Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EU-US FTA), sometimes also called Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA)
Brussels and Washington want to deepen a relationship that accounts for a third of global trade, and ending the EU import ban on live pigs and beef washed in lactic acid is meant to show the Europeans are serious about a deal.
The buzz around possible negotiations of a Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) keeps growing, with European politicians pointing to agriculture and intellectual property as controversial topics.
EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht gave his clearest signal yet that Brussels and Washington are ready to embark on the negotiations.
A green light to start talks on a transatlantic free trade agreement (FTA) is likely to come early next month, EurActiv has learned, lifting European industries’ hopes that increased demand from the US will help turn around its fortunes.
American government officials say they are hopeful talks aimed at securing an EU-US trade agreement will gain momentum under Ireland’s presidency of the European Council but they admit some issues, such as genetically modified crops, are likely to prove difficult during negotiations.
Germany’s automotive industry association (VDA) is calling for any revamped European Union-US Free Trade Agreement to concentrate on establishing common standards in a bid to slash billions of dollars from development costs.
Like putting an astronaut on Mars, a US-EU bilateral transatlantic trade deal has been a long-held dream of policy makers that seemed always out of reach. Yet Brussels and Washington are edging closer to the launch pad.
David Cameron has made the establishment of a free trade agreement between Europe and the US a key priority during the UK’s leadership of the G8 group of richest nations this year.
Can Europeans, who have balked for years at many U.S. food imports, accept a free trade agreement with the United States that opens the door for imports of genetically modified crops and chickens cleaned with chlorine?
Clinton is said to envision an “economic NATO” — a comprehensive agreement between the US and the EU covering trade in goods, services, investment and agriculture.
EU trade commissioner Karel De Gucht has voiced optimism that negotiations for a comprehensive free trade agreement between the EU and the United States could start at the beginning of next year.
Overshadowed by the upcoming American election are reports that the U.S. and EU are working towards launching official negotiations on a deal that would further deepen their transatlantic trade partnership.
Europe’s Parliament has moved to revitalize the continent’s weak economy by clearing the way for a free-trade agreement with the US. A baby step, yes, but if it succeeds, it’ll be the mother of all trade pacts.
MEPs called for talks on a possible trade deal with the US to start early next year, in a resolution adopted on Tuesday. They point to the huge potential for growth and jobs on both sides of the Atlantic but caution that the EU’s interests must be protected, especially in the farm sector.
The European Commission hopes to start talks in the first half of next year on a comprehensive partnership agreement between the United States and the European Union, including a US-EU free trade pact, according to a senior official of the commission.
The United States and the European Union should seize a historic opportunity to restore much-needed economic growth by starting bilateral free trade talks early next year, Britain’s ambassador to the United States said on Wednesday.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) yesterday released an interim report with the European Union on ways to expand transatlantic trade and investment. But apparently this would not include trying to bridge differences on intellectual property rights.
The United States and the European Union on Wednesday inched closer to starting negotiations on a long-desired free trade deal, with the release of a report calling for wide-ranging market opening and mutual acceptance of product standards.
Before the end of the month, US and European Union trade officials will recommend whether to pursue a free-trade agreement.
Sweden’s Minister for Trade Ewa Björling is presenting the conclusions of a new report by the Transatlantic Task Force on Trade and Investment. The report proposes how an open market for trade and investments could be created between the EU and the US.