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22-26 February: 12th round of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

The news:

From 22 to 26 February, the 12th round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the EU and the US will take place in Brussels. This round marks the beginning of an intensified period in these talks.

The negotiators will discuss all three pillars of TTIP: market access for EU and US firms, regulatory cooperation, and rules of trade.

Regulatory cooperation will be at forefront of the discussions as both sides are preparing to exchange new textual proposals and intensify talks on the nine industry sectors which were identified before the start of TTIP.Talks on investment protection will resume and the EU will present for the first time its proposal for a new Investment Court System (ICS).

The background:

The EU is negotiating an ambitious and balanced trade and investment deal with the US. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will create new trade and investment opportunities for companies, big and small, and new jobs. For consumers, it will cut prices and widen choice, while keeping the EU’s high standards for consumer protection, social rights and environmental rules.

The event:

  • Monday 22 February, 10:45: Photo opportunity: Handshake between the chief negotiators, Berlaymont VIP corner.
  • Wednesday 24 February, 11:00: Stakeholder event, the Management Centre Europe.
  • Friday 26 February, 14:30: Closing press conference by the chief negotiators, Berlaymont Press Room.

The sources:

More Information:  http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/ttip/

{Source: European Commission}

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