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TTIP

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


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.
Trump sees possible US-EU trade deal that would avert car tariffs
Trade talks between the United States and Europe have moved slowly, given disagreements over whether to include agricultural products in a deal.
European beef farmers struggle amid new US-EU beef trade deal
Yielding to aggressive US policy, the European Union signed a deal with the United States which allows US farmers to sell more beef to Europe and will lead to a meat surplus in the European market.
Trump announces agreement on beef trade with EU
The EU has agreed to increase the quota allocated to US beef exporters to 35,000 tonnes a year. The total quota of non-hormone-beef permitted to enter the EU market will remain unchanged at 45,000 tonnes.
EU-US trade talks – one year on, Commission presents progress report
The report provides an overview of the progress made and illustrating the depth of the engagement between EU and US over the past year.
US-EU trade negotiations in stalemate, Malmström says
The US is not ready to negotiate unless agriculture products are included in the agreement. But agriculture “is a red line for us,” EU’s trade chief said.
EU-US trade talks: milestone reached in mutual recognition on pharmaceuticals
The mutual recognition agreement for inspections of manufacturing sites for human medicines in their respective territories can make it faster and less costly for both sides to bring medicines to the market.
EU says US, focusing on China, not ready for trade talks
The US and EU are set to begin talks on reducing tariffs but the Trump administraion is focused on China, EU’s chief trade negotiator says.
Why the new US-EU trade talks may be doomed before they even start
That’s in part because of a long-running catch 22: the US won’t contemplate a deal that doesn’t include agricultural goods, and the EU, keen to protect its own farmers and maintain food standards, refuses to allow a deal that does include them.
EU-US FTA: EU negotiating mandates (Apr 2019)
As agreed by the European Council
Food standards on the menu at US-EU talks
The US negotiating objectives clearly intend to cover agriculture broadly. One of the trade negotiation mandates adopted by the EU addresses domestic regulatory changes which does not exclude agriculture.
EU approves new trade talks with US
European Union countries have approved plans for trade talks with the United States. France voted against and Belgium abstained.
France to vote no to trade talks between US and Europe
France will vote against the start of trade talks between the European Union and the United States, the French presidency has said, despite EU members agreeing in principle to begin the discussions.
2019: USTR takes aim at European countries over pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement policies
In its latest report on foreign trade barriers, the USTR, prompted by the pharmaceutical industry, takes aim at the pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement policies in the European Union.
France blocks US trade talks, angering EU: diplomats
Paris is especially wary after the failure of talks on TTIP, a far more ambitious transatlantic trade plan.