Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Froman on the First Round of TTIP Negotiations

July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013

Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman issued the following statement at the conclusion of the first round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations:

“It was a pleasure to welcome our European colleagues to Washington this week for the first round of TTIP negotiations. This inaugural round marked an important step in transatlantic relations. During the meetings, each side presented to the other its ideas on how to proceed, how various chapters might be addressed, and how specific issues might be dealt with in an agreement. These very productive discussions set the stage for increased substantive engagement at a second round in the fall. I look forward to continuing our close engagement with the EU as we work to increase the substantial number of jobs already supported by trade and investment between the United States and the European Union.”