Negotiations of the comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Published: 29 May 2013
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The EU and the US are soon to embark on negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
On this occasion Orgalime would like to welcome the upcoming commencement of negotiations for the TTIP agreement. We believe that it is an important, positive step allowing both sides to further strengthen the most integrated commercial artery in the world. Despite the current difficult economic setting – the transatlantic trade and investment relationship continues to account for the largest economic relationship in the world and has an unexploited potential, which is why Orgalime strongly supports increased economic and political cooperation between the EU and the US.
We welcome the final report of the High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth and its recommendations for the negotiations, as well as the engagement and commitment of the High Level Regulatory Cooperation Forum across the Atlantic.
Orgalime furthermore applauds the joint statement from U.S. President Barack Obama, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso announcing the launch of the negotiations.
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