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11th round of TTIP talks brought progress in most areas of the negotiations

Today, the EU and US finished 11th round of talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Negotiators discussed all three pillars of what could be the biggest bilateral trade agreement in history, meaning market access for EU and US companies, regulatory cooperation and trade rules. The goal of the agreement is to slash trade taxes and facilitate trade between the two blocks with an aim to boost economic growth, create more job opportunities and modernise rules governing global...
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Trade For All: EU Trade and Investment Strategy

The EU’s new trade and investment strategy, launched October 14, is designed to be more effective, transparent, and reflective of EU values, including sustainable development, human rights, fair and ethical trade, and the fight against corruption.  It is intended to benefit as many people as possible—including workers, consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, and  trading partners in developing countries. As the world’s largest exporter and importer of total goods and services, the largest foreign direct investor, and premier destination for foreign direct investment,...
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11th Round of TTIP Launches in Miami

The 11th round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations will take place in Miami, Florida all week this week. Representatives from the EU, led by Ignacio Garcia Bercero on behalf of EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, arrive in Florida on Monday morning. On the US side, Dan Mullaney will lead a team from US Trade Representative Michael Froman's office. The two groups of experts will confer on the three biggest challenges to a comprehensive free trade agreement: access to...
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Trade for All: European Commission presents new trade and investment strategy

This more responsible approach responds to new economic realities in line with the EU's foreign policy. Based on three key principles - effectiveness, transparency and values - it ensures trade policy benefits as many people as possible. The Commission is proposing a new trade and investment strategy for the European Union, entitled ‘Trade for All: Towards a more responsible trade and investment policy’. The new approach builds on Europe's excellent trade track record. EU companies export nearly as much as China to...
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Next Round of TTIP Negotiations Announced

The office of the United States Trade Representative officially announced that the 11th round of TTIP negotiations will take place in Miami from October 19th to October 23rd. As part of the negotiations, representatives will also hold a Stakeholders' Forum to allow interested groups to provide commentary and suggestions about the negotiations. Courtesy of the Atlantic Council
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EU SECTORS TRIVIA

What is the EU protecting with its “Protected Designation of Origin” and its “Protected Geographical Indicator” labels? Protected Designations of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indicators (PGI) represent a rich tradition and history of local and specialized agricultural production. Various regions are home to famous food and beverage products that bear names symbolizing their authentic agricultural origins. And these names often represent centuries of respected culinary practices, agrarian traditions, and local expertise. Protected products may also be linked to a specific...
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Malmström and Froman discussed upcoming TTIP negotiations

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström today met with her American counterpart, US Trade Representative Michael Froman, in Washington DC. The purpose of the meeting was to take stock of the ongoing negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Both sides agreed on the need to accelerate discussions and achieve progress in all areas under negotiation. To give an additional boost to the talks, contacts between negotiating teams will be intensified. “We need to intensify the pace of our negotiations....
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Putting our SMEs at the heart of the transatlantic trade and investment agenda

By EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs at the Atlantic Council, Washington DC Ladies and Gentlemen, it is a pleasure to be here. The Atlantic Council has a proud history in promoting engagement and cooperation between our two continents. And you continue to do important work, reminding both sides of our strong links to each other and exploring new ways of moving forward. Thank you. What I want to talk to you about today is how the...

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