Focus on: TTIP, food & farming
The United States signalled it would not bow to the European Union’s request to keep agriculture out of planned US-EU trade talks.
The European Commission is preparing two mandates: one to cover removal of tariffs on industrial goods and another on areas of possible regulatory cooperation in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cyber security.
Leaked from the European Commission
The European Commission proposed a redistribution of the existing quota for hormone-free beef in order to address longstanding demands from the US to increase its exports within the agreed limits.
Bruxelles assure que l’accord scellé la semaine dernière pour éviter une guerre commerciale ne prévoit pas d’ouvrir plus largement l’accès au marché agricole européen. Mais l’administration Trump prétend le contraire. La France demande des clarifications.
Europeans don’t want their hallowed farm sector sucked into the deal.
Given the failure of the TTIP talks, the US is reinstating its trade action, according to USTR.
Farmers, more than any other socio-economic group, are most worried about the impact of world trade deals such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Looking for cage-free eggs and antibiotic-free meat? The new transatlantic trade agreement could make both harder to find.
European commission launches world’s first system for classifying and banning endocrine disruptors against a barrage of criticism