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United States | Brussels, 20 may 2014

EU and US negotiators kick off a fifth round of talks on a new trade and investment pact (TTIP)

EU and US teams met yesterday, 19 May, in Virginia, USA, for the first day of a fifth round of week-long negotiations on a new trade and investment agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).


Negotiators began their work on Monday in several areas:

  • regulatory coherence
  • intellectual property rights
  • labour and the environment
  • certain sectoral regulatory areas.

Additional groups will begin work today, including:

  • services and investment - without investment protection or investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS)
  • technical barriers to trade
  • agricultural market access
  • rules of origin.

Members of the press can direct requests during the round to our respective contacts in Washington D.C.:

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