Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in Vienna

Minister of Finance Gernot Blümel, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Ambassador Trevor Traina (from left to right
At the U.S. Embassy Vienna
Secretary Ross and Ambassador Traina

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross arrived in Austria last Tuesday. In his meetings with Minister of Finance Gernot Blümel, Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs Margarete Schramböck, and Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology Leonore Gewessler, he discussed bilateral economic and trade relations.

At the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Infrastructure
Secretary Ross, Ambassador Traina and Minister Gewessler
At the Ministry of Economy
Meeting with Minister Schramböck (foreground left)

The USA is one of Austria’s most important trading partners, ranking second among the country’s export destinations.

Austria is one of the fastest growing sources of foreign direct investment in the United States – with Austrian companies employing over 18,000 Americans. Secretary Ross met with representatives of top Austrian companies and with Harald Mahrer of the Wirtschaftskammer Österreich to talk about increasing bilateral investments.

At the U.S. Embassy Vienna
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Ambassador Traina with Austrian Executives