The European Commission today publishes further documents from the ongoing negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), in line with its commitment to enhanced transparency in the ongoing trade negotiations with the United States.
The documents made public today include the recent EU proposal on regulatory cooperation which the Commission submitted to the United States during the last round of talks in February.
Regulatory cooperation is an innovative part and a key pillar of TTIP. Regulatory cooperation with the United States has been on the agenda for many years and has produced good results in areas of common interest (e.g. ranging from aviation and marine safety to organic labels, electric cars and smart grids).
Explanatory documents about this key aspect of the talks are available online. Other published documents include EU proposals on trade in goods, agriculture and Customs and Trade Facilitation.
New documents in detail
Regulatory Cooperation and Good Regulatory Practices
- Benefits of Regulatory Cooperation
- Guide to the EU’s proposal on Regulatory Cooperation
- Revised EU proposal on Regulatory Cooperation
- Introduction to the EU’s proposal on Good Regulatory Practices (GRPs)
- New EU proposal on Good Regulatory Practices
Trade in goods and customs duties
- Reader’s guide to EU proposal on agriculture
- Draft text of EU agriculture proposal
- EU paper – non-tariff issues
- EU proposal on wine and spritis
- Annex – distilled spirits and spirit drinks
Customs and Trade Facilitation (CTF)
Intellectual Property (IP) and Geographical Indications (GIs)
- EU concept paper on Geographical Indications (GIs)
- EU proposal – text outline for GIs
- Annex I: list of foodstuffs
- Annex II: list of spirit names
Compliments of the EU Commission