NOW!!) Spring Session: End-January – mid-May Summer session: Mid-May-end Registration is on-going. The Fall Session has just started. Join the revolution!! ▪ For the TACKLE group (Grades 5-12) practice Sundays 3pm-4:30pm, and Mondays and Fridays at 5pm-6:30pm ▪ For the NON-CONTACT/TAG kids (4th Grade and under/non-contact) from Sunday 14th, Sundays 2pm-3:30pm. ▪ LOCATION FOR ALL: behind the library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls VA 22066. Hope to see you there, Gary Coetzee [email protected]
Bonjour à tous, Du nouveau sur notre évènement de vendredi! Notre liste de vins et de champagnes que nous allons vous proposer sera très riche en variétés: rosé, vin rouge, vin Blanc…avis aux amateurs! Des bons pains de la Maison Kayser et de délicieuses patisseries et chouquettes de la Boulangerie Christophe seront également à déguster. Et venez admirer ces magnifiques voitures de collection qui vous feront voyager dans le temps!
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