Parliament to decide on Thursday whether to endorse the launch of limited trade talks with the United States, linking their conclusion to certain conditions being met.
Starting talks is in the interest of European citizens and companies, as it would ease current tensions in EU-US trade relations, Trade Committee MEPs said.
They therefore recommend the start of trade talks, based on the current negotiating mandates proposed by the European Commission in the fields of industrial tariffs and conformity assessments. Reaching a limited trade agreement, however, has to be conditional on lifting ongoing tariffs on steel and aluminium and including cars and car parts in the talks.
Procedure: Commission statement with resolution
Debate: Wednesday, 13 March
Vote: Thursday, 14 March