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Monday, March 10 at the Fourth Round of T-TIP Negotiations in Brussels, Belgium
Teams of EU and U.S. negotiators met today in Brussels for the first day of a fourth round of week-long negotiations on a new EU-U.S. trade and investment agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP).
Negotiators began their work on Monday covering different aspects of the agreement, including:
- Rules of origin
- Intellectual property
- Regulatory sectors
They will hold further meetings throughout the week.
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“We have just wrapped up the fourth round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations in Brussels. I’m generally pleased with the progress that U.S. and EU negotiators made this week in the major areas of the negotiations. We know we have a lot of work ahead of us, but we have a good understanding of the key issues that need to be resolved. It is critical that we keep our eye on the goal of an ambitious and comprehensive agreement that makes our economies stronger.
“As has been the practice in all of the previous rounds, our negotiators engaged with several hundred stakeholder representatives, including leaders of civil society groups, on a broad range of issues. This kind of interaction helps us ensure that our trade policy is driven by the values that define and distinguish our economies and societies.
"President Obama looks forward to discussing T-TIP with European Council President Van Rompuy and European Commission President Barroso during their summit in Brussels on March 26."
For more information on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), please visit www.ustr.gov/ttip