Announcement of Next Round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations
The United States and European Union will hold the second round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations with meetings and digital video-conferences scheduled to take place over the next several weeks. From November 11-15, negotiators will meet in Brussels to cover services, investment, energy and raw materials, and regulatory issues. U.S. and EU teams will conduct negotiations on other areas of T-TIP negotiations by digital video-conference throughout November.
These negotiating sessions replace those originally scheduled for October 7-11, which were postponed due to the shutdown of the U.S. government. A negotiating session on government procurement took place in October, just prior to the shutdown.
The third round of negotiations will be held December 16-20 in Washington D.C.
Briefing for Media:
On Friday, November 15, at 3:30pm CET, U.S. Chief Negotiator Dan Mullaney and EU Chief Negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero will hold an on-the-record press conference to brief media on the talks. The press conference will be broadcast in Europe by satellite (EbS) for broadcasters and can be followed live via a web stream. For more information or to register, contact Felicitas.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Briefing for Stakeholders:
The European Commission will hold a briefing session for stakeholders during the second round of the negotiations on Friday, November 15. Non-governmental organizations, consumer groups, trade unions, professional organizations, business and other civil society organizations will have the opportunity to exchange views with U.S. and EU chief negotiators. For more information or to register, click here.