Thursday, November 14, 2013
Update on the Second Round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations
The second round of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) yesterday reached its midway point. While the beginning of the week was devoted entirely to talks on services and investment, negotiating groups in the regulatory area began their meetings today, starting with discussion of sectoral regulatory issues. These will be followed tomorrow by negotiations on regulatory coherence and on energy and raw materials. EU Chief Negotiator Ignacio Garcia-Bercero and U.S. Chief Negotiator Dan Mullaney will conclude the week with stakeholder and journalist briefing sessions on Friday, 15 November to present the progress achieved during the week.