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Brussels, Belgium-- Ambassador Froman made his first trip to Europe today as U.S. Trade Representative, meeting with key European Union (EU) officials and giving a speech at the German Marshall Fund on the importance of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). Ambassador Froman’s speech, delivered to an audience of academics, government officials, civil society and private sector representatives, and press, characterized T-TIP as a crucial opportunity to promote economic recovery and grow jobs on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as to set high standards and new rules for the global trading system. The speech focused on transparency, participation, and accountability in regulatory and standard-setting processes as significant contributors to achieving the goals of the T-TIP negotiations, and emphasized the economic benefits both sides will realize as a result of a successfully negotiated T-TIP agreement.
Ambassador Froman speaks at the German Marshall Fund on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
During his day-long visit, Ambassador Froman also held meetings with EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, European Commission Secretary General Catherine Day, European Commission Director General for Enterprise and Industry Daniel Calleja Crespo, Members of the European Parliament, and representatives of EU member states.
To read Ambassador Froman’s remarks at the German Marshall Fund, please click here.
For more information on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, please click here.