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Update on the Third Round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations

December 19, 2013

Yesterday, at the mid-point of the third round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations, U.S. and EU negotiators took time to share information with and hear viewpoints from more than 350 stakeholders from environmental, consumer, and other non-governmental organizations, labor unions, business, and academia.

U.S. Chief Negotiator Dan Mullaney and EU Chief Negotiator Ignacio Garcia-Bercero and their teams participated in a three-hour session which included more than 50 policy presentations that covered a range of issues including consumer and food safety, innovation, and agriculture. The session offered these stakeholders an opportunity to provide negotiators valuable feedback on negotiating objectives for T-TIP. The chief negotiators then briefed stakeholders on the status of the talks and answered questions about the proposed agreement.

A number of T-TIP negotiating groups also continued their work today, focusing on services; market access; competition; trade facilitation; sectoral issues; investment; textiles; labor and environment; intellectual property rights, and technical barriers to trade.

Press inquiries should be directed to Anne Eisenhower at for the Office of the United States Trade Representative and John Clancy at for the European Union.