The next meeting of the Committee on International Trade will take place in Brussels on 18 and 19 March 2015.
The last meeting of INTA Committee took place in Brussels on Monday, 23 February and Tuesday, 24 February 2015.
Members discussed a draft report by INTA Chairman Bernd Lange containing the Parliament's proposals to the Commission on the trade talks with the US on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Rapporteur's draft recommendations call for a comprehensive, ambitious, balanced and high-standard agreement improving market access, reducing non-tariff barriers and enhancing the compatibility of regulatory standards and developing common rules. The draft urges to continue ongoing efforts to increase transparency in the EU-US trade and investment talks.
Concern about the lack of tangible progress in TTIP talks were voiced by International trade MEPs who on Tuesday debated their draft recommendations for the TTIP negotiators. Lively discussion concerned the investor-to-state dispute-settlement clause, dubbed unnecessary by the chair, Bernd Lange (DE, S&D). Meanwhile, the development committee adopted an opinion stressing the impact of TTIP on developing countries and calling for the deal to have an explicit reference to development policy. (Read more)
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Since the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, the EP has a decisive role to play in the definition of the Union's trade policy and acts as its democratic conscience. This is of particular importance since trade legislation and international trade agreements can only be implemented with the agreement of the EP.
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