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European Union - Contact Us

Mr. Michael Lally, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs & Senior Commercial Officer for Europe
Direct Dial: +32 2 811 53 74

Mr. Ricardo Pelaez, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer & Commercial Counselor
Direct Dial: +32 2 811 53 28

Mr. Seth Oppenheim, Regional Commercial Officer – CS Europe
Direct Dial: +32 2 811 4392

Ms. Lora Baker, Digital Attaché
Direct Dial: +32 2 811 50 34
Market access issues and EU cooperation on issues in third countries | Digital Economy, Commercial Data  Privacy, U.S. – EU Privacy Shield | Medical Device, Pharmaceuticals

Ms. Hannah Bracken, Commercial Specialist
Direct Dial: +32 2 811 52 64
DSM | Cloud Computing | Cybersecurity | Artificial Intelligence | Other ICT related issues | Competition (state aid) and Industrial Policy

Ms. Nina Brkuljan, Commercial Specialist
Direct Dial: +32 2 811 48 17
Pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements | Medical devices and medical devices IPR | E-health | Customs/VAT | Other health policy related issues

Vacant, Standards Attaché
Standards | Standards and Conformity Assessment Support | Automotive Sector | Product Safety and CE Marking

Vacant, Commercial Assistant
Direct Dial : +32 2 811 56 82
Product Safety & CE marking | Machine Safety Directive | Goods Package implementation measures
Public procurement

Vacant, Commercial Specialist
Smart mobility/transport sectors (cars, rail, marine, drones) and related data | Renewable energy related to mobility/transport/batteries

Mr. Robyn Garfield, Commercial Attaché
Direct Dial: +32 2 811 56 32
Defense | Advanced Manufacturing | Competition/State Aid/FDI | Space

Vacant, Commercial Specialist
EDF/PESCO | Environment, Circular Economy, Plastics Strategy | Chemicals: REACH, CLP, RoHS | Cosmetics | WEEE | Coordinate 3rd Country Observation Seat at CARACAL

Vacant, Commercial Specialist
Direct Dial: +32 2 811
Defense; Dual-use items; Export Controls | Aerospace/Space | Defense procurement | Energy and renewable energy

Administrative Staff

Ms. Suzanne Fry, Secretary
Direct Dial: +32 2 811 48 17

Mr. Geert Verdegem, Administrative Assistant – Budget, Systems Administrator
Direct Dial: +32 2 811 55 98

NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Mr. Stephane Vrignaud, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Representative to the E.U.
Direct Dial: +32 2 811 58 31
Aquaculture and fisheries products | Fisheries agreements and conservation, Regional Fisheries Management Organizations | Fisheries related hygiene, labeling and import requirements | Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Enforcement

USPTO - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Vacant, Intellectual Property Attaché
IP Legislation and Enforcement

Charles De Jager, Senior IP Specialist
Direct Dial: +32 2 811 43 18
Industrial Property and Enforcement

Luciano Marchione, Senior IP Specialist
Direct Dial: +32 2 811 42 81
Copyright and IP for digital/emerging tech

Cassandra O’Connor, Program Manager
Direct Dial: +32 2 811 51 29
Capacity building programs

Carine Polliotti, Administrative Assistant
Direct Dial: +32 2 811 45 02
Travel, budget, procurement