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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EU-US FTA), sometimes also called Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA)


EU seeks trade truce with US amid virus crisis
The EU’s top trade official hopes the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic will spur efforts to heal US trade ties, bogged down in a tit-for-tat tariff feud.
A fast track to weaker food standards
Will the EU concede to the demands of US negotiators on food standards? The Commission can in fact circumvent the mandate by using other methods that make it much easier to weaken standards.
EU: mini US deal will only tackle regulatory barriers
The European Union is prepared to lower barriers for US agricultural goods such as GMOs as part of a mini trade deal, but don’t expect bigger concessions like cutting tariffs or changing EU laws, an EU official said.
US-EU trade talks: Under the spectre of coronavirus pandemic
Attempts by EU and US officials to come to an interim ‘mini’ agreement on modest issues by March 18th have been met with scepticism among European lawmakers.
There’s nothing “mini” about the US plan to unravel Europe’s precautionary principle
US trade negotiators, Agriculture Secretary, and American farm interests have all been crystal clear: the precautionary principle must go, and now is the time to finally axe it.
Embracing technology to feed a growing world
It is time for America and Europe to embrace innovation and technology in a safe, sustainable agriculture, says US Secretary of Agriculture.
US statement at the EU trade policy review
The US is troubled by the EU’s non-tariff barriers that impede the use of modern agricultural tools and technologies such as biotechnology, veterinary drugs and pathogen reduction treatments.
Health, environment and climate are not negotiable
More than 100 Civil society organisations demand a stop to trade talks that will further endanger EU rules on health and the environment and aggravate the climate crisis. A change of course is needed.
Questions and answers on the EU-US trade talks
What are the reasons for the EU to talk trade with the US again and what would be the consequences?
As Trump takes aim at EU trade, European officials brace for fight
A scaled-down deal could include European apples and pears, US seafood, and food safety standards.
Member states ‘in the dark’ over Commission’s talks with the US
A group of EU member states are unhappy about the lack of information from the European Commission on the trade talks with the US and have expressed their “nervousness” about what could be in the deal.
Trump, EU commission chief discuss ’trade deal’ in Davos
US President Donald Trump and new EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that they are working towards agreeing a US-EU trade pact
US banned climate from UK trade talks
The US has banned any mention of climate change in US-UK trade talks.
I helped negotiate a trade deal with the US – I know they will demand an NHS sell off
Behind the bluster about “getting Brexit done” is an ambitious long term agenda: to realign our economy and our standards with the interests of American business.
EU lawmakers clear US beef imports but fault US tariffs
European Union lawmakers approved an increase in US beef imports to the EU, a move likely to ease transatlantic tensions.
Commission publishes proposal for agreement on conformity assessment with United States
The European Commission published its proposal for an EU-US agreement on conformity assessment for industrial products, in line with its commitment to enhanced transparency in trade negotiations.
EU on course to allow in more US beef from 2020
European Union plans to allow more US beef imports cleared a key hurdle when EU lawmakers specialising in trade backed the move, which is likely to ease transatlantic tensions.
Hogan: ’It takes two to tango’ to secure EU-US trade deal
The EU’s likely next trade commissioner Phil Hogan has said he wants to secure a trade agreement with the US despite warning Washington "it takes two to tango" to secure any deal.
Civil society organizations call on Commission to ensure transparency in trade talks
European civil society organizations published an open letter to the Trade Commissioner-designate and the President of the European Commission regarding the lack of transparency in the ongoing EU-US trade talks.
Trading away protection
Emerging threats from the EU-US trade talks on confomity assessments and regulatory cooperation.