Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EU-US FTA), sometimes also called Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA)
A cooperation plan between Brussels and Washington reportedly includes attempts to revive parts of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that focus on regulatory cooperation regarding new technologies.
The EU does not see it feasible going back to deep and comprehensive free trade agreement negotiations with the US but would explore mini-deals.
The EU agreed to drop its 8% tariff on US lobsters while the US agreed to cut in half tariffs on EU imports, including some prepared meals, crystal glassware and cigarette lighters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is time for America and Europe to embrace innovation and technology in a safe, sustainable agriculture, says US Secretary of Agriculture.
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.
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.
What are the reasons for the EU to talk trade with the US again and what would be the consequences?
A scaled-down deal could include European apples and pears, US seafood, and food safety standards.
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.
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
The US has banned any mention of climate change in US-UK trade talks.
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.
European Union lawmakers approved an increase in US beef imports to the EU, a move likely to ease transatlantic tensions.
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.
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.