“Both sides also agreed on the importance of further strengthening outreach to SME’s to familiarize them with the opportunities of TTIP negotiations and get further input on their specific concerns.”
The European Commission published a report outlining the accomplishments of the seventh round of TTIP negotiations which took place from September 29 to October 3 in Washington DC. The report summarizes key decisions in every negotiating area, calling for further outreach to SMEs to better communicate their opportunities in TTIP and to better integrate their specific concerns in the negotiations. Discussions on ISDS and data privacy have been left out of this round of negotiations. (European Commission)
The Bertelsmann Foundation issued a concise analysis of the seventh round of negotiations, summarizing the sticking points, main takeaways, and suggests some next steps that should be taken.