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Joint Statement by Ambassador Froman and EU Commissioner Malmström on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations

December 11, 2015

Brussels, Belgium -- U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström released the following joint statement after the conclusion of their meeting on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) in Brussels.

"The European Union and the United States have made considerable progress towards a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in the past year, notably since the G7 Elmau summit in June, when we agreed to accelerate work on all elements of the agreement. We are fully committed to expeditiously reaching an ambitious, comprehensive agreement that promotes economic growth and jobs, strengthens our strategic partnership, and reflects our shared values. At our meeting today, we agreed to further intensify our work during 2016 to help negotiations move forward rapidly, including through enhanced intersessional work, frequent formal negotiating rounds, and increased Minister level consultations.”