TAFTA documents

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Leaks

Issues paper Communicating on TTIP – Areas for cooperation between the Commission services and Member States

The directives for the negotiation on TAFTA, as adopted by the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) on 14 June 2013.

Leaked document from the EU negotiators related to Internet

Documents published by institutions

  • Press release of the EU Commission conluding the 2nd round of TAFTA - 15 November 2013
  • The Econonic Analysis of the TAFTA explained by the EU Commission - September 2013
  • Minutes of Civil Society Dialogue meeting - 22 July 2013
  • Closing press briefing of the first round of TAFTA negotiations - 12 July 2013
  • EU letter sent to the US Chief Trade Negotiators about transparency - 5 July 2013
  • Press release of the Council of the EU, announcing the approbation of a mandate for the negotiation of a comprehensive trade and investment agreement with the United States - 14 June 2013
  • European Parliament resolution on TAFTA, adopted in reaction to the massive spying by the USA - 23 May 2013
  • US Gov Notification Letter - 20 March 2013
  • Impact Assessment Report on the future of EU-US trade relations - Accompanying the document "Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations" - 12 March 2013
  • Recommendations of the High Level Working Group, led by US Trade Representative Ron Kirk and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, emphasizing the need for a transatlantic trade agreement - 11 February 2013
  • Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on ‘Transatlantic relations and the international promotion of the European social model’ - 17 February 2011
  • Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on Transatlantic Relations: ‘How to improve the participation of civil society’ - 25 March 2009

Reports

This study discusses the potential impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement on the EU acquis in the areas of the environment and food safety. It recommends, in particular, that the European Parliament pay very close attention to the precise wording of provisions regarding the environment, food safety, and investment set out in the final text to ensure that both parties are able to maintain the environmental and consumer protection standards they deem appropriate, as provided for in the European Commission’s negotiating mandate.

The proposed EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partners hip (TTIP/TAFTA), and its socio-economic & environmental consequences

The EU negotiating mandate for a far-reaching free trade agreement with the US reveals the European Commission’s plans to enshrine more powers for corporations in the deal. The proposal follows a persistent campaign by industry lobby groups and law firms to empower large companies to challenge regulations both at home and abroad if they affect their profits. As a result, EU member states could soon find domestic laws to protect the public interest challenged in secretive, offshore tribunals where national laws have no weight and politicians no powers to intervene. Read the updated version of our initial analysis from June this year.


DG Trade (PVM) presented the steps taken so far and the future ones in view of the discussion with the US on the IPR chapter.

Initial EU Position Paper

Analysis

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