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EU negotiating texts in TTIP

Transparency 2015

A final agreement would have 24 chapters, grouped together in 4 parts:

TTIP Reader's guide

Textual proposals are the European Union's initial proposals for legal text on topics in TTIP.  They are tabled for discussion with the US in negotiating rounds.  The actual text in the final agreement will be a result of negotiations between the EU and US. 

Position papers set out and describe the European Union's general approach on topic in the TTIP negotiations.  They are tabled for discussion with the US in negotiating rounds.

Reader's guide
Glossary

  1. Market access
  2. Regulatory cooperation
  3. Rules
  4. Institutional

The European Commission is negotiating TTIP as openly as possible.

And as part of our latest transparency initiative, we're publishing:

  • 2-page factsheets, in plain language
  • negotiating texts we've given US negotiators:
    • EU textual proposals on parts 2 and 3 of the TTIP – these set out how we'd want a final deal to read, line by line
    • EU position papers what we want to achieve in a chapter.

We will publish further texts as they become available.

We will make the whole text of the agreement public once negotiations have been concluded – well in advance of its signature and ratification.

For the text of a recently completed EU trade agreement, see the text of the EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement (CETA)

 

EU negotiating texts, chapter by chapter

Part 2: Regulatory Cooperation

Cutting red tape and costs - without cutting corners

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBTs)

Food Safety and Animal and Plant Health (SPS)

Specific industries

Chemicals
Cosmetics
Engineering
Medical Devices
Pesticides
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Pharmaceuticals
Textiles
Vehicles

Part 3: Rules

New rules to make it easier and fairer to export, import and invest

Energy and Raw Materials (ERMs)

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Government-Government Dispute Settlement (GGDS)

Part 4: Institutional

Institutional, General and Final Provisions

For further information

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