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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Travel to Germany and France

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to Berlin and Paris next week to discuss areas of mutual interest between the European and American agricultural sectors. In Berlin, Vilsack will meet with German officials as well as farmers about rural economic development opportunities and to underscore the importance of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). He will then lead the U.S. delegation to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Meeting of Agriculture Ministers, which is being held in...
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The Commission publishes further TTIP documents in ongoing transparency commitment

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...
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Commission proposes new Investment Court System for TTIP and other EU trade and investment negotiations

The European Commission has approved its proposal for a new and transparent system for resolving disputes between investors and states – the Investment Court System. This new system would replace the existing investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in all ongoing and future EU investment negotiations, including the EU-US talks on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The proposal for an Investment Court System builds on the substantial input received from the European Parliament, Member States, national parliaments and stakeholders...
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Cecilia Malmström stresses importance of EU-US cooperation on trade in visit to Washington D.C.

The European Union’s Commission for Trade, Cecilia Malmström is in Washington D.C., to stress the importance of deep cooperation between the European Union and the United States on trade issues. In a speech at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, she argued that on both sides of the Atlantic the long consensus around open markets was now the subject of intense debate. Governments needed to respond to concerns raised in those debates by making trade policy more economically effective and...
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U.S. Press Statement at the Close of the T-TIP Round in Brussels

February 26, 2016 Brussels, Belgium *As Delivered* First of all, let me express my thanks to Ignacio and his European Commission colleagues for graciously hosting us during the 12th round of T-TIP negotiations here in Brussels.  We really appreciate all they did to facilitate the progress we achieved this week. When Ambassador Froman and EU Trade Commissioner Malmstrom met in Washington last September to review the status of the negotiations, they agreed on the need to accelerate work in all areas with goal...
Chapter News, Trade & TTIP Related

12th round of EU-US trade talks will take place in Brussels from Monday 22 to Friday 26 February 2016.

The talks will help pave the way for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, between the EU and the US. Negotiators will discuss all three main parts of the agreement, namely market access, regulatory cooperation, and rules. Stakeholder outreach – Wednesday 24 February As in previous rounds, TTIP negotiators will spend a day hearing from, and then debriefing, a wide range of stakeholders. 1. Stakeholder presentations event (Morning) Stakeholders will have the opportunity to explain their views on TTIP related-issues...
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Outcome of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership Advisory Group

The consultative committee representing public stakeholders in the Transatlantic Trade & investment Advisory Group published the outcome of their last meeting, including the wish for increased access to consolidated texts for advisers, forward looking standards for regulatory practices, energy efficiency, and renewable energy standards that avoid negative impacts. Up  to three negotiating rounds are set to take place before the summer, which will focus on detailed technical work in the rules and regulatory cooperation chapters. (European Commission)
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Official announcement of the 12th round of TTIP negotiations

The official announcement of the 12th round of TTIP negotiations was made this week. The negotiations will be held from 22 to 26 February in Brussels. This round of negotiations will focus on market access, regulatory cooperation, and rules. During the same week, the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission will organize two stakeholder engagement events. If you are interested in joining, please find more information on what topics will be covered and who is eligible to present here.

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