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Outcome of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership Advisory Group

Friday, February 12th, 2016

The consultative committee representing public stakeholders in the Transatlantic Trade & investment Advisory Group published the outcome of their last meeting, including the wish for increased access to consolidated texts for advisers, forward looking standards for regulatory practices, energy efficiency, and renewable energy standards that avoid negative impacts. Up  to three negotiating rounds are set to take place […]

Official announcement of the 12th round of TTIP negotiations

Friday, February 12th, 2016

The official announcement of the 12th round of TTIP negotiations was made this week. The negotiations will be held from 22 to 26 February in Brussels. This round of negotiations will focus on market access, regulatory cooperation, and rules. During the same week, the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission will organize two stakeholder […]

EU Commission Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers: New Regulation on Novel Food

Monday, November 16th, 2015

New novel food Regulation has been agreed today. The new novel food Regulation that has been agreed today, aims to improve conditions so that businesses can more easily bring new and innovative food to the EU market, while still maintaining a high level of food safety for European consumers. It will offer European consumers the […]

Trade For All: EU Trade and Investment Strategy

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The EU’s new trade and investment strategy, launched October 14, is designed to be more effective, transparent, and reflective of EU values, including sustainable development, human rights, fair and ethical trade, and the fight against corruption.  It is intended to benefit as many people as possible—including workers, consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, and  trading partners in […]

11th Round of TTIP Launches in Miami

Monday, October 19th, 2015

The 11th round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations will take place in Miami, Florida all week this week. Representatives from the EU, led by Ignacio Garcia Bercero on behalf of EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, arrive in Florida on Monday morning. On the US side, Dan Mullaney will lead a team from US […]


Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

What is the EU protecting with its “Protected Designation of Origin” and its “Protected Geographical Indicator” labels? Protected Designations of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indicators (PGI) represent a rich tradition and history of local and specialized agricultural production. Various regions are home to famous food and beverage products that bear names symbolizing their authentic agricultural […]