What TTIP is about
Presidents Barroso, Van Rompuy and Obama have made clear that reducing regulatory barriers to trade will be one of the most important ways that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will help the European and American economies. This document explains what the EU and the US intend to achieve in the "regulatory part" of TTIP. Continue
The economic benefits of TTIP
The Regulatory issue
How TTIP started - Press material
- EU-US Summit 2011: Setting up a "High-Level Working Group" to explore how to strengthen EU-US trade ties, 29 November 2011 - Press Release
- The final High Level Working Group Report, 11 February 2013
- Joint announcement by Presidents Obama, Barroso and Van Rompuy to launch negotiations, 13 February 2013 - Press material
- European Commission approves mandate for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, 12 March 2013 – Press release
- EU member states give their green light to start negotiation, 14 June 2013 - Press release
- The EU's negotiating team
- Biography of Ignacio Garcia Bercero, the EU's chief negotiator
The first round of negotiations, 7-12 July 2013, Washington DC
- Start of the first round, 7 July 2013 - Press release
- EU and US conclude first round of TTIP negotiations in Washington, 12 July 2013 – Press Release
- Closing press briefing by EU chief negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero and U.S. chief negotiatar Dan Mullaney, 12 July 2013 - Video
- The EU's debriefing with stakeholders after the first round, 16 July 2013
The second round of negotiations, 11-15 November 2013, Brussels
- EU and US to hold second round of trade negotiations, 4 November - Press release
- Negotiators meet for the second round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks, 11 November 2013 – Press Release
- Update on the second round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations, 13 November 2013 – Memo
- EU and US conclude second round of TTIP negotiations in Brussels, 15 November 2013 – Press Release
- Report of the stakeholder briefing, 27 November 2013
The EU's position in the negotiations
- Investment Protection and Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in EU agreements - Fact sheet, 26 November 2013
- EU- Canada CETA : main achievements, 27 November 2013
- What's in the negotiating mandate for TTIP? - Memo
- The EU publishes its initial position papers, 16 July 2013 - Press release
- Regulatory issues
- Technical barriers to trade
- Rules on food and agricultural products (such as barriers to trade in food and agricultural products)
- Public Procurement
- Raw materials and energy
- Trade and sustainable development
TTIP and its impact on the rest of the world
- 11 or 12 December 2013: Briefing third TTIP round, European Parliament Monitoring Group TTIP (not public), in Brussels.
- 12-13 December 2013: EU-US Trade and Investment deal Building strategies to face the threats of TTIP, by the Seattle to Brussels Network, in Brussels.
- 16-20 December: Third TTIP negotiation round, in Washington DC.
- 30 Januari 2014: TTIP: The right deal for global trade?, by Forum Europe, in Brussels. EU TTIP chief negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero as one of the key note speakers.
Second round of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) press conference. 15/11/2013
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Opening remarks by Ignacio GARCIA BERCERO, EU chief negotiator
Opening remarks by Dan MULLANEY, US chief negotiator
Questions and answers
Dan Mullaney, Chief US Negotiator for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Chief EU Negotiator for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), hold a second round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks in Brussels from Monday 11 to Friday 15 November 2013. View all photos
Ignacio Garcia Bercero and Dan Mullaney, respectively EU and US chief negotiators for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), participated in the first round of the EU/US which took place in Washington.