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Trade in Services
 
  • We seek to obtain improved market access in the EU on a comprehensive basis, and address the operation of any designated monopolies and state-owned enterprises, as appropriate; and
     
  • We seek to reinforce transparency, impartiality, and due process with regard to authorizations to supply services, obtain additional disciplines in certain services sectors, and improve regulatory cooperation where appropriate.

The United States is the largest services exporter in the world, and services industries account for four out of five U.S. jobs.  Whether ensuring that U.S. express delivery firms are able to compete for EU shipping business or permitting telecommunication service providers to connect U.S. companies with EU consumers online, lowering barriers in the services sector will have a beneficial impact on the entire U.S. economy.  Reducing barriers between the United States and the EU will make it easier, for example, for U.S. architecture firms to send blueprints for projects in Europe in real time and without costly delays.  Open and transparent trade in services also benefits U.S. startups by increasing access to otherwise unreachable customers.  Achieving our objectives to improve market access in the EU would improve choice and quality for consumers on both sides of the Atlantic and give U.S. services companies access to a large number of new customers.

For more information on trade in services, visit https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/services-investment/services.

Financial services are also an important component of the transatlantic economy.  Our goals are to ensure high-standard rules for investment in the financial services sector, as well as lock in existing and create new market openings for our financial services suppliers.  A successful T-TIP will increase financial services market access to the EU as well as provide consumers with access to high-quality financial services and greater choice with regard to suppliers.  At the same time, we will continue to ensure that our government retains full discretion to regulate the financial sector and to take the actions necessary to ensure the stability and integrity of the U.S. financial system. 

For more information on trade in financial services, visit https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/services-investment/services.